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Darth Vader to lead ‘Star Wars’ VR story

LOS ANGELES, July 18, (RTRS): Lucasfi lm is working on a “Star Wars” virtual reality project that doesn’t have a name, release date or even a specific genre yet, but it does have a subject: Darth Vader. The company announced a virtual reality project, which will be an addition to …

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Kuwait stocks tumble 9.1 pts to 5,380.45 pts

KUWAIT CITY, July 18: Kuwait stocks swung lower on Monday amid rising speculation as second-quarter earnings season kicked off. The price index declined 9.1 points in a slightly volatile trade to 5,380.45 points with mixed boards. The KSX-15 benchmark rose 7 points to 806.55 points trimming the month’s losses to …

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Call for Russia Oly ban after probe finds state-run doping – ‘Moscow lab protected doped athletes’

MONTREAL, July 18, (AFP): The World Anti- Doping Agency (WADA) called for Russia to be completely banned from the Rio Olympics and other international sport after an investigation found rampant staterun doping at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics and other events. An investigation by Canadian law professor Richard McLaren for …

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India’s top court bars ministers, bureaucrats from BCCI

NEW DELHI, July 18, (RTRS): India’s top court has barred ministers and bureaucrats from holding posts in the country’s cricket board (BCCI) as part of administrative reforms in the world’s richest national cricket body. The Supreme Court on Monday accepted most of the recommendations of the Lodha Committee, a three-member …

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Saudi Arabia to send four women to Rio

RIYADH, July 18, (Agencies): The Saudi Olympic Committee has approved four female Saudi athletes to compete as part of the conservative Gulf kingdom’s team at the Rio Olympics, a spokesman said. Sara Al-Attar, Lubna Al-Omair, Cariman Abu Al-Jadail and Wujud Fahmi will become only the second group of women Olympians …

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Terrorism requires global solutions

THIS is not the world I have known throughout my life. Warriors and soldiers have always put their lives on the line during armed conflicts and innocents have always been caught up in the crossfire. But nowadays, we are all potential targets of perverted death cults, some supported by states …

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MoH prohibits staff taking turns to work, rest during working hours – PAI official laments neglect suffered by industrial sector

KUWAIT CITY, July 17: Knowledgeable health sources disclosed that Ministry of Health prohibits all workers in its hospitals and specialized centers, including doctors, nurses, administrators and technicians from taking turns to work and rest during official working hours and shifts, reports Al-Anba daily. In a statement, sources asserted the decision …

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US reaffirms backing for Kuwait stability

KUWAIT CITY, July 17, (KUNA): The United States of America has re-affirmed support for the State of Kuwait’s security and stability. The Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Sunday that the Acting Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al- Hamad Al-Sabah, received a written message from US …

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Erdogan II, what next?

FOR the first time in modern Turkey, citizens foiled a coup attempt — a deviation from the usual situation since 1960 whereby the military would overthrow civilian governments within a few hours. The most notable of such incidents was the ‘Coup by Memorandum’ in 1971. At the time, the Armed …

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