Dubai’s Burj Khalifa to mark Chinese New Year with laser show

A photo taken on December 31, 2017, shows a laser show at Burj Khalifa, the tallest tower in the world, to mark the New Year’s eve celebrations in Dubai. (AFP)
Updated 14 February 2018
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Dubai’s Burj Khalifa to mark Chinese New Year with laser show

DUBAI: Dubai’s iconic Burj Khalifa will mark the Chinese New Year with a spectacular dragon-themed light and sound show in Downtown Dubai.
The ‘Light Up’ show will take place twice a day from February 16 to 24 at 8pm and 10pm, paying tribute to thousands of Chinese residents in the UAE.
The 9-day laser and light show will resemble Dubai’s stunning performance during the 2018 New Year’s celebrations.
The show will begin with a flying dragon “taking flight from the Great Wall of China” and touring over Dubai’s landmarks, a statement released by Emaar said.
“The show starts with a flying dragon taking flight from the Great Wall of China, soaring high in the sky, and touring over Dubai’s landmarks including the upcoming Dubai Creek Tower before marking a splash at The Dubai Fountain,” said Emaar.


Hero dog saves Indian family in flood-hit Kerala

Indian residents look at houses destroyed by flood waters at Kannappankundu in Kozhikode, in the Indian state of Kerala on August 10, 2018. (AFP)
Updated 14 August 2018
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Hero dog saves Indian family in flood-hit Kerala

  • Kerala, famed for its pristine palm-lined beaches and tea plantations, is battered by the monsoon every year but the rains have been particularly severe this season
  • More than a million foreign tourists visited Kerala last year

NEW DELHI: A family in the flood-ravaged Indian state of Kerala narrowly escaped death after their pet dog woke them up moments before a landslide destroyed their home, local media reported Monday.
Mohanan P. and his family were sleeping at home in the mountainous Idukki district when their pet dog started barking raucously at around 3:00 am, waking the household.
“That’s when we realized something was wrong. I went out to see and we had to just rush out of the house,” Mohanan told Indian news network NDTV.
No sooner had the family rushed out when the landslide plowed down a nearby hill and demolished their home.
The family, dog in tow, have since moved to a government-run relief camp nearby.
Flash floods triggered by the annual monsoon rains have pounded the southern tourist hotspot in the past few days, killing 39 people and leaving 100,000 more homeless so far.