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Swiss split on whether to abolish military draft

Swiss voters will head to the ballot box Sunday to decide whether to abolish their conscript army, as much a part of the Alpine nation's image as direct democracy, chocolate and cheese. Duration: 00:53 Sep 20, 2013
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Rise of violence raises food concerns in C. Africa

The African Union on Friday urged the international community to do more in the poor and strife-torn Central African Republic, describing the situation there as "dire". Central African Republic has been chronically unstable for the greater part of the past two decades. Duration: 00:57 Sep 20, 2013
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Apple buyers rue high price of new 'low cost' iPhone

A kilometre-long queue in Japan with Apple aficionados who brave a typhoon clamour for the new iPhones, but high prices in Asia and no new alliance in the vast Chinese market put a damper on the global roll out. Duration: 01:22. Sep 20, 2013
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Stephen Hawking documentary unveiled in UK

Cosmologist Stephen Hawking tells the extraordinary tale of how he overcame severe disability to become the most famous living scientist in a new documentary film premiered in Britain on Thursday. Duration: 01:27 Sep 20, 2013
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With Iraq leader in Berlin, party struggles at home

As Iraq's president recovers in Germany from a stroke, his political party at home faces a stiff challenge from an emboldened opposition in upcoming Kurdish elections, with some forecasting a disastrous showing. The struggles facing Jalal Talabani's bloc, which for decades has held a duopoly on power in the autonomous Kurdistan region in northern Iraq, could prove instructive for parties across the country. Duration: 01:01 Sep 20, 2013
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Christian hostel has own view of Syria rebels

As social media abound with horror stories of jihadists murdering minorities in Syria, a group of elderly Christians in Aleppo and the rebels who care for them portray a different reality. They object to attempts, including by President Bashar al-Assad, to portray everyone fighting to overthrow the regime as jihadists seeking to eradicate anyone who is not an ultra-conservative Sunni Muslim. Duration: 00:50 Sep 20, 2013