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    Tuesday Aug 6

    Fishing off the Indian coast

    The Assam state government has banned fishing during the monsoon breeding season. However, some continue to fish in the area

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    Monday Aug 5

    1600 panda bear sculptures in Berlin

    To mark its 50th birthday, the German branch of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) placed 1,600 panda bear sculptures in front of Berlin’s main train station to draw attention to the plight of the endangered species that serves as the NGO’s mascot.

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    Monday Aug 5

    Japan mourns Hiroshima anniversary

    Japan’s citizens and residents paid their respects to the victims of the World War II atomic bombing of Hiroshima

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    Friday Aug 2

    Saturday snapshot: Mosques place of beauty

    Rich in architecture, mosque’s have long held the admiration of Muslims living in UAE. Building mosques in different area’s of communities across the country has made life easier for the worshippers given there is less travel time to attend prayers. Newly built mosques have a lot of Islamic architecture. There are more then 5,000 mosques in total in the UAE, including 41 newly-built mosques since January 2013.

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    Wednesday Jul 31

    Heatwave hits cities across China

    China is in the grip of a summer heatwave, and the China Meteorological Association issued a high temperature warning for several eastern and central provinces, saying temperatures could reach 41 degrees Celsius

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    Wednesday Jul 31

    Zimbabwe lines up at the polls

    Zimbabweans of all ages gathered at polling stations to cast their vote in their country’s presidential elections

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    Tuesday Jul 30

    Beach cleanup underway after Thailand oil pipeline burst

    Thai soldiers conducted a clean-up operation Ao Prao beach as crude oil that leaked from a pipeline in the Gulf of Thailand over the weekend reached a Thai tourist resort. Around 50,000 litres of crude oil poured into the sea on Saturday around 20 km (12 miles) off the coast of Rayong, southeast of the capital Bangkok.

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    Tuesday Jul 30

    Best of staff: July 24- 30, 2013

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

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    Tuesday Jul 30

    15th Ani-Com and Games Fair in Hong Kong

    The annual Ani-Com & Games Hong Kong fair showcases the latest trends in comic books, animation and computer games

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    Friday Jul 26

    Saturday snapshot: A time of traditions

    Families and friends gather at residences, majlis, restaurants and Islamic centres for an iftar. Ramadan helps people get together. Emirati hospitality and traditions are also very evident during this month as iftars are hosted across Dubai and residents of different nationalities come together to share the spirit of Ramadan.

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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