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Government to act tough against GNLA militants in Meghalaya

Meghalaya, June 24 (ANI): The Meghalaya police got into a gun battle with GNLA militants in East Garo Hills after busting their camp in Durama forests. The crackdown was launched after two cadres of the militant outfit brutally killed a 32–year–old Garo woman by suspecting her to be a police informer. The Centre has rushed 10 companies of additional paramilitary forces to assist the state police. Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma said the Assam-based anti-talk factions of ULFA and NDFB were also active in the Garo Hills and were in cohorts with the GNLA. The government is stressing on strengthening the state's police force to tackle rising terrorism in the Garo Hills. Efforts are also on to adopt the dialogue process with GNLA through interlocutors, on condition that they abjure violence. Jun 24, 2014
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TN professor develops robot to save children trapped in borewells

Tamil Nadu, June 24 (ANI): A 43-year-old college professor from Tamil Nadu, M Manikandan has developed a unique robot, which can rescue children who accidentally fall into open borewells – answering prayers of parents who have had the misfortune of their children falling into narrow open pits. Manikandan said he was inspired to invent the robot after his own son fell into a borewell almost a decade ago -- but was luckily rescued. Professor Manikandan developed the nine-feet-long robot with human-like arms along with clamps resembling fingers that can clutch and pull the trapped child out of borewell. The robot can be operated with batteries and works with the help of an air piston. Jun 24, 2014
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Protest over bridge barricade in divided Kosovo town

Residents react after Kosovo police fired tear gas Sunday to disperse stone-throwing protesters demanding the removal of a barricade on a bridge linking ethnic Albanians and Serbs in the divided town of Mitrovica. Duration: 00:41 Jun 24, 2014
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Waste pickers clean up World Cup stadiums

After each World Cup match come the waste pickers: 850 of them have been trained in Brazil to work inside the 12 stadiums and recycle an average of five tons of garbage generated by each game. Duration: 01:20 Jun 24, 2014
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Kerry backs Iraq against 'existential' militant threat

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday pledged "intense" support for Iraq against the "existential threat" of a major militant offensive pushing toward Baghdad from the north and west. Duration: 01:19 Jun 24, 2014
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Kenya protest over 'grass cutter' gang rape case

Hundreds of protesters marched through a Kenyan town Monday demanding justice for a schoolgirl who was brutally gang raped, ahead of the trial of suspects who were originally punished by being made to cut grass. Duration: 01:06 Jun 24, 2014
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Six-fingered family hopes Brazil wins its sixth World Cup title

The Da Silva family, who lives close to Brazil’s capital, shares a common trait: all 14 members were born with six fingers in each hand. A peculiarity they hope will bring luck to Brazil’s squad in winning their sixth World Cup title. Duration: 00:35 Jun 24, 2014
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Egypt jails Jazeera journalists for up to 10 years

An Egyptian court Monday sentenced three Al-Jazeera journalists including Australian Peter Greste to jail terms ranging from seven to 10 years after accusing them of aiding the blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood. Duration: 00:49 Jun 23, 2014
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Watchdog: All of Syria's chemical weapons removed.

The last of Syria's declared chemical weapons have been shipped from the war-torn country and are en route for destruction at sea, the world's chemical weapons watchdog said on Monday. Duration: 00:52 Jun 23, 2014