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Obama: US becomes 'deadbeat' if debt ceiling not raised

President Barack Obama warns that America will become a "deadbeat" nation if conservative Republicans refuse to raise the government's debt ceiling by next month and throw the economy into crisis. Duration: 00:55 Sep 20, 2013
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Apple buyers rue high price of new 'low cost' iPhone

A kilometre-long queue in Japan with Apple aficionados who brave a typhoon clamour for the new iPhones, but high prices in Asia and no new alliance in the vast Chinese market put a damper on the global roll out. Duration: 01:22. Sep 20, 2013
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Stephen Hawking documentary unveiled in UK

Cosmologist Stephen Hawking tells the extraordinary tale of how he overcame severe disability to become the most famous living scientist in a new documentary film premiered in Britain on Thursday. Duration: 01:27 Sep 20, 2013
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With Iraq leader in Berlin, party struggles at home

As Iraq's president recovers in Germany from a stroke, his political party at home faces a stiff challenge from an emboldened opposition in upcoming Kurdish elections, with some forecasting a disastrous showing. The struggles facing Jalal Talabani's bloc, which for decades has held a duopoly on power in the autonomous Kurdistan region in northern Iraq, could prove instructive for parties across the country. Duration: 01:01 Sep 20, 2013
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Christian hostel has own view of Syria rebels

As social media abound with horror stories of jihadists murdering minorities in Syria, a group of elderly Christians in Aleppo and the rebels who care for them portray a different reality. They object to attempts, including by President Bashar al-Assad, to portray everyone fighting to overthrow the regime as jihadists seeking to eradicate anyone who is not an ultra-conservative Sunni Muslim. Duration: 00:50 Sep 20, 2013
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Rise in price of onions makes people across India teary-eye

New Delhi/Kanpur /Bhopal /Rajkkot, Sep 19 (ANI): A sharp spike in the price of onions brought tears to the eyes of people as the onions are costing nearly 300 percent more this month than the same month last year and untamed rise of the vegetable, a staple ingredient in many dishes, can anger voters and quickly become a political issue. Food inflation accelerated to a three-year high of 18.18 percent in August, government data released on September 17 showed, driving overall inflation to a higher-than-expected 6.1 percent. Sep 19, 2013
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Nuclear liability law: Govt compromising on national security to please US, says D Raja

Trivandrum, Sep 19 (ANI): As the UPA government is to attempt a dilution of the Nuclear Liability Bill to suit the needs of the US Government, CPI leader D Raja on Thursday said that Manmohan Singh government is ready to compromise on national interest and security in order to please US and American firms before his visit. Further, he said that this is a very serious matter wherein no consultation has been done from the Atomic sector of the country. Sep 19, 2013
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New land acquisition law to protect farmers: Jairam Ramesh

New Delhi/Noida, Sep 19 (ANI): India's rural development minister Jairam Ramesh has said that the recently enacted Land Acquisition law would protect the rights of the farmers who were rendered landless. He stated this while addressing a news conference at Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) in New Delhi on Thursday. Ramesh contended that protecting rights of land owners as well as the landless would act as a guiding principle for the newly formulated law. Sep 19, 2013
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Sikkim continues to remain India's greenest state

Sikkim, Sep 19 (ANI): Recent satellite data shows Sikkim to be the greenest state in the country with a forest cover of 47.3%, as compared to the national average of 21%. It is the only state in the country whose forest area has increased in the last two decades by over 3 per cent. This has been made possible by implementation of several measures like the Sikkim Green Mission, Ten Minutes to Earth and Smriti Vans, which have also helped increase the flora and fauna significantly. The state government plans to bring an additional 1000 hectares of land under forest cover during the 12th Five Year Plan. Sep 19, 2013