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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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96 undocumented Pinoys fly home under the AVRP – Ambassador oversees repatriation at airport

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 24: A total of 96 undocumented Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in Kuwait were repatriated on Friday night to the Philippines on board Gulf Air as part of the ongoing mass repatriation of overstaying Filipinos under the Assisted Voluntary Repatriation Program (AVRP) by the Kuwait government in cooperation …

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‘Dimension’ packs memorable scares – ‘Paranormal Activity’ franchise closes with screams

LOS ANGELES, Oct 24, (RTRS): So this is the way a franchise ends. The sixth and allegedly final installment of the massively money-minting found-footage horror series, “Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension” offers little more than a distant, whimpering echo of a film property that once made such a bang. Distinguished …

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Facebook hits all-time high amid tech euphoria

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 24, (AFP): Facebook shares lifted Friday to an all-time high, crossing $100 for the first time, during a rally in the technology sector on Wall Street. Shares in Facebook rallied 2.5 percent to close at a record $102.19, to give the world’s biggest social network a market …

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Ronaldo on target as Real Madrid end Celta run – Rayo Vallencano down Espanyol 3-0

MADRID, Oct 24, (Agencies): Real Madrid inflicted Celta Vigo’s first defeat of the season to move three points clear at the top of La Liga thanks to a 3-1 win at Balaidos on Saturday. Cristiano Ronaldo and Danilo struck within the first 23 minutes for Madrid, who were also grateful …

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‘Storyteller’ little more personal – First single from new Adele album out

LOS ANGELES, Oct 23, (Agencies): Carrie Underwood, “Storyteller” (Arista Nashville) “Storyteller” is Carrie Underwood’s first album in three years — and her first since becoming a mother. That life-changing event rises most overtly on the touching “What I Never Knew I Always Wanted,” a beautiful song that delves into the …

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Bahrain lead 13th GCC shooting tourney – Kuwait marksmen bag 3 silvers and bronze

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 23: Two most successful competitions — HH the Crown Prince Shooting Championship and the 13th GCC Shooting Championship — involving 200 shooters from Kuwait and GCC countries will come to a close. Since the start of the event which is being held at the Sabah Al-Ahmad Olympic …

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Bogus maids office busted

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 23: Nine women were arrested for operating a bogus domestic workers office where they carried out illegal activities involving fraud, cheating and trading in runaway domestic workers as well as providing shelter to absconders and selling them to other people. According to a press release issued by …

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Hostages faced ‘mass execution’ – ID on ‘Delta’

ERBIL/BAGHDAD, Oct 23, (Agencies): US special forces who raided a prison compound in northern Iraq were acting on intelligence that Kurdish fighters were being held there by Islamic State, a source in the Kurdistan Region Security Council said on Friday. A US serviceman died of wounds sustained in the predawn …

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