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Girl killed in fall from apartment

KUWAIT: An Egyptian girl died after falling from her family’s fifth-floor apartment in Salmiya, said security sources, noting that an investigation is in progress to determine whether it was a…

Old Bayan Palace: A forgotten monument

 KUWAIT: When hearing the name “Bayan Palace”, we all imagine the prestigious palace built in the era of the late Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah in Bayan.…

The woman behind the portrait

Local math teacher draws realistic portraits in spare moments  Fatima Hussein, a 30-year-old Kuwaiti math teacher and mother of four, still manages to find time to practice her first…

Super typhoon roars toward Philippines

Typhoon Mangkhut triggers evacuation MANILA: A super typhoon roared toward the Philippines yesterday, prompting thousands to evacuate ahead of its heavy rains and fierce winds that are set to strike…

Saudi, UAE working to cut risks to civilians in Yemen

Yemen war a ‘living hell’ for children: UNICEF WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has “certified” that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are working to reduce risks…

Rising temperatures mean ‘more deaths’ worldwide

An increase of 3C or 4C could raise mortality rates TEPIC: Failure to meet global targets to limit rising temperatures will mean more heat-related deaths, researchers said yesterday. Countries have…

Gunman kills 5 in California, then himself

Man goes on a shooting rampage LOS ANGELES: A man went on a shooting rampage in California on Wednesday, killing five people including his wife, before taking his own life.…

Harassment, anxiety and debt: the working life of young UK women

Young women in Britain are paid less and harassed LONDON: Young women in Britain are paid less and harassed more at work than men, with most reporting that their job…

Nuns ‘demand justice’ for sister assaulted by bishop

Group of Indian Catholic nuns stage a rare street protest NEW DELHI: A group of Indian Catholic nuns are staging a rare street protest in the southern state of Kerala…

Weinstein accuser reveals video of apparent harassment

Video footage emerged Wednesday showing disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein apparently sexually harassing a woman who subsequently accused him of rape. Melissa Thompson, who has previously publicly complained of abusive…

Marc Jacobs brings back ‘polished’ to NY Fashion Week

Marc Jacobs, the darling of American high fashion, kept fashionistas kicking their heels Wednesday, before bringing the house down 90 minutes late with a dexterous display of 1950s glamor, pastels…

As water bank runs dry, Uganda greens hills to soak up rain

MBARARA, Uganda: In the village of Katebe, Ugandan schoolchildren have little choice but to drink from the same water supply as animals. During the dry season from June to August,…