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Animals in the news around the globe

A cat cafe in Slovenia -- the first of its kind in the Balkans. This does not mean you can take your favorite feline out for coffee --It's the cafe that provides the cats. And there are rules of Mar 2, 2015
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Thousands flock to Wisconsin ice caves

On the shores of Lake Superior, a natural wonder returns to Wisconsin, attracting thousands on opening day. These are the ice caves in Bayfield, Wisconsin. For just a $5 fee, visitors can trek Mar 1, 2015
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Bangladesh pays tribute to US blogger killed in machete attack

Dhaka, March 01 (ANI): Bangladeshis gathered on Sunday to pay tribute to a US blogger and critic of religious extremism who was killed in Dhaka, in the latest of a series of attacks on writers in the Muslim-majority nation. Avijit Roy, a US citizen of Bangladeshi origin, was hacked to death by machete-wielding assailants on February 26 after a book fair. People from all walks gathered with flowers at the Dhaka University premises on Sunday to pay their respect to Avijit, who came to his native city in mid-February and was due to go back to the United States. Mar 1, 2015
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Politicos react after JandK CM Mufti Sayeed credited Pakistan, Hurriyat, terrorists for peaceful pol

New Delhi, March 01 (ANI): Political leaders on Sunday react after Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed credited Pakistan, Hurriyat, terrorists for peaceful polls. He had said that "Pakistan, Hurriyat and militants allowed conducive atmosphere for assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir." JandK National Panthers Party Chief Bhim Singh slammed the new state CM and said that Syeed is not at all dependable. BJP however refrained from commenting on the same and talked about the party's vision and views on the works to be done for the state and for the welfare of its people. Mar 1, 2015
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PM Modi writes to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, condoles loss of lives in avalanches

New Delhi, March 01 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi has written to the President of Afghanistan, Dr Ashraf Ghani, and condoled the loss of lives in avalanches in different parts of Afghanistan. "I was deeply saddened at the massive loss of lives in avalanches in different parts of Afghanistan. This tragedy touches us even more because of the special bonds of affection and friendship between the people of India and Afghanistan. I extend the heartfelt condolences of the people of India to you, the bereaved families and communities and the people of Afghanistan. Please be assured that they are with us in our thoughts and prayers. I have great confidence in your leadership and the ability of the Afghan people to respond to this disaster. We stand ready to help in any way you desire with rescue and relief and to help people rebuild their lives. Mar 1, 2015
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Hike in aviation fuel price by 8.2 percent will increase fare by Rs 500 per passenger: Aviation Expe

New Delhi, March 01 (ANI): Aviation Expert Harshvardhan on Sunday said that the hike in aviation fuel price by 8.2 percent will increase fare by Rs 500 per passenger. He said that the increase in service tax of 2% also increases the fare and thereby the development will adversely affect the passengers. The government has hiked the price of aviation fuel by 8.2 percent. After the price revision, which came into effect from February 28 midnight, the aviation turbine fuel will cost Rs. 50,363 per litre per kilolitre in New Delhi. The price hike will also have a direct impact on the airfares as fuel costs account for about 40 percent of the airline's operating expenses. On Saturday, the Indian Oil Corporation Limited had also announced the hike in petrol and diesel prices, citing rise in international crude oil price and depreciation of rupee as the reasons. Mar 1, 2015