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Fear of virus in litchi fruit hits sales in West Bengal

Siliguri, June 17 (ANI): Reports of continuous deaths due to consuming litchi fruit in West Bengal have hit the sales of the seasonal fruit. Six children were reported to have died in the province on June 07 after eating contaminated litchi. Many other children were being treated in hospitals. The fear of virus and pest in the food has perturbed the people and forced them to choose other fruits to appease their palate, leading to a loss in the litchi market. Several municipalities under the Darjeeling district government have banned sale of litchi as a precautionary measure to control the virus from spreading further. Another fruit vendor, Sunil Kumar, said rumours about insect in mangoes are also doing the rounds and added that vendors are incurring losses with the unsold fruits rotting in storage. Jun 17, 2014
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Hindus and Muslims work together in harmony in textile industry

Uttar Pradesh, June 17 (ANI): Embroidery makes huge difference to the look of a fabric. The combination of colored threads, patterns and creative designs give it a unique appeal. Artisans of Gorakhpur in India's northern state of Uttar Pradesh have been involved in this work for years. The sheer magic of these fabulous designs, created manually with agile fingers, speaks volumes about the craft and the intricate work involved. For generations Hindu and Muslim artisans have worked here together in the embroidery industry. And the harmony between them is the driving force behind the artistic excellence. The work of these artisans is famous across the country. Engraving mirrors, beads, coloured stones and pearls on a cloth is done with patience and cooperation among the artisans. Hindu and Muslim artisans work together to create a piece of excellence. Jun 17, 2014
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Iraqis fleeing Sunni insurgents take shelter in Kirkuk

Hundred of thousands Iraqis were displaced since the offensive of the Islamic state in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), fleeing toward the border of the Iraqi Kurdistan region and the Iraqi disputed city Kirkuk. Duration: 00:47 Jun 17, 2014
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NATO chief condemns abductions of Turks in northern Iraq

NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Monday condemned the kidnappings of Turkish citizens in an attack by Islamist militants who have captured swathes of northern Iraq and called for their immediate release. Duration: 00:48 Jun 17, 2014
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Taliban make new threats as Pakistani forces deploy

The Pakistani Taliban warned foreign firms to leave the country and vowed retaliatory strikes against the government after tanks, ground troops and jets were deployed in a long-awaited offensive in a troubled tribal district. Duration: 00:48 Jun 17, 2014
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Over 150,000 Cambodians flee Thailand in fear of junta

More than 150,000 Cambodian workers have fled Thailand carrying their children and a few belongings to return home over fears the junta will crack down on illegal migrants, an official said Monday. Duration: 00:54 Jun 17, 2014
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Airbus, Safran team up to compete with SpaceX

Aerospace giant Airbus Group and French engine maker Safran announced a joint venture Monday on space launchers, as Europe looks to compete with rising US rival SpaceX. Jun 17, 2014
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Missing Israeli boy's family pleads for safe return

The uncle of a missing Israeli teenager made a heartfelt plea for "mercy" to his suspected kidnappers Monday, after the family spent a fourth sleepless night worrying for his safety. Duration: 00:50 Jun 17, 2014
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Michael Schumacher out of coma, leaves hospital

New Delhi, June 16 (ANI): Famed Formula One racer Michael Schumacher is reportedly out of coma and has left a French hospital where he was receiving treatment. In a statement issued today, Schumacher's official spokesperson Sabine Kehm said he has left the Grenoble hospital to continue rehabilitation and is no longer in a coma. The statement did not say where the seven-time F1 champion was taken or give any details of his condition. Schumacher, 45, was in a medically induced coma in Grenoble, since being badly injured in a ski accident on December 29 in France. He had hit the right side of his head on a rock, cracking his helmet. Jun 16, 2014
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One year on, Uttarakhand victim's relatives still await compensation from govt

New Delhi/Kanpur / Vadodara/Uttarakhand, June 16 (ANI): One year on and the struggle facing the relatives of victims of the deadliest flash floods in Uttarakhand didn't come to an end as the government failed to compensate them after the tragedy. The unprecedented rainfall last year, which wreaked havoc across Uttarakhand, making rivers overflow and setting off massive landslides, killed almost 6,000 people. Two million people have had their lives disrupted by the devastation and are trying to cope with the impact of the calamity. A relative of the flood victim, Umesh Gussa, lamented over state and central government's apathy towards their long-pending demands. Crowd of relatives of the flood victims came out in droves in Kanpur city of Uttar Pradesh and protested against the state government. One of the protesters, Varun, vented out his ire as he has not yet received death certificate of his dear ones. Jun 16, 2014