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Briefing of KUNA main news for Thursday until 00:00 GMT

KUWAIT - The Kuwaiti security apparatuses have busted a gang on charges of laundering money estimated at more than KD 120 million (USD 366 million), the Ministry of Interior announced.

KUWAIT - Minister of Finance Dr. Anwar Al-Mudhaf held talks with the German and Indian ambassadors to the country on the historic relations and trade enterprises between Kuwait and the two friendly states.

KUWAIT - Systematic power cuts could take place if needed, Ministry of Electricity, Water and Renewable Energy announced.

RAMALLAH - A Palestinian child was shot and killed by Israeli occupation forces in the city of Qalqilya, north of the West Bank.

AMMAN - Jordan's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ayman Safadi urged the international community to act immediately to stop the war crimes committed by the Israeli occupation against the Palestinian people.

WASHINGTON - The United States voiced intense concern about the rapid military escalation between Lebanon and the Israeli occupation, stressing that it does not to see the Middle East conflict spreading.

NEW DELHI - At least 29 Indians lost their lives and 109 more hospitalized following the consumption of spurious alcohol in Kallakurichi district of southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, a government official said. (end) ibi