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FIFA on defensive over Qatar labour rights

FIFA boss Sepp Blatter on Friday went on the defensive over claims of widespread abuse of migrant workers preparing for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, acknowledging concerns but saying it could not step in. Duration: 0:27 Oct 4, 2013
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Faithful react as Pope Francis makes Assisi pilgrimage

Pope Francis on Friday called for the Catholic Church and its faithful to rid themselves of earthly concerns like St Francis of Assisi during a pilgrimage to the saint's Italian hometown. He also greeted members of the public. Duration: 00:50 Oct 4, 2013
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Merkel's defeated foes to continue coalition talks

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and her defeated centre-left election rivals on Friday agreed to push on with courtship talks that could lead to a "grand coalition" governing Europe's economic powerhouse. Duration: 0:57 Oct 4, 2013
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Juicing your veggies, LA's latest food craze

Juice fasts are a hot trend in esoteric and hipster Los Angeles with an increasing number of expensive juice bars -- where the juice is pressed, not blended -- sprouting up around the world's movie capital. Duration: 02:02 Oct 4, 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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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
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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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Former Army Gen suspects involvement of Pakistan Special Forces in Kashmir incursion

Kupwara/ New Delhi, Oct 03 (ANI): Former Army General, GD Bakshi, said on Thursday that the ongoing infiltration by Pakistan into India's Kashmir could not have continued even after being foiled without the support of Pakistan Special Forces while calling the Indo-Pak talks a strategy of Islamabad to divert New Delhi's attention. Bakshi said that the huge scale on which the infiltration was carried out, hinted on bigger motives than just seizure of Indian posts. 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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Modi's remark on temple and toilets draws flak

New Delhi, Oct 03 (ANI): Within a month of anointment as prime ministerial candidate of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Narendra Modi's remark "Toilets first, Temples later" drew flak and criticism from political leaders. Speaking at a function organized in New Delhi for the youth, Modi said on Wednesday that millions of rupees were spent on temples in the villages, but there are no toilets there. Meanwhile, the comment garnered a lot of criticism and attracted public attention. Oct 3, 2013