Wednesday , October 18 2017

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From ‘Spies’ to ‘Beasts’ studios duke it out for adult crowds – Silly season is over

LOS ANGELES, Oct 19, (RTRS): At the movies, the competition for adult audiences is getting downright gladiatorial. Nine of the top 15 highest-grossing films this weekend were pitched at ticket buyers of voting age — a demographic fight that left some pictures, such as “Crimson Peak,” fatally wounded. That’s to …

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ABK signs MoU with KOSAC – Move to improve competency of workforce

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 19: Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait (ABK) announced signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Kuwait Occupational Standards, Assessment and Certification Centre (KOSAC), an organization which builds and develops occupational standards for all professions and businesses in the Kuwaiti labor market. Through the agreement, ABK will leverage …

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2015 RS:X World Championship officially open – Ceremony held at Millennium Resort Mussanah

MUSCAT, Oct 19: The Sultanate of Oman officially welcomed the 2015 RS:X World Windsurfing Championships to its shores with a ceremony at the Millennium Resort Mussanah, part of the purpose-built Olympic-standard sports village that 140 athletes (82 men and 58 women) from 42 different countries will call home for the …

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Trade ties high on agenda as PM ‘sets off’ for France; French firms eye Kuwait projects

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 19, (KUNA): His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah and his accompanying delegation left here on Monday for Paris on an official visit to France. His Highness the Prime Minister was seen off at the airport by Deputy Premier and Interior Minister Sheikh Mohammad …

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Backlog of migrants swells in Balkans

BERKASOVO, Serbia/LJUBLJANA, Oct 19, (Agencies): The Balkans struggled with a growing backlog of migrants on Monday after Hungary sealed its southern border and Slovenia tried to impose a limit, leaving thousands stranded on cold, wet borders where tempers frayed. Having declared it would accept only 2,500 per day, Slovenia said …

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Huawei briefs Amir

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 18, (KUNA): Officials of the Chinese Huawei Technologies Co Ltd have briefed His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al- Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on their plans for investing in Kuwait, Kuwait Direct Investment Promotion Authority (KDIPA) Director General Sheikh Dr Mishaal Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah said. Sheikh Dr Mishaal …

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Kuwaiti citizen dies in accident

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 18: A Kuwaiti citizen died while another sustained fractures and injuries when a vehicle toppled on Sixth Ring Road. According to security sources, when the Operations Room of Ministry of Interior received information about the accident, firefighters rushed to the location with securitymen and paramedics. They pulled …

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Berlin struggles to find homes for refugees

CELLE, Germany, Oct 18, (RTRS): At a sprawling camp in the German town of Celle, refugees wearing thick sweaters sit around a heater smoking cigarettes as rain beats down on the cramped white tent that has become their home. Some of them are ill and worried it will snow. “The …

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Child brides fight for freedom; Deep-rooted tradition in poor, rural areas

JODHPUR, India, Oct 18, (AFP): University student Santadevi Meghwal has been threatened, harassed, ostracised and even fined by a council of male elders in her village in India. But the 20-year-old is determined to push ahead with annulling her child marriage, and join a small but growing number of youngsters …

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‘Chevalier’ wins best film at LFF – ‘Invitation’ tops Sitges

LOS ANGELES, Oct 18: (RTRS): Greek director Athina Rachel Tsangari’s comedy “Chevalier” won best film at the 59th BFI London Film Festival at the award ceremony at Banqueting House in London Saturday, while Robert Eggers’ “The Witch” took the first feature prize, known as the Sutherland Award. In her film, …

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