27 June 2014

INDIA PIPELINE BLAST KILLS 15 PEOPLE, GUTS HOUSES

Flames rise after a blast in a gas pipeline belonging to GAIL in Nagaram village of Andhra Pradesh's East Godavari district on June 27, 2014.
A state-owned gas pipeline exploded and burst into flames Friday, killing at least 15 people, destroying homes and forcing the evacuation of neighboring villages in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, authorities said.

Ramadan rush: Mega-rich shoppers descend on London

In this Friday, June 20, 2014 photo, people walk around a shopping mall in west London. London has long attracted big spenders. But every year around the holy month of Ramadan, which starts this weekend, a surge of spectacularly rich Middle Eastern shoppers arrive and take retail therapy to a whole new level _ complete with an entourage of bodyguards, chauffeurs, and Gulf-registered Rolls-Royces and Ferraris flown in just for the occasion. It’s a huge and growing market for British shops, luxury hotels and restaurants, and many welcome the big spenders with exclusive products and VIP services like translators and personal shopping managers.
Before the fast, let there be a shopping feast.

From Harrods in Knightsbridge to the glittering diamond stores in Mayfair, London has long attracted big spenders. But every year around the holy month of Ramadan, which starts this weekend, a wave of spectacularly rich Middle Eastern shoppers arrives and takes retail therapy to a whole new level - complete with an entourage of bodyguards, chauffeurs, and Gulf-registered Rolls-Royces and Ferraris flown in just for the occasion.

ON THIS DAY: Lampard goal paves way for technology

In this June 27, 2010 file photo made from a combination of six photos, Germany's goalkeeper Manuel Neuer looks at a ball that hit the bar to bounce over the line during the soccer World Cup second round soccer match between Germany and England at Free State Stadium, in Bloemfontein, South Africa. On this day: the future use of goal-line technology was effectively sealed after a clear Frank Lampard goal was not given. Germany went on to win the game 4-1.
On June 27 in World Cup history: Technology debate reopened after Frank Lampard's goal not given as Germany beats England in Bloemfontein, South Africa, in 2010. 

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Palestinian relatives mourn Ahmed Ayad, 22, a member of the Ezz Al-Din Al Qassam brigade, the military wing of Hamas, during his funeral in the Shajaiyeh neighborhood of Gaza City on Saturday, June 21, 2014. Five Hamas militants and a rescue worker were killed Thursday in east Gaza City by an apparent accidental blast in a tunnel.