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Americans from all walks of life come to Capitol to honor President George H.W. Bush

As a military honor guard stood silent watch, thousands reverently filed through the U.S. Capitol Rotunda Tuesday to pay respects to former President George H.W. Bush as he lay in state ahead of his state funeral Wednesday morning. Since Monday evening and all through the night -- with only the sounds of footsteps echoing in the historic chamber -- Americans from all walks of life have come to honor the nation's 41st president, from parents with young children to the former top commanders of Operation Desert Storm -- the Bush-led liberation of Kuwait from Saddam Hussein's Iraq. Alex Edelman/AFP/Getty ImagesPeople...
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Why Mexico's new President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is getting rid of his $200m presidential jet

By Michael Vincent With the hashtag #austeridad (austerity), the new Mexican President's administration tweeted that the nation's version of Air Force One was going up for sale.It will come complete with a double-bed bedroom, plush leather seating for personal staff and what appears to be a marble bathroom.The $US200 million-plus Dreamliner 787-8 is now jetting off to California to be prepped for a new purchaser.Mexico's new President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, or simply AMLO, is a populist on the left. He was elected with the biggest support (53 per cent) in modern Mexican history.Mr Lopez Obrador even founded his own...

Google's app turns your phone into a museum

Google is adding a new experience to its augmented reality app that will bring a legendary artist's work right at the convenience of your device. The Arts and Culture app will now showcase the artwork of Johannes Vermeer, the Dutch Golden Age painter, through the Meet Vermeer section of the app, Mashable reported. It is described as the first-ever international online retrospective of Vermeer. As part of the project, 36 paintings from 18 museums across seven different countries is available through the app. As a special addition, the artist's most famous masterpiece Girl with a Pearl Earring is listed with...

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Theme parks, entertainment scene to boost Dubai's tourism targets

Several new developments in the leisure and entertainment industry across Dubai, have been instrumental in bringing Dubai one step closer to its tourism targets, experts said. Chief among these developments are the various theme parks that have put Dubai on the map for international visitors. PwC has forecast that the UAE's leisure and entertainment market potential will reach 45 million visitors by 2021, with international tourists accounting for 30 million, while residents and their friends and relatives total a further 15 million. As per estimates by the International Expo Consults, Dubai's theme parks could generate around $5 billion in annual...
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Hey, that's our stuff: Masaai tribespeople tackle Oxford's Pitt Rivers museum

Around a large table in a bright room in the University of Oxford’s , four members of the Maasai tribe from east Africa are inspecting a small object. It has been carefully placed in front of them by a curator wearing special handling gloves. The Maasai say that it is a bracelet, an orkatar. They talk between themselves, in the maa language, about what the bracelet is used for. “This is something that cannot be sold or given,” says Yannick Ndoinyo, a junior elder from Loliondo, northern Tanzania. The orkatar symbolises the death of a father and is a form...
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Qasr Al Hosn to open in Abu Dhabi after 11-year revamp

After more than 11 years of spectacular transformation, Qasr Al Hosn, the first structure built in Capital, will finally open its doors to the public on Friday. On Tuesday, the Department of Culture and Tourism (DCT - Abu Dhabi) opened the ancestral home of the Al Nahyan family and the symbolic heart of Abu Dhabi to the media. It showcases the UAE's rich culture and history, as well as some personal possessions that belonged to the Founding Father of the nation, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Al Hosn is considered to be Abu Dhabi's original urban block,...

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UAE VP visits General Women's Union headquarters

ABU DHABI, 4th December, 2018 (WAM) -- The Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, visited the headquarters of the General Women’s Union, GWU, and attended the launch of national initiatives honouring and documenting the achievements of Emirati women. He also reviewed the GWU’s key projects and initiatives, which aim to implement the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan to document the overall achievements and contributions of Emirati women. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid was accompanied, during this visit, by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid...
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UAE-India Joint Commission hold 12th session in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, 4th December, 2018 (WAM) -- H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and Smt Sushma Swaraj, External Affairs Minister of the Republic of India co-chaired the Ministerial Meeting of the 12th session of the UAE-India Joint Commission Meeting, JCM, held on 3rd and 4th December, 2018 at the Ministry's Headquarters in Abu Dhabi. While welcoming the Indian delegation, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed emphasised that the UAE has always shared strong historical ties with India. He noted that the relations between the two countries are based on mutual respect, trust and aimed...
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Zaki Nusseibeh attends celebration of Sheikh Zayed’s centennial in Paris

PARIS, 4th December, 2018 (WAM) -- Zaki Anwar Nusseibeh, Minister of State, attended a celebration, titled, "From the UAE Desert to the Louvre’s Lights, the Sheikh Zayed Centennial," in the French capital, Paris. The celebration, which was held at the Sheikh Zayed Centre in the Louvre Museum, was attended by Jean-Luc Martinez, Representative of the President of France and President of the Louvre Museum, Jack Lang, Chairman of the Arab World Institute and Former French Minister, as well as many Arab and foreign diplomats, and the staff of the UAE Embassy in Paris. During the celebration, Nusseibeh said, "I am...

UAE-India Joint Commission hold 12th session in Abu Dhabi.

12/4/2018​H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and Smt Sushma Swaraj, External Affairs Minister of the Republic of India co-chaired the Ministerial Meeting of the 12th session of the UAE-India Joint Commission Meeting, JCM, held on 3rd and 4th December, 2018 at the Ministry's Headquarters in Abu Dhabi.While welcoming the Indian delegation, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed emphasized that the UAE has always shared strong historical ties with India. He noted that the relations between the two countries are based on mutual respect, trust and aimed at enhancing the mutual benefit of the people...

Zaki Nusseibeh attends celebration of Sheikh Zayed’s centennial in Paris.

12/4/2018​ Zaki Anwar Nusseibeh, Minister of State, attended a celebration, titled, "From the UAE Desert to the Louvre’s Lights, the Sheikh Zayed Centennial," in the French capital, Paris.The celebration, which was held at the Sheikh Zayed Centre in the Louvre Museum, was attended by Jean-Luc Martinez, Representative of the President of France and President of the Louvre Museum, Jack Lang, Chairman of the Arab World Institute and Former French Minister, as well as many Arab and foreign diplomats, and the staff of the UAE Embassy in Paris.During the celebration, Nusseibeh said, "I am proud of this celebration, which is being...
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From baubles to swastikas: Christmas tree ornaments across three centuries

When you think of the Berlin's Deutsches Historisches Museum (German Historical Museum), emperors, kings and other imposing historical figures spring to mind. Few people know that the museum actually has a vast collection of Christmas tree ornaments. A close look at the objects in the current exhibition, "Angel, Swastika, Dome of the Rock: Christmas Tree Decorations from the 19th Century until Today," reveals that such adornments can be more than merely festive, shiny decorations at Christmas time. They can be politically significant, too. The more than 500 objects dating from the 19th century to the present are on display from...