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Dowrich puts WI in control of 1st Test

Dowrich puts WI in control of 1st Test

Ben Stokes led England’s attack with 4-49 but the tourists still posted a first innings lead of 114
7/11/2020 2:48:08 AM
Increase in court sessions will speed up the litigation process, say lawyers

Increase in court sessions will speed up the litigation process, say lawyers

The recently issued decision of HE the Head of the Court of First Instance to increase the number of court sessions, when implemented from August 16, will almost double these from 84 at present to 171 sessions a week, covering civilian, family, misdemeanour and criminal cases.
7/11/2020 2:45:30 AM
Govt allows pillion riding on motorcycles for couples

Govt allows pillion riding on motorcycles for couples

Pillion riding (back riding) in motorcycles for couples, has been allowed by the government since yesterday, Malacanang said.
7/11/2020 2:38:48 AM
Lawmakers block licence bid for top broadcaster

Lawmakers block licence bid for top broadcaster

Philippine lawmakers rejected the renewal of a 25-year licence for country’s top broadcaster yesterday, outraging activists who saw the move to keep ABS-CBN Corp off the air as part of a political vendetta on behalf of President Rodrigo Duterte.
7/11/2020 2:37:07 AM
Furore after police shoot gangster dead

Furore after police shoot gangster dead

Police shot dead one of the country’s most wanted gangsters yesterday, just a day after his dramatic arrest, sparking accusations of a staged extrajudicial killing.
7/11/2020 2:33:35 AM
Government not to join EU Covid-19 vaccine scheme

Government not to join EU Covid-19 vaccine scheme

The government has turned down the chance to join a 2.4bn euro ($2.7bn) European Union plan to secure advance purchases of promising Covid-19 vaccines, saying the EU would not allow it any role in decision-making.
7/11/2020 2:31:04 AM
Money talks: US town prints own currency to boost coronavirus relief

Money talks: US town prints own currency to boost coronavirus relief

Tucked away under lock and key in a former railroad depot turned small-town museum in the US state of Washington, a wooden printing press cranked back to life to mint currency after nearly 90 dormant years.
7/11/2020 2:25:00 AM
US pandemic forces cruel choice on asylum seekers

US pandemic forces cruel choice on asylum seekers

In early June, asylum seeker Jose Munoz decided it was time to flee for his life — by getting deported from a Texas immigration detention centre where coronavirus was sweeping through the population and going home to El Salvador.
7/11/2020 2:22:05 AM
Why US can’t end the Saudi, UAE-led blockade on Qatar

Why US can’t end the Saudi, UAE-led blockade on Qatar

A July 9 report on Fox News which claimed that the United Arab Emirates has held up a deal crafted by US officials to end a key aspect of the three-year blockade of Qatar by the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Egypt has refocused attention on the difficulties of ending an increasingly entrenched dis
7/11/2020 2:20:18 AM
Covid-19 positive cases jump to over 243,500

Covid-19 positive cases jump to over 243,500

Pakistan has overtaken Italy when it comes to the number of Covid-19 cases reported in the country, becoming the 11th worst-affected country by the pandemic, data from the John Hopkins University revealed yesterday.
7/11/2020 1:38:04 AM
Bolivia’s interim President Anez tests positive for virus

Bolivia’s interim President Anez tests positive for virus

Bolivia’s interim president Jeanine Anez announced that she has tested positive for coronavirus.
7/11/2020 1:34:56 AM
Venice completes first test of all flood barriers

Venice completes first test of all flood barriers

Venice’s long awaited flood defence system designed to protect the lagoon city from damaging waters during high tides yesterday survived a first test of its 78 barriers.
7/11/2020 1:31:53 AM
Sweden ex-envoy cleared in China dissident case

Sweden ex-envoy cleared in China dissident case

A Stockholm court yesterday cleared Sweden’s former ambassador to Beijing of charges of overstepping her mandate by trying to negotiate the release of a Chinese dissident.
7/11/2020 1:30:34 AM
Netherlands takes Russia to top court over MH17 downing

Netherlands takes Russia to top court over MH17 downing

The Netherlands said yesterday it would take Russia to the European Court of Human Rights for its role in bringing down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine, killing nearly 300 people.
7/11/2020 1:29:07 AM
Mayor’s case shows scale of South Korea’s gender issues

Mayor’s case shows scale of South Korea’s gender issues

The magnitude of South Korea’s sexism problem has been illustrated by the case of a top politician and women’s rights advocate who was accused of sexual harassment then took his own life, activists say.
7/11/2020 1:26:31 AM
Australia puts cap on number of citizens returning as virus surges

