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    by Published on 12-21-2014 11:31 AM  Number of Views: 48 
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    Manama: Five Kuwaiti lawmakers are pushing for the enactment of a law that incriminates purchasing, selling or dealing in wild animals.

    MPs Kamel Al Awadhi, Adnan Abdul Samad, Ahmad Al Qudhaibi, Ahmad Al Azmi and Rakan Al Nisf suggested that violators be jailed for six months or fined KD20,000, or both.

    Exceptions should be decided by the Public Authority for Agriculture Affairs and Fish Resources (PAAAFR) and should be limited to individuals, circuses and animal zoos, the bill said. ...
    by Published on 12-20-2014 02:38 PM  Number of Views: 9 
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    MANILA - The family of beheaded overseas Filipino worker Carlito Lana received P15,000 cash donated by families of OFWs.

    The money was handed over to Lana's mother, Susana, at the Happy OFW Christmas party held last Tuesday at Club Filipino in Greenhills, San Juan City.

    "Rather than spend time speculating about what really happened between Carlito and his Saudi employer, the families present in our Christmas event decided to dig into their pockets and help out Mrs. Lana and Carlito's three children," said Susan Ople, head of the Blas F. Ople Policy Center.
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    by Published on 12-19-2014 03:42 PM  Number of Views: 98 
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    Charito Mabuna, a forty four Filipina Household Service Worker (HSW) who arrived in Kuwait in May this year was repeatedly beaten by her female Kuwaiti employer resulting to broken bone in her arm, sixteen stitches in her head and damaged spine, which needed major operation at Al Razi Orthopedic Hospital. Mabuna recounted her ordeal with The Times. ...
    by Published on 12-18-2014 01:51 PM  Number of Views: 63 
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    Sharjah: A new radar system introduced on Tuesday by Sharjah Police will be able to catch drivers who use the hard shoulder — a practice which puts lives at risk.

    Trucks drivers who violate the truck ban (they are not allowed on the roads from 5.30am to 9.30am, 1pm to 3pm and from 5.30pm to 9.30pm) are also being targeted by the Directorate of Traffic and Patrols new system.

    Colonel Abdullah Mubarak Bin Amer, Director of the Central Operations Directorate of Sharjah Police, said that Sharjah Police had finished the development of an advanced system for radars on the emirate’s roads. The radars are equipped with a special programme to catch offenders, whatever the offence. ...

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