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Alarm over dead sea mammals in Bahrain

Environmentalists have sounded the alarm over an overwhelming rise in dead sea mammals being washed up on Bahrain's shores. Sea creatures, especially dolphins, are increasingly in danger with at least two deaths recorded each

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Saudi government writes off $52m housing loans

The Saudi Ministry of Housing has written off SR198 million ($52.7 million) in loans given to 852 citizens, who are now dead. Housing Minister Shuwaish Al-Duwaihi, who is also the head of the Real Estate Development Fund (REDF), c

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Outrage over dead worms in plane food

Dead worms found in a Bahrain-bound airline passenger's in-flight meal caused widespread disgust on a plane last week, according to reports. The incident occurred on an Air India Express (AIE) flight from Mangalore to Bahrain

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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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