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Arab Times

Lamar dominates MTV awards – Swift goes gothic in new video

LOS ANGELES, Aug 28, (Agencies): Rapper Kendrick Lamar dominated the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday as the glitzy gala took a political turn with impassioned denunciations of white supremacists in America. Lamar won the most prestigious award of Video of the Year for “Humble”, his ironic look at his …

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Two million pilgrims converge on Makkah for Hajj – ‘Journey of a lifetime’

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, Aug 28, (AFP): Two million Muslims from across the globe are converging on Makkah in Saudi Arabia for the Hajj pilgrimage, a religious duty and for some pilgrims the journey of a lifetime. This year sees the return of pilgrims from Shiite Iran, regional rival to Sunni …

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Flooding cripples Houston, more rain on the way – More than 30,000 people expected to be placed temporarily in shelters

HOUSTON, Aug 28, (Agencies): Houston is facing worsening historic flooding in the coming days as Tropical Storm Harvey dumps more rain on the city, swelling rivers to record levels and forcing federal engineers on Monday to release water from area reservoirs in hopes of controlling the rushing currents. Harvey was …

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Car bomb kills 11 in Baghdad

BAGHDAD, Aug 28, (AFP): A car bomb exploded in a market in the Iraqi capital’s Shiite-majority district of Sadr City on Monday, killing 11 people and wounding 26, security officials and medical sources said. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement carried by its propaganda …

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UN chief holds talks with Netanyahu – ‘Iran building missile sites in Syria’

JERUSALEM, Aug 28 (Agencies): UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres held talks with Israeli leaders Monday on his first visit since taking office, making a forceful argument for a two-state solution with the Palestinians and speaking of his “dream” for peace. Guterres also spoke of what he called obstacles to peace …

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Nurse ‘murdered’ at least 90: police – Man sold gun to shooter

BERLIN, Aug 28, (Agencies): A male nurse jailed for life two years ago for killing two hospital patients with lethal drug overdoses murdered at least 90 patients in total, and possibly twice as many, police said Monday, calling it post-war Germany’s worst killing spree. Niels Hoegel, 40, was jailed in …

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African expats running fake domestics office rounded up – Airport worker held for helping Asian flout travel ban

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 28: An Asian expatriate was arrested in Farwaniya area for smuggling imported liquor bottles and selling them to his clients. According to security sources, when officers from General Department for Criminal Investigations received information about the Asian smuggler of imported liquor, they launched investigations to confirm the …

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Blogger gets jail for defying Amiri entity – Lawyer Hussein case adjourned

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 28: The Misdemeanor Court has sentenced a blogger known as Sheikh Al-Jebrah to three years in prison with hard labor over a blog defying the right of His Highness the Amir, his authority and status. Al-Jebrah allegedly posted libelous statements via his Twitter handle and the Public …

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3 denied bail in real-estate fraud – Embezzlers in police custody

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 28: The Criminal Court denied bail to a Kuwaiti and two expatriates, who were accused of real-estate fraud, and extended their detention as well as adjourned the hearing of their case until  September 25. The Public Prosecution had charged the citizen (employer), his wife and three expatriates …

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