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Ukraine truce fades as fighting rages

A gas pipeline explodes near the eastern Ukrainian town of Debaltseve after being hit by mortar fire. THIS despite last week's ceasefire agreement between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian separatists Feb 17, 2015
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Ash Carter sworn in as new U.S. defense secretary

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) New U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter was sworn in by Vice President Joe Biden in a ceremony at the White House on Tuesday after the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly voted Feb 17, 2015
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Carnival float fire kills at least 18 in Haiti

EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: EDIT CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES It began as a joyous affair, but quickly spiraled into mayhem... when a parade float hit a power cable and caught fire. (natsot) The accident Feb 17, 2015
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Thousands march in Niger against Boko Haram

Thousands marched through the streets of the capital of Niger Tuesday in support of the army, currently fighting Boko Haram on the border with Nigeria. Duration: 00:34 Feb 17, 2015
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Ice and snowfalls paralyze central U.S.

Snow removal is underway in Washington, DC. Federal offices are closed, and streets are quiet. Overnight storms have paralyzed much of the central and eastern United States. Amid record-breaking Feb 17, 2015
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Live bait claims rock Australian greyhound racing

Australia's greyhound racing industry is in damage control after graphic footage showed live piglets, rabbits and possums used as bait to train some of the country's most successful dogs. Duration: 00:44 Feb 17, 2015
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Tens of thousands in Copenhagen vigil for shooting victims

Tens of thousands of Danes gathered for a torch-lit vigil in central Copenhagen to commemorate the victims of two weekend shootings that have shocked the nation and heightened fears of a new surge in anti-Semitic violence. Duration: 01:01 Feb 17, 2015
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Jitendra Singh meets J&K Governor NN Vohra

Jammu, Feb 17 (ANI): Minister of State in Prime Minister’s Office Dr Jitendra Singh on Tuesday met the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir NN Vohra in Jammu. Singh said that it was a casual meeting regarding some family wedding for which he had invited the Governor. He added that there are specific representatives to discuss government formation in the state and only they are responsible to give any updated information about the issue. Feb 17, 2015
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PM Modi vows to protect all religious minorities

New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday vowed to protect all religious groups, an apparent response to a series of attacks on Christian institutions in New Delhi fuelling concerns that minorities are being targeted by Hindu zealots. Modi was speaking at an event organised by the Christian community to celebrate the beatification of two Indians by Pope Francis late last year in New Delhi. Critics say that Modi's government, which is led by the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has failed to protect religious minorities and rein in Hindu extremists who have been emboldened by its election victory last year. Earlier this month priests, nuns and parishioners clashed with police as they staged a protest in New Delhi over a series of vandalism and arson attacks on churches. Religious conversions have become a divisive political issue since hardliners with links to the BJP said Hinduism was under threat and started a campaign to convince Christians and Muslims to change their faith. Feb 17, 2015
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Patriarch of Syriac Orthodox Church arrives in Delhi

New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): Patriarch of the Syriac Orthodox Church, Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, arrived in New Delhi on Tuesday. Aphrem said he was extremely grateful to the people of India for their tolerance towards every religion. He added that he wanted to express his solidarity with the people of India. Feb 17, 2015