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VP, AD CP receive UAE Rulers on Eid

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Saudi King congratulates pilgrims on Eid
MAKKAH: The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman Bin Abdulaziz congratulated all the citizens and pilgrims on Eid Al Adha, asking the Almighty for goodness and blessing. The Saudi Arabia's King Salman made a trip to Mina on Tuesday and was seen on state-run television observing worshippers from the window of a high-rise. He said on Twitter it was a "great honour" to welcome the pilgrims to Saudi Arabia. Tens of
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Record-breaking teen claims shooting gold for India
Palembang: Sixteen-year-old Indian shooter Saurabh Chaudhary set a new Asian Games record as he bagged the first major title of his career in the 10 metre air pistol competition on Tuesday. Chaudhary's 240.7 put him ahead of Japan's Tomoyuki Matsuda, who scored 239.7, and fellow Indian Abhishek Verma's 219.3. He captured India's first shooting gold medal of the Games in Indonesia after Deepak Kumar and Lakshay Lakshay had to
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UAE pilgrims are fine, says head of Hajj Mission
MAKKAH: All the UAE pilgrims are fine and in good health, said Dr. Mohamed Matar Al Kaabi, Head of the UAE Hajj Mission. The pilgrims were greeted today with rains in Mina, as the Saudi General Authority for Meteorology and Environmental Protection warned of high winds in the mountains surrounding the holy sites.
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Bodies found as floods recede in India's Kerala
KOCHI: Receding flood waters left Indian troops and rescuers the grim task Monday of hunting for bodies left by the worst monsoon in a century in Kerala state as the death toll rose above 400. With nearly three quarters of a million people packed into relief camps in the southern state, known for its tourist beaches and hill resorts, authorities also fear outbreaks of disease. After a week of fierce downpours, rainfall eased
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Diving in pathbreaking depths
SHARJAH: When you make your hobby a serious business, you are destined to get a fair share of recognition in the world, Mariam Hamed Fardous, a Saudi doctor who holds the record for being the first Arab lady to dive in the icy waters of the North Pole, told The Gulf Today in an exclusive interview in Dubai. But do not mistake her by judging her as just an adventure enthusiast. Her focus and message is completely different.
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Afghan forces kill insurgents after mortars hit Kabul
KABUL: Afghan forces killed four out of nine insurgents who launched mortar attacks on Tuesday on areas around the presidential palace and diplomatic district of Kabul, two officials said. They attacked just as President Ashraf Ghani was delivering a speech marking the beginning of Eid al-Adha, a three-day religious festival. President Ghani
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Dubai flyer makes mid-air proposal
DUBAI: The Emirates' EK303 flight from Shanghai to Dubai witnessed a wedding proposal by a Chinese man, who asked a compatriot woman for marriage, in an exhilarating atmosphere shared by the crew and some passengers. Emirates Airline's Twitter account published a one-minute video with the #loveintheairK tag, showing the hosts' cooperation with the Chinese man to arrange for the happy event on board. The man said through the
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Former Nazi camp guard deported to Germany from US
Berlin: Germany, citing its "moral duty", on Tuesday took in a 95-year-old former guard at a Nazi labour camp where more than 6,000 people were killed, after he was stripped of his US citizenship. The German foreign ministry said it had agreed to accept the former Ukraine national Jakiw Palij after his expulsion from the United States late Monday, saying Berlin felt obliged to take him in light of the Nazis' crimes. "The United
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Multiple quakes rock Indonesia's Lombok island, 10 dead
BALI: A series of powerful earthquakes have rocked the Indonesian holiday island of Lombok, killing at least 10 people and setting off fresh waves of panic after nearly 500 died there following a huge tremor two weeks ago. The quakes hit throughout Sunday, with the first measuring 6.3 shortly before midday which triggered landslides and sent people fleeing for cover as parts of the island suffered blackouts. It was followed
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Canada's Trudeau to run again in 2019
MONTREAL: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Sunday he will run for re-election in 2019 legislative polls. The Liberal Party leader was officially nominated by his party in the central Montreal district of Papineau, a centrist stronghold he has represented since 2008. He was re-elected in 2011 and 2015. He spoke of his "deep conviction that despite the politics of fear and division, staying positive, pulling people
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Firefighters tackle large blaze outside Asian Games venue
Palembang: A large blaze broke out right next to the Asian Games site in the Indonesian city of Palembang on Tuesday as firefighters scrambled to prevent clouds of smoke affecting competition events. Helicopters scooped up water to douse the flames in fields bordering the sports complex while dozens of firefighters on the ground helped extinguish the blaze, as athletes competed close by in shooting and beach volleyball. Chinese
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Knifeman killed in Spain police station attack
MADRID: A man armed with a knife was killed when he attacked a police station near the northeastern Spanish city of Barcelona early Monday, police said. "A man armed with a knife entered the police station in Cornella to attack the officers. The attacker was shot," the Catalonia regional police said on Twitter. A police spokesman refused to comment on local media reports that the man was from Algeria. Sixteen people were killed
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Pregnant New Zealand minister cycles to delivery ward
WELLINGTON: New Zealand's Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter has taken the cycle of life to a whole new level, biking her way to hospital for the birth of her first child. Genter, a Green MP and keen cyclist, chose pedal power for Sunday's one kilometre (0.6 mile) journey from her home to Auckland City Hospital for the delivery. "My partner and I cycled because there wasn't enough room in the car for the support crew... but it
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At least 14 killed in Rio security operations: Officials
Rio de Janeiro: Rio de Janeiro's drug war hit a bloody crescendo on Monday when at least 14 people were reported killed in a huge operation by soldiers in impoverished favelas and during a rush-hour police car chase. The military command heading security in Brazil's second biggest city said eight people died in the sweep of favelas "and there could be more." No details were given on how the people were killed or who they were.
