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Indians throng temple to crack Trump’s visa curbs

HYDERABAD: Hundreds of Indians gather daily at a 500-year-old Hindu temple in southern India where they pray for a single wish-an increasingly elusive US visa. The Chilkur Balaji temple dedicated…

Notorious Afghan warlord urges end to ‘unholy war’

Hekmatyar addresses followers in public speech MEHTAR LAM, Afghanistan: In his first public speech since signing a peace deal with the Afghan government, one of Afghanistan’s most notorious warlords yesterday…

Pakistan PM fires advisor over newspaper leak

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif yesterday sacked one of his special advisers and sanctioned another bureaucrat after an inquiry into a newspaper leak, but the country’s powerful army rejected…

Sheikh Ahmad denies bribery claim

GENEVA: Asian Olympic leader Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah of Kuwait has denied claims made in a US federal court that he paid six-figure bribes to FIFA voters. “Sheikh…

Bayern wins fifth straight German title

BERLIN: Bayern Munich were crowned Bundesliga champions for the fifth straight season yesterday after Robert Lewandowski scored twice in their 6-0 thrashing of 10-man Wolfsburg. After second-placed RB Leipzig had…

Last-gasp Atalanta snatch point from wasteful Juve

MILAN: Swiss midfielder Remo Freuler bundled a timely leveler past Gianluigi Buffon at the death to grab a deserved share of the spoils for Atalanta in a 2-2 draw with…

Vettel on pole for Russia GP in a Ferrari one-two

SOCHI: Championship leader Sebastian Vettel admitted it felt “fantastic” to lead Ferrari to their first front row lock out in nine years after he took pole position in yesterday’s thrilling…

US growth hits 3-year low in Trump’s Q1

Consumer spending drops,  hiring costs rise WASHINGTON: US growth slid to its lowest level in three years in the first quarter, a disappointing start to Donald Trump’s presidency as it…

British economy slows as Brexit weighs on spending

Housing prices fall as consumers rein in spending LONDON: Britain’s economy slowed in the first three months of the year as concerns about the UK’s exit from the European Union…

Bangladeshi girl with 3 legs ‘walks, runs’ after surgery

SYDNEY:  A toddler born with three legs-because body parts of a twin had grown inside her-was returning home to Bangladesh on Friday after complex and rare surgery in Australia enabled…

British inventor takes flight in ‘Iron Man’ suit

VANCOUVER: British inventor Richard Browning lifted off from the shore of Vancouver Harbor on Thursday in a personal flight suit that inspired references to comic superhero ‘Iron Man.’ Using thrusters…

13 Reasons sparks criticism of teen suicide depiction

It’s a scene as painful to watch as it is graphic: A 17-year-old girl climbs into a bathtub with a razor. We see her slice into her skin, we see…