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Over 100 killed in Kerala temple tragedy

A massive fire swept through a temple in India's southern Kerala state on Sunday, killing more than 100 people and injuring nearly 200 who had gathered for a fireworks display to mark the start of the local Hindu new year. Tho

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Saudi cleric denounces lies after Haj tragedy

A senior Saudi religious leader on Friday denounced "lies" being spread about the kingdom after more than 1,350 people died in tragedies that struck this year's pilgrimage. In his first major remarks touching on the

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Makkah stampede death toll at least 717

At least 717 pilgrims from around the world were killed on Thursday in a crush outside the Muslim holy city of Makkah, Saudi authorities said, in the worst disaster to strike the annual Haj pilgrimage for 25 years. At least 863 ot

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Gulf Air pilots avert major tragedy

The professionalism of two Bahraini pilots averted a tragedy when a Gulf Air flight skidded off the runway on Monday while landing at Kochi International Airport in India due to extreme wet weather conditions. This was in addition to the w

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Bahrain dhow survivors' chance to testify

Two survivors of the Al Dana dhow disaster in Bahrain, which killed 58 people, will take to the stand in June to testify in an ongoing court battle for compensation. They will appear before Bahrain's High Civil Court on June 6 to reliv

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Bahrain dhow survivors' chance to testify

Two survivors of the Al Dana dhow disaster in Bahrain, which killed 58 people, will take to the stand in June to testify in an ongoing court battle for compensation. They will appear before Bahrain's High Civil Court on June 6 to reliv

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Al Dana payout verdict delayed

A verdict in the compensation battle waged by survivors of the Al Dana dhow disaster has been delayed for at least another month. Lawyers representing more than 20 survivors were anticipating a verdict from the Civil Court yesterday.

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Al Dana dhow owner denies non-payout claims

Lawyers of the ill-fated Al Dana dhow owner have refuted claims by survivors of the tragedy that at least 20 people had yet to reach out-of-court settlements. Our sister newspaper Gulf Daily News (GDN) reported yesterday that survivors rub

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