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Congo approves use of Ebola vaccination to fight outbreak

Congo approves use of Ebola vaccination to fight outbreak

Democratic Republic of Congo's health ministry has approved the use of a new Ebola vaccine to counter an outbreak of the hemorrhagic fever in its northeast that has killed four people, a spokesman said on Monday.
5/29/2017 1:50:49 PM
BA battles third day of disruption, image blow after IT meltdown

BA battles third day of disruption, image blow after IT meltdown

British Airways was battling its third day of disruption on Monday after a global computer system failure stranded thousands of passengers over a holiday weekend and turned into a public relations disaster.
5/29/2017 1:34:03 PM
Kenya unveils first new railway in a century

Kenya unveils first new railway in a century

More than a century after a colonial railway gave birth to modern Kenya, the country is betting on a new Chinese-built route to cement its position as the gateway to East Africa.
5/29/2017 12:59:31 PM
Indian government rejects Pakistan cricket series

Indian government rejects Pakistan cricket series

India on Monday ruled out any cricket series against Pakistan until ‘cross-border terrorism’ stops.
5/29/2017 12:47:20 PM
Cyclone aims for Bangladesh as flood toll rises to 164 in Sri Lanka

Cyclone aims for Bangladesh as flood toll rises to 164 in Sri Lanka

Floods and landslides in tropical Sri Lanka have killed at least 164 people, authorities said on Monday, as a cyclone grew in the Bay of Bengal, churning towards Bangladesh ...
5/29/2017 12:10:54 PM
Warplanes carry out three strikes on Libya's Derna

Warplanes carry out three strikes on Libya's Derna

Warplanes launched three air strikes on the Libyan city of Derna on Monday, a witness said, days after Egypt attacked camps there, saying it was targetting militants responsible for killing Egyptian Christians.
5/29/2017 11:39:57 AM
Manchester attack probe: 16 people in detention

Manchester attack probe: 16 people in detention

A total of 16 people are in detention in Britain and Libya over the May 22 suicide bombing at a pop concert in the English city of Manchester by a British-born man of Libyan origin.
5/29/2017 11:07:35 AM
North Korea fires missile in latest provocation

North Korea fires missile in latest provocation

North Korea test-fired a missile Monday into Japan's maritime economic zone -- the latest in a series of provocative launches that have heightened tensions over its nuclear weapons ambitions.
5/29/2017 10:35:28 AM
Indian police arrest three over sex assault video

Indian police arrest three over sex assault video

Three men have been arrested after video emerged showing them assaulting two women in broad daylight as a dozen others looked on and ignored their screams for help, police said Monday.
5/29/2017 10:31:35 AM
Philippines puts city on lockdown over fears of militant infiltration

Philippines puts city on lockdown over fears of militant infiltration

The Philippine city of Iligan was overflowing with evacuees and on lockdown on Monday over fears Islamist militants had sneaked out of nearby Marawi, where troops were battling to drive out gunmen ...
5/29/2017 10:23:52 AM
Trump attacks 'fake news' following Kushner reports

Trump attacks 'fake news' following Kushner reports

US President Donald Trump attacked the news media and dismissed leaks from the White House as ‘fake news’ on Sunday, following reports his son-in-law tried to set up a secret channel of communications ...
5/29/2017 9:13:44 AM
Great white shark jumps into Australian fisherman's boat

Great white shark jumps into Australian fisherman's boat

An elderly Australian fisherman has lived to tell the tale after a great white shark leapt into his boat, surviving with only an injured arm after he was sent flying by the thrashing beast.
5/29/2017 8:59:51 AM
British-era bridge going strong in Pakistan

British-era bridge going strong in Pakistan

A suspension bridge built by the British rulers on Laspur river connecting two villages in Chitral district of Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province will complete 100 years in June this year as recorded on the plaque in its pillar.
5/29/2017 1:27:57 AM
Mercury at 52 degree in many parts of Pakistan

Mercury at 52 degree in many parts of Pakistan

Most parts of Pakistan were in severe grip of heat with mercury touching 52 degree Celsius in Turbat and Sibi, while the unending scourge of power load-shedding made life miserable for the people.
5/29/2017 1:25:58 AM
Emir, Father Emir receive more Ramadan well-wishers

Emir, Father Emir receive more Ramadan well-wishers

HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani and HH the Father Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani received yesterday evening at Al Wajbah Palace more well-wishers, including their excellencies sheikhs and citizens, on the advent of the holy month of Ramadan.
5/29/2017 1:25:19 AM
Qatar Charity launches orphanage in Bangladesh

Qatar Charity launches orphanage in Bangladesh

Qatar Charity launched an orphanage in Bangladesh, as part of its humanitarian efforts there.
5/29/2017 1:23:16 AM
Greetings to Nepal, Ethiopia and Azerbaijan

