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Pilgrims gather for the Makar Sankranti festival at Sagar Island

Women worship to Hindu sun god as they take a dip at the confluence of the river Ganges and the Bay of Bengal on...

Boys play at a former monument that has been damaged in Palu

Boys play at a former monument that has been damaged in Palu, Central Sulawesi province, Indonesia, January 13, 2021.

Donald Trump visits the U.S.-Mexico border wall in Alamo

U.S. President Donald Trump visits the U.S.-Mexico border wall, in Alamo, Texas, U.S., January 12, 2021.

Gorillas at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park tested positive for COVID-19

Gorillas sit after two of their troop tested positive for COVID-19 after falling ill, and a third gorilla appears also to be symptomatic, at...

Sriwijaya Air Flight SJ182 plane crash recovery off the Jakarta coast

Indonesian Navy personnel are seen on boats during recovery operations for the Sriwijaya Air Flight SJ182 plane, which crashed into the sea, off the...

Trump calls for end to violence he incited

U.S President Donald Trump gives an address, a day after his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., in this still image taken...

Trump supporters breech the US Capitol

Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump invaded the U.S. Capitol after breaching security defenses. One woman shot and 3 died from medical emergencies, January...

Assange supporters celebrate

People celebrate after a British judge ruled that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should not be extradited to the United States, outside the Old Bailey,...

New Year celebrations at an aquarium in Seoul

Divers in Korean traditional costumes "Hanbok" perform during an event to celebrate New Year amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic at an aquarium in...

Countdown clock in Times Square during the virtual New Year’s Eve event

Confetti flies around the ball and countdown clock in Times Square during the virtual New Year's Eve event following the outbreak of the coronavirus...

Britain’s Prime Minister signs the Brexit trade deal with EU

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson gives a thumbs up after signing the Brexit trade deal with the EU at number 10 Downing Street in...

A full moon known as the Cold Moon rises behind the One World Trade Center

A full moon known as the Cold Moon rises behind the One World Trade Center in New York City as it is seen from...

People gather near an illuminated installation in Moscow

People gather near an illuminated installation depicting polar bears ahead of the New Year and Christmas holiday season in a park in Moscow, Russia...

PHOTO OF THE DAY-TUESDAY

A passenger is seen at the check-in area of the international flight terminal at Tokyo International Airport, commonly known as Haneda airport, amid the...

Israel imposes third national COVID-19 lockdown

An employee prepares to shutter a store as Israel imposes a third national lockdown to fight climbing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infections, in Tel Aviv,...

Dancing in Rome

People dance tango on a street one day before Italy goes back to a complete lockdown over the Christmas period as part of efforts...

Lorries on the M20 motorway near Ashford

Lorries are seen parked on the M20 motorway, as EU countries impose a travel ban from the UK following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak,...

U.S. President Joe Biden receives a dose of a COVID-19 vaccine 

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden receives a dose of a vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at ChristianaCare Christiana Hospital, in Newark, Delaware, U.S. December...

Medics celebrate before receiving COVID-19 vaccines

Medical teams celebrate before receiving coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines as Israel kicks off a coronavirus vaccination drive, at Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov...

Nor’easter storm in New York City

Robert Burck, better known as the "Naked Cowboy", falls during a nor'easter storm snowfall amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in the Manhattan borough...

Humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia

An Ethiopian boy who fled the ongoing fighting in Tigray region, gestures in the Hamdayet village, in eastern Kassala state, Sudan December 15, 2020....

Top Stories

Three covid deaths in Cyprus, new cases drop further to 157 but fewer tests

  Cyprus recorded three covid deaths over the past 24 hours, raising the number to 170,  113 men and 57 women, with an average age...

Thousands protest in Amsterdam against Dutch coronavirus lockdown

  Several thousand today people held an unauthorised protest in Amsterdam against a national lockdown to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, before being...

Search and rescue crews looking for woman off Larnaca

  The Search and Rescue Coordination Centre in Larnaca received a call around four in the afternoon about a 70 year old woman missing off...

Rapid Test locations on Monday Jan 18

Here are the rapid test locations for Monday January 18 Limassol Apostolos Loukas church, Ayios Athanasios (Ayios Athanasios refugee settlement) 8.30-4.30 Ayios Stylianos church, Linopetra 8.30-4.30 Mesa Yeitonia Cultural Centre...

German FM says COVID curbs should be eased for vaccinated people

  People who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 should be allowed to go to restaurants and cinemas earlier than others, a German minister said, contradicting...

Taste

Squash soup

Ingredients: 1 kg pumpkin, cut into small cubes, approximately 5 cups 2 medium (400g) sweet potatoes, cut into cubes, approximately 2 ½ cups 1 chopped leek, only...

Mezedes

No visit to Cyprus is complete without enjoying the traditional meal of many small dishes known as ‘meze’. This large feast, which has been a...

Prawns with fried cheese, barley shaped pasta

Put the barley shaped pasta into a small pan with salted water, bring to a boil and when tender, drain. Peal the prawns leaving...

Salmon and shrimp sheftalies

Mix all ingredients for tabbouli in a bowl and keep to one side so flavours can combine. Prepare the sheftalies: wash and soak the casing...