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Bahrain steps up coastal patrols

Rapid response teams are patrolling Bahrain's coastline on speedboats to combat illegal fishing practices that are believed to have caused the recent deaths of rare marine species. According to the Supreme Council for the Envi

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50 dead in Israeli attack on Gaza district

At least 50 Palestinians were killed on Sunday by Israeli shelling in a Gaza neighbourhood, where bodies were strewn in the street and thousands fled for shelter to a hospital packed with wounded, witnesses and h

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Rebels shoot down Ukrainian plane, 49 dead

Pro-Russian separatists shot down a Ukrainian army transport plane with an anti-aircraft missile as it came in to land early on Saturday in the eastern city of Luhansk, killing all 49 military personnel on board. The toll is the h

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Indian guards shot dead in Kuwait

A gang of armed robbers shot dead two Indian guards near the Sulaibiya vegetable market in Kuwait and escaped with KD13,000 ($46,153) in cash on Friday night. The duo was attacked by the assailants as they walked towards their sec

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Writer Khushwant Singh dies at 99

Khushwant Singh, one of India’s best-known writers and columnists, died of a heart attack on Thursday. He was 99. Singh was the founder-editor of Yojana and served as the editor of the Illustrated Weekly of India, the Nation

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SARS virus claims one more victim in Saudi

Saudi Arabia says a man has died from a new respiratory virus related to severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars), bringing to 62 the number of deaths in the kingdom at the centre of the outbreak. The Health Ministry said the late

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Nine dead in Qatar restaurant gas explosion

Nine people were killed when gas canisters exploded in a Turkish restaurant in Doha on Thursday, the official news agency of the country reported. Thirty-two were wounded, three of them critically, the agency added. "The expl

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No pardon for terror convicts: Bahrain

Bahrain has declared categorically that convicted terrorists and saboteurs who have blood on their hands will never be granted pardon. "Court verdicts will never be reconsidered, bypassed or circumvented under any pretext as

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Former Israeli PM Sharon dies at 85

Ariel Sharon, the trailblazing former Israeli general and prime minister who was in a coma for eight years after he suffering a stroke at the height of his power, died on Saturday aged 85, his family and the government said. Sharo

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Nigeria church stampede kills 24 people

At least 24 people died during a stampede at an overcrowded church gathering in eastern Nigeria, the Red Cross said on Sunday. Nineteen women were among the dead at the stampede in the Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Uke, Anambra st

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