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Russia flew 53 sorties, hit 72 militant targets in Syria – Drone video shows staggering destruction near Damascus

MOSCOW, Oct 22, (Agencies): The Russian defence ministry said on Thursday its planes had flown 53 sorties and struck 72 militant targets in Syria in the last 24 hours, Russian news agencies reported. The Russian air force hit a range of targets in the Hama, Idlib, Latakia, Aleppo, Damascus, and …

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Clinton defends actions on Benghazi

WASHINGTON, Oct 22, (AP): Hillary Rodham Clinton firmly defended her actions on Benghazi as she came faceto- face Thursday with the Republican-led special investigation of the 2012 attacks on a US diplomatic mission in the Libyan city, hoping to put to rest the worst episode of her tenure as secretary …

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Flying on fake ID: refugees’ path less travelled to Europe

PARIS, Oct 21, (AFP): Ali, a Palestinian-Syrian banker desperate to reach the Netherlands, had to hide his surprise when he finally met a shadowy forger known as “The Whale” at an Arab-style shisha cafe near Athens. “It turns out the guy I’d been speaking to, who sounded so big and …

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2 kids burned alive, 4 held – Clashes erupt over beef killing

BALLABHGARH, India, Oct 21, (RTRS): Police in northern India have arrested four men over allegations that they burnt alive two low-caste children, an official said on Wednesday, a case that triggered a street protest and drew condemnation from an opposition leader. Authorities ruled out caste violence as a motive for …

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‘Freedoms, human rights values drive immigrants to US, Europe’

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 21: In this week’s Arab Times online poll, readers weighed in on the pull factors that make developed countries of North America, Europe, and Oceania, preferred destinations for migration today. The majority of respondents felt that the freedoms available and value attributed to humans were the determining …

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Fire Dept ready to cope with rain incidents

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 21: The Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD) has taken all necessary precautions to cope with incidents that may happen due to possible torrential rains and floods, an official of the department said on Wednesday. Brig Gen Mohammad Al- Mahmeed, the acting deputy director general for fight sector …

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Bond thrives on edgy, classical cocktail – British spy seems more popular than ever

LONDON, Oct 21, (AFP): In his five decades seducing cinemagoers, James Bond has foreshadowed social revolutions and the rise of multinational terrorist organisations, turning into a popular culture icon along the way. And with his 24th silver-screen assignment “Spectre” due to premiere on Oct 26, the British spy seems more …

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Refreshed Pharoah primed for Breeders’ Cup bid – Baffert partnership with the charismatic colt coming to an end

ARCADIA, United States, Oct 21, (AFP): Bob Baffert’s time with American Pharoah is winding down, but the trainer believes US racing’s first Triple Crown hero in 37 years is primed for a shot at Breeders’ Cup glory. The $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Keeneland Racecourse in Lexington, Kentucky, on …

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BMW Concept M4 GTS: High-performance by all means – 3.0-liter engine boosted by innovative water injection tech

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 21: A year on from the launch of the BMW M4 Coupe, BMW M Division is presenting an initial preview of a high-performance model for use on the road and, above all, on the race track: the BMW Concept M4 GTS. With the BMW M4 GTS’ spectacular …

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Superb new biography of King of Pop – Fascinating look at MJ’s rise and fall

‘MJ: The Genius of Michael Jackson’ (Scribner), by Steve Knopper Steve Knopper begins his superb biography of Michael Jackson with an anecdote about a protest against school integration in Jackson’s hometown of Gary, Indiana, in 1927, more than three decades before the singer was born. Then he fast-forwards to 1995, …

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