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England reach first semi since 1990

SAMARA: England defied almost three decades of disappointment to move confidently into the World Cup semi-finals for the first time since 1990 as headers from Harry Maguire and Dele Alli…

Croatia end Russia’s World Cup dream on penalties

SOCHI: Croatia ended Russia’s unlikely World Cup dream when they won 4-3 on penalties to eliminate the gallant hosts after a dramatic quarter-final ended 2-2 after extra time yesterday. Ivan…

49 killed and 48 missing; record rain hits Japan

TOKYO: Forty nine people have been killed and 48 are unaccounted for in western and central Japan as torrential rain pounds the area, public broadcaster NHK said yesterday, with more…

Pope voices concern over Christians in Middle East

BARI: Pope Francis yesterday voiced concern that Christians will disappear from the Middle East amid “murderous indifference,” as church leaders from Syria and Lebanon called on Western states to help…

Kuwait hospitals on ‘alert’ amid food poisoning cases

KUWAIT: Kuwait’s Health Ministry (MoH) has set up an emergency response plan after 287 people suffered food poisoning after consuming ‘tainted falafel’ served by a local restaurant in Hawally. The…

California wildfire claims season’s first fatality

LOS ANGELES: Crews fighting a fast-moving Northern California wildfire on Friday discovered the charred remains of a person apparently caught in the flames, sheriff’s officials said, marking the first fatality…

Mission window opens as cave rescuers battle water and time

CHIANG RAI: A rescue mission for a young Thai soccer team and their coach trapped in a flooded cave can expect its best chance yet of success in the next…

N Korea slams US ‘rapacious’ demands

PYONGYANG: North Korea slammed the United States for making “rapacious” demands during critical denuclearization talks yesterday, after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had earlier described them as “productive”. The…

Thousands head home in south Syria after deal

DARAA: Thousands of displaced Syrians were heading home yesterday after rebels and the government reached a ceasefire deal in the south following more than two weeks of deadly bombardment. Under…

French police on manslaughter charge as shooting sparks riots

NANTES: A French policeman who shot dead a young black man in western France, sparking four nights of rioting, has been charged with manslaughter, his lawyer said as clashes between…

China hits back at US as trade war rages

WASHINGTON: China on Friday struck back against US President Donald Trump’s trade offensive, intensifying the expanding and unpredictable dispute between the world’s two largest economies. Late Friday, China announced it…

Marine life safety

The issue of environment in Kuwait is serious, especially when it comes to marine life. While everyone agrees with the importance of protecting marine life from pollution, the issue in…