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Lawyer risks everything to save Pakistan’s blasphemy accused – The danger is real

India flyover collapse kills 14; scores feared trapped

KOLKATA: A flyover under construction in the bustling Indian city of Kolkata collapsed yesterday on to vehicles and street vendors below, killing at least 14 people with more than 100…

Decapitation of 3-year-old sparks anger in Taiwan ‘I can’t accept this’

British comedy great Ronnie Corbett dies aged 85

Ronnie Corbett, one of Britain’s most successful comedians best known for “The Two Ronnies”, his double-act show with Ronnie Barker, has died aged 85, his publicist said yesterday. The show…

Philippines recovers sums stolen from Bangladesh

MANILA: More than $4.5 million of tens of millions recently stolen from Bangladesh and funneled into Philippine casinos was recovered yesterday, as a lawmaker in Manila said almost half the…

Messi provokes outrage in Egypt by donating boots

CAIRO: A charitable gesture by Argentinean football star Lionel Messi has provoked outrage in Egypt, where a lawmaker and football official took umbrage at the donation: his football boots. Messi,…

Amnesty International accuses Qatar of abusing WCup workers

West Indies stun India book World T20 final

1st Apr

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Assembly panel to discuss power rates next Sunday – MPs debate report on KIA offices, take no decision

KUWAIT: Head of the National Assembly Financial and Economic Affairs Committee MP Faisal A-Shaye said yesterday the panel received a government draft law stipulating increases to electricity charges. Shaye said…

Civil ID fee raised from ‘KD 2 to KD 5’

KUWAIT: The Public Authority of Civil Information (PACI)’s director Musaed Al-Assoussi said that the new civil ID fees would be in effect from Sunday and that the fee would be…

Energy bill increase to hike rents, prices

KUWAIT: Kuwait has been buzzing with questions since the cabinet announced Monday approving a proposal to increase electricity and water fees, which would increase the cost four fold for consumers…