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    Thursday Oct 30

    Thousands celebrate Chhath Festival in India

    Devotees pay obeisance to both the rising and the setting sun during the Chhath Festival by expressing their thanks and seeking the blessings of the forces of nature, mainly the Sun and rivers.

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    Monday Oct 27

    Ex-poultry farmer Leah Kalanguka crowned Miss Uganda

    A former mushroom and poultry farmer Leah Kalanguka, 23, is crowned Miss Uganda following a major rebranding of the annual beauty pageant, now designed to promote agriculture in the east African nation. Besides having to field questions on farming on stage, contestants also had to milk cows and work with goats and sheep.

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    Saturday Oct 25

    Marketplace: What’s hot and new in the UAE

    tabloid’s The Directory brings you what’s new and hot in men’s fashion in the UAE

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    Friday Oct 24

    In pictures: The Heritage Village in Abu Dhabi

    Run by Emirates Heritage Club, located by the breakwater at Abu Dhabi corniche, it offers a glimpse of the UAE’s rich heritage and traditions. Apart from local visitors, tourists from around the world visit the Heritage Village every day.

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    Thursday Oct 23

    The world celebrating Diwali

    Diwali is the five-day festival of lights, celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains across the world. The festival, which coincides with the Hindu New Year, celebrates new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness. The actual day of Diwali is traditionally celebrated on the festival’s third day. The festival sees millions attend firework displays, prayers and celebratory events across the world . Happy Diwali.

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    Tuesday Oct 21

    Diwali preparations in full swing across India

    Diwali is known as the ‘Festival of Lights,’ where the lighted lamps signify the victory of good over evil. The festival is observed on 23rd October this year in most parts of India. Lights, sweets and fire-crackers - people across the country prepare for the auspicious occasion...

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    Saturday Oct 18

    Marketplace: What’s hot and new in the UAE

    tabloid’s The Directory brings you what’s new and hot in men’s fashion in the UAE

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    Friday Oct 10

    Mariana Jimenez crowned Miss Venezuela 2014

    Mariana Jimenez bags the Miss Venezuela 2014 beauty pageant held in Caracas. She will represent the country in the Miss Universe pageant.

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    Saturday Oct 4

    Eid Al Adha in pictures

    People enjoy the holidays with loved ones on the occasion of Eid Al Adha.

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    Friday Oct 3

    Biryani: One course festive feast

    From street-corner joints to five-star hotels, here’s how biryani is enjoyed across the UAE

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    Wednesday Oct 1

    Mooch ado about nothing

    Mooch represents the dreams, aspirations, troubles and, sometimes, even the foibles of the average Dubaiite.

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    Sunday Sep 28

    Marketplace: What’s hot and new in the UAE

    tabloid’s The Directory brings you what’s new and hot in men’s fashion in the UAE

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    Friday Sep 26

    10 things in nature that could vanish before your kids see them

    A new report by the Endangered Species Coalition, an alliance of 10 environmental activist groups, says kids will see fewer things in nature than their parents did. Many are listed as threatened or endangered. Here are 10 plants and animals the groups say your children might never see.

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    Monday Sep 15

    Kira Kazantsev chosen as Miss America 2015

    22-year-old Miss New York Kira Kazantsev is crowned the new Miss America, the third straight victory for the Empire State in the national beauty pageant. Outgoing Miss America Nina Davuluri, also from New York, presented the crown to Kazantsev after the competition at Atlantic City, New Jersey's Boardwalk Hall.

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    Friday Sep 12

    ‘Pulikali’ (tiger dance) marks the end of Onam festivities

    ‘Pulikali’ (tiger dance) is a colorful recreational folk art revolving around the theme of tiger hunting, performed to entertain people during Onam, an annual harvest festival in Kerala.

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    Sunday Sep 7

    Miss Haiti 2014 in pictures: Carolyn Desert crowned

    25-year-old Carolyn Desert beat 20 other contestants to win the Miss Haiti 2014 crown

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    Sunday Sep 7

    Fatma Zohra Chouaib crowned Miss Algeria 2014

    20-year-old Fatma Zohra Chouaib wins the Miss Algeria 2014 beauty pageant

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    Saturday Sep 6

    Pictures: Meet the women born in 1800s

    How many people born in the 1800s are still alive? According to records, there are only six, all women, who saw the dawn of the 20th century. Of course there are others who claim to have been born in the 19th century, but they don’t have any records to back it up. Here is a snapshot of the women who have straddled three centuries.

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    Saturday Sep 6

    Spotted! The UAE's trendiest men

    So you know your Zara from your Zegna, your Dior from your Diesel. But have you got the edge? tabloid!’s weekly men’s lifestyle page, The Directory, is scouring the town to track down the most trendy men in the Emirates. If you think you’ve got what it takes, send us a full shot of yourself, include your name, profession, the brands you’re wearing and let our editors cast an expert eye.

    If your picture is selected, we’ll print it in The Directory, out every Sunday. Send your entries to

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    Sunday Aug 31

    Watching film under a bridge over river Yamuna

    Rickshaw pullers, menial labourers and the homeless people enjoy Bollywood movies in a makeshift ‘cinema theatre’ under a bridge across the River Yamuna in Delhi, India

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    Thursday Aug 28

    Annual tomato fiesta paints Spanish town red

    Thousands of revellers hurl tonnes of squashed tomatoes at each other, drenching the streets in red in a gigantic Spanish food fight known as the Tomatina.

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    Thursday Aug 28

    Pictures: Teej festival celebrations in Kathmandu and Siliguri

    The three-day long Teej festival, celebrated by Hindu women in Nepal and some parts of India, is observed with married women fast during the day and pray for marital bliss, the well-being of their spouses and children, while unmarried women wish for good husbands and happy conjugal lives.

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    Thursday Aug 28

    Back to school: The right stationery

    From biodegradable pens to colourful and theme-based pencil cases and chairs, there is a wide range of products companies are designing especially for schoolgoing children

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    Sunday Aug 24

    Runners turn kaleidoscopic at Sydney Colour Run

    Inspired by the Hindu Holi festival, participants take part in a five kilometer long run dotted with locations where coloured powders are thrown in a carnival atmosphere.

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    Sunday Aug 24

    Models hit the ramp at Lakme Fashion Week

    Top models and Bollywood beauties display vibrant creations by famous Indian designers at the Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Winter/Festival 2014 edition in Mumbai