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17 children die as 3 boats sink

ATHENS, Oct 30, (AFP): At least 17 children drowned when three boats sank en route from Turkey to Greece, officials said Friday, the latest tragedy to strike migrants braving wintry seas to seek asylum in Europe. Nine adults also lost their lives when the boats went down, with the drownings …

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‘Drop beef film’

The organisers of an Indian film festival said Friday the government had pressured them to drop a documentary on the beef industry, amid a heated debate about beef eating in the majority-Hindu country. Officially secular India is the world’s biggest exporter of beef, but the slaughter of cows — which …

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Women forced into prostitution

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 30: Personnel from the General Department for Residence Investigations Affairs have arrested an unidentified female Asian pimp for detaining a number of women against their will and forcing them into prostitution, says a press release issued by the Ministry of Interior. The arrest came after an unidentified …

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Filipina accuses Sri Lankan lover of assaulting her in mall

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 30: A Filipina accused her Sri Lankan lover of beating her at a commercial complex. In her complaint, the lady said she quarreled with the man three days earlier. However, he tried to force her to come with him when they met at the commercial complex. She …

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Sexual harassment culprits will be punished: official

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 30: Commenting on what had been published by the daily yesterday about ‘sexual harassment in the Ministry of Information’, director of the Ministry for Youth Affairs Saud Al- Khalidi said the doors of officials in the ministry are open to receive complaints, including the office of the …

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32 ‘caught’ in cleaning firm – Warning issued

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 30: Some 32 Asian and African nationals were rounded up at a cleaning company in Jahra area by officers from the Residency Affairs Sector, reports Al-Seyassah daily. The raid was conducted under the guidance of Assistant Undersecretary for Citizenship and Passport Affairs in the Ministry of Interior …

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Newspaper editor fined KD1000 for ‘refusing’ order to close down

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 30: The Court of First Instance fined Sheikh Khalifa Al-Ali KD 1,000 on the lawsuit filed against him by Major General Abdul Fattah Al-Ali who accused him of rudeness and resisting legal orders to close down Al- Watan newspaper. Sheikh Khalifa was again obliged to pay KD …

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Low fat diets not best for weight loss

PARIS, Oct 30, (AFP): Low-fat diets do not yield greater weight loss than other slimming regimes, said a study Friday, adding to the long-running debate on how best to shed extra pounds or kilos. Areview of 53 scientific studies, covering nearly 70,000 adults in several countries, found “no good evidence …

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WASHINGTON, Oct 30, (Agencies): The IOC revoked the Olympic qualifying status of a shooting championship in Kuwait on Thursday after an Israeli official was denied a visa to enter the country for the event. The IOC executive board stripped the Asian Shooting Championship of its Olympic status on the request …

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Trade thriving as kidney failure sees sharp spike – ‘Diabetes, obesity, bad eating habits damaging’

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 30: “Why have advertisements for kidney donation increased in Kuwait over the past few years?”, “How is the business of buying and selling kidneys carried out in the country?”, “Why would someone sell his or her kidney?” — These are some of the questions that were directed …

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