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Glasgow - The host city of Commonwealth Games is all set for The Commonwealth Games

by Lucy Gillmore/The Independent
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The Commonwealth Games that started on July 23 will continue till August 3 and so Glasgow is in the sporting spotlight.

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Faro: Gateway to Portugal's most popular holiday area
More than just a gateway to the beaches of the Algarve, this compact city is also about to enter festival season. So get in the spirit

Windsurfing makes waves in Turkmenistan
Better known for its inhospitable desert plains than beach breaks, isolated ex-Soviet Turkmenistan this month welcomed an unlikely group of visitors: a sun-tanned crop of the world's top windsurfers.

Montreal moments in the French-accented Canadian city
This French-accented Canadian city sparkles in summer, with parks and river views

Fort Lauderdale
From its beaches, arts, culture and events to gondola rides on the canals, this US state of Florida is a popular tourist destination


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Montreal moments in the French-accented Canadian city
This French-accented Canadian city sparkles in summer, with parks and river views
Fort Lauderdale
From its beaches, arts, culture and events to gondola rides on the canals, this US state of Florida is a popular tourist destination
Prague - City that bursts into life with art exhibitions and classical concerts
Summer is the best time to explore the Czech capital, as the city bursts into life with art exhibitions and classical concerts
Bangkok and beyond
A few days in Bangkok and its nearby provinces are all you need to be completely charmed by Thailand’s people, culture and cuisine.
Monaco geras up for the summer season
This glamorous principality is gearing up for the summer season — with treats for petrol-heads, big spenders and cinema-goers
Gateway to the iconic Pisa
A visit to Tuscany gives a chance to explore ancient landmarks, fine food and glittering festivities
Trip Tips: Brazil's retro-futuristic capital hits middle age
Brasilia's modern buildings designed by famed architect Oscar Niemeyer and laid out by urban planner Lúcio Costa are still imposing, an open-air museum on UNESCO's World Heritage list
Where past meets present
A visit to Athens, the Greek capital,is a chance to relive the Classical past — and to enjoy the city’s more contemporary attractions
The magic of Mauritius
Mauritian society offers a trace of France, a sprinkle of Africa,a smidgeon of Britain and a big twist of Asia
Life is in Lisbon
This charming capital, which combines sea views, steep hills and old-world manners with a vibrant nightlife, is a joy to visit
Prague-city of spires and towers
Gothic spires, majestic castles, renaissance palaces and winding cobbled streets of Prague, the capital of Czech Republic holds an irresistible allure.
Sydney sojourn
The wonderful climate and beautiful sites, makes this the ideal time to visit Australia's dramatic harbour city
Magical Malta
Spend a day in and around Valletta, the historic capital of this Mediterranean nation, then explore deeper into the Maltese islands
A journey through Himalayan villages
Experience the untouched beauty of the surreal Spiti Valley and the simple ways of life in the small villages of the Himalayas
Top 5 Eid destinations 2013
Whether you choose to stay within the region or travel abroad, here are the top five Eid destinations for 2013

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Oman marks Eid Al Fitr festival today
The moon sighting committee announced Eid will be celebrated on Tuesday
Student survivors testify in South Korea ferry trial
Teenaged student survivors of South Korea's ferry disaster began giving video testimony under tight security on Monday in the murder trial of the vessel's captain and crew
Movie Review: Chennai Express
SRK unleashes all his charm and experience over the years into his character and comes up with a winning performance
Philippines welcomes 100 millionth baby
The child, Jennalyn Sentino, was one of 100 babies born in state hospitals all over the archipelago who received the symbolic designation of "100,000,000th baby"
Tropical storm Hernan forms off Mexico's pacific coast
Fearing potentially deadly flooding, Mexican disaster officials are closely monitoring the weather after Tropical Storm Hernan formed off the country's Pacific coast of Mexico.
Malaysia marks grim Eid after MH17 crash
Malaysia on Monday marked a solemn Eid al-Fitr, Islam's biggest festival, as families of those aboard downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 mourned the dead
AstraZeneca taps Roche, Qiagen for new blood-based cancer drug tests
AstraZeneca has signed up Roche and Qiagen to develop two separate diagnostic tests, both using simple blood samples, to identify patients who will benefit from its lung cancer drugs.
JD.com to sell Microsoft's Xbox One games console in China
JD.com Inc, China's second-biggest e-commerce company by market share, will accept pre-orders for Microsoft Corp's Xbox One games console in China from July 28 to July 30, the firm said on Monday.
U.S. diplomats' return to Libya could be more hazardous than exit
If evacuating U.S. embassy staff from Libya was perilous - three F-16 fighters and Marines in Osprey aircraft flew overhead a road convoy from Tripoli to Tunisia
Gaza fighting abates as diplomatic tension flares
Israel eased its assaults in the Gaza Strip and Palestinian rocket fire from the enclave declined sharply on Monday
His Majesty issues Royal Order for Renaissance Day holiday; Eid holidays announced for public, private sectors in Oman
The statement released by the Ministry said that the owners of businesses and workers can agree for compensation for work during these holidays
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Indian Parliament debates Gaza
Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad slammed the government for not taking up the Gaza issue last week
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Oman calls for united Arab action to end Israeli agression, alleviate suffering of Palestinians
Majlis Al Shura Chairman Al Ma’awali calls for united Arab action to end the Israeli aggression and alleviate the sufferings of the Palestinians
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Movie Review: Chennai Express
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Untold suffering in Gaza City
From inside Gaza a father tells his powerful story to Times of Oman. Read his words and weep
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Search for AIDS cure pushes ahead despite setbacks
Scientists on Saturday vowed to press ahead with their quest for a cure for AIDS, despite losing a veteran colleague and suffering a setback in research.
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Fire at a fuel station in Mawaleh creates panic (video)
Fire at a fuel station in Mawaleh created alarm in the area, late Sunday night
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Ignorance of law is no excuse for complaint: Oman legal expert
Times of Oman, in association with Khalifa Al Hinai Legal Consultants, will answer the legal queries of readers every Monday. Questions can be sent to readersclub@timesofoman.com
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His Majesty’s website wins laurels
The website highlights His Majesty’s achievements during the past four decades, and contributions as a visionary leader in shaping policies, both at regional and global levels
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Indian Parliament debates Gaza
Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad slammed the government for not taking up the Gaza issue last week
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Fire at a fuel station in Mawaleh creates panic (video)
Fire at a fuel station in Mawaleh created alarm in the area, late Sunday night
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Untold suffering in Gaza City
From inside Gaza a father tells his powerful story to Times of Oman. Read his words and weep
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His Majesty issues Royal Order for Renaissance Day holiday; Eid holidays announced for public, private sectors in Oman
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Oman Road Safety Association celebrates Qaranqashow with message of road safety
ORSA recently organised awareness activities at the Shangrila Barr Al Jissa Hotel and Resort, celebrating Qaranqashow with the aim of raising awareness among children and families while using roads
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Oman calls for united Arab action to end Israeli agression, alleviate suffering of Palestinians
Majlis Al Shura Chairman Al Ma’awali calls for united Arab action to end the Israeli aggression and alleviate the sufferings of the Palestinians
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His Majesty’s website wins laurels
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Ignorance of law is no excuse for complaint: Oman legal expert
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Search for AIDS cure pushes ahead despite setbacks
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Kannur airport to start by 2015-end
Kannur international airport is expected to see its first aircraft landing on its runways by December 2015, said Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy.
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