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Sickle cell anaemia claims 14th life this year

A Bahraini man has become the 14th person to die of complications from sickle cell anaemia this year. Ali Isa Al Haddad died yesterday morning in India, where he was sent by the Health Ministry for treatment, said a report in the

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India's top court rejects appeal of Bombay blasts convict

India's Supreme Court threw out on Tuesday (July 21) a last-minute appeal by Yakub Memon, the only person to be condemned to death for a series of bombings in Mumbai in 1993, clearing the way for his execution this month after two decades in

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'Teach first aid' call after death tragedy in Bahrain

Basic first aid could have prevented the death of a teenager who had a heart attack while playing football in Bahrain, according to a senior doctor. Elias Ali Jawad, 14, died yesterday (May 28) after 12 days at the BDF Hospital, s

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India doctors' leave cancelled as heat wave kills 1,100

A heat wave in India has killed more than 1,100 people this week as temperatures soar above 47 degrees Celsius (116.6 Fahrenheit), and doctors' leave has been cancelled to help cope with the sick. May and June are India's

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Heat wave claims more than 500 lives in India

Soaring temperatures have gripped parts of southern and northern India in an extreme heat wave which has killed more than 500 people and looks set to continue this week, officials said on Monday. The hottest place in India was All

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Heat wave claims more than 500 lives in India

Soaring temperatures have gripped parts of southern and northern India in an extreme heat wave which has killed more than 500 people and looks set to continue this week, officials said on Monday. The hottest place in India was All

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US Navy sailor dies in balcony plunge in Bahrain

A US Navy sailor has fallen to his death from a seventh-floor apartment balcony in Juffair, Bahrain. The incident happened at around 11pm on Saturday (May 16) and an investigation has been launched by Bahraini and US authorities,

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Nepal quake toll climbs to 8,500; dozens missing

The number of people killed in Nepal by two major earthquakes has surpassed 8,500, making the disaster the deadliest to hit the Himalayan country on record, as rescuers on Sunday searched for dozens of people still missing in remote villages.

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Boston Marathon bomber sentenced to death

Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was sentenced to death by a US jury on Friday for helping carry out the 2013 attack that killed three people and wounded 264 others in the crowds at the race's finish line. After delibe

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Six US policemen charged over custody death

Baltimore's chief prosecutor charged one police officer with murder on Friday and five others with lesser crimes in the death of a young black man who suffered a critical neck injury in the back of a police van, a case that fueled new anger

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