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Communist leader Pansare, wife shot at in Kolhapur

New Delhi, Feb 16 (ANI): Senior Communist leader Govind Pansare and his wife Uma were seriously injured after unknown men opened fire at them in Kolhapur on Monday. According reports, the assailants fired gunshots at the couple at around 8 a.m. when they were out for a morning walk. The assailants, who fired at least four rounds from close range at the couple, fled the scene after the incident. According to reports, the couple is presently being treated at the Astor Aadhar Hospital in Kolhapur. Their condition is believed to be serious. Meanwhile, political leaders condemned the incident. Feb 16, 2015
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Politicos react as Anna Hazare is all set to protest against Land Acquisition Ordinance on Feb 24 at

New Delhi, Feb 16 (ANI): Political leaders on Monday react as anti graft crusader Anna Hazare is all set to stage a protest against Land Acquisition Ordinance on February 24 at Jantar Mantar in Delhi. BJP leader Nalin Kohli said that all have right to protest in a democracy and that the government will function for the welfare of all. Congress leader Manish Tewari and NCP's Tariq Anwar supported the protest. JD (U) leader KC Tyagi said that the ruling BJP's policy is against poor and for only corporates. CPI leader Atul Kumar Anjan also came out in support of Hazare and against the land acquisition ordinance. Feb 16, 2015
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Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena meets PM Modi at Hyderabad House

New Delhi, Feb 16 (ANI): Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Hyderabad House on Monday. Both the leaders are likely to hold talks on all major issues such as devolution of power to the Tamil community and the sticky fishermen issue. Earlier in the day, Maithripala Sirisena met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi to boost ties. The two leaders discussed bilateral and regional issues. Sirisena arrived in India on Sunday, on his first state visit abroad, as a part of efforts to repair relations with New Delhi which soured under the previous government. He was given a ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhawan on his arrival. Sirisena will return on Wednesday. Feb 16, 2015
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Shelling could mean ceasefire violations

Signs of continued fighting are evident in eastern Ukraine less than 24 hours after a ceasefire agreement was to have taken affect. Large holes, damaged buildings and shells could be seen in Popasna- Feb 16, 2015
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ISIS releases video purporting to show beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians in Libya

Libya, Feb 16 (ANI):Islamic State released a video purporting to show the mass beheading of Coptic Christian hostages in Libya. Egypt's state news agency MENA quoted the spokesman for the Coptic Church as confirming that 21 Egyptian Christians believed to be held by Islamic State were dead. In the video, militants in black marched the captives, dressed in orange jump suits, to a beach that the group said was near Tripoli. They were forced down onto their knees, then beheaded. The video appeared on the Twitter feed of a website that supports Islamic State, which has seized parts of Iraq and Syria and has also beheaded Western hostages. A caption on the five-minute video read:"The people of the cross, followers of the hostile Egyptian church." Before the killings, one of the militants stood with a knife in his hand. Feb 16, 2015
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Egypt vows response after IS beheading video

The latest video released by Islamic State militants purports to show the beheading of a group of Egyptian Christians kidnapped in Libya. The video, which Reuters cannot verify, shows militants Feb 16, 2015
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Westerners join Iraqi Christian militia to fight Islamic State in Iraq

Iraq, Feb 16 (ANI): Thousands of foreigners have flocked to Iraq and Syria, most of them to join Islamic State, but there are few who came to fight on the other side by joining a small Christian militia. The militia they have joined is called Dwekh Nawsha - meaning self sacrifice in the ancient Aramaic language still spoken by Assyrian Christians, who consider themselves the indigenous people of Iraq. Dwekh Nawsha operates alongside Kurdish peshmerga forces to protect a cluster of Christian villages on the front line. Twenty-eight year old Brett is one of the volunteers who came from overseas, a US army veteran who recently returned to Iraq to fight Islamic State in what he sees as a wider war between good and evil. Brett is the only one of the foreign volunteers to have engaged in fighting so far. The others only recently arrived, and were turned back from the front line on Friday by Kurdish security services because they did not have necessary approval from the authorities. Feb 16, 2015
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BJP has no role in Bihar political crisis: Venkaiah Naidu

New Delhi, Feb 16 (ANI): Union minister and BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said that the BJP has no role in Bihar political crisis. Talking to mediapersons in New Delhi, he said that the situation arose over JD (U)'s internal squabbles. Feb 16, 2015

No end in sight to 'slow-burn' Bangladesh turmoil

Dhaka's main hospital is overflowing with victims of a lethal standoff, the latest casualties of the decades-long enmity between Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and opposition leader Khaleda Zia. Duration: 0:41 Feb 16, 2015