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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Daesh militants parade in a commandeered armoured
vehicle in Mosul. Daesh has begun training young men and
boys to join its forces, it has claimed online.

Top Daesh leaders killed, more US troops in Iraq

Among those reportedly killed are senior Daesh leaders Haji Mutazz, Abd al Basit and Radwin Talib, but not Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

Children play in a snow covered park in Sapporo in Japan's northern island of Hokkaido on December 17, 2014.

Severe snowstorm kills 11 in Japan

550 flights cancelled as weathermen report up to 207cm of snow dropped

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


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