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China's farmers await revolution in land reform

China's promise to allow 600 million farmers to trade land could enable vast numbers to find a better life, but Lu Jinliang's experience shows the challenges of implementing reform, including entrenched local government interests. Duration: 00:33 Nov 20, 2013
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Private jet, helicopter makers target Dubai airshow

Away from the glare of the media where airlines sign multi-billion-dollar contracts, makers of private helicopters and jets for VIPs are busy doing deals at the Dubai airshow and targeting a vibrant Middle East market. Duration: 00:49 Nov 20, 2013
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Lebanon in mourning after double suicide bombing

Lebanon was in mourning the day after a double suicide bombing outside the Iranian embassy in Beirut killed at least 23 people on Tuesday, in an attack claimed by an Al-Qaeda-linked group. Duration: 00:39 Nov 20, 2013
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Britain's Hague marks anniversary of Istanbul bombings

British Foreign Secretary William Hague attended a ceremony marking the 10th anniversary of the 2003 Istanbul bombings on Tuesday, in which Al-Qaeda attacked the British consulate, an HSBC bank and synagogues, killing 63 people. Duration: 00:40 Nov 20, 2013
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Spate of Baghdad blasts kills at least 33

A wave of attacks, most of them car bombs targeting Shiite neighbourhoods, rocked Baghdad on Wednesday, killing at least 33 people in the latest bout of bloodshed to hit Iraq. Duration: 00:38 Nov 20, 2013
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Obama on possible Iran deal, immigration reform

Speaking at the Wall Street Journal's annual CEO Council, US President Barack Obama says he does not know whether world powers will clinch an interim deal with Iran over its nuclear program during talks this week. Duration: 00:48 Nov 20, 2013
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At least 11 dead in flooded Iraq

Flooding in central and southern Iraq killed at least 11 people as rising waters swamped city streets and toppled buildings, sparking anger over the dilapidated sewage system, officials said Wednesday. Nov 20, 2013
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Continued lack of implementation of special package for Gilgit Baltistan

Gilgit Baltistan, Nov 19: A Special Package was introduced for Gilgit Baltistan, a few years ago. The idea was to empower the beleaguered people of the region through promulgation of rights and liberties for their emancipation, and provide healthcare, education and proper sanitation services towards basic needs. But all the promises made by Pakistan in this Special Package were left unfulfilled, and came to a naught. Nov 19, 2013
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Govt bond yield spike temporary: P Chidambaram

Mumbai, Nov 19 (ANI): Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Tuesday said that the a recent spike in government bond yield is temporary and that the central bank could take some steps to bring the yields down should food inflation moderate. Bond yields have risen since the Reserve Bank of India raised interest rates for a second consecutive month on October 29. Chidambaram also expressed happiness on the inauguration of India's first all-women, 'Bharatiya Mahila' Bank by the Prime Minister and Congress President Sonia Gandhi. Nov 19, 2013