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Pakistani female powerlifter Twinkle Sohail wins gold at Asian Championship

Pakistani female powerlifter Twinkle Sohail has won the gold medal in the Asian Bench-Press Powerlifting Championship being held in Muscat, Oman.

The Pakistan female team has accompanied the men team for the first time at the Asian Powerlifting Championship being held in Muscat from Oct 1 to 5.

Seven powerlifters – three women and four men – are representing Pakistan at the event in Muscat.

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Protests in Oman Spread

By NADA BAKRI

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Demonstrators blocked roads and clashed with police on Monday in Oman, the normally quiet oil-rich country along the southeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula, as three-day-old protests calling for political reforms and better living conditions spread to Muscat, the capital.

In the northeast port city of Sohar, where the protests originated, demonstrators blocked roads to the port, Oman’s second biggest, and an industrial area that includes a refinery and an aluminum factory, according to two witnesses in Sohar and news agencies. They also set a supermarket on fire and clashed with the police. Protesters have also been camped out for three days in the city’s main square, called Kurra Ardiyah Roundabout, despite efforts by police and army to push them out, a resident in Sohar said by e-mail. …

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Oman police fire tear gas at protesters

Oman police fire tear gas at protesters: witnesses, Agence France Presse

Omani security forces fired tear gas on Sunday at protesters who tried to storm a police station in Sohar, northwest of the capital Muscat, witnesses said.

The protesters attempted to attack a police station near Earth Roundabout, where some 250 demonstrators were holding a sit-in, before security forces forced them back with tear gas, the witnesses told AFP.

There were casualties among the protesters, who were mostly unemployed and were demanding jobs, better salaries and measures to curb corruption, the witnesses said. …

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