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France's farmers treat their cows to high-tech milking

France's family farms experiment with costly high-tech robots to milk, feed and monitor their cows. With wired cows producing up to 40% more milk than those cared for by hand, farmers hope the splurge will yield promising results. Duration: 01:56 Feb 21, 2014
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Indonesia announces world's biggest manta ray sanctuary

Indonesia institutes the world's biggest manta ray sanctuary covering millions of square kilometres as it seeks to protect the huge winged fish and draw more tourists to the sprawling archipelago. Duration: 00:40 Feb 21, 2014
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Ukraine rivals sign deal to end crisis

Ukraine's leader and opposition on Friday signed a deal to end the splintered country's worst crisis since independence after three days of carnage left nearly 100 protesters dead and the heart of Kiev resembling a war zone. Duration: 01:08 Feb 21, 2014
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India seeks more security at embassy in Rome after getting hate mails & live bullet

New Delhi, Feb 21 (ANI): Ministry of External affairs spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin asked asked Italy government to beef up security at its embassy in Rome after the mission got a live bullet and several hate mails, in wake of diplomatic tensions over the trial of two Italian marines in New Delhi. Earlier, Rome has expressed its disappointment over the slow pace of trial. Italian authorities have also lobbied the European Union and the United Nations on the case. Feb 21, 2014
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No solution to peoples problems force them to become Maoists, says Experts

New Delhi/Patna, Feb 21 (ANI): Experts said that the government should pay heed to problems faced by the people as many of them get attracted to rebellious activities other. Sahni also said that there was evidence with the government on foreign funding to Maoists. Maoists are rebels who try to sink deep roots and form links after decades of neglect. Also known as Naxals, the rebels have fought for decades in a swathe of central and eastern India, including many resource-rich regions, where tension runs high between poor farmers and industrial developers. Feb 21, 2014
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It happens: Dance Festival

Khajuraho, feb 21 (ANI): The world-renowned Dance Festival began in Khajuraho - the city of ancient temples - in India's central province of Madhya Pradesh, with an aim to promote cultural and traditional dances of the country. Dancers performed several old and traditional Indian dance forms like Bharatanatyam and Odissi attempting to keep the dances alive as a part of our heritage. The dancers described their experience of performing in Khajuraho city, a place famous for its temples with exquisite sex sculptures and paintings, a holy one. Many classical artists were honoured at the festival and young dancers got a platform to showcase their talent. The event saw the presence of various provincial leaders including state culture and tourism minister, Surendra Patwa. Many tourists from other countries also made it to the festival to view and participate in it.The week-long event will see classical dancers performing various dance styles including Kuchipudi, Kathak and Manipuri. The festival is also celebrating the exquisiteness and daintiness of human emotions and devout philosophy of Hindu religion. Feb 21, 2014
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It happens: Dog Show

Moradabad, feb 21 (ANI): The district administration in Moradabad city of India's northern state of Uttar Pradesh organised a dog show that saw dogs of various breeds participating. The show was organised in the newly inaugurated Deer Park that featured more than 200 dogs, belonging to 22 canine breeds. The dogs walked the ramp, delighting the audience and dog lovers with their performances.The organisers seemed happy with the response they received.All the canines took part in competitions and were also rewarded for their performances.The show featured dogs ranging from six inches to five-feet in height. The major breeds that participated included Labrador, Bhutia, Pomeranian, Pavilion, Bulldog and German Shepherd.During the dog show, the audience was also given information about dogs, their habits and breeds.Spectators and owners of the participating dogs seemed impressed by the show. The main attraction of the show was Dogo Canario from Spain. The dog's owner had specially imported the dog from Spain one year back. The dog was earlier a part of the Spanish military. Apart from that, a small Pomeranian dog, Tuffy, entertained the audiences by its dance performance.Other dogs that were crowd favourites were American pugs and a dachshund by the name Feb 21, 2014
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It happens: Tribal Festival

Moradabad, feb 21 (ANI): The ethnic group of Mishing in India's northeastern province of Assam celebrated a seed sowing festival in which devotees prayed to God Donyi-Polo (the god of Sun-Moon) for a great harvest. Called 'Ali Ai Ligang', it is a spring festival associated with agriculture. A participant said the festival marks the ceremonial start of the paddy sowing. The Mishing community in Assam and northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh pray to God Donyi-Polo for the development. During the festival celebrations, a small area of land is marked to resemble a cultivation field. The land is ploughed with spade and then seeds are sowed from a basket by the member of the community. People dance, sing, and feast during the celebrations, and as a mark of honour people offer fish and eggs to the god. The famous traditional 'Gumrag' dance is also performed during the auspicious occasion by people of all ages within the community. However, people within the community opined that 'Ali Ai Ligang' is slowly disappearing from their society due to impact of westernization. Being the largest tribal group found in the northeastern provinces of India, members of Mishing community reside in the districts of Dhemaji, North Lakhimpur, Sonitpur, Tinsukia, Dibrugarh, Feb 21, 2014
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Winter session of 15th Lok Sabha ends with positive note from Shinde

New Delhi, Feb 21 (ANI): The winter session of 15th Lok Sabha ends on Friday with a positive speech by the Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde. The day began with union minister Jairam Ramesh walking up to BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu, with a handwritten thank you note for helping to pass the controversial bill creating Telangana as 29th state in the Rajya Sabha. The Lok Sabha was at its most peaceful when members assembled for farewell speeches. Shinde went out to compliment the opposition and BJP leader Sushma Swaraj, who accepted it with a smile. Meanwhile, Shinde also mentioned Mulayam Singh Yadav in his speech and further said that the session was a historical one. Feb 21, 2014
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Protest as verdict due in anti-Putin protest trial

Russian court was to deliver its verdict Friday against eight people accused of instigating mass riots after an opposition rally turned violent on the eve of Vladimir Putin's inauguration as president in 2012. Duration: 00:54 Feb 21, 2014
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IOC comments on ice skating judging controversy

Adelina Sotnikova was celebrating becoming Russia's first ever women's Olympic figure skating champion as claims swirled Friday that the Games' hosts and not the skater had been awarded the gold medal. Duration: 00:45 Feb 21, 2014