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US govt shutdown leaves DC monuments closed

Reactions from tourists hoping to visit some of the capital's famous museums on Washington's mall were mixed on Tuesday as they found most of the museums were closed following the government shutdown, the first in 17 years Oct 1, 2013
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Shopkeepers fear Japan sales tax increase

Japanese shopkeepers fear a pending sales tax rise from 5% to 8% will hurt their busniesses but an analyst tells AFPTV the hike is essential to finance the country's health care system. Oct 1, 2013
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Japan's Tech sector gets Olympic boost

The decision to award the 2020 Olympic games to Tokyo has given Tech companies in Japan something to aim for as they try to develop the must-have product of the future. Duration: 01:38 Oct 1, 2013
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Greece to charge first group of neo-Nazi lawmakers

A first batch of lawmakers from the Greek neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn appeared before magistrates on Tuesday to face criminal charges as part of a crackdown on the group following the murder of an anti-fascist musician. Duration: 00:34 Oct 1, 2013
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Japan PM to hike sales tax to boost ailing economy

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday announced a rise in consumption tax from 5.0 percent to 8.0 percent in April, in what is being seen as a key step on the road to reforming the economy. Duration: 00:54 Oct 1, 2013
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Bangladesh MP sentenced to death for genocide

A Bangladesh court on Tuesday sentenced top opposition lawmaker Salauddin Quader Chowdhury to death for genocide, the first lawmaker to be convicted of war crimes during the 1971 war of independence. Duration: 00:26 Oct 1, 2013
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Staff resilient after Afghan hospital attack

A Taliban attack wrecked the operating theatre and left 160 staff and patients wounded, but the Maidan Shar hospital has never stopped serving the people of one of the most dangerous parts of Afghanistan. Duration: 00:36 Oct 1, 2013
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Syria disarmament team launches mission

A disarmament team is to arrive Tuesday in Damascus on a mission to destroy Syria's chemical arsenal, a day after UN experts wrapped up their investigation of alleged gas attacks. Duration: 00:45 Oct 1, 2013
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S. Korea stages huge military parade

South Korea stages its largest military display for a decade, as President Park Geun-Hye warns of the "very grave" threat posed by North Korea's nuclear weapons programme. Duration: 00:40 Oct 1, 2013