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Arab Times

Federer survives Tiafoe scare – Nadal eases into second round

NEW YORK, Aug 30, (Agencies): World number three Roger Federer survived a first-round scare from Frances Tiafoe before grinding out a 4-6 6-2 6-1 1-6 6-4 victory over the American teenager in front of a raucous crowd at the US Open. Federer looked more relieved than overjoyed when Tiafoe’s forehand …

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Bangladesh upset Aussies – Warner century in vain

DHAKA, Aug 30, (RTRS): Bangladesh pulled off a fairytale maiden Test victory over Australia on Wednesday as cricket witnessed a second triumph for the underdog in as many days with the Ashes protagonists both on the receiving end of surprise losses. Less than 24 hours after Shai Hope’s second century …

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Kuwait equities extend losses in volatile trade – KIPCO dips 18 fils; Ooredoo jumps

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 30: Kuwait stocks  slipped further on Wednesday extending its losses to third consecutive session. The bourse fell 7.35 pts in volatile session to 6,892.1 points as investors exited positions ahead of the Eid holidays. The blue chips, led by banking shares, closed mostly in red. The KSX …

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‘Hurricane damage will linger’

OMAHA, Nebraska, Aug 30, (AP): Billionaire Warren Buffett says the storm damage in Texas is staggering, but he isn’t sure yet how much insurance companies will have to pay in claims. Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate owns Geico and several other insurers, so his company will be helping people rebuild. Buffett …

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Google & Apple face off over augmented reality – Next gen smartphone features

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 30, (RTRS): Alphabet Inc’s Google on Wednesday unveiled tools to make augmented reality apps for mobile devices using the Android operating system, setting up its latest showdown with Apple Inc’s iPhone over next-generation smartphone features. Phone-based augmented reality (AR), in which digital objects are superimposed onto the …

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Kuwaiti terror appeals rejected

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 29: The Appeals Committee of the Security Council has rejected all appeals filed by the Kuwaitis on the issue of terrorism, reports Al-Rai daily quoting reliable sources. The same sources pointed out “the next step will be to submit new appeals accompanied by other evidence supporting the …

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Hunt for killer of Qabas cartoonist – UK reopens ’87 case

LONDON, Aug 29, (Agencies): British police relaunched an investigation Tuesday into the murder of a Palestinian cartoonist 30 years to the day after he was shot dead in a London street. Naji Salim Hussain Al-Ali, a political cartoonist for the Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Qabas, was shot in the back of the …

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28,780 citations issued, cars seized in ‘traffic campaigns’ – Probe on as body of Kuwaiti woman found in flat

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 29: Officers from the Criminal Evidence Department at the Interior Ministry arrested a female Health Ministry employee assigned in Sabah Hospital for taking bribes in exchange for setting appointments for surgeries conducted by visiting doctors. According to a security source, the arrest happened after the General Criminal …

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MoI cancels licences of 40 ‘service centers’ – Bogus offices busted

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 29: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Khalid Al-Jarrah has canceled 40 licenses for service offices based on reports from the Domestic Workers Employment Department which is headed by Mohammad Al-Ajmi, reports Al-Anba daily. According to a reliable source, the offices were closed after the …

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