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Kuoni Group revenues decline by 1pc

Kuoni Group, a leading travel and travel-related service provider, generated a turnover of CHF 2479.5 million ( $ 2.71 billion ) in the first half this year, a decline of 1 per cent compared to the figures during the same period last year.

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Pet sculpture

Chinese artist Zhou Jie works on an iron wire sculpture that depicts a pet dog at Beijing Art Now Gallery, in Beijing. Zhou started her art project titled "36 Days" on August 9, in which she would live inside an exhibition hall with an

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‘Keys to Mosul’

Peshmerga fighters stand guard at Mosul Dam in northern Iraq on August 21. Despite its structural faults, the country's biggest dam at 3.6 km long, built by a German-Italian consortium in the 1980s, is a vital water and power source for Mosu

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Rescue mission

Fire-fighters ride on an eight-wheeled vehicle at a site where a landslide swept through a residential area at Asaminami ward in Hiroshima, western Japan on August 21. At least 36 people, including several children, were killed in Japan on Wedne

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Stepping it up

Thailand's newly appointed Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha (front) reviews honour guards during his visit to the 2nd Infantry Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, Queen's Guard in Chonburi province, on the outskirts of Bangkok on August 2

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‘Buy India’

Employees work at Tata Lockheed Martin Aerostructures, on the outskirts of the southern Indian city of Hyderabad on August 20. Some of India's biggest companies are pouring billions of dollars into manufacturing guns, ships and tanks for the

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High water on highway

An aerial view shows a flooded highway after heavy rainfall hit Lishui, Zhejiang province in China on August 20. Reuters/Stringer  

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If I stay

Cast member Chloe Grace Moretz poses at the premiere of "If I Stay" in Hollywood, California August on 20. The movie opens in the US on August 22. Reuters/Mario Anzuoni  

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‘Gone for lunch’

People sit outside a closed McDonald's restaurant in Moscow on August 20. Russia ordered the temporary closure of four McDonald's restaurants in Moscow on Wednesday, a decision it said was over sanitary violations but which comes against

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March for Palestine

A pro-Palestinian flag is seen hanging from the Manhattan Bridge while pro-Palestinian demonstrators march across the Brooklyn Bridge in Manhattan, New York on August 20. Reuters/Eduardo Munoz  

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