Australia puts cap on number of citizens returning as virus surges

Australia will halve the number of citizens allowed to return home from overseas each week, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said yesterday, as authorities struggle to contain a Covid-19 outbreak in the country’s second most populous city.
7/11/2020 1:25:28 AM
Amir sends greetings to Governor-General of the Bahamas

Amir sends greetings to Governor-General of the Bahamas

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani and His Highness the Deputy Amir Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad al-Thani sent Friday cables of congratulations
7/11/2020 1:18:55 AM
Check the weather condition before heading to the beach'

Check the weather condition before heading to the beach'

With Covid-19 restrictions being gradually lifted and people heading to beaches for a dip to beat the summer heat, Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) has issued an advisory on how to stay safe while going for a swim.
7/11/2020 1:12:44 AM
Stunner of a stadium

Stunner of a stadium

A new image of Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, as released by the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) on social media. A giant tent structure will cover the whole stadium
7/11/2020 1:01:41 AM
Istanbul's Hagia Sophia declared a mosque after Turkish court ruling

Istanbul's Hagia Sophia declared a mosque after Turkish court ruling

A top Turkish court yesterday struck down the 1934 Cabinet decree that turned Istanbul's Hagia Sophia into a museum, paving the way for its use again as a mosque after an 85-year hiatus.
7/11/2020 12:52:51 AM
Thailand to invite diplomats to check farms for monkey labour

Thailand to invite diplomats to check farms for monkey labour

Thailand will invite European diplomats to inspect its coconut farms to disprove claims by animal rights activists that the industry uses abusive monkey labour, officials said.
7/11/2020 12:50:51 AM
US Army chief signs ‘strategic vision’ treaty with Thailand

US Army chief signs ‘strategic vision’ treaty with Thailand

US Army Chief of Staff General James McConville met with Thailand’s prime minister and its army chief yesterday, in the first high-level visit by a foreign delegation to Thailand since the Covid-19 pandemic disrupted international travel.
7/11/2020 12:49:39 AM
Trump threatens to review schools’ tax-exempt status

Trump threatens to review schools’ tax-exempt status

President Donald Trump, seeking to force school districts and universities to reopen despite the coronavirus, yesterday said the US treasury department would re-examine their tax-exempt status and funding.
7/11/2020 12:47:27 AM
Thousands take part in Mali rally after rejecting president’s offer

Thousands take part in Mali rally after rejecting president’s offer

Protesters staged another large demonstration in Mali’s capital Bamako yesterday after a coalition opposed to President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita rejected concessions aimed at resolving a months-long political stand-off.
7/11/2020 12:45:48 AM
Nigerian leader signs revised budget into law

Nigerian leader signs revised budget into law

Nigerian President Muhamadu Buhari yesterday signed into law a budget with record spending despite the risk of a slump in oil revenue.
7/11/2020 12:44:40 AM
Lebanon’s Hezbollah and its allies protest near US embassy

Lebanon’s Hezbollah and its allies protest near US embassy

Dozens of followers of Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement and its allies yesterday staged a protest near the US embassy in Beirut against what they call Washington’s meddling in Lebanese affairs.
7/11/2020 12:42:09 AM
Palestinian shot dead in West Bank

Palestinian shot dead in West Bank

Israeli troops killed a Palestinian in the occupied West Bank on Thursday, the Palestinian health ministry said.
7/11/2020 12:41:02 AM
Stay informed, stay safe: Government Communications Office

Stay informed, stay safe: Government Communications Office

The Government Communications Office (GCO) has reminded people to visit the Covid-19 'In Focus' page on its website to find the most up-to-date information one needs on the preventative measures Qatar is taking
7/11/2020 12:40:23 AM
Disinfection and pest control drive in Al Sheehaniya

Disinfection and pest control drive in Al Sheehaniya

Al Sheehaniya Municipality, represented by the services affairs department, is continuing with its sanitisation and disinfection operations in the municipality's vital areas and parks
7/11/2020 12:34:39 AM
Mercury reaches 49C as hot conditions continue around the country

Mercury reaches 49C as hot conditions continue around the country

Mesaimeer and Sheehaniya recorded a maximum temperature of 49C Friday as hot conditions continued around the country, according to weather charts.
7/11/2020 12:28:09 AM
Citizens’ subdivisions infrastructure projects key part of Ashghal's development plans

Citizens’ subdivisions infrastructure projects key part of Ashghal's development plans

The citizens’ subdivisions projects continue to play a major role in the Public Works Authority's (Ashghal) plans for comprehensive infrastructure development in Qatar.
7/11/2020 12:21:44 AM
Red Bull say no to Vettel’s hopes of a return

Red Bull say no to Vettel’s hopes of a return

Red Bull have given “a definite no” to four-times Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel’s hopes of returning to them next year, team boss Christian Horner said yesterday.
7/11/2020 12:02:11 AM