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New Asterix, set in Scotland, out on October 24

After months of anticipation from fans, the new adventures of Asterix and his faithful round friend Obelix are set to hit the shelves after the comic book's launch on October 24, with five million copies printed across 15 countries. Duration: 01:09 Oct 11, 2013
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Huge cyclone bears down on India

A "very severe" cyclone gathered pace as it bore down on India's east coast Friday, as the military mobilised to help evacuation efforts and panicked locals recalled a devastating storm in 1999. Duration: 00:44 Oct 11, 2013
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Nobel Peace Prize to boost morale, says chemical watchdog

Representatives of the world chemical arms watchdog in The Hague say the Nobel Prize award will boost morale and will "motivate" the organisation to continue their work destroying the world's most dangerous chemical stockpiles. Duration: 00:37 Oct 11, 2013
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Tarantino makes surprise visit to Busan Film Festival

Speaking at South Korea's Busan International Film Festival on Friday, two-time Oscar winner Quentin Tarantino reveals he is afraid to make any film about a serial killer, because such a production would "reveal my sickness far too much." Duration: 00:47 Oct 11, 2013
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Japan's navy holds 'beauty contest'

Members of Japan's Maritime Self-Defence Force (JMSDF) strut their stuff in a contest to find the sexiest male and female sailor in the online competition designed to promote a naval career to young people at a time of raised tensions with China. Duration: 01:08 Oct 11, 2013
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Pedestrians kicked to curb by 'Paris taxi war'

It's the world's most popular tourist destination -- but Paris is struggling with a lack of taxis. The consequent boom in unlicensed alternatives has led to a fierce "taxi war" between the drivers competing for pedestrians' business. Duration: 02:09 Oct 11, 2013
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Chemical weapons watchdog wins Nobel Peace Prize

The winner of this year's Nobel Peace Prize is a body that has spent years trying to rid the world of chemical weapons in relative obscurity and was recently thrust into the limelight by the Syrian crisis. Duration: 02:08 Oct 11, 2013
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Mother visits US man jailed in North Korea

The mother of an American citizen jailed in North Korea has reportedly arrived in the reclusive state to meet her ailing son in hospital. In a video statement made before her trip, she speaks of her worry about her son. Duration: 01:41 Oct 11, 2013
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BSF helps children with cleft lip in Tripura

Tripura, Oct 11 (ANI): A two-day long medical camp for people with cleft lips was held at Salbagan in the west district of Tripura. At the camp, 14 people, including children and other persons with cleft lips and palates were operated upon by doctors. All patients were from poor families and the funds for organizing the surgical and medical camp were provided by Smile Train. Smile Train, founded in 2000, is an international charity that helps children with cleft lips. All parents were very happy that the BSF helped them in the treatment of their children. The surgeries were performed free of cost. Such camps have been held in the past as well. The initiative gives the children a new lease of life, and a smile on their faces. Oct 11, 2013