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Astronauts rig station for new U.S. space taxis

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) A pair of U.S. astronauts floated outside the International Space Station on Wednesday (February 25) to continue rigging parking spots for two commercial space taxis Feb 25, 2015
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Three militants killed in Shopian encounter

Shopian, Feb 25 (ANI): Three militants were killed in an encounter with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district on Wednesday. During the encounter, two jawans and one Major also got injured. The encounter began last evening as a joint team of the army and police began a search operation in the area after getting information about the presence of militants. Feb 25, 2015
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Farmers hopeful for more funds, adequate security to crops in Budget 2015-2016

Rajouri, Feb 25 (ANI): Indian farmers are pinning hopes on Finance Minister Arun Jaitley when he presents the central budget for 2015-2016. They want more allocation of funds, adequate insurance to their crops, mainly dependent on the vagaries of unpredictable climate. India is primarily an agrarian economy with about 70 percent of the population working in fields. Farmers in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir say the successive governments have taken some policy decisions to improve the farm output, but the benefits have failed to trickle down at the lower level. Area Development Officer (Vegetable) in Rajouri, Sadaqat Hussain who has been working with the farmers to help improve their output and sharing government initiatives with them rules the fact that the government policies have not yielded much. Feb 25, 2015
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Vyapam scam: Madhya Pradesh Governor resigns

New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): Madhya Pradesh Governor Ram Naresh Yadav stepped down from his post after he was named in the multi-crore Vyapam scam in the state. Reportedly, Yadav was asked to resign by the Home Ministry after he was named in a police complaint in connection with the Vyapam scam involving politicians and government officials. He was booked for corruption, misuse of his official position and cheating. The Special Task Force, which is probing the scam, reportedly needs presidential sanction to chargesheet him. The scam involves the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board or Vyapam, which holds the exams for positions like medical officers, constables, teachers and auditors for government departments. The candidates allegedly bribed government officials to make it to the list of those who cleared the test. Feb 25, 2015
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Arson suspected in Palestinian mosque attack

Dawn revealed the damage of an apparent arson attack overnight, on a small, neighborhood mosque in the village of Al-Jabaah near Bethlehem. Authorities say graffiti written in Hebrew suggest the Feb 25, 2015
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Response to armed groups like IS 'shameful': Amnesty

World leaders have been "shameful and ineffective" in failing to protect civilians from armed groups like Islamic State (IS), according to Amnesty International's annual report. Duration: 01:10 Feb 25, 2015
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Texas man convicted of killing 'American Sniper'

A Texas man is sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole after he being convicted of murdering the US Navy Seal whose story inspired blockbuster movie "American Sniper." Duration: 00:36 Feb 25, 2015
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Congress protests against land acquisition Ordinance at Jantar Mantar

New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): The Congress party on Wednesday protested against the Land Acquisition Ordinance at Jantar Mantar. Congress held a rally called 'Zameen Wapsi Andolan' at Jantar Mantar to oppose the ordinance. Prominent party leaders Digvijay Singh, Ajay Maken, Jairam Ramesh, Raj Babbar, Deepinder Hooda addressed the crowd. Digvijaya Singh said that farmers seem to be on one side and industrialists on another and now people have to decide who they are with. Feb 25, 2015
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At least 37 dead in Baghdad bomb attacks

Baghdad residents are burying their dead -- after a wave of bomb attacks killed at least 37 people and wounded dozens of others. Police and medical sources say at least seven explosions struck in or Feb 25, 2015
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Delhi Police launches 'Himmat' WhatsApp & Hike Group for women safety

New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): After the launch of a mobile application ‘Himmat’, the Delhi Police on Wednesday launched the ‘Himmat’ Whatsapp and Hike Group for women safety. Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi said that the WhatsApp group will prove helpful to women who use public transport on a regular basis. Reportedly, around 27,000 people have downloaded the ‘Himmat’ app in just one month. Feb 25, 2015