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Mayor of London, Boris Johnson firing the salute from the Honourable Artillery Company’s 105mm light gun to mark the launch of London Poppy Day at Armoury House, home of the Honourable Artillery Company (HAC), London.,
Participants of an annual convention of women’s advocacy groups chant slogans vowing to empower women, in Seoul, South Korea. President Park Geun-hye spoke at the convention and promised to make the country a better place for women, with more jobs and opportunities, and less gender-based discrimination. One of the slogans was ‘Becoming one Korea, through women’s power.’ Read more
A motorbike rental vendor relaxes as he waits for customers in Goa, India. Raghuram Rajan, Reserve Bank Of India governor, said in New Delhi yesterday the central bank would address all policy concerns in a review next week, spurring speculation he will continue intruding measures to tackle inflation and the economic slowdown simultaneously. Read more
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A Eritrean woman attends the commemoration ceremony for the victims of the boat disaster off the Lampedusa coast in San Leone near Agrigento, Italy. Victims of the disaster, in which more than 300 asylum seekers died, have been buried in unknown vaults despite Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta‘s promise to hold a state funeral for the dead. Read more
Afghan men tend their animals at a livestock market set up for the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, or “feast of sacrifice”, in Kabul, Afghanistan. Muslims all over the world celebrate the three-day Eid al-Adha, which starts on Monday, by sacrificing sheep, goats, cows and camels, to commemorate the Prophet Abraham’s readiness to sacrifice his son, Ismail, on God’s command. Read more
People watch the rescue operation from outside the factory after a devastating fire at the dyeing section of two-storey Aswad Composite Mills at Maona, Gazipur, Bangladesh. At least nine people were killed when a fire broke out at an apparel factory on the outskirts of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh.
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Pope Francis blesses and waves to the crowd as he arrives for his weekly open-air general audience in St Peter’s Square at the Vatican. Read more
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Labourers brush their teeth with neem twigs on the banks of the Ganges river in Kolkata, India.
Italian center-right leader Silvio Berlusconi attends a Senate meeting as Italy’s Prime Minister Enrico Letta calls for a confidence vote in Rome. Letta said on Wednesday that the government’s survival must be separated from the legal troubles of Berlusconi and that its collapse could be “fatal” for the country.
Young women wearing dark suits worn by new employees cross a street in Tokyo, Japan. Government data show unemployment climbed 0.3 percentage points to 4.1% from the previous month, the first increase in 6 months. The jobless rate for men rose to 4.5% from 4.2% in July, while that for women climbed to 3.7% from 3.3%. Read more