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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.

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    Thursday Sep 11

    Pictures: Dozens killed in Baghdad car bomb attacks

    A series of attacks, mainly car bombings targeting security forces and markets, killed and wounded dozens of people in Baghdad, Iraq.

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    Tuesday Sep 9

    In pictures: A circus director’s record attempt with snakes

    Jo-Joo Circus director Jaromir Joo lays under some snakes during a record attempt at St James Square in Brno, Czech Republic. Three boa constrictors and two pythons, each of them having a length of around five meters and weighing together more than 500 kilograms, were laid on Joo.

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    Sunday Sep 7

    Rebuilt 18th century frigate 'Hermione' tests French waters

    A replica of the 'Hermione' frigate on which the Marquis de La Fayette rallied US rebels fighting against England in 1780 made its maiden voyage on the open sea after 17 years of work in Rochefort, western France. The test run at high tide was a key step in a 17-year project aimed at sending the ship next year across the Atlantic, retracing Lafayette's journey to Boston and the foundation of French-American relations.

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    Friday Sep 5

    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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    Monday Sep 1

    Pictures: Tungurahua volcano spews steam and ash

    Tungurahua, which means ‘Throat of Fire’ in the local Quechua language, has been classified as active since 1999

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    Sunday Aug 31

    In pictures: Children of the UAE return to school

    Uniforms ready and bags packed as youngster return to classrooms after summer break

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    Saturday Aug 30

    Getting back to school

    Gulf News photographers do the rounds of various shopping centres across the emirates to give you an idea of how parents and children are preparing for the new academic year. The whole business can be nerve-wracking, but in the end everyone agrees it’s worth the effort.

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    Tuesday Aug 26

    Pictures: ALS ice bucket challenge from around the globe

    The phenomenal success of the fundraising craze, to support research into amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, is making charitable organisations rethink how they connect with a younger generation of potential donors, specifically through social media.

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    Tuesday Aug 19

    Pictures: 1,000lb alligator snared in Alabama

    A family in the US state of Alabama battled a 1,000-pound, 15-foot alligator for more than five hours, putting several large hooks into the beast before firing a fatal shotgun blast into the gator’s head. The result? The catch of a lifetime and a state record in Alabama.

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    Sunday Aug 17

    Pictures: Dust storm strikes across the UAE

    Wind, dust and hazy weather hits Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah

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    Saturday Aug 16

    UAE Indians celebrate Independence Day

    Young and old in the UAE celebrate their 68th Indian Independence day at the Indian Embassy in Abu Dhabi and in the Indian Consulate at Bur Dubai.

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    Monday Aug 11

    UK battered by remains of Hurricane Bertha

    Heavy rain and high winds create havoc in swathes of England and Wales

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    Sunday Aug 10

    In pictures: Supermoon sightings from around the world

    The phenomenon, which scientists call a perigee moon, occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons. Take a look at one of nature's amazing shows - as seen from various parts of the world.

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    Sunday Aug 10

    Pictures: Passenger plane crashes in Tehran, 48 killed

    A small Iranian passenger plane crashed moments after it took off from Tehran on Sunday, killing 48 people on board and narrowly avoiding more fatalities on the ground. The plane was headed to the eastern city of Tabas, when it crashed around 9.18 am (0448 GMT), after leaving Mehrabad airport.

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    Thursday Aug 7

    Ebola outbreak in pictures

    The World Health Organization has began an emergency meeting on the Ebola crisis, and said at least 932 deaths in four countries are blamed on the virus, with many hundreds more being treated in quarantine conditions. Besides, the lethal Ebola epidemic is hitting tourism, reducing travel and trade, and slowing farming and mining.

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    Friday Aug 1

    In pictures: Malin village landslide aftermath

    Rescue workers try to find survivors amid the mud and debris from a major landslide in the Pune district in the western Indian state of Maharashtra, where 150 people are feared to have been killed.

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    Monday Jul 28

    Eid prayers around the globe

    Muslims in the Middle East and Asia marked a grim Eid Al Fitr on Monday, overshadowed by conflicts in Gaza and Pakistan and several air tragedies, including the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.

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    Saturday Jul 19

    Aftermath of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash

    Ukraine and pro-Russia insurgents agreed on July 19 to set up a security zone around the crash site of a Malaysian jet whose downing in the rebel-held east has drawn global condemnation of the Kremlin

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    Friday Jul 18

    Malaysia Airlines flight MH17: Horror in pictures

    298 dead as flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur shot down in Ukraine war zone

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    Thursday Jul 10

    Preview of goldfish exhibition

    The two-month-long goldfish exhibition will starts July 11 at “Eco Edo Nihombashi Art Aquarium 2014” .

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    Saturday Jul 5

    First look: Dubai's Mall of the World in pictures

    See images of the planet’s first temperature-controlled city, planned for the emirate

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    Friday Jul 4

    Pictures: Hurricane Arthur hits North Carolina

    Arthur became the first hurricane of the 2014 Atlantic season on Thursday after sparking evacuations along part of the North Carolina coast, where it threatened to disrupt Independence Day celebrations.