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Impressive display of firepower by Pakistan Navy

Impressive display of firepower by Pakistan Navy

Live weapon firing was conducted by the Pakistan Navy’s newly-commissioned Fast Attack Craft (Missile), PNS Himmat, in the North Arabian Sea, according to a press release issued by the Director General Public Relations (Navy) in Islamabad.

Air pollution tied to birth defects

Air pollution tied to birth defects

Women who breathe polluted air during the month right before or after they get pregnant may be more likely to have babies with birth defects, a US recent study suggests.

Cricket enters new era with four-day Test

Cricket enters new era with four-day Test

Cricket will venture into new territory when South Africa tackle Zimbabwe in the first official four-day Test match to be played at St George’s Park in Port Elizabeth starting Tuesday.

Wall Street’s lumps of coal could be next year’s diamonds

Wall Street’s lumps of coal could be next year’s diamonds

Investors saddled in 2017 with the market’s worst performers, including Under Armour and General Electric, may do well to remember as December draws to an end that lumps of coal sometimes turn into diamonds.

Exchange giant CME’s bitcoin futures get tepid take-up in debut

Exchange giant CME’s bitcoin futures get tepid take-up in debut

Bitcoin futures got a muted reception after their debut on CME Group late on Sunday, with volumes in the tens of millions of dollars in the first 12 hours of trading,...

Expat: Qatar values labour workforce

Expat: Qatar values labour workforce

The labourers are excited to celebrate Qatar National Day with full zeal and fervour, Doha resident Tarik Asif told Qatar Urdu Radio’s live show Haqeeqat yesterday.

OIC summit declares East Jerusalem to be Palestinian capital

OIC summit declares East Jerusalem to be Palestinian capital

A summit of Islamic nations declared East Jerusalem as the capital of the Palestinian state yesterday, in a counter-move to the decision by US President Donald Trump to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Dortmund sack Bosz, Stoeger takes over as head coach

Dortmund sack Bosz, Stoeger takes over as head coach

Borussia Dortmund sacked Peter Bosz as head coach yesterday and replaced him with Austrian Peter Stoeger, who was only fired by Bundesliga bottom side Cologne last weekend.

Libya is said to keep oil flow stable in line with Opec deal

Libya is said to keep oil flow stable in line with Opec deal

Libya, which has been stepping up efforts to boost oil output, is now in a position to help curb a global crude glut with its plan to maintain production at current levels until the end of next year.

Myanmar forces may be guilty of genocide: UN

Myanmar forces may be guilty of genocide: UN

Myanmar’s security forces may be guilty of genocide against the Rohingya Muslim minority, the United Nations’ top human rights official said yesterday, adding that more were fleeing despite an agreement between Myanmar and Bangladesh to send them home.

2022 World Cup very important for Asia, says FIFA boss Infantino

2022 World Cup very important for Asia, says FIFA boss Infantino

FIFA president Gianni Infantino has said that the 2022 FIFA World Cup, which will be held in Qatar after five years, will be a very important event for the Asian continent.

Storm alert in Tamil Nadu and Kerala as four people die

Storm alert in Tamil Nadu and Kerala as four people die

Southern Kerala was lashed by heavy rain and strong winds yesterday leaving trees uprooted at several places in Thiruvananthapuram and Kollam districts and bringing traffic chaos.