Friday 9 December 2016

Setting the stage for Nobel Prize

A general view on the Oslo City Hall as workers decorate it with roses and carnations from Colombia as part of preparations for the Nobel Peace Prize 2016 ceremony in Oslo, Norway, on December 8. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, on December 10, will receive the Nobel Peace Prize for his


Stone in cement

US actress Emma Stone (L) and Canadian actor Ryan Gosling (R) display their cement covered hands during a hand and footprint ceremony honouring them at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California on December 7. Stone and Gosling star in the upcoming movie 'La La Land'.  EPA/Mi


Sinkhole tragedy

A handout image released on December 6 by the San Antonio Fire Department showing submerged vehicles after reserve deputy Dora Linda (Solis) Nishihara was killed late December 4 when an underground pipe ruptured causing a sinkhole that collapsed a roadway swallowing two vehicles killing Nishiha


Festive tram

A tram decorated with Christmas lights runs during its maiden voyage in Budapest, Hungary on  December 5. The festive tram, which is wrapped in a 3500-meter cable bearing nearly 40,000 white and blue LED lights, serves commuters after dusk for the seventh year until Epyphany, January 6, an


Space glider

Virgin Spaceship Unity (VSS Unity) touches down after gliding freely for the first time after being released from Virgin Mothership Eve (VMS Eve) over the Mojave Desert in the US on December 3. The VSS Unity successfully landed after a free-flying test at Mojave Desert, some two years after a m


Royal meeting

A handout picture dated on December 3 released by Emirates News Agency (WAM) shows  His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (R), Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai shaking hands with King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud(L) of Saudi Arabia and Custodian


UAE marks National Day in style

The UAE celebrated its 45th national day on Friday (December 2) with great enthusiasm and in style with major buildings in the UAE lit up in red, green, white and black, the colours of the country's flag. From car rallies and dance shows to air shows and splendid fireworks, t


Thailand has a new king

Thailand has a new king after Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, 64, on December 1 accepted to ascend the throne to become the country's new monarch, the 10th King of the 234-year-old Chakri Dynasty. The King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun succeeds his father, Thai King Bhumibol


Sinking tower

A picture taken with a fisheye lens shows the Millennium Tower (C), a 58-story skyscraper luxury condominium building in the South of Market district in downtown San Francisco, California, USA which cost $350 million to build has sunk 16 inches since it completion in April 2009. Residences of t


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