South African paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius wipes tears during his sentencing hearing at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.


Pistorius wipes eyes as judge delivers sentence

People buy lanterns and lamps from roadside stalls ahead of Diwali, the festival of lights in Mumbai, India.


Diwali preparations in full swing across India

Inspired by a less-is-more philosophy, Zohreh and Medy painted walls in tones of crisp white and subtly dappled shell-pink, concealing original red wood finishes on doors and kitchen cabinets with lacquered PVC car-cover film.

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An entirely customised penthouse in DIFC

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A video allegedly posted to YouTube by Daesh shows an elderly Syrian taking part in the stoning to death of his daughter.

Man stones daughter to death in Daesh video

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Passengers wait to check in for Emirates flights at Dubai International Airport’s Terminal 3

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Reader says he had had no apology or compensation over lost luggage

Residents of Dubai at Safa Park as they enjoy the three day weekend which was declared to celebrate Islamic New Year in the UAE.

Islamic New Year holiday in UAE announced

Public sector will not get a holiday, private sector to be given one-day holiday

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Saudi courier to get Dh195k for forced labour

Saudi court says education ministry must pay the amount for extra tasks thrust on the courier

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