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    Friday Oct 18

    Global Village dazzles visitors: in pictures

    Global Village, the popular cultural, shopping and entertainment event kicked off on October 5 with many new attractions this year. Visitors can expect various surprises and innovative attractions this year. The annual fair, which offers a glimpse of several cultures from across the world, is expected to continue for six months.

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    Tuesday Oct 15

    Major quake shakes central Philippines

    A 7.1-magnitude earthquake kills several people across the central Philippines, toppling buildings and historic churches and sending terrified residents into deadly stampedes.

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    Tuesday Oct 15

    In pictures: Eid Al Adha around the world

    See how the world’s Muslims marked the first day of Eid Al Adha

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    Tuesday Oct 15

    Believers throng mosques to offer Eid Al Adha prayers

    Worshippers throng mosques across the UAE for Eid Al Adha prayers

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    Monday Oct 14

    Pilgrims flock to Mount Arafat for Haj pinnacle

    Pilgrims in their hundreds of thousands, all dressed in white, mass at Mount Arafat to take part in the main rituals of the annual Haj

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    Sunday Oct 13

    Picking up the pieces after Cyclone Phailin batters India

    The clean up begins after huge storm which saw more than a million people evacuated in eastern India

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    Saturday Oct 12

    Rain and wind batter Indian coast as cyclone Phailin approaches

    Rain and wind lash India’s east coast, forcing about 450,000 people to flee to shelters as one of the country’s largest cyclones closed in, threatening to cut a swathe of devastation through farmland and fishing hamlets.

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    Saturday Oct 12

    Millions without power as typhoon Nari hits Philippines

    Typhoon Nari sweep across the farming region north of Manila, ripping roofs off buildings, killing people and leaving more than two million people without electricity.

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    Friday Oct 11

    Saturday snapshot: WWE fans gather in Abu Dhabi

    Fans weren’t disappointed at the World Wrestling Entertainment live match at Abu Dhabi International Tennis Stadium

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    Wednesday Oct 9

    Millions of pilgrims descend on Makkah for Haj

    Saudi Arabia is gearing up for next week’s Haj as scores of pilgrims arrive in the holy city of Makkah for the annual pilgrimage

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    Tuesday Oct 8

    Best of staff: October 01 - October 07, 2013

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

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    Monday Oct 7

    The annual HSBC Resort fashion week in Galle

    Designers from Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh were among the dozens of fashion designers who displayed their work at the 2-day event

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    Monday Oct 7

    Pictures: Six killed in Iraq bomb blast

    At least six people killed and several injured when a bomb hidden in a parking lot explodes in Baghdad’s Al Jadidah district.

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    Friday Oct 4

    Saturday snapshot: Cinderella on Ice wows crowds

    Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre hosted the world famous production Cinderella on Ice in a breath-taking fusion of ice skating, dance ballet, gymnastics and acrobatics to portray a novel twist to the classic fairy-tale. The four-day show, which ends on Saturday, was performed by the award winning Imperial Ice Stars on a custom built 170 sq. metre ice rink. In the adapted production, Cinderella is a humble chorus dancer who is thrust into the spotlight as prima Ballerina and captivates the Lord Mayor’s handsome son, the most eligible bachelor in town, with her graceful performance. Cinderella on Ice was conceived and choreographed by Tony Mercer, a globally acclaimed creator of contemporary theatre on ice, and Evgeny Platov, dual Olympic gold medalist and four-time world champion.

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    Wednesday Oct 2

    In pictures: Mohammad Bin Zayed cycling in Abu Dhabi

    General Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, joins members of the public in various sports activities at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi.

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    Wednesday Oct 2

    Rubbish turned into make-shift rafts in Manila

    A boat-making competition in Manila aims to tap the creativity and resourcefulness of students in building make-shift rafts to be used during emergencies and rescue operations in flood prone areas in the capital.

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    Wednesday Oct 2

    Gaza tunnels idle amid Egypt crackdown

    Gaza's tunnel smugglers along the border with Egypt are mostly idle these days. Some rest on cots in the dank underground pathways, stretching out for a smoke. Others pass the time cleaning the small carts on wheels that are normally pulled through the tunnels carrying cement or consumer goods from Egypt. The tunnels have served for years as a lifeline for Gaza, home to some 1.7 million Palestinians. Since the summer, Egypt's military has tried to destroy or seal off most of the smuggling tunnels under the Gaza-Egypt border, a consequence of the heightened tensions between Cairo and the Hamas government in Gaza.

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    Tuesday Oct 1

    Animal pictures of the week

    Take a photographic expedition into the amazing world of animals

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    Tuesday Oct 1

    Best of staff: September 25 - October 01, 2013

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

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    Monday Sep 30

    Master Nau the world’s shortest man arrives

    Meet Master Nau, a 73-year-old Nepali, who claims to be the world’s shortest man in the Guinness World Records’ immovable category. Officials of Guinness World Records have said the man could qualify for the record.

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    Monday Sep 30

    Gulf News celebrates 35th anniversary

    The Gulf News headquarters on Shaikh Zayed Road was a sea of orange on Monday as the company celebrated 35 years of public service in the UAE and the region. Orange and white balloons and anniversary posters decorated the office compound in Dubai. Hundreds of Gulf News staff from all departments donned their 35th anniversary orange shirts and gathered at the parking lot for the celebration. Abdul Hamid Ahmad, Editor-in-Chief of Gulf News and Executive Director of Publications and Duleep George, Executive Director, Strategy and Marketing of Gulf News, led the ceremonial cutting of a 2.5 metre by one metre vanilla sponge cake from the Jebel Ali Hotel.

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    Monday Sep 30

    Cornell research orchard seeks the perfect apple

    Trees at Cornell University's research orchard this fall are heavy with waxy apples, deep-red, round apples, oblong apples and aromatic apples that smell like autumn. The thousands of trees here are tended for a single goal: to grow apples with just the right mix of sweetness, tart and crunch. The orchards, part of the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, are essentially a 50-acre lab devoted to developing apples that are tasty for consumers and hardy for farmers. The station has released 66 apple varieties over more than a century including Cortland, Macoun and two new entries at farm markets this fall: SnapDragon and RubyFrost.

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    Sunday Sep 29

    Several killed in Peshawar car bombing

    At least 33 people were killed and several injured when a car loaded with explosives went off near Khan Razaq police station in Pakistan’s Peshawar city.

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    Friday Sep 27

    Saturday snapshots: Dance festival in Dubai

    Dancers from all over the world are participating in the Dubai International Dance Festival which ends today. From salsa to hip hop, the festival provides dance classes with international instructors. Beginners as well as professional dancers joined to share and enjoy their common passion. Abdel-Krim Kallouche, Staff Photographer, captures all the moves

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    Thursday Sep 26

    Coming Live With Living Statues

    London, welcome to your newest public space – King’s Cross Square, open to be enjoyed