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Crowds gather for opening of Bosphorus tunnel in Istanbul

Turkey on Tuesday formally opened the world's first sea tunnel connecting two continents, fulfilling a sultan's dream 150 years ago in a three-billion-euro mega project linking Istanbul's European and Asian sides. Duration: 00:39 Oct 29, 2013
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French justice minister comments on racist remarks

French Justice Minister Christiane Taubira calls racism "a crime" days after being herself targeted by verbal attacks in which she was labelled a "monkey" by a far-right politician and a student. Duration: 00:35 Oct 29, 2013
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US accent booms in Hong Kong language schools

A growing number of children in Hong Kong are learning to speak English like an American, with some parents believing it is more relevant than an accent of the southern Chinese city's former rulers, Britain. Duration: 02:05 Oct 29, 2013
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Naples treasures gathered in unprecedented Rome show

A necklace and mitre studded with precious emeralds and diamonds go on display in Rome as part of an unprecedented exhibition in which the "Treasures of San Gennaro" are shown for the first time outside of Naples. Duration: 00:50 Oct 29, 2013
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Palestinians in Gaza await release of 26 prisoners

Israel was preparing on Tuesday to release 26 long-serving Palestinian prisoners, the second batch of 104 inmates who are to be freed in line with commitments to US-brokered peace talks. Duration: 00:28 Oct 29, 2013
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Footballer Yaya Tour joins fight against elephant poaching

International football star Yaya Touré and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) unveiled a new alliance to combat the illegal ivory trade that sees thousands of African elephants slaughtered each year. Duration: 01:13 Oct 29, 2013
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Somali govt welcomes US drone strike against Shebab

The spokesman for Somalia's prime minister, Ridwan Haji Abdiwel, said on Tuesday that the country's government "welcomes the raid that took place in Middle Juba region, killing Ibrahim Ali Abdi". Duration: 00:51 Oct 29, 2013
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Maharashtra ATS nabs IM operative Afzal Usmani

Mumbai, Oct 28 (ANI): Maharashtra Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) chief Rakesh Maria on Monday confirmed the arrest of Indian Mujahideen (IM) terror accused Afzal Mutalib Usmani. He and his nephew Javed Khan were produced before a court today. Earlier on September 20, Usmani, who is accused in the 2008 Ahmedabad serial bomb blasts, had escaped from the special Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court. Oct 28, 2013
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Political blame game erupts after attack on Oommen Chandy

Kerala, Oct 28 (ANI): Political blame game continued on Monday over the attack on Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy. Chandy arrived on Monday in Thiruvananthapuram after he was attacked on October 27 in Kannur Town. Kerala Home Minister T Radhakrishnan blamed the CPI (M) for the attack. However, the CPI (M) leader S Ramachandran Pillai denied any involvement of the party in the attack. Oct 28, 2013
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Religious differences fade away when Muslims recite Bhagvat Gita

Agra, Oct 28 (ANI): India is blessed with amazing diversity. But, this does not come in the way of good relations between people of different communities examples of which can be found in every nook and corner of the country. One such instance was witnessed recently in the north Indian city of Agra in Uttar Pradesh. Here, Muslims participated with equal enthusiasm in a Bhagvat Gita recitation organised by Hindus. On the occasion Muslims chanted shlokas as well. When a culture has so many differing elements, like India, it is important for the people to respect the differences. Oct 28, 2013
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Navratri Special: Hindu family displays miniature dolls to spread communal harmony

Kochi, Oct 28 (ANI): India is a land of multiple faiths, yet communal harmony has been a way of life here since centuries. And, there are many people who have kept alive this tradition of brotherhood and amity. One such example comes from Kochi in the southern Indian state of Kerala, where a Hindu family celebrates Bomakula or Toy festival a unique manner. On the occasion, the Sethu Raman family displays miniature dolls of various gods and goddesses, with an aim to spread message of communal harmony. This year the family celebrated the festival by displaying around 500 idols of gods and goddesses worshipped by different communities in an effort to spread communal harmony. Oct 28, 2013
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Meghalaya lifts U-17 boys' Subroto Cup

New Delhi, Oct 28 (ANI): The final match of Under-17 Subroto Cup was held at the Dr. Ambedkar Stadium in New Delhi on 21st October between teams from Meghalaya and Assam. The boys from Meghalaya won 4-0. This is the second time that a team from Meghalaya has won the U-17 Boys' title. Teams from all the northeastern states participated in the tournament and performed well. While a school from Mizoram lifted the under-14 boys' cup, a school from Manipur emerged the winner among girls. Although the Assam team failed to win the trophy, they said they were confident of doing better the next year. Such tournaments not only promote a spirit of sportsmanship among budding players, but also promote unity and integration. Oct 28, 2013