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    Friday Jul 26

    A lively Ramadan attraction at Old Delhi

    It’s festive time throughout the year at Old Delhi and Ramadan celebrations only enhance the whole food experience. Like the monuments, food outlets in the area too are steeped in history.

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    Thursday Jul 25

    Find heavy rainfall in parts of India

    Heavy rains continued to wreak havoc across the country. Heavy rainfall and the resultant water-logging affected vehicular traffic in many parts of the city.

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    Thursday Jul 25

    The fourth Kids Fun Expo kicks off in Beijing

    The fourth China Kids Fun Expo, a carnival featuring toys, cartoons and articles for kids and families, opened July 25 at the National Convention Center in Beijing.

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    Wednesday Jul 24

    Pictures: Everyday life around the world

    A look at faces and places around the world

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    Wednesday Jul 24

    Best of staff: July 17- 23, 2013

    The pick of the best pictures taken by Gulf News photographers this week

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    Tuesday Jul 23

    Royal baby birth: celebrations abound

    The United Kingdom celebrated the birth of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s baby boy after weeks of mounting anticipation. The so far unnamed child is third inline for the British throne.

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    Monday Jul 22

    UK in royal baby frenzy

    Royal baby mania in Britain as Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton gives birth at St. Mary’s Hospital in London

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    Friday Jul 19

    Liwa Date Festival in pictures

    The eighth Liwa Date Festival was opened by Shaikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan at Abu Dhabi’s Western Region Al Gharbia, an oasis that has remained the green gate of the desert for centuries. The festival seeks to make the palm trees and dates a symbol of the authenticity of the past, a source of riches for the present, and a guarantee for the future, an embodiment to the wisdom of late Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founding father of the UAE. The traditional market on the sidelines of the Liwa Date festival echos the spirit of the UAE society. The displayed product gives the visitor an insight into the lives and traditions of the ancestors. The market also reflects the strong bonds that connects the people of deserts with the palm tree and their surrounding environment. The festival, with its heritage, culture and economic dimensions, supports Abu Dhabi’s efforts to have Liwa and the western region on the world’s tourism map. The Festival continues until July 25.

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    Thursday Jul 18

    World celebrates Nelson Mandela in art

    As anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela lies in a coma at a Pretoria hospital, artists around the world are recreating his likeness in different mediums

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    Monday Jul 15

    Anger in streets after Zimmerman acquital

    Activists gathered to protest the acquittal of George Zimmerman for the shooting of Trayvon Martin. Martin was unarmed when Zimmerman shot him in Flordia last year while doing rounds as a neighborhood watch volunteer

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    Sunday Jul 14

    Curtains down for 162-year-old telegram service in India

    The 162-year old telegram service in India - the harbinger of good and bad news for generations of Indians - is dead. The state-run telecom firm Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has decided to discontinue telegrams following a huge shortfall in revenue.

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    Saturday Jul 13

    Pictorial: New Century Global Center, world's largest building

    Boasting its own artificial sun and a floor area three times that of the Pentagon, the world’s largest building “New Century Global Center” has opened in southwest China.

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    Friday Jul 12

    Worshipers throng mosques all over the UAE for Friday prayer

    Muslims all over the UAE gathered in mosques on the first Ramadan Friday. The sermons delivered by Islamic clerics talked about social solidarity, helping others for the love of Allah. The sermons also highlighted zakat, or the giving of alms, which is the third of the five pillars of Islam. High solidarity and spiritual feelings filled the air as people prayed together, asking Allah to grant them mercy and forgivingness on this holy month

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    Wednesday Jul 10

    Popocatepetl volcano in Mexico spews ash and steam

    Authorities urge residents to take preventive measures to deal with the ash, including wearing dust masks, covering water supplies and staying indoors as the Popocatepetl volcano, just east of Mexico City, spews out a cloud of ash and vapour two miles high.

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    Monday Jul 8

    Secunderabad hotel collapses

    A two-storey hotel collapsed in the southern Indian city of Secunderabad, killing 12 people and injuring 20 others

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    Sunday Jul 7

    Asiana jet crashes in San Francisco

    The Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 passenger jet crashed and burst into flames Saturday as it landed short of the runway at San Francisco

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    Friday Jul 5

    Empowering labourers through a holistic way

    In just one year, more than 453,000 blue-collar workers, mostly labourers, around Dubai have benefitted from the Community Development Authority’s (CDA) Honour Labour programme and its 40 partner organisations.

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    Friday Jul 5

    US celebrates July 4th with fireworks, parades and parties

    Extravagant displays of Fourth of July fireworks lit up the skies around the nation, including 19 single bursts in Arizona to remember the firefighters killed in a wildfire, the Statue of Liberty reopened eight months after it was shuttered by Superstorm Sandy, and President Obama urged citizens to live up to the words of the Declaration of Independence.

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    Monday Jul 1

    Musri opponents, supporters clash in Egypt

    Opponents of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi stormed the Muslim Brotherhood office as they gathered to demand his resignation, while supporters gathered in Nasr City

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    Monday Jul 1

    Nineteen firefighters killed battling Arizona blaze

    An elite team of 19 firemen were killed on Sunday in one of deadliest U.S. firefighting disasters in decades as flames raced through dry brush and grass in central Arizona, destroying scores of homes and forcing the evacuation of two towns.

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    Sunday Jun 30

    Space shuttle Atlantis exhibit opens at Kennedy Space Center

    The space shuttle Atlantis exhibit opens to the public at Kennedy Space Center, the centerpiece of a $100 million attraction dedicated to the entire 30-year shuttle program.

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    Saturday Jun 29

    Egypt braces for more mass protests

    As the streets once again fill with protesters eager to oust the president and Islamists determined to keep him in power, Egyptians are preparing for the worst: days or weeks of urban chaos that could turn their neighborhoods into battlegrounds.

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    Saturday Jun 29

    Face transplant patient celebrates life in public

    In the 15 years between a shotgun blast that ravaged the bottom half of Richard Norris’ face and the face transplant that ended a hermit-like life for him, the man from rural southwest Virginia faced cruelty from strangers, fought addiction and contemplated suicide. Now, at 38, he's starting a new life: taking online classes in pursuit of a degree in information systems and contemplating a foundation to help defray future transplant patients' everyday expenses during treatment. And he hopes his story sends a message of hope to people in similar situations and encourages empathy in others.

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    Friday Jun 28

    Snapshot: Haq Al Laila celebrations in UAE

    Emirati children celebrated the 15th day of the month of Sha’aban, locally known as Hag Al Laila. They wear traditional clothes and go around the neighbourhood collecting sweets, nuts and treats to fill their tote bags known as Kharyta. This year the Dubai Ladies Club, Dubai Culture and Sharjah Heritage Museum hosted activities in Dubai and Sharjah. Zarina Fernandes, Staff Photographer, takes a look.

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    Friday Jun 28

    Dubai police go high-tech

    scope of Dubai’s interest in modern technology takes on a new dynamic as police opt to use ‘virtual training’ to its forces