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Rival Koreas begin emotional family reunions
SEOUL: The 92-year-old South Korean woman wept and stroked the wrinkled cheeks of her 71-year-old North Korean son on Monday, their first meeting since they were driven apart during the turmoil of the 1950-53 Korean War. "How many children do you have? Do you have a son?" Lee Keum-seom asked her son Ri Sang Chol during their long-awaited encounter at the North's Diamond Mountain resort. The emotional reunion came after dozens
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Nigerian football spared FIFA ban
Abuja: FIFA announced on Monday Nigeria will no longer be suspended over a long-running court case focusing on the disputed leadership of the federation of one of Africa's football powerhouses. World football's governing body said it had received confirmation that the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) had restored control of the body and its offices to its president Amaju Pinnick and secretary-general Mohammed Sanusi. "In view
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Crazy Rich Asians' sparkles at North America box office
Los Angeles: Highly anticipated rom-com "Crazy Rich Asians" -- the first Hollywood film with an mainly Asian cast in a generation -- dazzled the North American box office in its debut weekend, claiming the top spot, industry estimates showed Sunday. The Warner Bros. adaptation of Kevin Kwan's best-selling novel of the same name raked in $34 million since hitting theaters on Wednesday, box office tracker Exhibitor Relations said.
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UK's richest man forced out of the shadows
LONDON: Reclusive titan of industry Jim Ratcliffe has found himself under unusual scrutiny after being declared Britain's richest man, with his political leanings and tax affairs coming under the microscope. The 65-year-old head of the Ineos chemicals group has assets worth an estimated £21 billion ($26.7 billion, 23.5 billion euros), putting him top of the 2018 Sunday Times rich list. He was only 18th on last year's list but the
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Sightings, satellites help track mysterious ocean giant
FRANCE: The sight of a basking shark's brooding silhouette gliding through the waters off western France is more than just a rare treat for sailors -- it is a boon for scientists trying to trace its secretive migrations across the globe. It may be the world's second largest fish, growing to more than 10 metres (35 feet), but the basking shark, or Cetorhinus maximus, is an enigma for scientists eager to help preserve the plankton-
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Firefighters tackle large blaze outside Asian Games venue
Palembang: A large blaze broke out right next to the Asian Games site ..
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Former Nazi camp guard deported to Germany from US
Berlin: Germany, citing its "moral duty", on Tuesday took in a 95-year..
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Afghan forces kill insurgents after mortars hit Kabul
KABUL: Afghan forces killed four out of nine insurgents who launched m..
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Record-breaking teen claims shooting gold for India
Palembang: Sixteen-year-old Indian shooter Saurabh Chaudhary set a new..
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Saudi King congratulates pilgrims on Eid
MAKKAH: The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman Bin Abdulazi..
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VP, AD CP receive UAE Rulers on Eid
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Dubai flyer makes mid-air proposal
DUBAI: The Emirates' EK303 flight from Shanghai to Dubai witnessed a w..
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Nigerian football spared FIFA ban
Abuja: FIFA announced on Monday Nigeria will no longer be suspended ov..
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Rival Koreas begin emotional family reunions
SEOUL: The 92-year-old South Korean woman wept and stroked the wrinkle..
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At least 14 killed in Rio security operations: Officials
Rio de Janeiro: Rio de Janeiro's drug war hit a bloody crescendo on Mo..
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