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Two-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy: A look back

Thursday, 30 October 2014 12:27 PM

Hurricane Sandy made landfall last year on October 29th near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states and cost the country an estimated $65bn.

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Royal Navy and Royal Marines march to Parliament

Thursday, 30 October 2014 12:27 PM

The Royal Navy and Royal Marines have been invited to march into Parliament where MPs will thank them for their dedication to global operations.

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Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim in London

Thursday, 30 October 2014 12:27 PM

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron meets the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani inside 10 Downing Street in London.

Travel»

For sale: Ten luxury castles currently on the market

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 4:20 PM

The lavish stately homes in Europe and beyond, starting from just $290,000 and up to $25m

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From the frightful to the frilly, costume shop prepares for Halloween

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 1:06 PM

With about a third of the population either attending or throwing Halloween parties, Americans are expected to spend $7.4bn on the holiday this year.

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March in Ramallah to mark 66 years of Israeli occupation of the West Bank

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 1:06 PM

A 66-metre Palestinian flag, a symbol of the 66 years since the beginning of occupation of the West Bank, is seen on the fence of Palestinian Presidential office.

Sport»

UAE Dhow race

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 12:07 PM

HH Sheikh Rashid Bin Hamdan Al Maktoum has allocated AED10m and three luxury cars for the first three winners, making the race the biggest in terms of traditional marine sports.

Politics & Economics»

Anti-ISIL coalition meeting in Kuwait

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 12:49 PM

The talks among coalition partners on the battle against ISIL fighters were held in Kuwait City on October 27, 2014, with the goal of creating 'an information coalition that is parallel to the military coalition fighting ISIL.

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'London Poppy Day' 2014

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 12:49 PM

Mayor Of London Boris Johnson and Brian Blessed launched 'London Poppy Day' at Liverpool Street Station on October 27, 2014, calling on Londoners to help raise over £1m in London, England. Last year rush hour commuters helped raised £1 million in just 24 hours for the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal, supporting the British Armed Forces past and present, and their families.

Politics & Economics»

Renzi's 'Jobs Act' makes waves in Italy

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 12:49 PM

Along with Germany and it's Mittelstand model, the biggest part of Italy's economy is made up of small and medium-sized family firms. Yet a lack of financing and Italy's rigid labour laws have been seen by many as factors stopping SMEs from growing and coming to Italy's economic aid. There are now hopes that Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's 'Jobs Act' will boost employment and investment in Italy's businesses and, ultimately, rescue Italy's economy.

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Qatar's Emir pays tribute to Total’s CEO

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 12:48 PM

Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, his brother Qatar's Shiekh Joaan bin Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani and Paris Saint-Germain's Qatari president Nasser al-Khelaifi attended the memorial service for Total's CEO Christophe de Margerie at the Saint-Sulpice church in Paris on October 27, 2014.

Politics & Economics»

No international aid for Syrian refugees in Lebanon

Monday, 27 October 2014 11:56 AM

International humanitarian actors halted operations in n the eastern Lebanese town of Arsal due to security reasons. There are more than 1.1 million Syrian refugees in Lebanon, which has just four million citizens.

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Australian mosques open doors to non-Muslims

Monday, 27 October 2014 11:56 AM

Mosques across Australia have opened their doors to non-Muslims to dispel misconceptions about Islam and encourage understanding between the Muslim and non-Muslim communities.

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Ebola-themed Halloween decorations set to raise funds

Monday, 27 October 2014 11:56 AM

Dallas-area resident James Faulk decorated the front of his house and lawn to resemble the scene of the Dallas apartment where the first US case of Ebola virus was confirmed several weeks ago. Faulk has set up a Twitter account and a website in an effort to raise funds for the Doctors Without Borders charity organisation.

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KSA: Let them drive

Monday, 27 October 2014 11:56 AM

Amnesty International is calling on the Saudi Arabian authorities to respect the right of women to defy the ban by driving this weekend and to end the harassment of supporters of the campaign.


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