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THREE MILLION FLEE

DAMASCUS: The number of refugees from the conflict in Syria now tops three million, the UN said yesterday. UN refugee agency chief Antonio Guterres said in Geneva that Syria had become the "biggest humanitarian emergency of our era" after a million people joined the exodus in the past year alone.

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Hi-tech election campaigns

HI-TECH election campaigns are taking Bahrain by storm this year as more candidates than ever before turn to social media to get their message across.

BUSINESS NEWS

Indian economy grows 5.7pc in first quarter

NEW DELHI: India yesterday said its economy grew by 5.7 per cent in the first financial quarter, its fastest pace in more than two years, as the election of a new right-wing government spurred business confidence.

 

WORLD NEWS

Concern over plight of UN peacekeepers plight

UNITED NATIONS: The plight of dozens of UN peacekeepers detained by an armed group in Syria remained "very, very fluid" yesterday, as talks aimed at their release stretched into a second day.

 

SPORTS NEWS

SEEDS FALL

NEW YORK: The US Open women's draw was blown wide open yesterday as world number two Simona Halep, sixth seed Angelique Kerber and two-time champion Venus Williams tumbled out of the third round.

 

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