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TRAFFIC LAW IS RATIFIED

MANAMA: BahrainÕs tough new traffic law was ratified by His Majesty King Hamad last night. It will quadruple some punishments for motoring offences Ð including jail terms of up to six months and fines of up to BD500, or both, for deliberately jumping a red light.

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LOCAL NEWS

Ramadan a time for unity

RAMADAN plays a crucial role in fostering the values of kinship among Bahrainis, His Majesty King Hamad said last night.

BUSINESS NEWS

Delta earnings increase 17pc

ATLANTA: Delta Air Lines yesterday said that second-quarter earnings rose 17 per cent, topping analystsÕ expectations, as passengers flew more miles at higher average fares and fuel spending declined.

 

WORLD NEWS

UN warning over Gaza war

crimes

GENEVA: The UNÕs top human rights official has warned all sides in the two-week war in the Gaza Strip to not indiscriminately attack civilians, and that violations may amount to war crimes.

 

SPORTS NEWS

GAMES OPEN

GLASGOW: The Loch Ness Monster, tartan-clad bagpipers and giant pieces of shortbread took the place of footballers on the Celtic Park pitch as the Commonwealth Games began with a celebration of Scottish mythology and traditions yesterday.

 

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