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Prosecutors become relic hunters

NEW YORK, Dec 18, (Agencies): The lawmen who knocked on the door of Helen Fioratti’s Park Avenue apartment this fall weren’t hunting for a fugitive or a stash of drugs. They were after her coffee table. The small table was topped with a colorful marble mosaic that was once part …

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Lebanese admits murder of Briton

BEIRUT, Dec 18, (AFP): Lebanese police on Monday arrested a driver suspected of killing British embassy worker Rebecca Dykes after trying to rape her, according to officials and the national news agency. The Lebanese news agency said the Lebanese man, who works as a driver with ride-hailing giant Uber, had …

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Six dead as Amtrak train hurtles off overpass

Vehicles struck by falling train cars DUPONT, Wash, Dec 18, (AP): An Amtrak train making the first-ever run along a faster new route hurtled off an overpass Monday near Tacoma and spilled some of its cars onto the highway below, killing at least six people, authorities said. Seventy-eight passengers and …

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His Highness Amir to bear ‘Gulf 23’ expenses

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 17, (Agencies): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al- Jaber Al-Sabah has decided to personally bear the costs of the Gulf football championship due in Kuwait between Dec 22 and Jan 5, the organizing committee’ head said. “This Amiri generosity is added to His Highness the …

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Fees stay … process open for review

MPs WARN AGAINST CANCELLATION OF HEALTH CHARGES KUWAIT CITY, Dec 17: The extra health fees on expatriates will remain intact; however, the process will be re-evaluated to avoid any negative outcomes, said Minister of Health Sheikh Dr Basel Al-Sabah Sunday. Speaking to the press at the ministry, Sheikh Dr Basel …

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Cabinet commends outcome of OIC summit on Jerusalem

Ministers assigned to take charge of authorities, dev projects KUWAIT CITY, Dec 17, (KUNA): The Cabinet lauded on Sunday the outcome of last week’s urgent Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit on Jerusalem, which was held in Istanbul. The Cabinet said in a statement that the gathering had reflected the …

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Kuwait not left behind with regard to ‘fake’ researches

US court issues verdict against Indian company KUWAIT CITY, Dec 17: Scientific research has long been an important human activity for researchers in all forms of knowledge and science for the benefit of their societies and all humanity by offering best solutions for problems or achieving remarkable results that lead …

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Two suicide bombers attack Pakistan church, killing eight

QUETTA, Pakistan, Dec 17, (Agencies): Two suicide bombers attacked a church in the Pakistani city of Quetta on Sunday, killing eight people and wounding 42 others, officials said. Sarfaraz Bugti, home minister for the southwestern Baluchistan province, said hundreds of worshippers were attending services at the church ahead of Christmas. …

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Over 30 dead in Philippine storm

More than 89K flee slow-moving Kai-Tak MANILA, Philippines, Dec 17, (Agencies): A slow-moving storm has left more than 30 people dead and several others missing mostly due to landslides and floods and stranded thousands of holiday travelers in the central Philippines, officials said Sunday. Sofronio Dacillo Jr, a disaster- response …

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Homegrown jihadists main threat – Bangladeshis worry

WASHINGTON, Dec 17, (Agencies): Returning fighters from the vanquished Islamic State group pose a grave danger to Europe and the United States, but the primary extremist threat comes from people living and radicalized inside their country, US terror experts say. Even if they have no battleground experience, those who decide …

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