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Monthly Archives: August 2018

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 featuring caricatures of the Muslim Prophet Mohammed (PBUH). Several...
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 stuffed in a suitcase in his office, the latest grisly...
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 airlines' profits and leaving them scrambling to cut costs to...
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 the legendary gun producer has long been trying to branch...
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 his mind. Before then, Kamuru said, he struggled to...
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 alleyways of Damascus. Most onlookers welcome the unlikely sight...
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 turning the festival into its launchpad for the Oscars...
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 in May. The former US actress, now the Duchess...
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 form for Real Madrid, scoring in the European champions'...
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 tender. The official partnership announcement took place at VIVA's Headquarters...
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 first round clash 6-2, 7-6 (8/6). Schnyder, the oldest ever...

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