Tuesday, 17 July 2018

News in Pictures

Time’s Up takes centre stage at the BAFTAs

LONDON: The 71st British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards were held last night at London’s Royal Albert Hall. A plethora of stars, including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were in attendance at the ceremony where celebrities stood in solidarity with the #MeToo movement which took centre stage. ...

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Winter Olympics begin

SEOUL: In an extraordinary show of unexpected unity, North and South Korea sat side by side Friday night under exploding fireworks that represented peace, not destruction, as the 2018 Winter Olympics opened on a Korean Peninsula riven by generations of anger, suspicion and bloodshed. The sister of North Korea’s leader, ...

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World’s shortest woman and tallest man meet in Egypt

CAIRO: The Giza Pyramids in Egypt saw a unusual spectacle yesterday evening where the world’s shortest woman and the world’s tallest man met up for an event organized by Egyptian Culture Ministry. Sultan Kösen a 35 year old farmer from Turkey, standing 2.51 meters tall and Jyoti Amge, an actress ...

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Dior’s Paris Couture week’s collection is an ode to surrealism

PARIS: Christian Dior plunged spectators into a surrealist dream world at Paris’ Haute Couture week, as models dressed in black-and-white hypnotic patterns took to the runway under sculptures of body parts suspended from the ceiling. The LVMH label unveiled its latest collection on the first day of a fashion week ...

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Protests Against Padmaavat: Violence Spreads Across India

A man walks past a store which was vandalised on Tuesday night by a mob protesting against the release of Bollywood film “Padmaavat” in Ahmedabad. People stands near damaged vehicles which were set on fire Tuesday night by a mob protesting against the release of Bollywood film “Padmaavat” in Ahmedabad ...

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Week in pictures

A girl stands with a camel at a fair in Inner Mongolia. At this local festival there are camel races and beauty contests, with more than 200 camels participating. Princess Charlotte sits on the steps of Kensington Palace in this photograph taken by her mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, to ...

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75th Golden Globe Awards

With a red carpet dyed black by actresses dressed in a color-coordinated statement, the Golden Globes were transformed into an A-list expression of female empowerment in the post-Harvey Weinstein era. Oprah Winfrey led the charge. “For too long women have not been heard or believed if they dared to speak ...

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World welcomes 2018

People celebrate New Year in Quezon City Metro Manila in the Philippines. A bride and groom react to their marriage documents during a mass wedding held in celebration of the new year in Jakarta, Indonesia. Hundreds of couples took part in the mass marriage, held by the city government to ...

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Week in pictures

An artist holds a portrait of former Soviet leader Josef Stalin outside the GUM, State Department store decorated with New Year and Christmas illumination in Moscow’s Red Square, Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017. Communist supporters marked the anniversary of Stalin’s birth on Thursday. People pray next to the coffin of slain ...

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Armed patrols stepped up on stations and trains

COUNTER-TERROR operations are being scaled up by British Transport Police amid ‘severe’ threats facing the UK. The force, which protects the rail network, is creating new units of firearms officers, dogs and ‘behaviour detection’ personnel in Birmingham and Manchester.

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