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NEW HEALTH CARE PLAN

MANAMA: Bahrain is planning a major rethink of its health care policies to meet potential challenges amid a rapidly changing population. Health Minister Sadiq Al Shehabi yesterday unveiled a four-year strategy which aims to enhance medical services and ensure sustainable public health care.

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A cultural renaissance

MANAMA: Bahrain will be showcased to the world at a major international exhibition in Italy next year.

Bahrain showcased at global expo

BAHRAIN will be showcased to the world at a major international exhibition set to be held in Italy next year.

Dedicated sports schools on way

DEDICATED sports schools are set to be built in each of Bahrain's four governorates, as part of plans to encourage health and fitness among the country's youth.

Couple beaten by bystander

MANAMA: A drunken couple was beaten by an enraged bystander near Yateem Centre, Bab Al Bahrain, yesterday after he saw people gathering around to take photographs of them.

Ministry to be made authority

THE Culture Ministry is set to become an authority, it was confirmed yesterday.

Teacher accused of abusing girls

A TEACHER has been charged with molesting two female students at his home.

Cathedral lines up key Xmas service

A SERVICE of the traditional Nine Lessons and Carols will be held at St Christopher's Cathedral, Manama, on Sunday at 6.15pm.

Third Al Basta Market to open today

THE third Al Basta Market, organised by the Southern Governorate, will open today.

Court upholds prison term of hash smuggler

A MAN jailed for six months for attempting to smuggle a joint of hashish into Bahrain has lost his appeal.

Carol singing contest set

CHURCHES across Bahrain are taking part in a Christmas carol singing competition today.

Passengers stranded as flight is cancelled

PASSENGERS have been stranded for more than 24 hours after a flight from Bahrain to Kuwait was cancelled on Wednesday.

Referendum row 12 standing trial

TWELVE people, who allegedly spearheaded a referendum on whether Bahrain's political system should be changed, are facing trial.

Live show called off after school attack in Pakistan

A LIVE performance in Bahrain was cancelled last night following an attack at an army-run school in Peshawar, Pakistan, that killed 141 people, 132 of them children, on Tuesday.

29 dancers set for stage debut

YOUNG Indian dancers will make their stage debut with a performance tonight at the Bahrain Keraleeya Samajam, Segaiya.

GPIC hosts celebrations

GULF Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC) organised an event to mark National Day and His Majesty's accession to the throne.


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