Wednesday, 15 August 2018

News in Pictures

Drivers protest

For-hire drivers and their supporters rally in favor of proposed New York City legislation that would put a cap on ride-hailing vehicles outside the headquarters of the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission, which also houses offices of Uber and Lyft in New York City.

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100 hot air balloons fly for Lithuania’s 100th birthday

Balloon enthusiasts came to Lithuania from around the world. Photo: AFP One hundred hot air balloons floated over Lithuania’s second city of Kaunas on Saturday to mark 100 years of the Baltic state’s independence. “The first hot air balloon festival was in 1988 during Soviet times when flying balloons was ...

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London mayor, Royal Marines make debut at LGBT parade

LONDON: London Mayor Sadiq Khan and a contingent of Royal Marines have joined tens of thousands of people celebrating Britain’s LGBT community at a massive parade. The event on Saturday was the first pride march that had uniformed Marines as official participants. The Royal Marines Band led the contingent. Pride ...

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Indonesia’s Yadnya Kasada festival, Offerings to a volcano

Bystanders prepare to catch ritual offerings thrown into the smouldering crater of an active volcano in Indonesia’s tribal hinterlands in Probolinggo, East Java province, as part of Yadnya Kasada festival which falls on the 14th day of the Kasada month based on the traditional Hindu lunar calendar. (Juni Kriswanto / ...

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British Museum reveals secrets of ancient Assyrian ruler

Ashurbanipal hunting on horseback, Nineveh, Assyria, 645 – 635 BC.  (Courtesy British Museum) Stone stele depicting Ashurbanipal, right, shown with a ritual basket on his head with cuneiform inscription, South Iraq, Marduk temple (Babylon), 668BC – 665BC. His brother Shamash-shumu-ukin, left, carved with cuneiform inscription, South Iraq, Temple of Nabu ...

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World in Pictures

A wild owls is measured, weighed and ringed, in the zoo in Arnhem, The Netherlands. EPA A woman uses a VR headset to view images by Mexican painter Frida Kahlo in Mexico City, Mexico. Sashenka Gutierrez / EPA An Indonesian Muslim prays at a mMosque in Bandung, West Java. Timur ...

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Woman ate endangered animals to make YouTube money

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia: A Cambodian woman sparked outrage countrywide after she filmed herself skinning, cooking and eating endangered animals in order to earn money on YouTube. She was later arrested by the authorities. Named, Ah Lin Tuch – the woman drew strong criticism on the social media worldwide and her ...

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