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US women beat Brazil 3-1 in World Cup victory tour game

If professional women’s soccer fever is about to descend on Orlando, the city got a great first taste of it. Alex Morgan, Crystal Dunn and Stephanie McCaffrey scored to help the US women’s team beat Brazil 3-1 in an exhibition game Sunday before an announced crowd of 32,869 at the …

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‘Fly … don’t walk’, EU to persuade refugees – Migrant Balkan surge continues

BELGRADE, Serbia, Oct 26, (Agencies): The surge of migrants crossing the Balkans on their way to Western Europe continued unabated on Monday in the hours after European leaders reached an agreement to slow the flow that has heightened tension among nations along the route. European Union leaders committed to helping …

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KFH improves productivity, profitability and asset quality: CEO – Coverage of NPLs increases to 220%, says Al-Nahedh

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 26: Kuwait Finance House (KFH) CEO Mazin Saad Al-Nahedh said that the bank has achieved a net profit of KD 105.7 mln as of the end of the third quarter 2015 with an increase of 17.3% over the same period last year, indicating that the profits were …

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Calls for consolidating UN role in world peace, justice – Cabinet holds weekly meeting

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 26, (KUNA): The Cabinet on Monday highly appreciated the UN’s historical role and great achievements for maintaining peace, settling international conflicts as well as serving global humanitarian and development issues. During its routine weekly meeting held at Bayan Palace and chaired by His Highness the Prime Minister …

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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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