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Hong Kong Airline Cathay Pacific Places $1 Billion Order with Boeing

Boeing said Friday that Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific Airways made an additional order of four airplanes worth a total of about $1 billion at list …

'Alice in Wongaland': business review of the year 2013 - in pictures

Five years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers almost tipped the global economy into the abyss, recovery has been slow and halting. Meanwhile the UK's 'Alice in Wongaland' economy has been coasting on easy money, its growth propelled by shopping sprees and property prices. It was a phrase which …

Cool holiday cottages in Aberdeenshire, Scotland – in pictures

For a winter escape, Aberdeenshire offers wild coasts, hill walks and distilleries for when you've earned a dram, and these stylish hideaways

Readers' travel photograph competition: 2013 winners

After 12 months of judging your travel photos under very distinct themes, we round up the best of the best. Scroll through to see the overall 2013 winner, who wins an Arctic adventure, including tours to see whales and polar bears, courtesy of the Canadian Tourism Commission. All the photos are …

New York Photos of the Week, December 21st – December 27th

In this week’s photos from around New York, Times Square prepares for New Year’s Eve, Chiara de Blasio discusses her struggles with addiction and the NYPD shows off a prototype ‘smart car.’

The Year in Pictures | 2013

As 2013 draws to a close, Framework looks back on an eventful year, documented by the photojournalists of the Los Angeles Times.<p>Enjoy.

Snooping around – in pictures

Considering a move or just wondering how the other half lives? Take a look at our gallery of homes on the market to see what your money will buy

Antarctica rescue mission – in pictures

Alok Jha and the crew of the Akademik Shokalskiy await rescue while remaining icebound in the Southern Ocean

Flour fight festival in Spain – in pictures

Each year the Els Enfarinats festival takes place in the town of Ibi in eastern Spain. One group of men take over the town pronouncing a whole host of ridiculous laws and fining the citizens that infringe them. Another group do battle with flour and eggs to regain control. All the fines raised go …

1934 Rose Parade — ‘Tales of the Seven Seas’

With the theme “Tales of the Seven Seas,” the 1934 Rose Parade had the misfortune of occurring near the end of a terrible rainstorm.<p>The Los Angeles Times reported on Jan. 2, 1934, that 37 people had died from the storm, which dropped 12.86 inches of rain on Pasadena.<p>But the parade proceeded as …

The Observer's 20 photographs of the year

From the image of an evicted Roma family sheltering from a storm to the death of Nelson Mandela, the world's leading photojournalists describe how they captured 20 defining images from 2013<p><b>• Warning: contains an image of a dead body</b>