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Gaming industry in Kuwait: Possibility or pipe-dream?

If you were to tell me 10 years ago that Poland would be the home of one of the most critically-acclaimed games of the decade and the most anticipated game…

Jeans and chadors as Tehran marks Ashura

The two settings reflect the increasingly contrast of Iran TEHRAN: A troupe acts out a scene from Islam’s first century at a crowded tent in Tehran’s Grand Bazaar, while in…

‘Parents’ worst nightmare’: Dutch railway collision kills four children

Children involved in the crash came from three families THE HAGUE: Four children from a Dutch daycare centre died yesterday when a train smashed into their electric cart at a…

Tensions rise as EU prepares for Brexit

Two sticking points in the talks — must be “reworked” SALZBURG: EU leaders met yesterday to prepare for the final stretch of Brexit negotiations, after public clashes with Britain over…

Mexico official fired over odyssey of truck with nearly 300 bodies

GUADALAJARA: A state government in Mexico has fired a prosecutor over a spectacle in which a fetid-smelling tractor trailer carrying 273 bodies was driven around aimlessly for lack of room…

Botswana fights claims of elephant poaching spree

Claims led to global media attention CHOBE NATIONAL PARK: Botswana has rejected claims of a surge of elephant poaching made by a leading conservation charity and put on display carcasses…

12 killed, dozens missing in new Philippine landslide

Typhoon Mangkhut pounds the nation’s north NAGA: Twelve people were killed and dozens missing after a landslide unleashed by monsoon rains struck in the central Philippines yesterday, inflicting more misery…

Child deaths plague India’s tribal people

MUMBAI: India’s indigenous children are far more likely to die or suffer from malnutrition than those from other communities, according to the first government study on health among tribal groups.…

Giving birth in Afghanistan: Inside MSF’s ‘baby factory’

KHOST: The mother was admitted at 9:30 am, the birth recorded at 9:35. Women often arrive in extremis at the Doctors Without Borders maternity hospital in southeastern Afghanistan, one of…

Air pressure mix-up causes mass bleeding on Jet Airways flight

MUMBAI: A cockpit mix-up left more than 30 passengers on an Indian plane bleeding from their ears and noses yesterday after the crew reportedly forgot to flick a switch regulating…

Cher turns back time with album of ABBA cover versions

Making a cameo in the “Mamma Mia!” movie sequel gave Cher a taste for the music of ABBA. Now the singer and actor is releasing an album that will feature…

U2’s Bono and Pope discuss Irish sexual abuse crisis

Bono, frontman for Irish rock band U2, met Pope Francis on Wednesday and said afterwards he is an extraordinary man who is sincere in his pain over a sexual abuse…