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Peer Steinbruck facing uphill struggle against Angela Merkel

Peer Steinbruck, the Social-Democrat candidate in the running to be chancellor of Germany in the country's forthcoming elections, faces a formidable challenge from the current leader, Angela Merkel, who remains highly popular. An economist with a reputation for plain speaking, Steinbruck's critics see him as awkward and arrogant, with little chance of victory. Duration: 02:19. 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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Exodus of Hungarian doctors jeopardises Hungary's healthcare

Hungarian doctors are well known for their hardworking attitude and dedication, but low wages and poor funding mean thousands are leaving the country to earn better salaries abroad, leaving their own country's healthcare system floundering. Duration: 02:36. 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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Rent hikes push Myanmar's poor into homelessness

Soaring rents in Myanmar's commercial capital Yangon have seen hundreds of poor families shunted from their homes, forcing them to turn to charity as their last buffer from life on the streets. Duration: 02:15. Sep 10, 2013