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Arab Times

Kuwaiti shooters grab 3 more medals at Arab Championship – Kuwait win two gold and one silver

RABAT, Oct 4, (KUNA): The Kuwaiti shooters have won two gold medals and one silver at the skeet competitions of the 12th Arab Shooting Championship here on Saturday, thus taking the country’s tally to eight medals. Saud Habib won gold after his tally exceeded that of his compatriot Zayd Al-Mutairi …

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Russia win World Fencing Championship in Kuwait

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 4, (KUNA): The Russian team Saturday evening won the World Fencing Championship, epee, for juniors, after beating Austria in the final. The tournament was held at the Kuwait Fencing Association hall. In a strong match, Russian fencers, among the world’s top ones, scored 45 touches, while their …

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Bayern crush Dortmund for 7-point lead

MUNICH, Oct 4, (Agencies): Thomas Mueller and Robert Lewandowski struck twice each to steer Bayern Munich to a 5-1 demolition of second-placed Borussia Dortmund on Sunday, which allowed the champions to open a sevenpoint lead at the top of the Bundesliga as they equalled their record of eight consecutive wins …

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Manohar succeeds deceased Dalmiya as BCCI ‘president’

MUMBAI, Oct 4, (AFP): Shashank Manohar was unanimously elected president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Sunday, vowing to restore the governing body’s image after a series of scandals. The Nagpur-based lawyer succeeds veteran administrator Jagmohan Dalmiya, who died last month, in what is arguably …

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Arsenal shred Man United, up to 2nd

LONDON, Oct 4, (AFP): Arsenal produced a scintillating start to overwhelm inform Manchester United 3-0 in the Premier League on Sunday and give embattled manager Arsene Wenger something to smile about. Wenger was pilloried in the British press after Tuesday’s 3-2 home defeat by Olympiakos left his side struggling to …

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Russia steps up Syria attacks; Obama says Putin wrong on Syria

DAMASCUS, Syria, Oct 3, (Agencies): Russian warplanes have attacked the Islamic State group and other insurgents in central and northern Syria with a wave of new airstrikes, Syrian and Russian military officials said Saturday as an activist group said Russia’s air raids have killed 39 civilians over the three past …

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Pakistani pilots’ strike grounds some 51 flights

ISLAMABAD, Oct 3, (AFP): Some 51 flights scheduled by the Pakistani flag carrier have been cancelled in three days after pilots refused to work following a dispute over conditions, an airline spokesman said Saturday. “Due to pressure from PALPA (Pakistan Airline Pilots’ Association) so far 51 flights have been cancelled …

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Japanese man shot dead in Bangladesh

DHAKA, Oct 3, (AFP): AJapanese citizen was shot dead by gunmen in a northern Bangladesh town on Saturday, police said, days after an Italian aid worker was murdered in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group. Police said the victim, whom they named as Hoshi Kunio, aged 66, was …

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Suicide bombings in Nigeria kill 18; Buhari, US condemn attacks; 41 wounded in blasts

ABUJA, Oct 3, (Agencies): Two suicide explosions that ripped through the outskirts of Nigeria’s capital Abuja have left at least 18 people dead and 41 wounded, the National Emergency Management Agency said on Saturday. Both the Nigerian leader Muhammadu Buhari and US embassy condemned the attacks. “The death toll is …

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