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Shock in Italy as WC dream implodes – Sweden qualify, Buffon quits

MILAN, Nov 14, (AFP): After the initial shock and disbelief, heartbroken Italians on Tuesday demanded answers as to why the one-time stars of the global game had missed the World Cup finals for the first time in 60 years. The Italian press called it an “apocalypse” for the four-time world …

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Porsche Centre Kuwait supports the RunKuwait initiative

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 14: Porsche Centre Kuwait, Behbehani Motors Company, partnered with RunKuwait, the annual charity initiative spearheaded by Fawzia Sultan Healthcare Network (FSHN), a non-profit healthcare institution in the country. Nearly 2,300 participants took part in this year’s race, which took place on Saturday, Nov 11, and helped raise …

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Olympian fencer inspires Barbie’s first hijab-wearing doll

LONDON, Nov 14, (RTRS): Doll Company Barbie has unveiled its first hijab-wearing doll to honour an American Olympic fencer, as the traditional Islamic headscarf goes mainstream through catwalks, magazine covers and ‘emoji’ smartphone symbols. Ibtihaj Muhammad made history in Rio last year as the first US Olympian to represent her …

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Canada-Kuwait hold Friendship hockey tourney – Canadians celebrate 150th anniversary of confederation

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 13: Below is the opening remarks of Her Excellency Martine Moreau, Ambassador of Canada to Kuwait. “Good evening your Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen. I am pleased to welcome you all to tonight’s Canada-Kuwait Friendship Hockey Tournament. Canada and Kuwait have enjoyed more than a half-century of strong …

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Raisman says it took time to recognize sex abuse by doctor – ‘Sometimes its difficult to understand the warning signs’

NEW YORK, Nov 13, (RTRS): Triple Olympic gymnastics champion Aly Raisman has said in a interview she did not realize at first that she had been treated inappropriately by a doctor accused of having sexually assaulted female gymnasts while he was the US team doctor. Speaking on the “60 Minutes” …

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Qatami & Yousif Al-Qatami win Xerox Corporate Golf Challenge

Golfers in Kuwait have been presented a chance to be part of this year’s Xerox Corporate Golf Challenge, the tournaments have been taking place since 1999 making this year’s games the 19th edition of the tournaments. The teams consisting of two corporate golfers who represented their company in the highly …

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HH Amir congratulates Morocco, Tunisia for WC qualifications – Celebrations injure 22 police in Brussels

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 12, (Agencies): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent a cable to Moroccan King Mohammad VI and Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebi congratulating them for their national teams qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, due in Russia. His Highness the Amir commended dedication …

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US edge Belarus for 18th Fed Cup – Rogers, Vandeweghe win decider

MINSK, Nov 12, (AFP): The United States claimed their first Fed Cup title for 17 years as Shelby Rogers and CoCo Vandeweghe beat Belarus pair Aryna Sabalenka and Aliaksandra Sasnovich in a deciding doubles rubber in the final on Sunday. Vandeweghe and Rogers won 6-3, 7-6 (7/3) to give the …

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Kuwait International Jiu Jitsu 2017 kicks off – For the first time, women participate in elite championship

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 12: “Renault Al Babtain” and “Total Al Babtain” announced its platinum sponsorship for the Kuwait International Championship of Jiu Jitsu 2017 in a press conference that took place on Nov 12, 2017, as apart of its ongoing support of activities that aim to raise awareness on the …

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Al-Khorafi emerges victorious in Horse Jump competition

Kuwait’s champion and Arab representative in the coming World Cup equestrian Ali Al-Khorafi won first place in two obstacle races, jumping 120 centimeters and 130 centimeters respectively. Al-Khorafi emerged victorious within the shortest time despite facing equally good and strong opponents. Equestrian Latifa Al-Hajri won first place in the 110 …

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