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High voter turn out in Bahrain parliamentary polls
Manama, Nov 29 (IANS) Bahrain witnessed high voter turnout during second round of the parliamentary elections held Saturday, a top official said.

Saturday, November 29, 2014 11:26:21 PM

New attack in Nigeria forces 3,000 to flee: UN
Geneva, Nov 28 (IANS) A Boko Haram attack this week on the northern Nigerian town of Damassak has left 50 people dead and forced at least 3,000 to flee to neighbouring Niger, the UN refugee agency said Friday.

Friday, November 28, 2014 8:34:05 PM

Saudi school goes biometric to curb student bunking
Manama, Nov 28 (IANS) In a novel step to monitor students' attendance, a school in Saudi Arabia has introduced fingerprinting system, also enabling parents to be updated about their children's arrival and departure time via a cellphone message.

Friday, November 28, 2014 8:34:04 PM

Ebola virus detected in semen three months after symptoms end
Geneva, Nov 28 (IANS/EFE) The World Health Organisation (WHO) warned Friday that the semen of men recovering from Ebola can contain the deadly virus up to three months after the symptoms disappear.

Friday, November 28, 2014 8:02:05 PM

Indian man jailed for molesting minor in Bahrain
Manama, Nov 28 (IANS) An Indian man has been jailed for three years for molesting a minor girl in Bahrain, media reported Friday.

Friday, November 28, 2014 2:48:03 PM

Saudi women to get new IDs by 2019
Riyadh, Nov 27 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has said all women will get the new electronic and smart national ID card with biometric fingerprint technology by 2019.

Thursday, November 27, 2014 8:10:05 PM

Injury forces Bouchard to withdraw from IPTL
Dubai, Nov 27 (IANS) Current World No.7 Eugenie Bouchard, who was to represent the UAE Royals in the inaugural International Premier Tennis League (IPTL), has been forced to withdraw from the event due to an injury she sustained in training Monday. French player Kristina Mladenovic will take Bouchard's place.

Thursday, November 27, 2014 3:02:21 PM

Indians gear up for UAE National Day celebrations
Dubai, Nov 27 (IANS) Indian expatriates residing across United Arab Emirates (UAE) are set to celebrate the 43rd UAE National Day Dec 2.

Thursday, November 27, 2014 2:38:07 PM

ICC mourns Hughes' death
Dubai, Nov 27 (IANS) The Internaional Cricket Council (ICC) offered its deepest condolences to the family and friends of Australia batsman Phillip Hughes, who passed away Thursday following an injury he suffered during a first-class match at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Thursday, November 27, 2014 2:16:20 PM

Basel made life difficult for us: Gareth Bale
Geneva, Nov 27 (IANS) Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale said Basel posed enough threats after Real won over the Swiss club 1-0 in the Champions League Wednesday night.

Thursday, November 27, 2014 1:26:13 PM

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