An Emirati man takes a selfie in front of a new Etihad Airways A380 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014.

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Etihad Airways unveils its first Airbus A380

"Herbert C" has refashioned himself from being the head of feared bank robbery gang that killed dozens into a musical icon -- and now also a Youtube senstation.

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Bank robber turns into a jailhouse rock star

A picture shows Christmas lights during the "Luci d'Artista" (Artist's Lights of Salerno) event in Salerno, southern Italy.

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Meat products approved by the Ministry of Environment and Water, but do not have an approved halal certificate from one of the Islamic associations will not be allowed entry into the UAE. Picture for illustrative purposes.

Controversial ‘halal beef’ not imported to UAE

US food company indicted for marketing product not slaughtered in accordance with Sharia

Pope Francis waves as he leaves at the end of his general audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican.

How the pope sealed US-Cuba deal

Vatican envoys played acknowledged roles in healing breach while Canada assisted

People of peace Child rights activists Kailash Satyarthi (India) and Malala Yousufzai (Pakistan) shared the 2014 Nobel Prize for peace

Nobel-winning ideas that changed the world

An exhibition aims to educate people about how prize winners have contributed to society


Loujain Hathloul drove her car from the UAE to the Saudi Arabian border in early December to protest the ban on women drivers and released a video of it, but she was detained for six days by Saudi authorities for defying the ban

Saudi women gear up to fight driving ban

Many more Saudi women are finding novel ways to persuade authorities to allow them to drive

Shaikh Ahmad Al Gamdi, former head of the religious police in Makkah, pictured with his wife (left) and an unidentified woman.

Saudi niqab issue kicks up social storm

'Embarassing' picture leaked as scholars call for rational debate over hot-button issue


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