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GCC power grid to save millions

A common energy market for the GCC that is planned to be fully operational within five years will save member states tens of millions of dinars, according to an expert. GCC Interconnection Authority (GCCIA) board of directors chai

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Swiss delay return of Mubarak millions

  Switzerland has said it will delay the return of millions of dollars of assets linked to deposed Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak while it evaluates the institutions requesting the money.   Swiss

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Storm leaves millions without power in US

More than 2 million people were without power in the mid-Atlantic region on Saturday from hurricane-force winds that ripped through the area overnight. Restoring power in storm-damaged parts of Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and the Dis

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Email scammers tout assets of deposed leaders

Scam emails supposedly from close aides or relatives of deposed Arab leaders are offering a huge chunk of their assets if recipients hand over their bank details or pay a fee up front. "The quantity of attacks of this sort that we detect i

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Millions to die if India stops Aids drugs

Millions of people dependent on life-saving generic drugs to treat HIV/Aids will die if India stops producing cheap drugs for the disease due to its trade deal with the European Union, the head of UNAIDS warned on Tuesday. The EU and India

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Millions ready for World Cup kickoff

The 2010 World Cup, first to be hosted on African soil, will kick off today (Friday) at the 94,700-capacity Soweto ground with hosts South Africa playing Mexico. The match will be proceeded by an opening ceremony that will

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Hotels 'spending millions to upgrade surveillance'

Hotels across the UAE are spending millions to upgrade their security surveillance systems following the assassination earlier this year in Dubai of a senior Hamas leader, said an expert. “Working with the co-operation of police, hotels in

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GE opens biggest water plant in Algeria

GE Water and Process Technologies, a unit of General Electric Company, has opened the $250 million Hamma Seawater Desalination Plant (SWDP) as part of its initiative to provide water supply to millions in Algiers. Hamma SWDP is North

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'Smoking kills million Indians every year'

Smoking is killing nearly a million people a year in India, exacting a higher toll than previously thought, but allied problems are often different to those seen in the West, according to research published on Thursday. A study published i

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Cable damage cost Batelco millions

Unprecedented damage to undersea cables that severely disrupted Internet links last week has cost Batelco millions of dollars, it was revealed. The company's web service is still not back to normal for 45 per cent of Internet subscribers,

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