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Germany pours cold water on Greece deal

Not good enough - Germany's response to Greece's request for a six month loan extension. Athens offered up major concessions but ran into strong objections from the EU paymaster. The German finance Feb 19, 2015
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Kerry: 'No one country' can stop violent extremism

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday "no one country" can stop violent extremism. Delivering remarks at the White House summit on countering violent Feb 19, 2015
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Agitation will start from Palwal tomorrow, will reach Delhi in 4 days: Anna Hazare

Pune, Feb 19 (ANI): Anti-Graft Crusader Anna Hazare on Thursday said that the agitation over Land Acquisition Ordinance will start from Palwal in Haryana tomorrow. He said that farmers will start for road march from there and that he will give green flag to them. Hazare said that the agitation march will reach Delhi in four days. He also said that people from other places too will join the agitation. Feb 19, 2015
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BJP hopes to iron out differences with PDP on AFSPA

New Delhi/ Jammu, Feb 19 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party said on Thursday that proper discussions are important before reaching a conclusion on the revocation of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in Jammu and Kashmir. Many civil rights activist and political parties like Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and National Conference (NC) have long been demanding to revoke AFSPA. However, the army has opposed their demands saying they are not even in favour of "partially withdrawing" the rule as it is essential to root out militants. PDP wants AFSPA removed while BJP is strongly against Article 370, which accords special status to Jammu and Kashmir. This could make the tie-up between the two parties uneasy. However, BJP is hopeful of resolving all differences and moving ahead on a positive note. Meanwhile, chairman of Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party, Bhim Singh said the act is important for state's protection. Feb 19, 2015
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More than 400,000 rally in Buenos Aires over Nisman death

More than 400,000 people demanding justice marched in symbolic silence in soaking Buenos Aires to mark a month since the suspicious death of a prosecutor who was ready to accuse the Argentine president of a massive cover-up. Duration: 01:45 Feb 19, 2015
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Ukraine calls for peacekeepers after rebels take key town

Ukrainian President Poroshenko calls for European peacekeepers to enforce a shattered ceasefire deal in east Ukraine after a flashpoint strategic town fell to a fierce assault by pro-Russian rebels. Duration: 01:18 Feb 19, 2015
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PM Narendra Modi launches the 'Soil Health Card' scheme

Suratgarh, Feb 19 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched the "Soil Health Card" (SHC) scheme for analyzing the soil in Suratgarh, Rajasthan. Speaking at the launch, Modi said transforming agriculture through scientific methods is very important. The step to issue soil health cards to farmers will ensure that they are aware of the quality of soil and use right fertilizers. Also, the scheme will help in keeping a check on overuse of fertilisers on farm land and will be provided to over 14 crore farmers. Feb 19, 2015
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Exiled Tibetans in Dharamsala mark New Year with prayers

Dharamsala, Feb 19 (ANI): Tibetans living in-exile in India's Dharamsala began celebrations for three-day New Year, Losar, with prayers on Thursday. Exiled Tibetans and monks gathered at the Buddhist temple, Tsuglagkhang and prayed in front of statues of their deities. Year 2015 is regarded as the Female Wood Sheep year as per the lunar calendar. Traditionally, celebrations begin with Tsedor or Losar Prayers focusing on worship to the official protecting deity Palden Lhamo. Hymns are chanted and fire torches passed through the crowds as monks play traditional drums and blow horns. The celebrations will conclude on Saturday. Prime Minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile, Lobsang Sangay wished everyone on the occasion. Feb 19, 2015
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Rajiv Pratap Rudy flies first BrahMos-integrated Sukhoi-30 MKI

Bengaluru, Feb 19 (ANI): Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Thursday flew first BrahMos-integrated Sukhoi-30 MKI in Bengaluru city of Kolkata. Rudy said that this is the finest aircrafts that is there with Indian Airforce and that it reflects total strength of the Airforce. Meanwhile, his wife Neelam Pratap Rudy said that it's after ten years that Rudy is flying such an aircraft. She said that it is exciting for her to witness the same. Feb 19, 2015
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Aircraft avert disaster as maneuver goes awry at Aero India Show

Bengaluru, Feb 19 (ANI): Two Red Bull aircraft averted a major disaster at Aero India Show on Thursday after they glided into each other, causing one's wing to clip. The incident happened when three aircraft were attempting to loop in midair and the central one went into the one below it. Though no injury was visibly caused to either pilot, the planes were forced to land and fire tenders were rushed to the spot. The Aero Show is being organized by Defence Exhibition Organization under the aegis of Ministry of Defence and 54 ministerial and other high-level delegations from several countries are scheduled to attend it. The exhibition has 'Make in India' as its major theme. Feb 19, 2015