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Glitter and glam on Fat Tuesday

It's party time on the streets of New Orleans and the colorful characters are out in full force. ...Including Jazz Musician Pete Fountain AND Mayor Mitch Landrieu. (SOUNDBITE) (English) MAYOR 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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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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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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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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Real Face of Pakistan

Pakistan/Muzaffarabad, PoK, February 17, 2015: Pakistan may be in denial about its involvement in Afghanistan or about supporting Taliban, but none another it's ex President Parvez Musharraf has spilled the beans. He confirms that Pakistan's ISI is supporting Taliban. India's position stands vindicated. Former President of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf has said that under his regime, Pakistan had tried to undermine the Afghan government led by ex-president Hamid Karzai. He also added that spies in Pakistan's Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) had given birth to the Taliban after 2001 because the Karzai government had an overwhelming number of non-Pashtuns and officials who were said to favour India, "In President Karzai's times, yes, indeed, he was damaging Pakistan and, therefore, we were working against his interest."That is where the intelligence work comes in. Intelligence being in contact with Taliban groups. Definitely they were in contact, and they should be," the 71-year-old former dictator told The Guardian Former Pakistani president spilled the beans but stayed mum on Pakistan's role in fomenting terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir. Musharaf's interview has revealed what the world has been saying. Feb 17, 2015
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JD (U) suspends seven pro-Manjhi ministers

New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): JD (U) on Tuesday suspended seven pro-Manjhi ministers from party leadership. Party Chief Sharad Yadav said that when he was told about the ministers he took immediate action on problems faced due to the leaders. Yadav added that he assessed the situation and took immediate action by moving court. He also said that Jitan Ram Manjhi does not have majority in the house and added that the Governor should have been quick in taking the decision over Bihar politics. Meanwhile, President of JD (U) unit in Bihar, Basistha Narayan Singh said that the ministers did not resign from their post even after being directed to do so by the party, which is why they were suspended. The suspension comes ahead of floor test, to prove majority for Manjhi, on Friday. 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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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