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    Tuesday Feb 4

    Tawdheef career fair for UAE's best and brightest

    Tawdheef career fair features thousands of opportunities and development programmes for emiratis in more than 100 government and private sector organisations.

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    Tuesday Feb 4

    India inaugurates first monorail in Mumbai

    A Mumbai Monorail train makes its way through the city run between Wadala and Chembur in Mumbai, India. The 8.93-km-long Monorail, running between Chembur and Wadala in the east-south direction, comprising the first phase, was opened to the public on Sunday.

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    Monday Feb 3

    Wadi Wurayah: Region’s first water research centre

    Wadi Wurayah National Park (WWNP) has become home to the region’s first water research centre, where volunteers and students can take part in environmental and conservation activities.

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    Sunday Feb 2

    Thai anti-government protesters surround polling stations

    Thailand went to the polls under heavy security as anti-government protesters prevent delivery of election material

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    Friday Jan 31

    Saturday snapshots: Paws, jaws and claws

    Be it a dog, cat, hamster or even a reptile, pets are often the only source of companionship for people facing big city blues, but they also take pride of place in families. The numerous pet shops in the UAE are proof that residents take good care of their pets. Photographer Ahmed Kutty takes a tour of the pet shops in Abu Dhabi’s Mina area and finds that they sell everything from birds and animals to food and accessories, not to forget huge spiders and exotic crabs.

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    Friday Jan 31

    Chinese New Year celebrations around the world

    Chinese New Year marks the Year of the Horse in the Chinese calendar. Celebrations around the world are already in full swing with parades, fireworks and revelry

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    Wednesday Jan 29

    Obama and his State of the Union address

    Promising “a year of action” as he tries to rejuvenate a presidency mired in low approval ratings.

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    Tuesday Jan 28

    In preparation Chinese New Year: 2014

    The Lunar New Year begins on Jan. 31 and marks the start of the Year of the Horse, according to the Chinese zodiac.

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    Sunday Jan 26

    Military might, culture blend at India’s Republic Day parade

    India celebrates its 65th Republic Day with a large military parade and cultural events in the capital New Delhi and similar events across the country.

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    Saturday Jan 25

    Search for bodies in Quebec seniors home blaze continues

    Canadian firefighters comb through ice and charred wreckage in a grim search for the remains of residents of a burnt out Quebec seniors home

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    Saturday Jan 25

    Apple Mac in pictures: From old to new

    As Apple turns 30, we look at the products which have continually been at the cutting edge

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    Friday Jan 24

    Saturday Snapshot: Tourists spoilt for choice

    Dubai is a shopping destination all 365 days of the year, but January is a special time for tourists. Apart from the discounts and sales, visitors can enjoy the sights and sounds of the city, visit the different souqs, museums or explore the creek by hopping on to an abra. Chief photographer Javed Nawab takes a closer look at how tourists spend their time in dynamic Dubai

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    Thursday Jan 23

    Kitchen God Worship Day

    Little New Year, which falls about a week before the lunar New Year, is also known as the Festival of the Kitchen God, the deity who oversees the moral character of each household.

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    Thursday Jan 23

    Dinosaurs: Dawn to Extinction

    “Dinosaurs: Dawn to Extinction” will take visitors on a journey from the Precambrian, Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous time periods.

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    Wednesday Jan 22

    Thousands flee as rains flood southern Philippines

    Emergency workers evacuate thousands of people across the southern Philippines, after days of rain flood towns and farmland. Floods and landslides caused by tropical depression ‘Agaton’ have killed many and more than 500,000 people are displaced in Mindanao.

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    Wednesday Jan 22

    Snowfall shuts road, rail services in Kashmir

    Heavy snowfall across the Indian portion of Kashmir valley has disrupted power supply, air traffic and road traffic between Srinagar and Jammu.

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    Wednesday Jan 22

    Mount Sinabung in Indonesia continues to erupt and spews ash and hot lava

    The volcano 'Mount Sinabung' in Indonesia has been erupting since September 2013, forcing more than 26,000 people who live around it's slopes to flee their homes to several temporary shelters. The villagers have been evacuated since authorities raised the alert status for the volcano to the highest level in last November.

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    Wednesday Jan 22

    Pro-European protesters clash with Ukrainian riot police in Kiev

    Russia told European governments on Tuesday to stop meddling in Ukraine’s political crisis and said events could be spinning out of control in Kiev after violence that left vehicles burning in the streets.

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    Tuesday Jan 21

    Pictures: Explosion rocks Beirut’s southern suburbs

    A car bomb rips through a Shi’ite neighbourhood in southern Beirut, killing at least four people and setting plumes of smoke over the area in the latest attack targeting supporters of the Hezbollah group in Lebanon.

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    Tuesday Jan 21

    Floods force thousands to evacuate in Indonesian capital Jakarta

    Monsoon rains have inundated parts of the Indonesian capital, forcing more than 30,000 people to evacuate. Soldiers were deployed to help nearly 50,000 residents in the sprawling city of 10 million people, as floodwaters reached three metres in some districts.

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    Monday Jan 20

    Burj Khalifa hosts DSF vertical catwalk

    Dramatic scenes in Downtown Dubai as models pull off incredible feats

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    Tuesday Jan 14

    Thanksgiving or harvest festival celebration

    The festival is celebrated with pomp and glory across different Hindu communities. It is a major Hindu festival which is a pre-cursor of the harvest season and thereby prosperity.

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    Sunday Jan 12

    Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival

    Fairy tale palaces, Rome’s Colosseum, towering pagodas and skyscrapers — all carved from ice — are among the sights at the Annual Harbin Ice and Snow Festival.

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    Friday Jan 10

    Pictorial: Niagara Falls frozen by polar vortex

    Ice chunks plunge over the iconic waterfalls and cascading water is turned into icicles as temperatures fall well below freezing.

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    Friday Jan 10

    Gulf News Fun Drive 2014 in pictures

    Participants in around 900 four-wheel drive vehicles tackled the deserts at the 33rd annual Gulf News Overnighter Fun Drive. This year the 209.5km thrill-a-minute drive went through the scenic sections in three emirates — Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah and Sharjah.