Daily Headlines Around The World for February 21, 2014

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Thousands of extra security agents for World Cup 2014
Brazil has announced a security boost of around 70,000 officers to police this year's football World Cup. In total, 170,000 people are expected to be deployed to guarantee security across the 12 host cities.

Flocking from near and far
The efforts made by Russians from all corners of the country to get to Sochi are a sign of the changes global sporting events are undergoing as new regions open up to sport-starved spectators.

In the den of dragons
These dragons are nothing like the napalm-breathing stingers in television's Game of Thrones. No, the ones that are eyeballing us, and vice versa, are earthbound, actual and far more fatal than the flying Zippo lighters from Thrones.

Irate unpaid Thai farmers call off airport tractor protest
Thai farmers, angry at not being paid under a rice subsidy scheme, called off a protest tractor drive to Bangkok's main airport on Friday after an assurance they would get their money, some welcome news for Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

Death toll rises as Venezuela protesters clash with troops
Security forces and protesters have fought around Venezuela, with scores injured and arrested since violence broke out just over a week ago.

Imams issue fatwa against Muslims going to Mars
A group of imams in the United Arab Emirates has issued a fatwa against Muslims taking part in the Mars One mission.

Wales ponders independence from Britain
Scotland’s looming referendum on leaving the UK is prompting the Welsh to question whether they want to follow.

Nepal sets tighter controls for Everest climbers
Nepal will enforce tighter controls of climbers on Mount Everest to ensure the world’s highest peak is safe, officials said today.

Ice Canoe Racing…Only in Canada
Hundreds of years ago when the trading of dead animal furs was kind of a big deal in the area surrounding the St. Lawrence Seaway, the second oldest Canadian sport (behind hockey) was invented… Ice Canoe Racing.

New Jersey advances bill banning smoking at all public beaches and parks
New Jersey lawmakers are considering a bill that would ban smoking at all public beaches and parks in the state. A state Assembly committee advanced the proposal at a hearing Thursday morning.

On the Presence of Snow Leopards in Sochi
The endangered species is a convenient mascot for Putin's Olympics, but the story behind the symbol isn't quite fit for primetime.

 


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