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Deepening deadlock

Occupy Central protesters sit at a study area along the main street to the financial Central district as they continue blocking areas outside of the government headquarters building in Hong Kong on October 20. A deepening sense of impasse grippe

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Sensing victory

Kurdish refugee children from the Syrian town of Kobani flash victory signs in a camp in the southeastern town of Suruc, Sanliurfa province on October 20. The US military said it had air-dropped arms to Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State milit

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Saving what remains

A resident helps out with a bucket of water in dosing some burning shanties after a fire razed through a residential area in Pritil, Tondo, Metro Manila on October 20. An estimated 100 families were displaced by the fire which lasted for two hou

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Perfect unison

Students of Shaolin Tagou Martial Arts School perform in the opening ceremony of the Zhengzhou International Shaolin Wushu Festival at Shaolin Temple in Dengfeng, Henan province in China on October 19. Reuters/Stringer  

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Fawaz Alhokair quarterly net rises 7.7pc

Saudi Arabia retailer Fawaz Abdulaziz Alhokair Company reported a 7.7 per cent rise in second-quarter profit on Monday as sales increased and it made foreign exchange gains, but the profit missed analysts' estimates. The compa

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Breathing fire

A mechanical installation named "Long Ma" breathes fire during the Long Ma performance in front of the National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, on a hazy night in Beijing on October 19. "Long Ma", a 17-meter long

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Jay Leno at humour awards

Honoree Jay Leno and his wife Mavis arrive on the red carpet at the taping of the Mark Twain Prize for Humor ceremony and performance at the Kennedy Center in Washington on October 19.  Reuters/Jonathan Ernst  

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Palace of luxury

A visitor looks at an exhibit at the newly reopened Royal Jewelry Museum in Alexandria on October 19. The museum, which houses some 924 pieces of jewellery, medals and other belongings of the former Mohamed Ali Dynasty royal family, reopened to

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Play time

Three-week-old white lion cubs play at Belgrade's "Good Hope Garden" zoo on October 19. Belgrade zoo has a total of 10 white lions, which are extinct in the wild and are found only in zoos and reservations. It is estimated that the

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Exit point

A member of the "Exit Point" amateur rope-jumping group takes a rope jump from a 120-metre high rock down to a man-made crater called "Tuimsky Proval" (Tuimsky cavity), with the air temperature at about minus 15 degrees Celsi

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