Friday 26 August 2016

Oman's cave opens

Al Hoota Cave, Oman’s most popular natural tourist destination, will reopen to the public on September 5. The first tourist cave to open in the GCC, the facilities at Al Hoota have undergone significant improvements. The cave system is one of Oman’s true natural wonders, with Al Hoo


Quake aftermath

An injured woman (C) is carried by rescuers amid the rubble of collapsed buildings in Amatrice, central Italy, on August 24, following a 6.2 magnitude earthquake that struck at around 3:30 am local time. The quake was felt across a broad section of central Italy, including the capital Rome wher


Relaunching the EU

A handout picture provided by the Bundesregierung shows Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi (C-L) French President Francois (C-R) Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel (C) arriving for their meeting in Ventotene island, Tirreno sea, Italy on August 22. The leaders of Italy, France and Ge


Tokyo takes over

Performers wave Tokyo 2020 signs during the Closing Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 21. EPA/Olivier Hoslet  


When in the UAE, be an Emirati

Hollywood actor and comedian Marlon Wayans experienced Emirati culture and hospitality at Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi on Al Maryah Island. His visit to Abu Dhabi for his standup comedy show was part of Abu Dhabi Summer Season, organised by Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority. Wa


Double-double for Mo

Briton Mo Farah won the Olympic 5,000 metres gold medal on Saturday to complete the distance double-double having won the 10,000 earlier in the week after claiming both titles in 2012. Farah is only the second man to achieve the feat after Finn Lasse Viren in 1972 and 1976.


Vanquish Zagato Volante unveiled

Aston Martin has launched its Vanquish Zagato Volante, driven by overwhelming customer interest for the previously revealed coupe. The Volante, revealed at Pebble Beach, California, will be built to a limited production run of 99 cars at its headquarters in Gaydon, England.


High-end art

The giant installation by French artist JR, artist in residence for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, depicting a high jumping athlete based on Sudanese athlete Mohamed Younes Idriss, on top of a building in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 19. JR has created three giant sculptures around the city in


Out of Aleppo rubble

An injured five-year-old Syrian boy named Omar Daqneesh is seen sitting in an ambulance after an alleged airstrike hit a house in Aleppo, Syria. According to pro-opposition activists and medical staff, at least eight people were killed, including five children, and several injured in an alleged


Halo jumpers

A handout picture made available by the Republic of Korea Air Force shows a group of Air Force instructors making a high altitude, low opening (HALO) jump from a military chopper at a height of 10,000 feet over an undisclosed location on August 18. EPA/Republic Of Korea Air Force

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