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Pakistan party call for Dutch envoy’s expulsion over cartoons

LAHORE: An Islamist party in Pakistan called for the expulsion of the Dutch ambassador yesterday as it launched a protest against a far-right Dutch politician’s plan for a cartoon competition…

Professor charged with murder; Wife’s body found in a suitcase

The latest grisly murder to transfix the crowded city HONG KONG: A University of Hong Kong (HK) professor was yesterday charged with murder after police found his wife’s decomposing body…

India’s airlines go into a tailspin

Cheap fares, costly fuel and sinking rupee cause turbulence MUMBAI: Bargain-basement fares, high oil prices and a tumbling rupee are causing turbulence in India’s hyper-competitive aviation market, virtually wiping out…

Russia’s Kalashnikov branches out from rifles to robots, e-cars

Kalashnikov maker comes out of oblivion into aggressive rebranding MOSCOW: A recent pledge by Kalashnikov to compete with Elon Musk’s Tesla with a Russian retro “electric supercar” drew chuckles, but…

Solar coolers heat up earnings for Kenya’s dairy farmers

KIBUMBU, Kenya: Four years ago, Njeru Kamuru nearly quit dairy farming. But when he learned that a solar-powered milk-cooling plant was to be built in his Kenyan village, he changed…

Syrian ballerina brings touch of grace to streets of Damascus

Syrian ballerina Yara Khudeir is on a mission – to bring some peace and beauty into the lives of her war-weary compatriots by dancing her way through the streets and…

Women directors slam ‘toxic masculinity’ of Venice film festival

The Venice film festival was slammed for its “toxic masculinity” as it opened yesterday with just one female director represented among its most mouth-watering line-up in decades. With Hollywood effectively…

UK royal Meghan’s wedding dress to go on display

The gown worn by Meghan Markle at her wedding to Britain’s Prince Harry will go on display later this year at Windsor Castle where their lavish marriage ceremony took place…

Bale leads Giggs’s Wales squad for Ireland, Denmark

LONDON: Gareth Bale spearheads Ryan Giggs’s Wales squad for his first two competitive fixtures in charge against the Republic of Ireland and Denmark next month. Bale has been in fine…

VIVA sponsors Kuwait Football Association and the League

KUWAIT: VIVA, Kuwait’s fastest-growing and most developed telecom operator, announced its sponsorship for the Kuwait Football Association (KFA) and all its soccer tournaments for the season 2018/2019, after winning the…

Sharapova downs battling Schnyder

Survival mode’ sees Djokovic through at steamy US Open NEW YORK: Maria Sharapova shattered the fairytale return of 39-year-old Patty Schnyder at the US Open on Tuesday, winning a roller-coaster…

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