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Firefighters battle Australia blazes

Firefighters in Australia battle hot, dry winds and soaring temperatures as new blazes are whipped up in a week-long bushfire emergency, but fears of a catastrophe ease. Duration: 00:44 Oct 23, 2013
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New blazes in Australia but worst fears ease

Firefighters in Australia battled hot, dry winds and soaring temperatures Wednesday as new blazes were whipped up in a week-long bushfire emergency, but fears of a catastrophe eased. Duration: 01:12 Oct 23, 2013
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Vatican suspends Germany's 'bling bishop'

The Vatican on Wednesday suspended indefinitely a German Catholic cleric dubbed the "bling bishop" for his luxury lifestyle, despite multiple calls in Germany for the prelate to be dismissed. Duration: 00:58 Oct 23, 2013
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Saudi activist talks about campaign for right to drive

Saudi female activists gear up to test a long-standing driving ban Saturday, with more women already getting behind the wheel in defiance of the restriction amid a seemingly more lenient approach from authorities. Duration: 01:24 Oct 23, 2013
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NSA revelations cause diplomatic ruckus among allies

The United States has branded reports it spied on millions of French citizens as inaccurate but the newspaper behind them said Wednesday it was sticking by a story which has caused a diplomatic ruckus between the allies. Duration: 00:42 Oct 23, 2013
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Sharif urges Obama to end drone strikes

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif called Wednesday on US President Barack Obama to end drone strikes, which are widely unpopular in his country, during a meeting between the two heads of state at the White House. Duration: 1:18 Oct 23, 2013
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Mali holds conference on decentralisation

A conference on decentralisation took place in Bamako, Mali, on Wednesday to try to resolve the crisis in the north of the country where many Tuareg still want independence in the wake of the military intervention earlier this year. Duration: 1:16 Oct 23, 2013
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PM Manmohan Singh arrives in China

Beijing, Oct 22 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived in Beijing on Tuesday on a three-day visit. Both the countries are expected to ink several key pacts, including an agreement on a mechanism to prevent incursions by Chinese troops along the Line of Actual Control. Besides the Border Defence Cooperation Agreement, a series of pacts are expected to be signed after his talks with Li. Oct 22, 2013
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Conflict of interest

Muzaffarabad, Oct 22: Transport minister changes rules and regulations to benefit his family members, transporters and common people up in arms against the minister. Oct 22, 2013
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Naxalites and Maoists exploiting rural populace

Malkangiri, Oct 22 (ANI): Even as India is treading on the path of development, the rebel groups within the country are trying to hold it back, for vested interest. The Maoist and Naxalite movements in the country have evolved into an armed and rebelling group fighting locally against the 'state'. Though the theory and practice of these movements are questionable, they liberally exploit the anger and frustration of the rural populace, particularly the tribal communities, who want development. Recently, eleven Maoists, including a woman cadre, surrendered after a brief encounter with the police in Malkangiri district of Odisha. Oct 22, 2013