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Rescue team releases endangered serpents to natural habitat in Coimbatore

Tamil Nadu, June 20 (ANI): A snake rescue team caught two endangered snakes found in Karumathampatti village on the outskirts of Coimbatore and released them into the natural habitat of serpents. A snake rescue team deployed by VANAM (Vaigal Association of Nature and Mountain Ranges) found the snakes on the outskirts of the Karumathampatti village, about 28 KM (about 18 miles) from the hub of Coimbatore. Contrary to their reputation as a venomous vermin, the red sand boa feeds on insects and other small animals. Often found only in paddy fields and agricultural land, the boa was once an integral part of the agricultural eco-system keeping crop damaging pests at bay. Jun 20, 2014
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Felipe de Borbon is sworn in as Spain's new king

King Felipe VI proclaimed his faith in Spain's unity Thursday as he launched his reign in a nation strained by secessionist stirrings in Catalonia, which is seeking an independence referendum on November 9. Duration: 00:27 Jun 20, 2014
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Alstom unions divided after GE sweetens bid

General Electric on Thursday sweetened its offer for French power-to-rail group Alstom to win the government's backing for its bid over a rival offer by Siemens and Mitsubishi. Duration: 00:39 Jun 20, 2014
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Creativity and humour found in ladies hats at Royal Ascot

From art pallets to waves, there was no lack of outlandish designs for the hats on show at Ascot Ladies' Day in Berkshire on Thursday, as punters placed their bets on horses and also tried to catch a glimpse of Queen Elizabeth II. Duration: 00:56 Jun 20, 2014
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Obama: US ready for 'precise' military action in Iraq

US President Barack Obama has announced Washington is ready to send up to 300 military advisors to Iraq and would take "targeted" and "precise" military action if necessary following the swift advance of radical Sunni fighters. Duration: 00:55 Jun 20, 2014