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New Year celebration

New Year celebration

A man joins New Year celebration at Eastwood mall in Quezon City, Metro Manila, yesterday.

Scottish Tory leader hints at move to Westminster

Scottish Tory leader hints at move to Westminster

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson, tipped by some as a future prime minister, hinted she might stand for a seat in the UK parliament at the next election, a first step towards taking a more prominent role in British politics.

Honduras president leads after vote recount

Honduras president leads after vote recount

A preliminary ballot count in Honduras’ disputed presidential race yesterday pointed to a second term for incumbent Juan Orlando Hernandez, while his opponent accused the government of stealing the election and called for protests.

HMC launches new blood transfer monitoring programme

HMC launches new blood transfer monitoring programme

Hamad Medical Corporation’s (HMC) committee for blood transfusion announced a new programme that monitors blood transfer procedures in the country.

Zia asked to appear before court

Zia asked to appear before court

A Dhaka court yesterday ordered Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson Khaleda Zia, now in London, to appear before it on October 5 or face an arrest warrant in a case filed for dishonouring the country’s map and the national flag.

Shapovalov hopes to give Canadian tennis a boost

Shapovalov hopes to give Canadian tennis a boost

Eighteen-year-old Denis Shapovalov wants his hockey-loving country of Canada to embrace tennis and hopes that after his star-making run at the US Open, youngsters there will think twice before getting on the ice.

Vandalised

Vandalised

A worker leaves after removing graffiti from the vandalised Captain Cook statue at Hyde Park in Sydney yesterday.

Nepal rescues four rhinos swept away by floods to India

Nepal rescues four rhinos swept away by floods to India

At least four endangered rhinos that were swept away by floods into India have been rescued and brought back to their home in south-central Nepal, wildlife officials said Wednesday.

Restless Conte fights to avoid slump

Restless Conte fights to avoid slump

Fuelled by the personal intensity that inspired Chelsea’s return to the top, Antonio Conte has vowed to stop the champions becoming the latest victims of the Premier League’s sophomore slump.

Airport security loophole fears after Australia plane plot

Airport security loophole fears after Australia plane plot

Major security gaps persist at Australian airports despite authorities' efforts to tighten screenings after thwarting an alleged terror plot to blow up a plane, the pilots' union has warned.

Mah Jong charity auction proceeds to help initiative for orphans

Mah Jong charity auction proceeds to help initiative for orphans

An estimated QR138,725 was raised at a charity auction held recently, with the organisers saying the final amount will be confirmed soon as the bidders have up to seven days to proceed with the payment.

16 reigning world, Olympic champs for Diamond League

16 reigning world, Olympic champs for Diamond League

With just one week to go, the line-up of global superstar athletes that will feature in the Doha 2017 Diamond League promises to be one of the best-ever as Genzebe Dibaba becomes the latest big name to be confirmed.