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Medicinal plants sold at night in Colombian market

In a night-time farmers' market in Bogota, more than 400 vendors sell over 200 varieties of plants with healing powers. The growing of medicinal herbs has been a long-standing tradition in the city, dating back to the pre-Hispanic era. Duration: 01:20 Oct 9, 2013
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Hanks questioned about his diabetes at London film fest

Tom Hanks had to endure soaring temperatures and being sick on by fellow film crew members during the making of director Paul Greengrass's latest movie 'Captain Phillips' which on Wednesday opens the London Film Festival. Duration: 00:22 Oct 9, 2013
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Washington DC mayor protests government shutdown

The mayor of Washington, DC, and residents protest the budget gridlock in Congress. While the shutdown continues, the federal capital remains unable to access the funds it collects through its own taxes and the city could run out of money. Duration: 01:11 Oct 9, 2013
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Asian filmmakers revisit classic Westerns

Vietnamese-American director Dustin Nguyen has taken inspiration from Sergio Leone’s epic Spaghetti Western "Once Upon a Time in the West" with his Asian adaptation of the classic, called "Once Upon a Time In Vietnam". Duration: 01:04 Oct 9, 2013
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Cuba to Florida swimmer attempts new feat for charity

The 64-year-old US woman who became the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage, begins an attempt to swim laps for two days straight to raise money for Hurricane Sandy victims. Duration: 0:46 Oct 9, 2013
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Kerry says ASEAN partnership 'top priority'

US Secretary of State John Kerry says the US partnership with ASEAN remains a "top priority" for the Obama administration despite the president's absence from the two-day summit in Brunei. Duration: 01:08 Oct 9, 2013
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Obama nominates Janet Yellen to lead Federal Reserve

President Barack Obama on Wednesday nominated respected economist Janet Yellen to lead the Federal Reserve, replacing outgoing Chairman Ben Bernanke, who carried the central bank through the financial crisis. Duration: 1:01 Oct 9, 2013
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Deadly fire hits Bangladesh garment factory

A huge fire at a Bangladeshi factory whose workers were making clothes and fabrics for top Western labels has killed seven people in the latest disaster to blight the country's garment industry. Duration: 00:38 Oct 9, 2013
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China premier calls for 'peace' in South China Sea

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang calls for "peace, friendship and cooperation" in the South China Sea as he extends a hand to Southeast Asian leaders wary of Beijing's territorial claims in the strategic waters. Duration: 00:57 Oct 9, 2013