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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

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    Wednesday Sep 25

    Pakistan struggles to help quake victims

    Desperate villagers in southwest Pakistan claw through the wreckage of their ruined homes a day after a huge earthquake struck, killing hundreds of people and creating a new island off the coast.

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    Tuesday Sep 24

    A preview of a Christie’s auction in Shanghai

    Christie’s is holding an auction in Shanghai, marking the company’s first auction in mainland China

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    Tuesday Sep 24

    Best of staff: September 18 - September 24, 2013

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

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    Monday Sep 23

    Monsoon rains pound Metro Manila

    Monsoon rains worsened by Typhoon Usagi pound the Philippines for the third day, causing floods and landslides that left six people dead and others stranded on rooftops.

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    Monday Sep 23

    Operation to end siege in Nairobi mall gets underway

    Kenya’s military launch a major operation at the upscale Nairobi mall to rescue the hostages being held captive by Al Qaida-linked rebel group, Al Shabab, during the standoff that killed at least 68 people and injured 175.

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    Saturday Sep 21

    Apple’s new iPhones draw crowds

    Apple fans from Tokyo to New York join the stampede for the latest iPhones as the US tech giant aim for wider global appeal in the competitive smartphone market. Apple started selling the iPhone 5S and 5C in the US and several other markets.

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    Friday Sep 20

    Expo-Sciences in Abu Dhabi in pictures

    The Expo-Sciences International held in Abu Dhabi showcased over 600 innovative projects created by students from all over the world. The expo focused exclusively on the creativity of young scientists and exchanged ideas and compared scientific projects from all over the world. Participants shared scientific innovation to promote research. Gulf News photographers Ahmad Kutty and Zarina Fernandes saw some amazing projects.

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    Thursday Sep 19

    The latest women’s collection at Milan Fashion Week

    The spring/summer 2014 ready-to-wear collections during the fashion week in Milan

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    Thursday Sep 19

    Check out ‘Miss Muslimah World’ 2013

    Miss Nigeria Obabiyi Aishah Ajibola took home the crown at Miss Muslimah World 2013 contest, which took place in Jakarta, Indone

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    Wednesday Sep 18

    Ex-LTTE rebel couples married at a mass wedding ceremony in Sri Lanka

    Three former LTTE rebel couples who have been rehabilitated by the Sri Lankan Civil Defence Force are married during a mass wedding ceremony in Kilinochchi as part of the government’s rehabilitation program.

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    Wednesday Sep 18

    Whale watching off the coast of Hermanus

    During the southern hemisphere winter months (June - October) the Southern Right Whales migrate to the coastal waters of South Africa, with in excess of 100 whales known to be in the Hermanus area. The whales can be seen with their young ones as they come to Walker Bay to calve and mate.

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    Tuesday Sep 17

    Pictorial: Shaikh Mohammad visits UAE University in Al Ain

    His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on Tuesday paid a visit to the UAE University in Al Ain. The visit comes in the framework of Shaikh Mohammad’s interest in checking on the flow of work at the university and all its facilities. Shaikh Mohammad was accompanied by Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, and other senior officials.

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    Tuesday Sep 17

    Best of staff: September 11 - September 17, 2013

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

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    Tuesday Sep 17

    China opens world’s highest civilian airport

    China begins flight operations at the world’s highest civilian airport in a bid to boost tourism and tighten political control over the country’s restive west.

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    Tuesday Sep 17

    Traditional wine harvest begins in southwestern France

    French wine producers expect a small but high-quality 2013 wine vintage after violent storms and the coldest spring in more than 25 years afflicted vineyards.

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    Tuesday Sep 17

    In pictures: Costa Concordia brought upright again

    Remarkable 19-hour operation sees giant striken cruise liner dragged out of Italian sea

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    Monday Sep 16

    Size matters at China bodybuilding contest

    More than 20 professionals including a dozen from China were competing in the Bodybuilding Grand Prix in the central Chinese city for a top prize worth 80,000 yuan (13,000 USD).

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    Sunday Sep 15

    Mount Sinabung in Indonesia spews ash and hot lava

    Thousands of people flee their homes as the volcano ‘Mount Sinabung’ in Indonesia’s Sumatra province erupts and spews rocks and red-hot ash onto surrounding villages

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    Saturday Sep 14

    NASA launches drones to study storms

    NASA scientists are using former military surveillance drones to help them understand more about how tropical storms intensify, which they say could ultimately save lives by improving forecast models that predict a hurricane’s strength. The campaign, known as the Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel, or HS3, began last year with one Global Hawk unmanned aircraft outfitted with instruments to probe the environment around a developing storm. With two planes available for the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season, scientists are focusing on the interior of storms as well.