Monday, 11 December 2017

News in Pictures

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In pictures: Sadiq Khan on historic trip to Pakistan

London Mayor Sadiq Khan visited Pakistan to promote his ‘London is Open’ campaign. He met government officials, representatives of civil society, cricketers and different other dignitaries from every walk of life. He was full of praise for Pakistan and voiced joy for coming to land which is home to his ...

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Southern California Fires, Two people burned in new blaze

With weary firefighters continuing their assault on several major wildfires wreaking devastation across Southern California, two new blazes fired up Thursday, adding to the region’s smoke-filled misery. At least 190,000 residents have been evacuated as 5,700 firefighters work to contain the blazes, Cal Fire officials said. Edward Aguilar runs through ...

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Protest over Trump’s Jerusalem announcement

Palestinian demonstrators burn posters of the US president in Bethlehem’s Manger Square in protest to him declaring Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on December 6, 2017. Abbas said the United States can no longer play the role of peace broker after Donald Trump’s decision on Wednesday to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s ...

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Today in Pictures

A Poland Bantam Chamois female chicken is seen on display at the 45th National Championship Poultry Show, hosted by ‘The Poultry Club of Great Britain’ and held at The International Centre in Telford, Shropshire   The full moon is pictured behind Christmas lights in Marseille, France   A man, disguised ...

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Photos of the day

Paris, France – The Nautic SUP Paris Crossing stand-up paddle competition on the Seine   Zlín, Czech Republic – Participants dressed in traditional costumes walk from house to house during the seasonal St Nicholas parade. Children receive sweets from St Nicholas while the devils get up to mischief   Bali, ...

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Archaeologists find Greco-Roman mummy in Egypt

A Russian archaeological team has discovered a well-preserved mummy from the Greco-Roman period in a wooden coffin south of Cairo, Egypt’s antiquities ministry said Tuesday. The discovery was made near New Fayoum city, about 80 kilometers south of the Egyptian capital, the ministry said in a statement. The team “found ...

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Miss Universe 2017

Miss Universe 2017: South Africa contestant wins crown

LAS VEGAS: Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, who represented South Africa, won the Miss Universe crown Sunday. The 22-year-old, who recently earned a business management degree, was crowned at The AXIS theater at Planet Hollywood casino-resort on the Las Vegas Strip. The runner-up was Miss Colombia Laura Gonzalez, while the second runner-up was ...

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Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2017

Top models from around the world including Bella Hadid, Sui He and Karlie Kloss hit the runway in Shanghai, China for the 2017 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Victoria’s Secret models Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Candice Swanepoel, Elsa Hosk, Jasmine Tookes, Josephine Skriver, Lais Ribeiro, Lily Aldridge, Martha Hunt, Romee Strijd, ...

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In Pictures: Rainbow celebrations as Australians vote for same-sex marriage

Australians have voted overwhelmingly for same-sex marriage, paving the way for legislation by the end of 2017 and sparking rainbow celebrations on Wednesday, with people wearing wedding dresses and sequined suits and declaring “our love is real”. Australia will become the 26th nation to formalise the unions if the legislation ...

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6th Miss World win puts India level with Venezuela

SANYA: An Indian medical student was crowned Miss World at a glitzy event in a Chinese resort on Saturday, making her country the joint most successful in the beauty pageant’s history. Ms Manushi Chhillar is the sixth Indian winner of the long-running contest, following in the footsteps of Bollywood actresses ...

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