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Germany plans huge security overhaul after Berlin attack

Seeking quicker expulsions of illegal migrants BERLIN: Germany’s interior minister yesterday outlined plans for a security services overhaul, seeking greater federal powers on domestic intelligence and quicker expulsions of illegal…

Hundreds of Afghan Shiites protest at targeted attacks

Growing sectarian attacks by Islamic State HEART: Around 2,000 Shiite Muslims in western Afghanistan staged a protest yesterday against growing sectarian attacks by Islamic State, as the government warned that…

Indian minister lays blame on western dress for sex attacks

BANGALORE: An Indian minister faced a severe backlash yesterday after he criticized women for dressing “like westerners” at a New Year’s eve celebration where a mob allegedly carried out a…

German international Draxler signs for PSG

PARIS: German international Julian Draxler has joined Paris Saint Germain from Wolfsburg on a four-year deal, the French club said yesterday. The 23-year-old attacking midfielder has signed a contract for…

Guardiola’s dark mood chimes with City form

LONDON:  Coaching great Pep Guardiola’s hint that Manchester City may be his last job has raised eyebrows and suggests the club’s erratic form is getting to the poker-faced Spaniard.  The…

New Zealand beat Bangladesh by 6 wkts

NAPIER:  Fast bowler Lockie Ferguson took two wickets with the first two balls of his Twenty20 debut and went on to claim 3-32 as New Zealand beat Bangladesh by six…

Muguruza survives big scare in Brisbane

BRISBANE:  French Open champion Garbine Muguruza saved a match point before seeing off Russia’s Daria Kasatkina in the second round of the Brisbane International yesterday. The 23-year-old Spaniard won 7-5,…

ALARGAN wins two real estate awards in Oman

KUWAIT: Adding to its line of achievements in quality development in the region, ALARGAN International Real Estate Company received two new recognitions in Oman, awarded to both its associate ALARGAN…

VIVA participates in ‘CES 2017’ in Las Vegas

KUWAIT: VIVA, Kuwait’s fastest-growing and most developed telecom operator, announced its participation in The International Consumer Electronics Show “CES 2017”, held from 5-8 January in Las Vegas, NV. For 50…

Scissors pulled from Vietnam man’s stomach 18 years after surgery

HANOI: A Vietnamese man has had scissors removed from his abdomen which were left behind during surgery 18 years ago, after reporting a stomachache that was nearly two decades in…

Gosling pays tribute to Reynolds at Palm Springs Gala: ‘Her Work Is an Inspiration’

The Palm Springs Convention Center was atwitter Monday evening as movie stars, Hollywood moguls and cinema aficionados filed inside for the start of the 28th annual Palm Springs International Film…

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