Wildfire in California’s Big Sur forces evacuations.

[gallery order="DESC" ids="106108,106109,106110,106111,106112,106113,106114,106115"]Firefighters on Sunday battled a wildfire that broke out in the rugged mountains along Big Sur, forcing hundreds of residents on a precarious stretch of coast in the US state of California to evacuate and authorities...

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Aftermath of the Tonga eruption, tsunami.

[gallery order="DESC" ids="105936,105937,105938,105939,105940,105941,105942,105943"]The first aircraft carrying humanitarian supplies has arrived in Tonga, five days after the South Pacific island nation was hit by a volcanic eruption and tsunami that devastated communities and spoiled most of its drinking...

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Fire ravages South Africa’s 138-year-old parliament.

[gallery order="DESC" ids="105760,105761,105762,105763,105764,105765,105766,105767"]A large fire has torn through South Africa’s parliament complex in Cape Town, causing extensive damage at a site that witnessed some of the country’s key moments.As firefighters struggled to tame Sunday’s blaze,...

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Hundreds protest in India’s Nagaland against controversial law.

[gallery order="DESC" ids="105598,105599,105600,105602,105603,105601,105604,105605"]Hundreds of people have walked 70km (43 miles) in India’s northeast to demand the repeal of a controversial act that grants special powers to Indian troops, following a deadly incident last month when soldiers killed...

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Kazakhstan rocked by protests.

[gallery order="DESC" ids="105246,105247,105248,105249,105250,105251,105252,105253,105254"]Police in Kazakhstan’s largest city of Almaty have fired stun grenades at more than 1,000 protesters marching towards the main city administration building, as rare protests that began over a sharp rise in fuel...

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2021 In Pictures: The best photos from around the world.

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Christmas Day celebrated around the world.

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Typhoon Rai: Death toll in the Philippines climbs to at least 208.

[gallery order="DESC" ids="104363,104364,104365,104366,104367,104368,104362"]Rai, the 15th typhoon to hit the Philippines this year, engulfed villages in floods, trapped residents on roofs, toppled trees and knocked out power in southern and central island provinces, where more than 300,000 villagers...

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Bank employees demonstrate against govt’s plan to privatize PSBs.

[gallery order="DESC" ids="104190,104191,104192,104193,104194,104195,104196,104197,104198,104199,104182"]Bank employees stage protests across the different cities of India against the government's plan of privatizing Public sector banks (PSBs).  The protest is called by the United Forum of Banks  Unions...

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Tornadoes unleash death and devastation in US states.

More than 70 feared dead in Kentucky as severe weather caused catastrophic damage across multiple southern US states.[gallery order="DESC" ids="104018,104019,104020,104021,104022,104023,104024,104025,104026"]A devastating swarm of tornadoes ripped through Kentucky and five other US states, killing dozens...

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