A chef prepares Peking Duck at the Quanjude restaurant in Beijing. The restaurant, the flagship of a chain with franchises as far away as Australia, is marking its 150th anniversary.


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Indian Muslims offer Eid al-Fitr prayers near the Quli Qutub Shahi tombs in Hyderabad, India.


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Sahib Khan, a taxi driver, said he can’t go on vacation during Eid because it’s usually one of the busiest times of the year. ‘We need to be here for the passengers and tourists,’ he said.

Business as usual for essential workers

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New visa fee system from August 1

Besides a new fee and fine structure, it also includes a new array of entry permits

Malayalam actors Manju Warrier and Dileep

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Lifeguards prepare to move a victim of a lightning strike in Venice, California July 27, 2014. The strike has claimed the life of one, injuring at least eight others, one severely, according to local media.

Man killed after lightning hits beach

Twelve others were examined after they felt the effects of the lightning

A patient rests under a mosquito net in a ward while being treated for Japanese encephalitis at the North Bengal Medical
College Hospital on the outskirts of Siliguri.

Mosquito villain in new epidemic scare in India

Japanese encephalitis takes epidemic proportion in India; UP, West Bengal and Bihar worst hit this time

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