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'Very Severe' Cyclone Phailin to hit Odisha, Andhra Pradesh today

New Delhi, Oct 12 (ANI): Cyclonic storm Phailin, which is touching wind speeds of 210 to 220 kilometer an hour, is expected to hit the coast of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh on Saturday. High wind and heavy rain lashed the coastal belt of Odisha today disrupting normal life. Phailin, which has been put in the category of Very Severe Cyclonic Storm (VSCS), is expected to touch 230 kilometer per hour, when it hits the two states. Oct 12, 2013
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CWG Baton arrives in India

New Delhi, Oct 12 (ANI): The regal baton of Queen Elizabeth II for the 2014 Commonwealth Games arrived in India after its grand launch from the Buckingham Palace earlier this week. It was ceremoniously received in New Delhi. The gala event would be held at Glasgow in Scotland from July 23 to August 3, 2014. Given a warm reception to the baton at New Delhi’s international airport was the Acting President of Indian Olympic Association (IOA), Vijay Kumar Malhotra who said that he expects Indian sportsperson to emerge victorious in the famous sports meet at Glasgow. Sportsperson including wrestler, Yogeshwar Dutt and discus thrower Krishna Poonia were also present to receive the Baton. Speaking to the mediapersons, Vice Chairman of the organising committee of the Commonwealth Games in Scotland, Louise Martin said she was delighted to bring the iconic baton to India. Oct 12, 2013
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India and Indonesia agree to deepen bilateral and economic ties

Jakarta, Oct 12 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, has said that partnership with Indonesia would be deepened, while making a statement with Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. The two leaders said they discussed means to enhance a number of bilateral partnerships, particularly in the field of economics. India is also looking forward to widen its relationship in the ASEAN region. Prime Minister Singh said that India and Indonesia share the view for the early implementation of India-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement in Services and Investment. Oct 12, 2013
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Zidane's infamous headbutt on show in Qatar

A statue immortalising the headbutt delivered by French football legend Zinedine Zidane to Italian player Marco Materazzi in the 2006 World Cup final is on outdoor display in Qatar. Duration 0:37 Oct 11, 2013
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FIFA admit much work to be done before World Cup

FIFA secretary Jérôme Valcke admits that there is still much work to be done on building stadiums before the start of next year's World Cup in Brazil, as they announce they have received over 6 million ticket applications. Duration: 00:55 Oct 11, 2013
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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