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    Monday Dec 9

    Indonesia train collides with fuel truck, seven dead

    At least seven people died when a commuter train collided with a truck hauling fuel in Indonesian capital Jakarta, sending a fireball of orange flames and black smoke shooting skyward.

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    Monday Dec 9

    Pictures: Riot in Singapore after fatal road accident

    Rare outbreak of public disorder after an Indian worker was run over by a private bus in Little India

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    Saturday Dec 7

    Pictures: Ice and snow blanket much of US

    A big chunk of the US is getting a blast of frigid temperatures, sleet, snow and ice. The icy condition leads to school closures, flight cancellations, power outages and event cancellations.

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    Saturday Dec 7

    Fierce winter storms batter northern Europe

    Hundreds of thousands suffer power blackouts and road, rail and air transport chaos as icy winter storms with hurricane-force winds lash northern Europe

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    Friday Dec 6

    Beat Diabetes Walkathon kicks off

    The fifth annual Beat Diabetes Walkathon, which aims to encourage the UAE community to adopt a healthy lifestyle to fight diabetes, held on Friday at Zabeel Park in Dubai.

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    Friday Dec 6

    World pays tribute to anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela

    Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, anti-apartheid hero and the father of democratic South Africa, died on Thursday at his home. 95-year-old Mandela died after months fighting a lung infection. South Africans and world leaders paid tribute to Mandela, who led the transition from white minority rule. For most, the passing of South Africa’s first black president was an unforgettable moment in history.

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    Wednesday Dec 4

    Roasted rats for sale! Want to try?

    In somes areas in both Northern Red River delta and Southern Mekong River delta in Vietnam people eat field rat meat, with rat hunters being mostly farmers who capture the small animals for sale in markets. One kg of rat meat costs around 100,000 dong, or 4-5 USD.

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    Wednesday Dec 4

    Butterfly wing art representing in mosaic tile

    Professional butterfly hunters gather butterflies in the forest outside Bangui, then sell them to artists, who use the wings to make mosaics.

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    Tuesday Dec 3

    Fog shrouds Dubai, Sharjah and parts of UAE

    Dense fog descends on Dubai, Sharjah and parts of the UAE on Tuesday morning

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    Monday Dec 2

    42nd UAE National Day celebrations

    UAE residence came together to mark the 42nd UAE National Day.

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    Monday Dec 2

    Pilots display extreme manoeuvres at Al Ain Aerobatic Show

    Pilots display breathtaking aerobatic stunts in solo and team formations at the 10th edition of Al Ain Aerobatic Show

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    Wednesday Nov 27

    Best of staff: November 19 - 25, 2013

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

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    Tuesday Nov 26

    Pictorial: Spirit of the nation

    As the 42nd National Day approaches, wherever you look the colours of the UAE flag are displayed proudly. Vehicles, residences, commercial and government establishments have been decorated. Gulf News photographers capture the mood.

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    Friday Nov 22

    Heavy rain lashes Emirates

    Clouds have been hovering over Ajman, Sharjah, Al Dahid, Dubai, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah and giving rain at times. Obaid Al Hamili, an Emirati resident of Ajman, said hailstorms and lightning had hit the city at regular intervals.

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    Thursday Nov 21

    In pictures: rain storms hit the UAE

    Readers share their shots of wet weather in Dubai and the emirates

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    Tuesday Nov 19

    Best of staff: November 12 - November 18, 2013

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

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    Tuesday Nov 19

    Life after typhoon Haiyan in Philippines

    The Philippines is facing an enormous rebuilding task from Typhoon Haiyan, which killed more than 3,000 people and left 1,186 missing, with many isolated communities yet to receive significant aid despite a massive international relief effort.

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    Monday Nov 18

    Indonesia volcano eruptions in pictures: Mount Sinabung and Merapi fire ash 8,000 metres up

    Mount Sinabung in North Sumatra province unleashes volcanic ash as high as 8,000 metres, while Mount Merapi in Central Java, spews volcanic ash about 2,000 metres into the sky, causing ash to fall in several towns. The eruptions are prompting warnings for flights and evacuation preparations.

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    Sunday Nov 17

    Pictures: Heavy rains hit parts of UAE

    Heavy rains hit Sharjah, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah and some other parts of emirates on Sunday, flooding streets and low laying areas.

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    Sunday Nov 17

    Heavy rains lash Saudi capital Riyadh

    Heavy rains fell overnight in Riyadh, causing floods and traffic jams and forcing the Saudi Eduction Ministry to suspend studies in schools and universities for one day.

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    Saturday Nov 16

    Thousands take part in Walk 2013 in Abu Dhabi

    With the aim of learning more about diabetes and conquering the disease, thousands of Abu Dhbai residents take part in Walk 2013, an annual walkathon held at Yas Marina Circuit at Yas Island. The event is designed to create awareness about the role of a healthy lifestyle in preventing and combatting diabetes.

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    Friday Nov 15

    Saturday Snapshot: Book fair turns another page

    The Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) closes today. Organisers said they expected final attendance figures to surpass last year’s 600,000 visitors. As many as 1,010 local and international publishing houses and representatives from 53 countries offered more than 400,000 titles at this year’s fair. Staff Photographers Ahmed Ramzan and Atiq-Ur-Rehman capture the action.

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    Wednesday Nov 13

    The Philippines after super typhoon Haiyan

    World’s strongest typhoon leaves a trail of death and destruction in the Philippines

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    Friday Nov 8

    Saturday snapshot: Supercars steal the show in Dubai

    Hundreds of high-end luxury and super cars and motorcyles took to Dubai roads and streets on Friday to usher in the very first Dubai Grand Parade, a procession of vehicles estimated to be collectively worth more than Dh500 million. Held in conjunction with Dubai International Motor Show, the parade started at Trade Centre roundabout and made its way to the first interchange. The action was captured by Gulf News photographers Zarina Fernandes, Virendra Saklani and Cling Egbert.

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    Wednesday Nov 6

    In pictures: UAE celebrates Flag Day

    His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has hoisted the UAE flag at the Union House in Dubai on Wednesday to mark President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s accession as President of the UAE. The ceremony came as the UAE celebrated its 6th Flag Day by hoisting the nation’s flag at public and private buildings at noon.