Tuesday, 20 February 2018

News in Pictures

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Spreading California wildfires kill 10, 100 missing, thousands evacuate

  Wildfires Leave 26K Without Gas, Nearly 100K Without Electricity NAPA: More than a dozen fast-moving wildfires tearing through California’s wine country have killed at least 10 people, destroying hundreds of homes, authorities said Monday. A Northern California county says it has received more than 100 missing-person reports as family and ...

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Mesmerising air show marks 70 years of PAK-UK ties

LONDON/KARACHI: The UK’s Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, commonly known as the Red Arrows, put on a dazzling air show in Karachi, marking 70 years of friendship between the United Kingdom and Pakistan. The event took place at Sea View Beach and was open to the public. The Red Arrows are ...

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Catalonia Attempts to Vote for Independence, Defying Spain

SPAIN: Catalonia, the restive northeastern region that is Spain’s economic powerhouse, is attempting to vote on Sunday in an independence referendum. In defiance of Spanish authorities, thousands of Catalans turned out to vote early Sunday. Some had slept overnight at polling stations to make sure the police could not close ...

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Pictures of the day

A girl reaches for a religious symbol religious symbols at an Imam Bargah ahead of Ashura in Peshawar, Pakistan. Members of a “castellers” form a human tower or “castell” during the festival of the patron saint of Barcelona “The Virgin of Mercy” at Sant Jaume square in Barcelona, Spain. Activists ...

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Inside the Emmys 2017

Elizabeth Moss, Samira Wiley Rodrigo Santoro, Angela Sarafyan, Thandie Newton Rodrigo Santoro, Angela Sarafyan, and Thandie Newton Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman Keith Urban, Nicole Kidman Elisabeth Moss, Jon Hamm Kate McKinnon, Don Lemon Janelle Monae, Lisa Joy and Tessa Thompson Anna Chlumsky Jack McBrayer, John Oliver, Kate Norley Evan Rachel ...

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Armani lightens up London Fashion Week

LONDON: Italian labels Versus Versace and Emporio Armani brought the darkness and light to London Fashion Week on Sunday, burnishing the city’s reputation as a fashion capital. Industry icon Giorgio Armani had not displayed in London for 11 years, an eternity in the world of fashion, ending his hiatus to ...

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Great white shark rescued, goes for a swim in Manly pool

SYDNEY: A baby great white shark has been rescued after washing up on Manly Beach in Sydney’s north. The shark washed ashore around midday and was unable to return to the water, floundering in the shallows. Several members of the public tried a number of times to help the shark ...

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Hurricane Irma Lashes Florida Cities, 6 Million People Affected

MIAMI (US): Hurricane Irma lashed the Florida mainland, where anxious residents dreaded being “punched in the face” by the monster storm after it whipped the Keys island chain with fearsome wind gusts. Six million people – one third of the state’s population – have been ordered to flee the path ...

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