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‘Star Wars’, ‘Bridge of Spies’ square off – Oscar race for best production design dominated by ornate period

This year’s Oscar race for best production design (nee “best art direction”) is once again dominated by ornate period and fantasy flourishes, with some notable contemporary work to boot. Contenders take us from the 1820s American wilderness to Mars to a galaxy far, far away, leaving the designers branch of …

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Zain Group logs KD 855 mln revenues in 9 months – Consolidated net income reaches KD 118 million

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 25:  Zain Group, a leading mobile telecom innovator in eight markets across the Middle East and Africa, announces its consolidated financial results for the nine-month and third-quarter period ended 30 September 2015. Zain Group serves 45.6 million customers as of 30 September 2015, a 4% increase when compared …

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Kuwait team win HH Crown Prince Cup – Bahrain take 14 medals to finish second, Saudi take 3rd place

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 25: The Kuwait shooting national team won the champions of HH the Crown Prince Cup and the 13th GCC Shooting Championship last Saturday night at the Shooting Range of Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Olympic Complex with a total tally of 26 medals — 10 gold, 9 silver and …

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Video shows rescue

The Kurdish regional government in northern Iraq released a video Sunday purportedly showing the joint raid of a prison by US and Kurdish Peshmerga forces in which they released 70 hostages held by the Islamic State group. The helmet camera footage allegedly shows the Thursday raid of the prison which …

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Human trafficker nabbed; many women found locked up

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 25: The Correction and Anti-Human Trafficking Department at the General Administration of Criminal Investigations has arrested an expatriate for trafficking in human beings, says a press release issued by the Ministry of Interior. The arrest came after the Criminal Investigation Department received a tip-off from an unidentified …

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MP queries expat health tests

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 25: MP Khalil Abdullah has forwarded parliamentary queries to the Minister of Health Dr Ali Al-Obeidi concerning medical tests for expatriate laborers working in the country. Abdullah has sought clarification on the medical tests for expatriates who enter the country for the first time. He wants to …

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4 women suicide bombers kill one, injure 10 in Nigeria

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, Oct 24, (Agencies): Four women suicide bombers blew themselves up in northeastern Nigeria Saturday, killing one other person and wounding 10, when civilian guards prevented them from entering the city of Maiduguri, said an official. The women blew themselves up when they were stopped for a body search …

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US defence chief speaks of more raids similar to Iraq op – IS purportedly releases video of raid aftermath

WASHINGTON, Oct 24, (Agencies): US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Friday he expected more raids targeting the Islamic State group similar to the mission that freed dozens of captives but left an American commando dead in Iraq. Carter’s comments came as President Barack Obama tapped veteran Iraq expert Brett McGurk …

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One dead in IS-claimed attack – Blast on Shiite shrine hits Ashura mourners

DHAKA, Oct 24, (Agencies): The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the bombing of the main Shiite shrine in the Bangladeshi capital Saturday that killed one person and wounded nearly 80, as thousands gathered for the annual Ashura procession. The rare attack on Bangladesh’s tiny Shiite Muslim community comes just …

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‘Indonesian maid not paid for 10 yrs’

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 24: The Indonesian Embassy in Kuwait affirmed its concern for the protection of all its compatriots living in the country, stressing that all necessary procedures will be taken for the Indonesian residents in the country to access their legal rights, reports Al- Seyassah daily. In a press …

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