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British troops stage D-Day reenactment in Portsmouth

On Thursday, the British city of Portsmouth hosted a reenactment ceremony of the biggest amphibious assault, one of many events of this type planned to celebrate the 70 years of D-Day and the battle of Normandy on June 6, 1944. Jun 5, 2014
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G7 leaders take tough message to Putin on Ukraine

Leaders of the G7 said they stood united Thursday ahead of their first direct meetings with Russian leader Vladimir Putin on Ukraine, with President Barack Obama giving him a month to back down or face more sanctions. Jun 6, 2014
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GM admits 'fundamental failure' for ignition scandal

General Motors chief executive Mary Barra admits a 'fundamental failure' following the faulty ignition scandal after pledging the company would take full responsibility and compensate victims of accidents tied to the defects. Jun 6, 2014
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France pays tribute to first casualty of D-Day landings

French defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian pays tribute to corporal Emile Bouetard, believed to be the first French casualty of the June 1944 Allied landing operation. Bouetard was enrolled with British special forces, charged with creating a diversion in Brittany the day before the main assault in Normandy. Jun 5, 2014
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Monsoon may arrive within 24 hours: MeT

New Delhi, June 05 (ANI): Indian weather official on Thursday said southern coast could witness the arrival of this year's monsoon in the next day or so after sporadic rains in recent days heralded the arrival of the wet season that is crucial to farmers. Scientist at the meteorological department in New Delhi, BP Yadav, said conditions have turned favourable for the monsoon onset in about 24 hours. Experts said the spread of rainfall near the southern coast does not qualify for a formal announcement of the monsoon onset. Last month, the Meteorological Department predicted a delayed onset for this year's monsoon over the Kerala coast around June 05. Jun 5, 2014
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Varanasi railway station set for a makeover

Varanasi, June 05 (ANI): Indian Railways plan to revamp the railway station of Varanasi, the constituency of PM Modi, to meet international standards. Varanasi which is situated on the banks of the Ganges, is one of the two constituencies from where the newly- elected Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, fielded his candidacy and won during the general elections last month. The city is an important centre of the Indian Railways (IR). Traffic from all over the country goes through this station, which makes it a very important one. A lot of work is proposed for this station and still more sanctioned; rail authorities plan on making it fit to meet international standards. Jun 5, 2014
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Indian band set to mesmerize audience with desert rhythms at Commonwealth games in Scotland

Jaipur, June 05 (ANI): The traditional 'Kawa Music Group' comprising 10 musicians and dancers of pink city, Jaipur is all set to enthrall the audience with rhythms of the desert through a vibrant performance during the Commonwealth Games beginning next month in Glasgow in Scotland. The founder of the band, Hameed Kawa, told reporters on Wednesday (June 04) said the group has created a blend of music which will be widely appreciated. Kawa also said that it is a matter of pride for them as they would perform not only Rajasthani music but also a fusion of Indian and European music. The band will also collaborate with the Kawa Musical Circus and the Musafir band. The brass band which will be part of the parade will entertain audience in public places thrice a day. Jun 5, 2014
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250 Bangladeshi Buddhist, Hindu tribals seek refuge in India after ethnic violence

Tripura, June 05 (ANI): Over 250 Bangladeshi tribal, mostly Buddhists and Hindus, fled their villages along the international border and crossed over to India's northeastern Tripura state, seeking refuge after ethnic clashes with non-tribal Muslims in their country. The Chakma and Tripuri tribes left their villages in Khagrachari district of Bangladesh and took shelter in Tripura's Gandachara area on Thursday. The exact reason for the violence has not been identified yet, said authorities. However, efforts are being made by the state government to repatriate Bangladeshi tribal. Meanwhile, speaking to reporters, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said the tribals from Chittagong Hill Track of Bangladesh have taken shelter in the state after worsening of law and order situation in their villages. Jun 5, 2014
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Maoist kills group commander following internal conflict

Khunti, June 05 (ANI): Maoists killed their one of the group's area commander Dubraj Manki along with his wife and one other in red corridor area of Jharkhand. Police said early investigations reveal that the rebels gunned down their fellow group members after an exchange of fire. According to the villagers, they had heard the gun being shot at night and in the morning they saw the dead bodies lying near the village road. Gupta added that there was internal conflict between the members of the Maoist group. Jun 5, 2014
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Grenades recovered while cleaning of pond in Ludhiana's village

Ludhiana, June 05 (ANI): Panic gripped Sidhwan Khurd village near Jagraon city on the Ludhiana-Ferozepur highway in Punjab with the recovery of 14 hand grenades and 33 cartridges of AK-47 rifles from a pond during cleaning operations. A police team led by Deputy Superintendent of Police, Jagraon city, Naveen Kumar, reached the spot, sealed the area and took the ammunition into its custody. He confirmed that 14 hand grenades and 33 cartridges of AK-47 rifle were found in the village pond. The ammunitions were recovered while some workers hired under the MGNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act) Scheme were cleaning the pond. Jun 5, 2014