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Facebook's Zuckerberg agrees to live-stream EU parliament hearing

Facebook's Zuckerberg agrees to live-stream EU parliament hearing

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg has agreed to live-stream his meeting with European Parliament members as he answers questions in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, a top official said Monday.
5/21/2018 1:31:37 PM
Heavy rains, landslides kill five in Sri Lanka

Heavy rains, landslides kill five in Sri Lanka

Heavy monsoon rains in Sri Lanka have killed five people, prompting authorities to warn against landslides and floods in low-lying areas after spill gates had to be opened across the Indian Ocean island.
5/21/2018 1:22:04 PM
Nipah virus kills at least three in India, sparks panic in district

Nipah virus kills at least three in India, sparks panic in district

A virus mainly carried by fruit bats which has spread across Asian nations has killed at least three people in southern India and caused panic in one district, officials said Monday.
5/21/2018 1:10:14 PM
More IS fighters leave Damascus district: monitor

More IS fighters leave Damascus district: monitor

A second batch of fighters from the Islamic State militant group left their final Damascus stronghold overnight, a monitor said Monday, bringing the Syrian regime closer to a major milestone.
5/21/2018 12:48:07 PM
Five working to clear way for gas pipeline killed in Afghanistan

Five working to clear way for gas pipeline killed in Afghanistan

Unidentified gunmen killed five mine-clearance workers in Afghanistan on Monday who were preparing for construction of an international gas pipeline, while one worker was kidnapped, officials said.
5/21/2018 12:24:16 PM
Britain to intensify defence against space 'threats'

Britain to intensify defence against space 'threats'

Britain will boost the number of defence personnel working in the space sector by a fifth over five years to counter ‘intensifying threats’, Defence Minister Gavin Williamson said on Monday.
5/21/2018 11:25:53 AM
Six pygmy elephants found dead on Malaysian Borneo

Six pygmy elephants found dead on Malaysian Borneo

Six Borneo pygmy elephants have been found dead in Malaysian palm oil plantations in recent weeks, officials said Monday, the latest of the endangered creatures to perish as their rainforest habitat is devastated.
5/21/2018 11:00:40 AM
Malaysia sets up task force to probe 1MDB scandal

Malaysia sets up task force to probe 1MDB scandal

Malaysia on Monday set up a task force to probe allegations that billions of dollars were looted from sovereign wealth fund 1MDB in an audacious fraud overseen by ousted ex-leader Najib Razak.
5/21/2018 10:45:30 AM
India oil minister says considering steps to keep fuel prices in check

India oil minister says considering steps to keep fuel prices in check

India is looking at ways to keep rising fuel prices in check, its oil minister said on Monday, with retail rates for diesel and petrol touching record highs in capital city New Delhi and financial hub Mumbai.
5/21/2018 9:58:30 AM
US will not recognize Venezuela election results

US will not recognize Venezuela election results

The United States will not recognize the result of Venezuela's presidential election which took place on Sunday, US Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan said.
5/21/2018 9:48:35 AM
Philippines expresses ‘serious concern’ over Chinese bombers in disputed South China Sea

Philippines expresses ‘serious concern’ over Chinese bombers in disputed South China Sea

The Philippines expressed ‘serious concerns’ over the presence of China's strategic bombers in the disputed South China Sea and its foreign ministry has taken ‘appropriate diplomatic action’ ...
5/21/2018 9:01:41 AM
China satellite heralds first mission to dark side of Moon

China satellite heralds first mission to dark side of Moon

China launched on Monday a relay satellite that will allow a rover to communicate with the Earth from the far side of the Moon during an unprecedented mission later this year.
5/21/2018 8:52:22 AM
13 drug dealers dead in Bangladesh crackdown

13 drug dealers dead in Bangladesh crackdown

Bangladesh police have shot dead 13 drug traffickers and arrested thousands in an aggressive campaign against the surging trade in methamphetamines and other narcotics, officers said yesterday.
5/21/2018 1:33:07 AM
Mountaineer back from Everest

Mountaineer back from Everest

Kami Rita Sherpa, 48, a Nepali mountaineer, waves upon his arrival after climbing Mount Everest for a 22nd time, creating a new record for the most summits of the world’s highest mountain, in Kathmandu, yesterday.
5/21/2018 1:30:53 AM
Lanka warns of looming foreign debt crisis

Lanka warns of looming foreign debt crisis

Sri Lanka is headed for a debt crisis, the finance ministry warned yesterday, blaming a series of costly projects commissioned by the previous government for record-high repayments.
5/21/2018 1:28:18 AM
Thousands at Erdogan election rally in Bosnia

