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Ukraine truce fades as fighting rages

A gas pipeline explodes near the eastern Ukrainian town of Debaltseve after being hit by mortar fire. THIS despite last week's ceasefire agreement between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian separatists Feb 17, 2015
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Ice and snowfalls paralyze central U.S.

Snow removal is underway in Washington, DC. Federal offices are closed, and streets are quiet. Overnight storms have paralyzed much of the central and eastern United States. Amid record-breaking Feb 17, 2015
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Jitendra Singh meets J&K Governor NN Vohra

Jammu, Feb 17 (ANI): Minister of State in Prime Minister’s Office Dr Jitendra Singh on Tuesday met the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir NN Vohra in Jammu. Singh said that it was a casual meeting regarding some family wedding for which he had invited the Governor. He added that there are specific representatives to discuss government formation in the state and only they are responsible to give any updated information about the issue. Feb 17, 2015
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PM Modi vows to protect all religious minorities

New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday vowed to protect all religious groups, an apparent response to a series of attacks on Christian institutions in New Delhi fuelling concerns that minorities are being targeted by Hindu zealots. Modi was speaking at an event organised by the Christian community to celebrate the beatification of two Indians by Pope Francis late last year in New Delhi. Critics say that Modi's government, which is led by the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has failed to protect religious minorities and rein in Hindu extremists who have been emboldened by its election victory last year. Earlier this month priests, nuns and parishioners clashed with police as they staged a protest in New Delhi over a series of vandalism and arson attacks on churches. Religious conversions have become a divisive political issue since hardliners with links to the BJP said Hinduism was under threat and started a campaign to convince Christians and Muslims to change their faith. Feb 17, 2015