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Traditional dance of archery attracts visitors to fair in Shimla

Shimla, Nov 07 (ANI): Villagers in Himachal Pradesh organised a fair to promote traditional archery sport, 'Thoda'. The fair, which was held at Raggyan village, over 20 kilometres from Shimla city, aimed at preserving the traditional sport. Many young archers were seen playing the sport during the fair and urged more and more youth to preserve this heritage. On the beats of traditional drums, people aim at each other with bow and arrow on legs. A traditional dance is also performed during the fair. Villagers believe that this sport was played for the deities. The elders are now training young people for this sport to preserve and promote it for ages to come. This fair is a blend of religious belief and love for century-old 'Thoda' sport. Locals believe that organising such kind of fairs is a symbol of prosperity. Nov 7, 2014
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DR Congo's M23 rebels warn of new conflict risk

A year after the end to bitter fighting in easten Democratic Republic of Congo, the leader of the DRC's defeated M23 rebels has warned, in an exclusive interview with AFP, of the possibility of renewed conflict. Duration: 01:23 Nov 7, 2014
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After midterm Republican wave, what next for US politics?

With Republicans taking control of the US Congress, Barack Obama has angered opponents with a pledge to use his powers to shake-up the immigration system, but there may be issues they can work on together. Duration: 02:12 Nov 7, 2014
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Donetsk fighting resumes after teenage deaths

Andriy Lysenko, Ukraine's defence spokesman, said conflict had resumed in Donetsk Thursday after three mortars hit a school playing field on Wednesday, instantly killing two teenagers. Duration: 00:54 Nov 7, 2014
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French fotball coach Sagnol rejects racism charge

Bordeaux coach Willy Sagnol rejects accusations of racism after his comments about African players, which led to anti-racism campaigners calling for action to be taken against him. Duration: 00:44 Nov 7, 2014
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Smoke billows over Kobane as battles continue

Fighting continued on Thursday in the battleground Syrian border town of Kobane as jihadists continue their assaults on Kurdish militia bolstered by the arrival of heavily armed Iraqi peshmerga forces. Duration: 00:38 Nov 6, 2014
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EU ready to sanction Luxembourg over tax if necessary

The EU is already probing Luxembourg's tax breaks for global firms and will take action if necessary, a spokesman for new European commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said Thursday after leaked documents on the deals were published. Duration: 00:44 Nov 6, 2014
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Amnesty decries violence in C.Africa, UN defends mandate

As Amnesty International call for more peacekeepers to stop the bloodshed in Central African Republic, the UN mission in the country has expressed its concern over acts of violence but also looked offer reassurance. Duration: 01:09 Nov 6, 2014
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Zimbabwe diamond conference opens

President Robert Mugabe hosts 2014 Zimbabwe Diamond Conference in Harare on Thursday, with the aim of balancing a competitive diamond industry whilst fighting against the production of blood diamonds. Duration: 01:04 Nov 6, 2014
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Expatriate Indians hope for stronger India-Australia relations ahead of PM Modi's visit

Sydney, Nov 06 (ANI): Expatriate Indians said they were excited about Prime Minister Narendra Modi's upcoming Australia visit, saying it would play a pivotal role in strengthening economic and cultural ties between both the nations. Modi will start his Australia tour from Myanmar, where he is scheduled to attend East Asia Summit (EAS) on November 12-13 in Nay Pyi Taw city. From there, he will go to Brisbane city for a G-20 meet on November 15-16. After Brisbane, Canberra will be Modi’s next stop where he will hold a bilateral meeting with his Australian counterpart Tony Abbott on November 18. IACF President, Nihal Agar said Modi has already emerged as a global leader and Indians across Australia are excited about his impending trip. A fan regarded Modi as a new-age leader with new ideas. Nov 6, 2014