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India to send its first satellite to mars

Bangalore, Sept 12 (ANI): India's space agency unveiled details about the country's first satellite to Mars that would seek to find out the presence of methane gas, a precursor for life, on the red planet. Space Research Organisation (ISRO) had worked upon the country's upcoming, Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) and is set to launch it between September 21 to 27. On the sidelines of news conference at Bangalore, the Project Director of the mission, Arunan, said that it was a perfect combination of science and technology. Programme Director of the mission, M. Anna Durai, said that satellite would be carrying scientific instruments, including a methane sensor, with itself. Sep 12, 2013
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India to fund 144 million dollars power transmission project in Liberia

New Delhi, Sept 12 (ANI): India's decision to extend 144 million US dollars credit to Liberia will further enhance engagements between the two nations. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh stated this in New Delhi after signing an agreement with the visiting Liberian President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Sirleaf flew to India on September 09 at the invitation of her Indian counterpart Pranab Mukherjee. India has extended this credit to Liberia for development of power transmission and distribution projects to reduce the gap of power shortage in Liberia. Further he said the two sides have decided to enhance cooperation in a number of areas, including agricultural research, healthcare, small and medium enterprises, science and technology, education and skill development. On her part, Sirleaf thanked Singh and the people of India for their support in maintaining peace in Liberia. Sep 12, 2013
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Baghdad blast site inspected after deadly attack

Scenes of Iraqi citizens inspecting the site of an explosion on September 12, 2013 that went off the previous day near Tamimi mosque, a Shiite place of worship, in Baghdad's northern neighbourhood of Kasra. Dozens were wounded in the violence, and locals exacted a grim revenge on one man suspected of being a second attacker in the mosque bombing, which comes amid Iraq's worst bloodshed since 2008. Duration: 00:28 Sep 12, 2013
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Malian army reports deadly clashes with 'bandits'

At least two Malian soldiers were wounded as the army exchanged fire with "bandits", killing three during security operations near the Mauritanian border, security sources said on Thursday. Duration: 00:41 Sep 12, 2013
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Thousands of teachers protest Mexico education law

Thousands of teachers demonstrated in Mexico City Wednesday and some scuffled with police keeping them away from President Enrique Pena Nieto's residence, one day after he signed into law a controversial education reform that requires teachers to undergo mandatory performance tests.Duration: 00:52 Sep 12, 2013
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Ship carrying 20 tonnes of cannabis intercepted at sea

Around 20 tonnes of cannabis resin has been found on board a commercial vessel searched by French naval forces in the Mediterranean, according to police sources, who said that the haul had been set on fire by the crew as the ship was boarded. Duration: 00:21 Sep 12, 2013
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20 years on, Oslo accords seen as false dawn

Twenty years after the historic Oslo accords, seen then as the cornerstone of an imminent peace settlement, little has changed for communities like Hebron where Oslo's promises feel hollow. Duration: 02:28 Sep 12, 2013
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Salvage operation nears for cruise ship wreck

Salvage workers will attempt to raise Italy's Costa Concordia cruise ship on Monday, weather permitting, in an unprecedented operation costing more than 600 million euros ($798 million), officials said. Duration: 00:41 Sep 12, 2013
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MSF concerned by violence in Central Africa

The humanitarian organisation Médecins sans frontières (MSF) says it is increasingly concerned by the religious dimension of fighting in the Central African Republic. On Wednesday, officials in the country said fighting between supporters of the country's ex-president and the man who ousted him has killed almost 100 people. Duration: 00:37 Sep 12, 2013