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Scotland's Scone ancestors divided on independence bid

Few places are as important in Scottish history as Scone, where no fewer than 42 of the country's kings were crowned. But like the rest of Scotland, this quiet corner of Perthshire is split on Thursday's independence vote. Duration: 01:00 Sep 18, 2014
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China tries Uighur professor for separatism

Chinese authorities put a prominent scholar from the mostly-Muslim Uighur minority on trial for separatism as critics warn the prosecution will worsen tensions in violence-wracked Xinjiang. Duration: 00:35 Sep 17, 2014
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Boeing, SpaceX to send astronauts to space station

NASA selected Boeing and SpaceX on Tuesday to build America's next spacecraft to carry astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) by 2017, opening the way to a new chapter in human spaceflight. Duration: 01:13 Sep 17, 2014
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Former ISRO Chairman confident of success of Mars mission

Bangalore, Sep 17 (ANI): Noted scientist and former Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Udupi Ramachandra Rao, expressed confidence in the success of the nation's Mars mission,'Mangalyaan', expected to enter the orbit around Mars on September 24. Rao was speaking to media persons at an exhibition, 'MARS MISSION MELA', organised by the state planetarium in Bangalore for school children. The exhibition was inaugurated by Minister for Planning and Statistics, IT, BT, Science and Technology, S R Patil. The exhibition, which was organised by the state planetarium, aims at educating school children and people about the Mars mission, its journey and achievements. The exhibition will continue till 12th of October. On the 24th, special arrangements will be made so that people could also be a part of this historic occasion. Sep 17, 2014
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Kiev denounces Russian addtional deployments in Crimea

Ukraine's defense spokesman said Wednesday that Russia's deployment of troops in the Crimea area "destabilised the situation in the whole Black Sea region" and urged Moscow "to halt these provocative actions." Duration: 00:37 Sep 17, 2014
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Tourism affected as Srinagar transforms into water channels

Srinagar, Sep 17 (ANI): The capital of Jammu and Kashmir, Srinagar transformed into a series of water channels, strewn with wreckage, trash and dead animals in what is called the worst flooding in the area in over a century. More than 75,000 people were still trapped in partly submerged homes in Srinagar. One of the major tourist attractions in Srinagar, Dal Lake, where tourists come and stay in houseboats, also remained flooded. The Indian army has deployed about 30,000 troops for rescue and relief operations and soldiers distributed water and food to survivors. In a gesture of solidarity, staff at the Prime Minister's Office gave up one day's salary for flood relief. Sep 17, 2014
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Katy Perry leads with 7 nominations for MTV EMAs 2014

New Delhi, Sept 17 (ANI): Katy Perry has received seven nominations for MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs) 2014. The 29-year-old singer is up for categories like 'Best Female', 'Best Pop Act', and 'Best Video', 'Best look', 'Best song' and 'Best Live act'. Next to the 'Roar' singer is Ariana Grande, who has six nominations for the awards being held in Glasgow in November. Sep 17, 2014
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Xi Jinping and PM Modi pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi in Sabarmati Ashram

Ahmedabad, Sep 17 (ANI): Chinese President Xi Jinping along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to Father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi at the Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad on Wednesday. Modi received Jinping at the park after which both the leaders paid tribute to Gandhi. The leaders then took a casual tour of the Ashram in which Modi showed some unique paintings to Jinping. Earlier, India and China had signed various agreements, important being a sister city agreement between Guangzhou in China and Ahmedabad. Sep 17, 2014
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Girl child campaign will solve skewed sex ratio, says Maneka Gandhi

New Delhi/ Odisha, Sep 17 (ANI): Union Minister for Women And Child Development Maneka Gandhi, unveiled the logo of girl child campaign 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao' (Save girl, educate girl) and said the programme will help sort out skewed sex ratio in 100 villages and produce desired results in two years. Gandhi launched the logo on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's birthday, saying it was his pet scheme. She also said childline services will be provided in around 280 locations across the country in the coming days, besides opening new child rights protection hubs. Gandhi added that rules regarding child adoption in India were eased so that parents don't have to wait for years for custody. She said ministry will take initiative to raise awareness on child sexual abuse in schools. Sep 17, 2014