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Tokyo Motor Show focuses on eco-friendly cars

Eco-friendly cars are in the spotlight as the Tokyo Motor Show opens, with Toyota unveiling a new model and Nissan touting its aerodynamic BladeGlider for energy-conscious drivers. Duration: 01:27 Nov 20, 2013
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Pashtun poets dream of peace in Jalalabad

At a relaxed open-air recital, twenty Pashtun poets come together every week to share their dreams of peace, indifferent to the drones and helicopters in the Afghan skies above. Duration: 02:26 Nov 20, 2013
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Pakistan's Malala receives EU Sakharov rights prize

Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai was handed the EU's prestigious Sakharov human rights prize Wednesday in recognition of her crusade for the right of all children, girls and boys, to an education. Duration: 00:57 Nov 20, 2013
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China's farmers await revolution in land reform

China's promise to allow 600 million farmers to trade land could enable vast numbers to find a better life, but Lu Jinliang's experience shows the challenges of implementing reform, including entrenched local government interests. Duration: 00:33 Nov 20, 2013
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Private jet, helicopter makers target Dubai airshow

Away from the glare of the media where airlines sign multi-billion-dollar contracts, makers of private helicopters and jets for VIPs are busy doing deals at the Dubai airshow and targeting a vibrant Middle East market. Duration: 00:49 Nov 20, 2013
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Lebanon in mourning after double suicide bombing

Lebanon was in mourning the day after a double suicide bombing outside the Iranian embassy in Beirut killed at least 23 people on Tuesday, in an attack claimed by an Al-Qaeda-linked group. Duration: 00:39 Nov 20, 2013
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Britain's Hague marks anniversary of Istanbul bombings

British Foreign Secretary William Hague attended a ceremony marking the 10th anniversary of the 2003 Istanbul bombings on Tuesday, in which Al-Qaeda attacked the British consulate, an HSBC bank and synagogues, killing 63 people. Duration: 00:40 Nov 20, 2013
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Spate of Baghdad blasts kills at least 33

A wave of attacks, most of them car bombs targeting Shiite neighbourhoods, rocked Baghdad on Wednesday, killing at least 33 people in the latest bout of bloodshed to hit Iraq. Duration: 00:38 Nov 20, 2013
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Continued lack of implementation of special package for Gilgit Baltistan

Gilgit Baltistan, Nov 19: A Special Package was introduced for Gilgit Baltistan, a few years ago. The idea was to empower the beleaguered people of the region through promulgation of rights and liberties for their emancipation, and provide healthcare, education and proper sanitation services towards basic needs. But all the promises made by Pakistan in this Special Package were left unfulfilled, and came to a naught. Nov 19, 2013
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Govt bond yield spike temporary: P Chidambaram

Mumbai, Nov 19 (ANI): Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Tuesday said that the a recent spike in government bond yield is temporary and that the central bank could take some steps to bring the yields down should food inflation moderate. Bond yields have risen since the Reserve Bank of India raised interest rates for a second consecutive month on October 29. Chidambaram also expressed happiness on the inauguration of India's first all-women, 'Bharatiya Mahila' Bank by the Prime Minister and Congress President Sonia Gandhi. Nov 19, 2013
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Anna unhappy over Kejriwal publicizing his letter

Ralegan Siddhi, Nov 19 (ANI): Social activist Anna Hazare on Tuesday expressed unhappiness over Arvind Kejriwal publicizing his letter in front of media. He said that the letter was to clear on the doubts about Kejriwal using his name and issuing pamphlets and SIM cards in his name. Further, he said that he never said that Kejriwal is corrupt, but there was a doubt for sure on him using Hazare's name for his political gains. Nov 19, 2013
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PM, Sonia inaugurate first all-women bank

Mumbai, Nov 19 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday inaugurated the country's first all-women bank, the Bharatiya Mahila Bank, an initiative to empower women, with a corpus of rupees 10 billion to function as a universal bank. The announcement for this initiative was made by Indian Finance Minister, P Chidambaram during the annual budget, earlier this year. The inauguration of the bank coincided with the birth anniversary of former Indian Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi. While addressing the media persons, Sonia Gandhi said that the bank's staff should ensure coverage of the farthest and least accessible women in the country. Nov 19, 2013