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Houseboat owners in Kashmir carry out repair work before onset of tourist season

Srinagar, Feb 21 (ANI): With winters slowly fading away, houseboat owners in Jammu and Kashmir have begun coring of boats ahead of the tourist season. Houseboats are the identity of the world famous Dal Lake attracting tourists from across the world every year. Houseboat owners have called in carpenters who are specialised in repairing boats by using the 'coring' technique. A houseboat owner Taseen Ahmad said they undertake the coring exercise every two years to keep boats in good shape. The coring experts charge rupees 1,000 a day. Coring of boats includes filling of gaps on the floor of the boat with special grass and repairing the damaged portion with expensive timber of the valley known as “deodar”. Meanwhile, tourists have started thronging the valley and staying in houseboats is their preference. Feb 21, 2015
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Denmark rocked by Copenhagen attacks

Denmark has been rocked by shootings in Copenhagen, in which two people were killed and where free speech and the Jewish community targeted. Feb 21, 2015
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Berlin says Greek request a 'starting point' for more talks

The German government appeared to make a step towards a last-minute deal between Athens and its creditors, saying Friday that Greece's request for a loan extension from its eurozone partners provided "a starting point" for more talks. Duration: 01:21 Feb 20, 2015
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Canadian MP can't sit tight for vote

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: A Canadian politician found himself in a tight spot on Thursday (February 19) after he stepped out of parliament during a procedural vote. When a fellow Feb 20, 2015
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Political uncertainty hits Nigeria stocks

The postponement of Nigeria's general election has hit the country's faltering economy, adding to existing pressures caused by the global fall in oil prices. Duration: 01:11 Feb 20, 2015
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Canadian MP can't sit tight for vote

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: A Canadian politician found himself in a tight spot on Thursday (February 19) after he stepped out of parliament during a procedural vote. When a fellow Feb 20, 2015
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Marc Jacobs finds his inner Diana Vreeland

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: American designer Marc Jacobs closed the week-long fashion feast in New York on Thursday (February 19) on the final day of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. For Feb 21, 2015
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Snow day for red pandas at Cincinnati Zoo

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: A zookeeper at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden took a video of two red pandas having the time of their lives during a snow day on Thursday (February 20) Feb 20, 2015
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Canadian MP can't sit tight for vote

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: A Canadian politician found himself in a tight spot on Thursday (February 19) after he stepped out of parliament during a procedural vote. When a fellow Feb 20, 2015
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Clashes in Hebron

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Dozens of Palestinians protesters clashed on Friday (February 20) with Israeli security forces near the main gate of Shuhada street in the West Bank city of Feb 20, 2015
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Six hurt as trains collide in Switzerland

Two trains slammed into each other near the Swiss city of Zurich, tipping over carriages and injuring at least six people, one seriously, according to police. Feb 20, 2015
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Greeks react ahead of Germany debt talks

Germany and Greece face off at yet another eurozone meeting Friday in search of a last-minute bailout compromise, with Berlin insisting Athens accept continued austerity in return for fresh debt aid. Duration: 01:05 Feb 20, 2015