Missing giant yellow duck found in Australia

Missing giant yellow duck found in Australia

Sydney  : A giant yellow inflatable duck named Daphne that made a break from its moorings in Australia has been located after a week on the lam, its swimming club owners said yesterday.

Daphne -- the oversized mascot of the Cockburn Masters Swimming Club in Perth -- made a bid for freedom on March 11, drifting out into the Indian Ocean and sparking an appeal for help along Australia’s west coast.

Reports of sightings flooded in, including one from 440 kilometres (270 miles) away.




 Neymar couldn’t look at football after WC

Neymar couldn’t look at football after WC

Brazil superstar Neymar admits that after his nation’s quarter-final defeat to Belgium at the World Cup he couldn’t look at a ball and didn’t want to see any of the remaining matches. “I wouldn’t go as far as to say I didn’t want to play again but, I di

Hardy took role of Venom for son

Hardy took role of Venom for son

San Diego : Actor Tom Hardy says the impetus for playing the villain in “Venom” was to make a movie for his son. “My son is a massive Venom fan, and he was a strong influence on my why I should play Venom specifically. I wanted to do something my so

Mamoa unveils ‘Aquaman’ trailer

Mamoa unveils ‘Aquaman’ trailer

San Diego : ‘Game of Thrones’ star Jason Mamoa unveiled the power-packed trailer of ‘Aquaman’ and it is an awesome water ride. The first trailer for the anticipated superhero film debuted at the 2018 San Diego Comic-Con panel on Saturday.

25 injured in Iran earthquakes

25 injured in Iran earthquakes

Tehran : A series of moderate earthquakes in southern and western Iran injured an estimated 25 people, state television said. Two quakes struck a remote region near the town of Lar in the southern Hormozgan province sho

Death toll in Vietnam flooding rises to 19

Death toll in Vietnam flooding rises to 19

Hanoi : Flash floods in Vietnam have now claimed at least 19 lives, the government said Sunday, as residents in affected areas sought safety in higher ground. Boasting a long coastline, tropical Vietnam is battered by floods and storms eve


Bahrain thrashes Qatar

Bahrain thrashes Qatar

Bahrain capped their Preliminary Round campaign this evening with a dazzling victory while Korea followed suit with their first win to highlight an action-packed second day in the 19th Asian Men’s U20 Volleyball Championship. The host Bahrainis were once again fuelled by a massive h

Revamp work on track at Muharraq Central Market

Revamp work on track at Muharraq Central Market

The revamping of the Muharraq Central Market is nearing completion, said Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning Minister Essam Khalaf.  He announced the progress of work on the project as he paid a field visit to the development site, accompanied by Undersecretary Dr Nabil Mohammed

Six Bahrainis face trial over attempt to murder officers

Six Bahrainis face trial over attempt to murder officers

Six men burned tyres in a bid to lure police officers into an area in Nuwaidrat in order to kill them, court files revealed. Aged between 16 and 26, the Bahrainis are said to have planted an explosive device before the police officers arrived, purposely to kill maximum police officers. “We

195 worksite accidents in first six months this year

195 worksite accidents in first six months this year

Labour inspection authorities have recorded 195 worksite incidents in the first six months of the year 2018. According to the Ministry of Labour and Social Development, the number of worksite accidents reported last year stood at 388, which was an increase, compared to 2016 statistics whe

Man sentenced for scratching on cars

Man sentenced for scratching on cars

A man who had made scratching car bonnets and doors his habit was sentenced to two months behind bars. The Bahraini, in his fifties, first scratched a woman’s car and also wrote some insulting phrases in English on it, the court files say. Though he initially escaped from ge

Drug seller attacks cops in bid to escape arrest

Drug seller attacks cops in bid to escape arrest

A 30-year-old drug lord attacked anti- drug squad members in his attempt to resist arrest and flee the scene, it was learnt. After receiving a tip-off, a special team from the police decided to arrest the accused who was allegedly possessing drugs with an intention to sell and use.

Two diabetes medicines withdrawn from market

Two diabetes medicines withdrawn from market

Measures are being taken to withdraw two blood sugar control medicines from the market, it was learnt. Authorities have urged consumers not to purchase Glynase 5mg and Diatab 5mg tablets because of health concerns. Both medications are used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Co

Saudi ‘main pillar of GCC march’

Saudi ‘main pillar of GCC march’

His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa has affirmed that the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) was established for the sake of GCC peoples. HRH the Premier stressed that the needs and aspirations of GCC citizens require stepping up efforts to strengthen solida