Greetings to Nepal, Ethiopia and Azerbaijan

HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, HH the Deputy Emir Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad al-Thani and HE the Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani sent yesterday cables of congratulations to the presidents of Nepal, Ethiopia and Azerbaijan on their cou
5/29/2017 1:22:12 AM
Russia squares up to Boeing, Airbus with maiden jet flight

Russia squares up to Boeing, Airbus with maiden jet flight

Russia completed the maiden flight of its new MS-21 medium-range passenger plane yesterday, its first post-Soviet foray into production of a mainline commercial aircraft which it hopes will rival those of its Western competitors.
5/29/2017 1:21:10 AM
Swedish satire wins top Cannes film fest award

Swedish satire wins top Cannes film fest award

Swedish satire The Square, a send-up of political correctness and the confused identity of the modern male, won the Palme d’Or top prize at the Cannes film festival yesterday.
5/29/2017 1:20:01 AM
Nutritional myths and half-truths

Nutritional myths and half-truths

One of my treasured books is a gigantic volume of words and pictures that defines distinct elements in the English language. Yes, I know I can Google the same information.
5/29/2017 1:13:33 AM
Rethinking the next China

Rethinking the next China

For the past seven years, I have taught a popular class at Yale, called “The Next China.”
5/29/2017 1:12:16 AM
Pakistan budget: between milestones and prospects

Pakistan budget: between milestones and prospects

The government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has presented a fifth consecutive federal budget.
5/29/2017 1:08:36 AM
Focus on healthy diet and don’t rely on fitness trackers

Focus on healthy diet and don’t rely on fitness trackers

Fitness trackers, which have become hugely popular among all age groups of late, may be good at assessing heart rate somewhat accurately but the same cannot be said about their calorie tracking capabilities, according to a new study that covered seven devices.
5/29/2017 1:07:01 AM
Ministry announces new mosque projects

Ministry announces new mosque projects

The Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs has announced projects of mosques, which were either completed or under construction in different regions of the country, including a large mosque in the Towers Area scheduled to open soon.
5/29/2017 1:04:27 AM
Dozens of IS fighters killed in Iraq airstrikes

Dozens of IS fighters killed in Iraq airstrikes

Dozens of Islamic State fighters were killed yesterday in strikes by US-led warplanes in western Iraq as part of an ongoing campaign against the radical militia, independent Iraqi portal Alsumaria News reported, citing an unnamed military official.
5/29/2017 1:01:56 AM
Emir, Father Emir receive well-wishers

Emir, Father Emir receive well-wishers

HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani and HH the Father Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani received yesterday evening at Al Wajbah Palace more well-wishers, including their excellencies sheikhs and citizens, on the advent of the holy month of Ramadan.
5/29/2017 1:01:28 AM
US might ban laptops on all flights in and out of country

US might ban laptops on all flights in and out of country

The United States might ban laptops from aircraft cabins on all flights into and out of the country as part of a ramped-up effort to protect against potential security threats, US Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said yesterday.
5/29/2017 12:48:21 AM
Temperature hits 47C, more hot and windy days ahead

Temperature hits 47C, more hot and windy days ahead

It’s getting hotter in the country as the maximum temperature soared to 47C yesterday and is likely to hover around the mid-40C levels and beyond in some places over the coming days. Today, a maximum of 45C is expected in Doha and other areas.
5/29/2017 12:24:47 AM
2016 Mercedes C Class recalled by ministry

2016 Mercedes C Class recalled by ministry

The Ministry of Economy and Commerce (MEC), in collaboration with Nasser Bin Khaled Automobiles, has announced the recall of Mercedes-Benz C Class 2016 model because the cable setting and the position of the right and left side flaps on the soft top may not correspond to specifications.
5/28/2017 11:44:43 PM
First Finance launches promotion for auto loans

First Finance launches promotion for auto loans

First Finance Company, a subsidiary of Barwa Bank Group, in partnership with Al Nokhba Car dealership, has launched a special promotion for auto loans in view of Ramadan.
5/28/2017 11:44:09 PM
Goic chief visits Qatar Leadership Academy

Goic chief visits Qatar Leadership Academy

The Gulf Organisation for Industrial Consulting (Goic) has delivered an overview of its activities that support the region’s industrial sector during a recent visit to Qatar Leadership Academy (QLA).
5/28/2017 11:43:35 PM
Qatar International Court takes part in London forum

Qatar International Court takes part in London forum

The Qatar International Court took part in the International Permanent Forum of Commercial Courts in London, which was attended by a number of senior judges and heads of commercial courts.
5/28/2017 11:43:06 PM