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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

    Pictures: Oscar Pistorius wipes eyes as judge delivers 5-year sentence

    South African Paralympian sprinter Oscar Pistorius is sentenced to five years in prison for the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year in the climax of his sensational trial. Pistorius wiped his eyes as Judge Thokozile Masipa handed down the prison sentence for culpable homicide.

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    Monday Oct 20

    US plane on secret mission returns to Earth

    After spending about 22 months orbiting the Earth on a secret mission, a US Air Force X-37B unmanned, space plane has returned. The spacecraft which blasted off in December 2012 for its third space mission touched down at California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base.

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    Thursday Oct 16

    In pictures: Tallest observation deck opened at Burj Khalifa

    World’s highest observation deck opens to public at the world’s tallest tower Burj Khalifa

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    Tuesday Oct 14

    Sri Lanka resumes trains to war-battered Jaffna

    More than two decades after its destruction in Sri Lanka’s civil war, rail link between capital Colombo and northern city of Jaffna re-opens amid hopes that it will give boost to reconciliation efforts.

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    Tuesday Oct 14

    Plumpest pumpkin: 2,058-pound gourd sets record

    A gourd weighing 2,058 pounds took first prize and set a new tournament record at an annual pumpkin-weighing contest in Northern California. John Hawkley, 56, won this year’s Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-off in Half Moon Bay south of San Francisco.

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    Sunday Oct 12

    Pictures: Escaping Daesh, Syrian Kurds flee Kobani

    Dramatic imagery shows desperate refugees waiting to be transferred to camps in Turkey

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    Sunday Oct 12

    Pictures: Deadly Cyclone Hudhud strikes India

    Tropical Cyclone Hudhud is bringing damaging winds and flooding rainfall to eastern India

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    Friday Oct 10

    Fit for a challenge

    The Ignite Pink is Punk Swim: Run event was hosted for the fourth consecutive year to raise funds for the Safe and Sound Breast cancer awareness programme. Staff photographer Zarina Fernandes got in on the action at The Anantara The Palm Resort and Spa yesterday as around 400 fitness enthusiasts of all ages participated in the various categories, swimming and running for a good cause

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    Friday Oct 10

    Rashtrapati Bhawan in pictures

    Rare pictures of India’s Rashtrapati Bhawan as President Pranab Mukherjee commissions an ambitious project to restore the original vision of the British architect who designed it

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    Friday Oct 10

    Sheepdog nurses abandoned lion cub at Polish zoo

    A lion cub who was abandoned at birth by his parents has been cuddling up to a shaggy-haired sheepdog and mother-of-five at a private zoo in Poland. Parys was born last week at the small zoo in the eastern town of Wojciechow to a mother who showed no interest in nursing him, and a father who gave him one lick and then walked off.

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    Thursday Oct 9

    Pictures: Stunning images of total lunar eclipse seen from Americas and Asia

    Stargazers in the Americas and Asia are treated to a lunar eclipse that bathed the moon in a reddish tint to create a ‘blood moon’

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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

    Beyond Words

    Gulf News designers depict a world around them through illustrations everyday, either to enhance the visual elements of a story or as a standalone comment. The bulk of these illustrations are mainly for the print edition. Here we present some of them for your viewing pleasure.

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    Thursday Oct 2

    Narendra Modi wields broom in new ‘Clean India’ campaign

    India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi sweeps the road in a poor neighbourhood in New Delhi while launching the 'Clean India' drive. The nationwide campaign aims to clean up India in five years.

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    Thursday Oct 2

    Pilgrims descend on Makkah for annual Haj

    Hundreds of thousands of Muslim pilgrims are on a journey through Makkah for the annual Haj pilgrimage, the largest annual gathering in the world.

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    Wednesday Oct 1

    Pomp and pageantry as Obama meets with Modi

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrap up his trip to the US, winning over everyone, from President Barack Obama down, hardselling India to big business and wowing Indian-Americans.

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    Monday Sep 29

    Narendra Modi woos diaspora at giant New York rally

    In a glitzy show of lights, lasers and slogans, populist Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivers a triumphal address to tens of thousands of Indian-Americans and U.S. dignitaries in New York. He vowed to work tirelessly to make his nation a major power.

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    Wednesday Sep 24

    Scientists celebrate India’s Mangalyaan success

    Scientists break into wild cheers as the Mars orbiter’s engines completed 24 minutes of burn time to maneuver the spacecraft into its designated place around the red planet.

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    Saturday Sep 20

    Storm leaves 200,000 displaced in Philippines, heads for Taiwan

    Storm Fung-Wong churned towards Taiwan on Saturday after killing at least five people in the Philippines, and forcing some 200,000 people into temporary shelter, including in the capital Manila, to escape massive flooding.

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    Friday Sep 19

    Saturday snapshots: Light at the other end

    Under water, through mountains or underneath cities, Staff Photographer Ahmad Ramzan takes you through some of the UAE’s best known tunnels that have proved to be vital lifelines for countless motorist over the years. Authorities have spent untold millions of dirhams building subterranean passageways and some of these like the Shaikh Zayed Tunnel in Abu Dhabi, the most recently built, and the Airport Tunnel in Dubai have helped significantly in reducing traffic gridlock for a growing number of vehicles in the country.

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    Friday Sep 19

    In Pictures: Cheers and tears as Scotland rejects independence in historic referendum

    No campaigners across Scotland cheered and hugged, while Yes backers wept as results came in

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    Tuesday Sep 16

    Scientists given rare glimpse of 350-kilo colossal squid

    Scientists given the rare opportunity to examine a colossal squid - thought to be only the second intact specimen of the mysterious animal ever found - reveals it is female and carrying eggs.

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    Friday Sep 12

    Hunting for thrills

    With more than 640 exhibitors from 48 countries, the 12th Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition (Adihex) that got under way at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre on Wednesday, is the biggest such event in the Middle East. Chief Photographer Abdul Rahman takes a toru of the four-day exhibition that offers the latest innovations in hunting, apart from falcon-breeding and training equipment, including tracking devices. The exhibition showcases the latest riffles, hunting weapons and communication systems. Around 30,000 people are expected tovisit the exhibition.

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    Friday Sep 12

    US marks anniversary of 9/11 attacks

    This year marks the 13th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people at the World Trade Center, Pentagon and on Flight 93.