The life of NBA icon Kobe Bryant

Former NBA player Kobe Bryant has died in a helicopter crash near Calabasas, California in the United States, officials said.Bryant, 41, was considered one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career spent entirely with the Los Angeles Lakers.He retired in 2016 as the third-leading scorer in NBA history, finishing 20 years with the Lakers as a prolific scorer with a sublime all-around game and a relentless competitive ethic.Bryant had one of the greatest careers in recent...

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Coronavirus outbreak in China

The coronavirus outbreak that began in the central Chinese city of Wuhan has killed 106 people in China and infected more than 4,520 globally, most of them in China.The virus has caused alarm because it is still too early to know how dangerous it is and how easily it spreads between people. And because it is new, humans have not been able to build any immunity to it.The virus, believed to have originated late last year in a seafood market in Wuhan that was illegally selling wildlife, has spread to bigger...

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CIA man ‘Dark Prince’ behind Soleimani attack killed in crash?

Iranian media is reporting that a top CIA official who led the hunt for Osama bin Laden and is said to have planned the drone strike that killed Iranian general Qassem Soleimani might have been among those killed when a US surveillance plane carrying them crashed in Ghazni, Afghanistan Monday. No evidence was cited in support of these claims.There has been no response to these reports from US authorities and comments were awaited. Colonel sonny Leggett, a spokesperson for US forces in Afghanistan,...

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‘Running out of food and water’: Indian students’ desperate appeal to govt from coronavirus-hit Wuhan

The deadly coronavirus has hit the world hard. And Wuhan, the Chinese city at ground zero of the outbreak, is cut-off from the world to contain the spread of the virus.A group of Indian students in Wuhan have appealed to Indian government to make all possible efforts to rescue them at the earliest as they were running short of food and water in their dormitory due to the continued shutdown in the city.“Due to the coronavirus outbreak in the city, we have been advised to stay indoors. Hence we are stuck...

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Kobe Bryant’s body identified among helicopter crash victims

Medical examiners identified the body of NBA legend Kobe Bryant after recovering the remains of all nine people who died in a helicopter crash near Los Angeles, officials said Tuesday.Bryant’s body was officially identified along with three others using fingerprints, two days after their helicopter crashed into a rugged hillside northwest of the city.Meanwhile federal investigators finished their inspection of the crash site, handing it over to local authorities.“We are done on the site,” said...

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Neeraj Chopra qualifies for Tokyo Olympics 2020 with a throw of 87.86m

After recovering from an elbow injury, ace India javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra has qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics with a throw of 87.86m at the Athletics Central North East meeting in South Africa.This was the Olympic medal hopeful’s first competitive event after recovering from the injury.The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) also said that they’ve confirmed with their South African counterparts that it was a ‘recognised international meet’, and hence the Olympic cut has been made.Neeraj’s...

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US developing vaccine against deadly China virus: Officials

The United States said Tuesday it was developing a vaccine against a deadly virus that originated in China, and urged Beijing to step up its cooperation with international health authorities.The US government is keen to place its own teams on the ground to review the raw data and learn more about the pathogen, which has so far claimed more than 100 lives.“We have already started at the NIH and with many of our collaborators on the developing of a vaccine,” National Institutes of Health (NIH)...

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MoE to refer 85 Kuwaitis and 35 expats for retirement

The Ministry of Education will refer 120 educators – 85 Kuwaitis and 35 expatriates – for retirement as they have been in service for more than 34 years and most of them are principals of schools, in addition to one female director of a central department, reports Al-Anba daily quoting sources.Sources said the number of educators included in the retirement list will most likely decrease because some have submitted their resignation before the issuance of the decision to refer them for retirement....

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Dozens of Kuwaitis wishing to go to France prevented from obtaining ‘Schengen’ visa

Dozens of Kuwaitis were prevented from obtaining a Schengen visa, especially those wishing to travel to France, against the background of them traveling earlier on tourist visas to this country and receiving treatment and failing to pay bills, reports Al-Rai daily.The sources pointed out that when “the French hospitals informed the Kuwaiti health office in France, the office denied that these ‘patients’ were sent for treatment abroad, and therefore could not pay their bills.” On the other...

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What if Kuwait banned imports from China?

The preventive measures taken by many countries of the world in confronting deadly Corona virus to it imposed the question about what would happen if Kuwait decided to raise its preparations to the maximum level in ports and airports, and imposed restrictions that included a partial or total ban on Chinese goods?In principle, official data reveal that China ranks first as the largest trading partner for Kuwait in 2018, by reaching the total value of bilateral trade according to official statements...

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