10Feb/15

Supporters, families of Common Man Party leaders celebrate Delhi polls victory

Supporters and family members of leaders of India’s Aam Aadmi, or the Common Man Party, celebrate party’s record mandate win in Delhi assembly polls.

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10Feb/15

World’s biggest flower market gears up for Valentine’s Day

The world’s biggest flower market gears up for Valentine’s Day, selling around one hundred million red roses.

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10Feb/15

Excitement builds in Rio as carnival approaches

The final touches are added to the Sambadrome before tourists and revellers flock to the stadium and the streets for carnival.
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10Feb/15

NYC cop indicted for fatal stairwell shooting of unarmed man -WSJ

NYPD officer indicted in the death of an unarmed black man who was shot and killed in November.
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10Feb/15

Battery-powered train brings low-carbon commuting to UK

ESSEX, ENGLAND, UK (REUTERS) – The tagline says it all.

This Independently Powered Electric Multiple Unit is being tested out over five weeks on a ten-mile track just outside London.

The train draws power from overhead lines.

It then lowers its pantograph and can run on its batteries instead.
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10Feb/15

Somalian lifeline cut off by suspension of remittance services

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China Central Television (CCTV)

Most of the major U.S. banks have ended remittance services to Somalis after new regulations were passed to stop money from getting into the hands of terrorists such as Somalia’s Al Shabaab. However, funds sent back home to Somalia are crucial for many families and businesses in a country that lacks a proper financial system from years of fighting.
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10Feb/15

Police seize lost ‘Da Vinci’ painting in Switzerland

Italian and Swiss Police have seized a lost painting attributed to Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci from a bank vault in Switzerland.
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10Feb/15

EU solution to Italy migrant deaths needed – UNHCR

A spokewoman for the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) says a recent incident that resulted in the deaths of 29 African migrants trying to reach Europe across the Mediterranean demonstrated once again that the European Union needed a “proper” solution to save more lives.

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10Feb/15

Malaysia’s Anwar jailed for 5 years after losing appeal in sodomy trial

(NVO) – Convicted of sodomy — Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim arrives at prison Tuesday — where he is sentenced to serve five years.
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