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DR Congo town celebrates rebel defeat

The town of Kibumba in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday held an event to celebrate the victory of the country's armed forces over the M23 rebel movement. Duration: 00:59 Nov 8, 2013
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Toronto mayor drunken rant caught on tape

Toronto's crack-smoking mayor faced embarrassment Thursday when video footage was published showing him in an agitated drunken state, staggering and making foul-mouthed threats. Duration: 00:40 Nov 8, 2013
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Losing weight in Dubai is rewarded with gold

Dubai municipality has dished out 2.8 million dirhams ($762,942) worth of gold in prizes to contestants in a weight-loss challenge, an unusual initiative by the Gulf emirate to fight obesity. Duration: 00:39 Nov 8, 2013
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Muscovites willing to exercise given metro tickets

Muscovites can get their hands on free metro tickets in the run-up to the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, but only if they perform thirty reps on a new exercise machine unveiled on Friday by the Russian Olympic Committee. Duration: 00:32 Nov 8, 2013
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S and P downgrades France's credit rating

The Standard and Poor's agency on Friday downgraded France's credit rating by one notch to 'AA' from 'AA+', though judged outlook stable, dealing a further blow to President François Hollande's embattled Socialist government. Duration: 00:59 Nov 8, 2013
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Vatican unveils new magazine in Latin

The Vatican on Friday presented a revamped version of its Latin-language journal "Latinitas" as it tries bid to make the dead language still used in the Catholic Church accessible to a wider audience. Duration: 01:15 Nov 8, 2013
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Lost kingdom: Myanmar's forgotten royals

In a modest Yangon apartment, the granddaughter of Myanmar's last king, Princess Hteik Su Phaya Gyi, lives poor and unrecognised by her neighbours -- a far cry from the power and riches of her ancestors. Duration: 02:28 Nov 8, 2013