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Iraq lowers oil price forecast in budget proposal to $55 a barrel

Falling oil prices forced Iraq's cabinet to revise its draft 2105 budget, trimming its forecast for oil to $55 a barrel from $60.   It trimmed spending to 119 trillion Iraqi dinars ($104.85 billion) for 2015.

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$30 million Monet

Sotheby's employees pose with "Le Grand Canal", painted by Claude Monet, at Sotheby's preview in London on January 28. The art piece is expected to fetch between $30.4 and $45.6 million at the upcoming Impressionist & Moder

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New trike in town

Engineers test-drive a gasoline-powered "Salamander", an amphibious tricycle, on the lake surrounding the Taal volcano, in Batangas city, south of Manila on January 28. The "Salamander", invented by H20 Technologies, is capab

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H is for Hawk

Author Helen MacDonald, winner of the 2014 Costa Book of the Year Award poses with her book "H is for Hawk" at ceremony in London on January 27. Reuters/Peter Nicholls  

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Unwelcome visitor

Waves crash against an ocean front house after causing a break in the sea wall during a winter blizzard in Marshfield in the US state of Massachusetts on January 27. Reuters/Brian Snyder     

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Zain Saudi gets regulator nod for capital cut

Zain Saudi has received regulatory approval to cut its capital for a second time, a move common in Saudi Arabia to offset accumulated losses, the telecom operator said on Tuesday. The company, 37 per cent owned by Kuwait's Zai

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Qataris top Dubai property investment

Qataris emerged the largest buyers of the property in neighbouring Dubai, UAE, with a per capita investment of Dh9.37 million ($2.55 million) for the period between January 1 and November 15 last year, said a report ahead of a real estate event.

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Wall of Death

A survivor touches the 'Wall of Death' in the former Nazi German concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz in Oswiecim on January 27. Ceremonies to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the camp take place on January 27, wi

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A moment with Obama

US President Barack Obama (C) greets the audience after he delivered a speech at Siri Fort Auditorium in New Delhi on January 27. Obama weighed in on one of India's most sensitive topics as he wound up a visit on Tuesday, making a plea for f

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Through the sunglass

Ester Satorova, model and fiancee of Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic, watches his men's singles quarter-final match against Rafael Nadal of Spain at the Australian Open 2015 tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 27. Reuters/Issei Kat

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