Bullet extracted from child’s skull in over 1-hour surgery.

Neurosurgeon working at the Ibn Sina Hospital, Dr. Hamad Jabr Al-Enezi, performed the surgery on the three-year-old toddler to extract the bullet from the bottom of the skull, which was allegedly fired from a machinegun during wedding celebration in Jahra, reports Al-Rai daily. The daily added, the incident happened while the child was playing with his peers in the compound of his family home.Dr. Al-Enezi shows the bullet that was extracted from the bottom of the skull.Although the condition of the child...

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14 dogs form conga line, set Guinness world record.

Getting a group of dogs to stay together in a line seems a hectic task but it’s adorable beyond words too. A German citizen has bagged the Guinness World Record for teaching his pet pooches to stand in a conga line. Wolfgang Lauenburger and his pack of 14 dogs broke the record set by his daughter Alexa, who achieved the feat with nine dogs in February 2022.The video of Lauenburger and his daughter instructing the dogs balancing their front limbs on the back of the dog who was in front was shared...

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Canadian lawmakers back resettlement of 10,000 Uyghur Muslims.

Canada’s House of Commons has unanimously passed a motion to take in 10,000 Uyghur and other Turkic Muslims who have left China, mainly fleeing from repression in the province of Xinjiang.The motion was moved by Liberal Party MP Sameer Zuberi and received all 322 votes cast including those from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and members of his Cabinet.The text of the motion also says it is “recognizing that a genocide is currently being carried out by the People’s Republic of China against Uyghurs...

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Massive crowd blocks highway over bull race permission in Tamil Nadu.

A massive protest on the Bengaluru highway in Tamil Nadu’s Krishnagiri district demanding permission for a bull race has turned violent with villagers pelting stones at police and government vehicles, forcing the police to use water cannons and tear gas to control the mob.At least 16 police officers, including a woman, have been injured in the stone pelting by the protestors who have gathered in large numbers on the highway in Hosur.Traffic has been halted for more than two hours and eyewitnesses...

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Saudi Arabia, Oman ink 13 MoUs on cooperation.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Sultanate of Oman signed on Wednesday 13 memoranda of understanding in various areas with a total value of SAR one billion (some USD 266 million). The documents, inked during the first Saudi-Omani Investment Forum, cover investment in the infrastructure of storage of oil and petrochemicals; renewable energy and green hydrogen; mining; logistics; entrepreneurship; automation of research, development and innovation; fisheries; marine industries; and tourism and travel.The...

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Use of uniforms, new twist in ‘e-fraud’ bids – Calls have local number.

Attempts at electronic fraud have reached the extent of using clothes that are similar to those belonging to security institutions and making video calls to the victims to convince them of the seriousness of the matter when requesting for bank data under the claim of protecting them from attempts to rob money from their bank accounts, reports Al-Qabas daily. Head of the Kuwait Society for Information Security Dr. Safaa Zaman warned of the apparent increase in fraud operations to steal from bank accounts....

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External cladding of buildings may pose risk.

Chief of the Kuwait Fire Force, Lieutenant General Khaled Al-Mekrad, warned of the danger of the external cladding of buildings if they do not meet the safety requirements set by the force, specifically the protection sector. This came in the speech of Lieutenant- General Al-Mekrad during a symposium organized by the force entitled ‘Risks and Challenges of the External Cladding System for Buildings’ under the auspices of the First Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Interior and Acting Minister...

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Myanmar junta extends emergency in a bid to delay elections.

Myanmar's junta extended the country's state of emergency by another six months, the acting president said at a leadership meeting broadcast on state TV on Wednesday, as protesters marked the anniversary of a 2021 military coup with a "silent protest".Junta leader General Min Aung Hlaing, in a meeting on Tuesday with the army-backed National Defence and Security Council (NDSC), also said multi-party elections must be held "as the people desire".He did not provide a timeline for the polls, which...

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Israel launches airstrikes in Gaza after intercepting rocket: Report.

Militants fired a rocket into Israel's south Wednesday, the army said, setting off sirens and raising already heightened tensions under the country's new ultranationalist government.Early Thursday, the Israeli military said it started attacking targets in the Gaza Strip in response to rockets. According to local media, Israeli fighter jets struck a militant site in the central Gaza Strip. There were no immediate reports of casualties.The rocket from the Gaza Strip was intercepted, according to the military....

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Government hikes rural housing budget to ₹54,487 crore.

The Narendra Modi government raised the outlay for rural housing under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna (Grameen) to ₹54,487 crore, a 12% jump from the current financial year’s revised estimate of ₹48,422 crore. The urban version of the scheme, however, saw its outlay slashed to ₹25,103 crore from the current year’s revised estimate of ₹28,708 crore, Budget documents showed.The government’s housing programmes are among the most popular welfare schemes along with toilets under the Swachh...

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