Revellers gather for the Jember Fashion Carnival 2014

The 13th Jember Fashion Carnival (JFC) 2014 in Indonesia theme is ‘Triangle, Dynamic in Harmony’ and consists of ten parades which include Mahabharata, Tambora, Phoenix, Pine Forest, Apache, Borobudur, Flying Kite, Wild Deers, Stalagmite, and Chemistry. This street carnival is claimed to be one of the biggest in the world and comprises more than 850 performers parading along 3.6 km road used as the catwalk. (Getty)

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Peruvian nurse cares for 175 sick cats

At her job, Maria Torero cares for sick human beings. At home, she lavishes love on slowly dying cats — 175 of them at last count.

The 45-year-old nurse has turned her two-story, eight-room apartment into a hospice for cats with feline leukemia, scattering it with scores of feeding dishes and at least two dozen boxes litter boxes.

Some have suggested she shelter healthy cats instead. “That’s not my role,” she told The Associated Press. “I’m a nurse. My duty is to the cats that nobody cares about.”

She said that “people don’t adopt adult cats, especially if they are terminally ill.” (AP)

(Photos by AP Photo/Martin Mejia)

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Photos of the day - August 21, 2014

A visitor takes a picture during the dinosaurs exhibition in Belgrade, a local resident throws a bucket of water from a house at a site where a landslide swept through a residential area in Hiroshima and a squirrel monkey looks into the camera during a photocall at London Zoo are some of the photos of the day. (AP/EPA/Reuters)

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The peaceful side of the Ferguson protests

Nightly chaos in the St. Louis suburb is getting all the attention, but the vast majority of those protesting have been peaceful. Here’s a look at the some of the moments that are not making the front pages. (Yahoo News)

(Photos by REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich, REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni, Scott Olson/Getty Images, AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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London Zoo annual weigh in

The height and mass of every animal in the zoo, of which there are over 16,000, is recorded and submitted to the Zoological Information Management System. This is combined with animal measurement data collected from over 800 zoos and aquariums in almost 80 countries, from which zoologists can compare information on thousands of endangered species. (Getty)

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Photos of the day - August 20, 2014

A man is doused with milk and sprayed with mist after being hit by an eye irritant from security forces trying to disperse demonstrators protesting against the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, a worker takes a selfie before removing a yellow and blue Ukrainian flag attached by protesters atop Stalin-era skyscraper in Moscow, Russia and Juan Ignacio Conil Vila pulls down the shorts of Faraj Fartass during their Rugby Sevens Final match at the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games are some of the photos of the day. (AP/EPA/Reuters)

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Journalist James Foley

Journalist James Foley, captured and held six weeks while covering the uprising in Libya, knew the risks when he went to Syria in 2012 to cover the escalating violence there. It didn’t matter. He was a journalist at heart, once saying he’d cover local news if it meant doing the job he loved.

Foley was snatched again in Syria in November 2012 when the car he was riding in was stopped by four militants in a battle zone that Sunni rebel fighters and government forces were trying to control. A video posted Tuesday purportedly showed his execution, but officials in Washington were still working to verify its authenticity. (AP)

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Fatal shooting of teenager sparks protests

Police and protesters in Ferguson were finally able to share the streets again at night, putting aside for at least a few hours some of the hostility that had filled those hours with tear gas and smoke.

The St. Louis suburb still had plenty of lively protest Tuesday over the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown. Tensions rose briefly when someone hurled a bottle at officers.

But the overall scene was more subdued than the past five nights, with smaller crowds, fewer confrontations and no tear gas. Police said they still made 47 arrests, mainly of people who defied orders to disperse. (AP)

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Chicago hostage standoff

Negotiators worked late into the night in an effort to persuade two men barricaded in a home in the southern Chicago suburb of Harvey to end their standoff with police and release the last of six children and two adults they took hostage.

Four of the children had been released after hours of talks between the suspects and hostage negotiators. Authorities say the two men took the captives after Harvey police responded to a call of a burglary in progress at a home about 12:50 p.m. Tuesday. There was an exchange of gunfire that left two officers wounded. (AP)

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Landslides engulf homes in Japan

At least 36 people, including several children, were killed in Japan on Wednesday, when landslides triggered by torrential rain slammed into the outskirts of the western city of Hiroshima, and the toll could rise further, police said.

Seven people were missing after a month’s worth of rain fell overnight, loosening slopes already saturated by heavy rain over the past few weeks. (Reuters)

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