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‘In’ MP murdered in Britain – UK in shock

LONDON, June 16, (AFP): A British lawmaker died on Thursday after a shock daylight street attack, throwing campaigning for the referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union into disarray just a week before the crucial vote. Jo Cox, a 41-year-old mother-of-two from the opposition Labour Party, was left bleeding …

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India holds suspect in the brutal rape and murder of a student in Kerala

 Indian police have detained the main suspect in the brutal rape and murder of a student in Kerala, the state’s top official said Thursday, after authorities were accused of mishandling the case. Police have said the attack on the 30-year-old law student from the lowest Dalit caste in April was …

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Suspect held over publisher attack in Bangladesh – Hindu lecturer seriously wounded

DHAKA, June 16, (AFP): An Islamist militant suspected of attacking a publisher last year has been arrested, Bangladesh police said Thursday, in what they described as an important breakthrough in their investigations into a spate of horrific attacks. Suman Hossain Patowari, 20, was arrested in Dhaka late Wednesday over a …

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Woman in Pakistan throws acid on Boyfriend for marriage refusal

MULTAN, Pakistan, June 16, (AFP): A Pakistani woman who allegedly threw acid on her boyfriend causing life-threatening injuries after he refused to marry her, officials said Thursday, and was arrested in a rare case of a woman attacking a man. Momil Mai, a married motherof- four, had been in a …

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Jail for MP Dashti – ‘Fintas Group’ hearing July 13

KUWAIT CITY, June 16: The Court of Appeals presided over by Judge Abdulrahman Al-Drami has fixed the session of July 13 to study the appeal filed by the Public Prosecution against the verdict issued by the Court of First Instance over the ‘Fintas Group’ case. The court also decided to …

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Kuwaiti stabbed; Suicide attempted

KUWAIT CITY, June 16: Police are looking for an unidentified person who allegedly stabbed a Kuwaiti during a fight among some youths in Farwaniya and fled the scene, reports Al-Anba daily. The daily added, the victim has been admitted to the Farwaniya Hospital. The cause of the fight is not …

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Liquor peddlers held

KUWAIT CITY, June 16: Personnel from the General Department for Weapons Investigation have arrested two people for trafficking in booze and selling unlicensed arms and ammunition, reports Al-Rai daily. The daily added, one of the suspects selling arms and ammunition works for the Ministry of Defence and the other a …

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57pc increase as KD 140 m collected in traffic fines

KUWAIT CITY, June 16: In follow-ups on violations and traffic fines resulted in the collection of KD140 million in the past two years as well as the collection of KD26 million electronically during fiscal 2015/2016 — an increase of 57 percent compared to the previous year, Al-Fahad revealed. He also …

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Civil Service said to suspend hiring of foreigners in the government on contractual basis regardless of their nationality

KUWAIT CITY, June 16: The Civil Service Board, led by Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance and acting Minister of Oil Anas Al-Saleh, has suspended the employment of foreigners in the government on contractual basis regardless of their nationality, reports Al- Rai daily. This seems to be an affirmation of …

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Procedural reforms help cut crime rate by 9pc in ’16: MoI

KUWAIT CITY, June 16: The Ministry of Interior has achieved a lot in terms of reducing crime rate, owing to the qualitative changes in arrest and security campaigns characterized by highest control, initiatives and alert levels. Crime rate reduced by nine percent compared to last year whereas the criminal cases …

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