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Cross dresser arrested

KUWAIT: A Kuwaiti young man was arrested and sent to vice detectives for cross dressing. A blood test was ordered as well on suspicions that the man may had been…

Malaysian man marries 11 yr old Thai girl

KUALA LUMPUR: The marriage of a Malaysia man with a 11-year-old Thai girl in the Muslim majority country has sparked outrage with one activist yesterday labeling the groom a “child…

Notorious gangster flees French jail by helicopter

Spectacular jailbreak as Faid escapes in commando-style operation REAU: A notorious gangster who said his life of crime was inspired by films such as “Scarface” pulled off a brazen jailbreak…

Ronaldo tight-lipped on future after World Cup KO

European champions could look to the future with confidence. SOCHI: Cristiano Ronaldo saw his World Cup dreams slip away once again on Saturday but gave no hint as to whether…

Swedish law recognizes sex without consent as rape

Govt to allocate 120 m krona to combat sexual abuse STOCKHOLM: A tough new law that recognizes sex without explicit consent as rape came into effect in Sweden yesterday, after…

11 killed in India’s capital, police probe link to gang war

MUMBAI: Eleven members of a family were found dead in India’s capital yesterday, most of them hanging from the ceiling of their home, blindfolded and hands tied behind the back,…

Suicide bombing wounds 19 at Iraq ballot warehouse

KIRKUK, Iraq: A suicide bombing yesterday targeting a warehouse in Kirkuk where ballot boxes from Iraq’s May elections were stored wounded 19 people, days before a vote recount, a security…

More Syrians leave Lebanon for home

MASNAA, Lebanon: Several dozen Syrian refugees left Lebanon for neighboring Syria yesterday as part of returns coordinated between both countries, an AFP reporter and authorities said. A total of 42…

US teachers quietly train to carry guns into school

Colorado law prevents from carrying weapons onto school grounds COMMERCE CITY, United States: When Donald Trump proposed arming teachers to deter school shooters, the overwhelming response from educators was horror.…

Plastic bans leave manufacturers clutching at straws

Europe takes the lead with biodegradable plastics PARIS: For decades, plastic straws have been essential props for cocktail makers, smoothie lovers and fast food addicts. But that may be starting…

US workers fear steel tariffs could be nail in the coffin

They have had to raise prices to pay for more expensive steel POPLAR BLUFF: The mood is tense at a nail factory in rural Missouri, where workers fear that steel…

Baby with rare condition given new chance at life in London hospital

KUWAIT: A Russian baby, Vitaly, has been given a new lease of life after being treated for an extremely rare condition called Prune Belly Syndrome at Great Ormond Street Hospital…