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Scammers try selling world's tallest statue as pandemic boosts India's cyber crime

Scammers try selling world's tallest statue as pandemic boosts India's cyber crime

Police in India lodged a case this week against an unknown online fraudster who tried selling the world's largest statue for $4 billion, claiming the proceeds would be used to help the Gujarat state ...

Doha's inflation-adjusted growth seen better than world, Mena average: IIF

Doha's inflation-adjusted growth seen better than world, Mena average: IIF

The Institute of International Finance (IIF), the US-based economic think-tank, has revised down Qatar's real growth this year in view of the global pandemic Covid-19 ...

Global equity markets crash on virus fears, oil prices plunge

Global equity markets crash on virus fears, oil prices plunge

Equity markets collapsed Monday as the rapidly spreading coronavirus fans fears for the global economy, while a crash in oil prices added to the panic with energy firms taking a hammering ...

World 'in uncharted territory' as coronavirus spreads: WHO

World 'in uncharted territory' as coronavirus spreads: WHO

Coronavirus is now spreading much more rapidly outside China than within the country, leading the world into uncharted territory, but the outbreak can still be contained, the World Health Organization (WHO) said ...

Schools shut, travel curbed as world races to fight coronavirus

Schools shut, travel curbed as world races to fight coronavirus

Governments battling coronavirus epidemics from Iran to Australia shut schools, cancelled big events and stocked up on medical supplies on Thursday in a race to contain the outbreak's rapid global spread.

‘We have work to do’: World's youngest leader debuts at EU summit

‘We have work to do’: World's youngest leader debuts at EU summit

New Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin brushed aside the media frenzy over her appointment as the world's youngest serving head of government at age 34, pledging a sharp focus on climate policies ...

Gates tops Bezos as world’s richest person with Amazon slide

Gates tops Bezos as world’s richest person with Amazon slide

Microsoft Corp co-founder Bill Gates has overtaken Amazon.com Inc’s Jeff Bezos as the world’s richest person, reclaiming the top ranking for the first time in more than two years.

World's oldest captive white rhino dies in French zoo

World's oldest captive white rhino dies in French zoo

The world's oldest captive white rhino, South African-born Sana, has died at the age of 55, the French zoo that she called home for the last 26 years said Thursday.

World urgently needs to quicken steps to reduce global warming: IMF

World urgently needs to quicken steps to reduce global warming: IMF

Countries around the world should urgently begin accelerating efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and the best way to do that is through implementation of carbon taxes ...

Barshim soars to gold; thanks spectators, organisers

Barshim soars to gold; thanks spectators, organisers

Packed Khalifa International Stadium? Check. Electric atmosphere? Check. Epic competition? Check. Gold for Qatar? Check.

Huawei files to trademark mobile OS around the world after US ban

Huawei files to trademark mobile OS around the world after US ban

China's Huawei has applied to trademark its ‘Hongmeng’ operating system (OS) in at least nine countries and Europe, data from a UN body shows, in a sign it may be deploying a back-up plan in key markets ...

Qatar ranks high in world's most competitive economy list 2019

Qatar ranks high in world's most competitive economy list 2019

Qatar’s strong performance across various fields has helped it rank 10 out of 63 high-income countries, according to the World Competitiveness Yearbook 2019 ...