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UK party leaders' Scotland visit seen as 'desperate'

As Britain's party leaders -- David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg -- visit Scotland to plead with voters to stay in the UK, many from the 'yes' campaign saw the trip as a 'desperate last gasp' attempt to sway Scots to vote 'no'. Duration: 01:45 Sep 11, 2014
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Schools open in Iraqi Kurdistan despite IS crisis

As children in one school observe its opening ceremony, at least 400,000 others were unable to go back on Wednesday in Iraqi Kurdistan, where many classrooms are used as shelters for people displaced by the Islamic State offensive. Duration: 01:02 Sep 11, 2014
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Merkel 'proud' of budget, insists on rigour in EU

German Chancellor Angela Merkel voiced pride on Wednesday in her country's strong budget and called on EU states "finally" to respect joint fiscal rules, as France delayed meeting a key EU target. Duration: 00:50 Sep 10, 2014
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Kashmir Indians, Pakistanis angry over flood rescue delay

Anger mounted Wednesday over the slow pace of rescue operations in Indian Kashmir as officials said they were "overwhelmed" by the scale that has left hundreds of thousands stranded in the Himalayan region and neighbouring Pakistan. Duration: 01:00 Sep 11, 2014
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Scent of victory boosts Scottish independence campaign

Pounding the streets of Edinburgh, campaigners for Scottish independence are more hopeful than ever that they can win next week's referendum -- and a last-minute visit by British PM David Cameron cannot dampen their enthusiasm. Duration: 01:16 Sep 10, 2014
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Rescue operations in JandK may bridge gap between army and people: SP

New Delhi, Sep 10 (ANI): Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal, on Wednesday said that rescue operations in flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir may bridge the gap between army and people. Rising death toll in Kashmir and worst floods in 60 years submerged villages and destroyed crops as the number of dead hit 420 and thousands remained trapped on rooftops. The Indian air force, army and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) are carrying out extensive rescue operations in the state. Soldiers rescued families using boats or airlifted them from rooftops by helicopter after the river Jhelum burst its banks in Srinagar, but many more remained stranded. Meanwhile, Congress leader Manish Tewari, said the situation was grave and both, central and state, governments should jointly help victims. Sep 10, 2014
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China likely to set up industrial parks in country: Trade Minister

New Delhi, Sept 10: China is likely to announce establishment of industrial parks in India during President Xi Jinping's visit this month, Trade Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Wednesday. Addressing mediapersons, Sitharaman also said that India will ask China to set up manufacturing units for exports as it seeks to restore economic momentum and provide jobs for the tens of thousands of people entering the workforce each month.India is good with rich manpower, well trained manpower, we think, particularly, in activities where large scale technology driven but labour intensive production units have to be set in. No other better place can be in the globe today than in India. So the Chinese investments are being drawn. Sep 10, 2014
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Sushma Swaraj arrives in Afghanistan to bolster ties

Kabul, Sep 10 (ANI): Union Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj arrived in Afghanistan, on Wednesday in a bid to bolster ties between the two countries and review key projects that have been implemented in the region by India. Swaraj held talks with Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai on crucial bilateral and regional issues, as well as on defence and security assistance from India. Swaraj also met her Afghanistani counterpart Zarar Ahmad Osmani. She is also expected to hold meeting with presidential candidates in Kabul and inaugurate the new Indian embassy. With her visit to Afghanistan, Swaraj has now visited four of the eight countries in the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) since taking over the portfolio. Sep 10, 2014
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Madhya Pradesh ideal destination for investments: Shivraj Singh Chouhan

New Delhi, Sept 10 (ANI): Madhya Pradesh, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said on Wednesday that the state being an ideal destination for investments is attracting investors after the good governance portrayed within 100 days of power by the new government. Addressing a news conference in New Delhi, Chouhan said that the investors are showing keen interest to invest after the good governance portrayed within 100 days of power by the new government. Chouhan said that initiatives by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government have build up investors' confidence. Meanwhile, Chouhan added that the state is set to welcome investors from India and abroad with a bank of 20,000 hectares of dispute-free land as it aims to become the country's investment hub. Chouhan also said that they will provide single window facility to investors in a state where there is no law and order problem. Sep 10, 2014