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Charter plane crashes in Lagos with 20 on board

A Nigerian charter plane with 20 people on board suffered engine failure shortly after takeoff from Lagos on Thursday, crash-landing near an airport fuel depot and killing at least 14 people, officials said. Duration: 00:55 Oct 3, 2013
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France opens probe into Assad uncle's assets

Paris prosecutors have opened a preliminary investigation into the assets of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's uncle, whom anti-corruption groups accuse of illegally obtaining a vast fortune and property empire. Duration: 01:15 Oct 3, 2013
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Kerry says US won't be 'played' by Iran

Secretary of State John Kerry says US will not take Iran at its word over pledges of openness on a believed nuclear weapons programme after Israel threatened to act against Tehran. Duration: 00:50 Oct 3, 2013
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Dozens dead in migrant boat disaster near Italy

At least 92 asylum-seekers drowned and 150 were rescued after a boat carrying some 500 people caught fire and capsized near an Italian island on Thursday, officials and media reports said. Duration: 00:35 Oct 3, 2013
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US, Japan aim at 'balanced' security alliance

US Secretary of State John Kerry, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Japanese ministers Fumio Kishida and Itsunori Onodera hold the first review of the cornerstone alliance in 16 years. Duration: 01:36 Oct 3, 2013
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Union Cabinet gives nod to Telangana with Hyderabad as joint capital for 10 years

New Delhi, Sep 03 (ANI): After a Cabinet meet at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's official residence in Delhi on Thursday, the Cabinet gave a nod to bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and creation of Telangana with Hyderabad as the joint capital for both the states for 10 years. Home Affairs Minister Sushilkumar Shinde confirmed the same and said that a group of ministers is formed who will ensure the safety and security in all the three regions and to ensure all legal measure. Oct 3, 2013
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Toilet before Temples: Will BJP, VHP and RSS protest against Narendra Modi too, asks Jairam Ramesh

New Delhi, Oct 03 (ANI): After Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's comment that toilets should be built before temples in India, Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh questioned BJP's 'double standards' and asked if BJP, VHP and RSS will protest against Modi as well like they did when he himself gave the same statement earlier. He also deemed the BJP prime ministerial candidate as a person who changes his character every day and that if he had got enlightened before, the incidents like 2002 riots, etc. could have been averted. Oct 3, 2013
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British journalist hopes for free and fair elections in Bangladesh

London, Oct 03 (ANI): After concentrated rivalries between the two leading political parties the Awami League and the BNP, intensified in Bangladesh, British journalist and visiting research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, Frances Harrison, hoped for free and fair elections in the country. Harrison highlighted the unpredictability of Bangladesh politics. Harrison expressed serious concern over the attacks on minorities, which might take place if elections were held. He also said that the Islamic parties were quite active at the grassroot level and the political parties had failed to deliver on all sorts of issues. Oct 3, 2013
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Ex Army Chief VK Singh attributes recent incidents of infiltration to intelligence failure

Tamil Nadu/ Jammu and Kashmir, Oct 03 (ANI): Former Indian army chief, VK Singh has attributed recent incidents of infiltration and cross border ambushes to intelligence failure, which has strained a ceasefire that was largely held for nearly a decade. Singh said this on Thursday while addressing the mediapersons during a panel discussion on governance issues in Chennai. Singh said that secrets are let out due to the frequent meddling with intelligence apparatus of the country. Singh further added that ceasefire violations were taking place due to the trust deficit. Oct 3, 2013