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Former Yemeni leader played his last hand and lost

Former Yemeni leader played his last hand and lost

Yemen’s steely former president of 33 years, Ali Abdullah Saleh, made his last political gamble and lost yesterday, meeting his death at the hands of the Houthi movement, his erstwhile allies in the country’s multi-sided civil war.

Madrid giants face similar problems ahead of derby

Madrid giants face similar problems ahead of derby

Accustomed to unrelenting success in recent seasons, both Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid enter today’s first ever Spanish capital derby at Atletico’s new Wanda Metropolitano stadium with little room for error.

Root must ‘con’ players into Ashes mindset: Vaughan

Root must ‘con’ players into Ashes mindset: Vaughan

England captain Joe Root must convince his team they can win in Australia, even if he has to “lie a bit and con” them, says former Ashes-winning skipper Michael Vaughan.

Monster Hurricane Irma batters Caribbean islands

Monster Hurricane Irma batters Caribbean islands

Monster Hurricane Irma slammed into the French Caribbean islands on Wednesday after making landfall in Barbuda, packing ferocious winds and causing major flooding in low-lying areas.

Modi warns against violence as guru faces sentencing

Modi warns against violence as guru faces sentencing

The death toll from the violence climbed to 37, with 31 fatalities in the city of Panchkula and six from the town of Sirsa, where Singh's Dera Sacha Sauda, or True Deal Sect, is headquartered.

Qatar hails Norway's stance on Gulf crisis

Qatar hails Norway's stance on Gulf crisis

Qatar's Foreign Minister HE Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani met in Oslo on Friday with his Norwegian counterpart Borge Brende.

Deep sleep reinforces learning of motor skills: Study

Deep sleep reinforces learning of motor skills: Study

Neuroscientists at the University of California have discovered that the animal brain reinforces motor skills during deep sleep.

‘Condition of Egyptian expats in Qatar normal’

‘Condition of Egyptian expats in Qatar normal’

The Egyptian ministerial committee on following up on the situation of Egyptian citizens working in Qatar said that all indications confirm that condition of the Egyptian community in Qatar is normal.

Toshiba mulls a Swiss IPO for Landis+Gyr by Sept

Toshiba mulls a Swiss IPO for Landis+Gyr by Sept

Toshiba Corp is considering an initial public offering in Switzerland for energy metering company Landis+Gyr AG by the end of September, raising much-needed cash to bankroll its turnaround.

Tiger’s image takes hit but sponsors staying put: experts

Tiger’s image takes hit but sponsors staying put: experts

The marketability of Tiger Woods will suffer following his arrest for driving under the influence, but the former world number one golfer’s current sponsors will likely stay by his side, according to experts.

Buzz of bees, and the whirr of robots

Buzz of bees, and the whirr of robots

One day, gardeners might not just hear the buzz of bees among their flowers, but the whirr of robots, too.