Thursday, 26 April 2018

News in Pictures


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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In pictures: Irma hits the Caribbean

Irma, a category 5 hurricane that is reportedly the most powerful storm ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean has caused widespread devastation across the island nations of the Caribbean, leaving behind several casualties. In Puerto Rico – a Caribbean island with a landscape of mountains, waterfalls and tropical rainforests, 600,000 ...

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Rohingya crisis: Hungry faces everywhere

Shafiqa Begum was among the crowd chasing a minivan distributing food packets among starving Rohingyas near Tyingkhali Rohingya camp. Holding her eight-day-old daughter tightly to her chest, she tried her best to push through the thick throng. But before she could go near it, the van started to move back ...

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