29 July 2014
In this Nov. 17, 2013 file photo, a Filipino man prays during a Mass at Santo Nino church, which was damaged by Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban, Philippines. The Vatican confirmed Tuesday, July 29, 2014 the dates for Pope Francis' second trip to Asia, a weeklong visit Jan. 12-19 to Sri Lanka and the Philippines. Francis had already announced his intention to visit Sri Lanka and meet with victims of Typhoon Haiyan, which killed some 6,300 people, left another 1,060 missing and devastated parts of the central Philippines last year.
In this June 25, 2014 photo, Ram Chandran demonstrates his prayers in his bedroom at ShantiNiketan, a retirement community for people from India, in Tavares, Fla. Chandran leads a Hindu group prayer for residents at a small temple in the community. ShantiNiketan is one of a growing number of niche retirement communities aimed at people of specific ethnic backgrounds, hobbies or collegiate allegiances.
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28 July 2014
Pakistani police officers examine a house of a family belonging to the Ahmadi sect, which was torched by angry mob in Gujranwala, Pakistan, Monday, July 28, 2014. A Pakistani mob burned down several homes belonging to the minority sect in the country's east, killing a woman and her two granddaughters in riots following rumors about blasphemous postings on Facebook, police said Monday.
In this June 26, 2012 file photo, Chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Co., Muhtar Kent, right, and President and CEO of Coca Cola India and South West Asia Atul Singh pose for photos holding bottles of Coca-Cola before the start of a meeting in New Delhi, India. An increasing thirst for Coca-Cola products in China, India and the Middle East helped boost the company's international sales by 3 percent in the second quarter while volume remained flat in North America.
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27 July 2014
North Korean war veterans express varying degrees of emotion as they watch a parade celebrating the anniversary of the Korean War, Sunday, July 27, 2014, in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Koreans gathered at Kim Il Sung Square as part of celebrations for the 61st anniversary of the armistice that ended the Korean War.
26 July 2014
24 July 2014
Ellisha Flagg, sister of Eric Garner, cries during a vigil demanding justice for Eric Garner, a Staten Island man who died while being arrested by New York City police, Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in New York. Demonstrators gathered at a park Tuesday, near where police attempted to arrest Garner on suspicion of selling untaxed cigarettes.
A relative of a victim cries at the site of a train that crashed into a school bus in Medak district in the southern Indian state of Telengana, Thursday, July 24, 2014. Twelve children were killed Thursday when the train crashed into a school bus at an unmanned railroad crossing in southern India, police said. There are hundreds of unmanned crossings across the country, especially in remote areas.
23 July 2014
22 July 2014
Kerala has gone for the kill with a fat pay-packet for the man who does the dirty job – hang the death row convicts.
Facing an acute shortage of jail hangmen, the jail department submitted a suggestion to hike their fee from Rs. 500 to Rs. 2 lakh.
The move has virtually opened the floodgates.
In the state 16 convicts are facing gallows now and it is the duty of the jail department to keep hangman ready.
"According to 1957 jail manuals a hangman gets Rs. 500 for a single execution. Since it wasn't renewed all these years a suggestion was given to renew it substantially. It really triggered a massive response," said Kannur central jail superintendent Ashokan Arippa.
21 July 2014
This Sunday, July 6, 2014 photo, shows an Iraqi family waiting to break their fast during the hold month of Ramadan in Basra, Iraq. For the millions of Muslims abstaining from food and drink from sunrise to sunset every day during Islam’s holiest month of Ramadan, that first sip of water after a grueling fast is by far the most anticipated moment of the day.