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Sri Lankas Tamils vote under the shadow of guns

Tamil voters in northern Sri Lanka are set to elect their first ever semi-autonomous council on Saturday, in a post-war power-sharing exercise already marred by allegations of army intimidation and harassment. Duration: 00:29 Sep 19, 2013
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Russia to send UN 'evidence' of rebel chem attack

Moscow will send the United Nations information it received from Syria implicating rebels in the August 21 chemical attack near Damascus, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday. Duration: 00:57 Sep 19, 2013
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Acapulco tourists seek exit as new storms loom

Thousands of frustrated tourists lined up under sweltering heat Wednesday to board airlifts out of the flooded Mexican resort of Acapulco while the storm-lashed country braced for more bad weather. Duration: 01:05 Sep 19, 2013
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Japan PM tours crippled Fukushima nuclear plant

Japan's prime minister told Fukushima's operator to fix radioactive water leaks as he toured the crippled nuclear plant Thursday, less than two weeks after assuring the world the situation was under control. Duration: 00:48 Sep 19, 2013
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Brazil court lets 12 appeal graft convictions

Brazil's Supreme Court has ruled to allow sentencing appeals in the country's biggest political corruption scandal for a dozen of the defendants linked to the ruling Workers' Party. The court ruled that 12 of the 25 politicians, businessmen and bankers found guilty last December were entitled to a new trial as they had obtained at least four votes against their original convictions. Duration: 00:55 Sep 19, 2013
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Mexico wants to tax surgary drinks to fight obesity

The Mexican government wants to tax sugary drinks to curb Mexico's obesity epidemic. President Pena Nieto wants Mexicans to pay an extra peso (almost 8 US cents) for every liter of sweetened drink in a country that guzzles more soft drinks than any other and rivals the United States as one of the world's most obese nation. Duration: 02:25 Sep 19, 2013
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Kadhafi regime members in court amid tight security

Members of Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi's ousted regime including ex-intelligence chief Abdullah Senussi appeared in court in Tripoli for a pre-trial hearing amid heavy security. The session was held in camera in a judicial and penal complex surrounded by armoured cars and pickup trucks bristling with anti-aircraft guns. Duration: 00:47 Sep 19, 2013