Thousands at Erdogan election rally in Bosnia

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan took a swipe yesterday at European countries that refused to let him campaign on their territory as he called at a rally in Bosnia for expatriate Turks to vote for him and his ruling AK Party in elections next month.
5/21/2018 1:25:44 AM
Greek mayor hurt after ‘far-right’ attack

Greek mayor hurt after ‘far-right’ attack

The mayor of Greece’s second city Thessaloniki was hospitalised early yesterday after an assault by suspected far-right members at a rally, officials said.
5/21/2018 1:23:07 AM
Macedonia must ‘revise constitution’ before name deal

Macedonia must ‘revise constitution’ before name deal

The 27-year name row between Greece and Macedonia cannot be resolved without constitutional revision in the neighbouring country, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Saturday amid hopes for a June deal.
5/21/2018 1:20:42 AM
Qatar to provide Iftar meals to 1mn Gazans

Qatar to provide Iftar meals to 1mn Gazans

Under the patronage of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, Qatar has launched a campaign that aims to provide Iftar meals to one million people living in Gaza during the holy month of Ramadan, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced.
5/21/2018 1:17:42 AM
Malacanang denies masterminding conspiracy to oust chief justice

Malacanang denies masterminding conspiracy to oust chief justice

Malacanang has dismissed insinuations that it had masterminded a conspiracy to oust Maria Lourdes Sereno as the country’s chief justice.
5/21/2018 12:42:07 AM
China air force lands bombers on disputed island

China air force lands bombers on disputed island

China’s air force has landed bombers on islands and reefs in the South China Sea as part of a training exercise in the disputed region, it said in a statement.
5/21/2018 12:41:09 AM
Wrongful imprisonment sheds light on slow justice

Wrongful imprisonment sheds light on slow justice

Asma Nawab spent two decades in jail, wrongfully accused of murdering her family. Finally acquitted, she is seeking a new life, free from whispers and memories, as her plight draws fresh questions over Pakistan’s woeful justice system.
5/21/2018 12:37:05 AM
Loss of teenaged ambassador leaves two countries in gloom

Loss of teenaged ambassador leaves two countries in gloom

The little grey house in Block 10 of Gulshan-i-Iqbal area of Pakistani port city of Karachi wore a forlorn look yesterday, with the eldest child – the light of the house – being no more.
5/21/2018 12:35:44 AM
Watchdog slams efforts against Dawn

Watchdog slams efforts against Dawn

International media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has condemned the disruption in the distribution of Pakistan’s oldest newspaper Dawn after it published an interview suggesting that Pakistani militants were behind the 2008 Mumbai attacks.
5/21/2018 12:33:22 AM
What is the Nipah Virus?

What is the Nipah Virus?

Nipah Virus is an emerging infectious disease that broke out in Malaysia and Singapore in 1998 and 1999. It has been found among several species of domestic animals.
5/21/2018 12:22:39 AM
Nipah virus linked to Kozhikode fever deaths

Nipah virus linked to Kozhikode fever deaths

The cause of death of two people, ostensibly suffering from fever, in Kozhikode has now been confirmed to be due to the Nipah virus (NiV), spread by fruit bats and which caused severe disease in both animals and humans, a top official said yesterday.
5/21/2018 12:21:12 AM
Vodafone holds workshops on online safety at schools

Vodafone holds workshops on online safety at schools

Vodafone Qatar, in partnership with the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC) and the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, has delivered additional online safety workshops at 11 primary schools benefiting close to 1,000 students. The initiative follows workshops conducted late last
5/21/2018 12:19:15 AM
WCM-Q forum explores role of cell signalling in disease

WCM-Q forum explores role of cell signalling in disease

Some of the world’s foremost researchers investigating the mechanisms by which cells communicate with one another, convened in Doha at a conference hosted by Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q).
5/21/2018 12:18:10 AM
Qatar condemns attack on church in Chechnya

Qatar condemns attack on church in Chechnya

Qatar strongly condemned the attack on a church in Russia’s Chechen Republic, which led to the deaths.
5/21/2018 12:17:12 AM
Maoists kill seven security personnel

Maoists kill seven security personnel

Seven security personnel were killed in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada district yesterday when a landmine planted by Maoists ripped through the vehicle they were travelling in.
5/21/2018 12:16:48 AM
Barwa Bank launches Mastercard weekend offer

Barwa Bank launches Mastercard weekend offer

Barwa Bank has launched a ‘MasterCard weekend offer’ for its existing Barwa Bank MasterCard holders.
5/21/2018 12:16:26 AM
UCL Qatar adds new modules to master’s degree in library

UCL Qatar adds new modules to master’s degree in library

University College London Qatar (UCL Qatar) has announced the introduction of new pathways within its postgraduate master’s degree of Library and Information Studies.
5/21/2018 12:15:40 AM