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Relief in Damascus streets as US strike put on hold

Damascus residents expressed relief a day after a surprise initiative by Russia proposed Syria hand over its chemical weapons stockpile to international control, heading off punitive US strikes for the regime's alleged poison gas attacks. The government of President Bashar al-Assad, which denies having carried out the attacks, welcomed the proposal, along with most of the international community. Duration: 00:49 Sep 10, 2013
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Iranian foreign ministry rejects Syria intervention

Iran's first female government spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry, Marzieh Afkham, spoke to reporters today in Tehran during the weekly ministry press conference. Afkham said that military action against Syria would only escalate the crisis. Duration: 00:37 Sep 10, 2013
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Kerry: US won't 'wait for long' Syria arms plan

The United States is waiting to see a Russian proposal to put Syria's chemical weapons stock under international control, but will not wait for long, top diplomat John Kerry said Tuesday. Duration: 01:14 Sep 10, 2013
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Ethiopians shop ahead of New Year celebrations

Ethiopians are preparing to celebrate on Wednesday the Ethiopian New Year. The Horn of Africa nation follows a unique, slightly modified version of the archaic Julian calendar. In the capital Addis Ababa, people have been busy shopping for food and gifts ahead of the holiday period. Duration: 02:37 Sep 10, 2013
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Kenyan VP Ruto pleads not guilty at ICC trial

Kenya Vice President William Ruto pleaded not guilty to fomenting deadly post-election violence in Kenya five years ago, at the opening Tuesday of his high-stakes trial before the International Criminal Court. Duration: 00:55. Sep 10, 2013