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Security tight at Indian beach resort venue of BRICS summit

India's beach resort state of Goa was turned into a high-security zone Saturday, with thousands of paramilitary troops, coast guard personnel and police officers guarding venues where the leaders of five emerging market economies are meeting over the weekend.

Sniffer dogs and troops with mine detectors combed the white sandy beaches adjacent to the five-star hotel in the village of Benaulim where the leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa are meeting for their eighth BRICS summit, beginning with a dinner on Saturday and ending on Sunday.

Expectations are high among the five big, developing nations, with poverty alleviation and infrastructure development...