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Gene study reveals secrets of parasitic worms

Gene study reveals secrets of parasitic worms

The largest study to date of the genetic makeup of parasitic worms has found hundreds of new clues about how they invade the human body, evade its immune system and cause disease.

Trump flays FBI deputy chief’s ‘plan to retire’

Trump flays FBI deputy chief’s ‘plan to retire’

President Donald Trump again took aim on Saturday at deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe, saying he was “racing the clock to retire”, as US media reported McCabe plans to step down.

Pakistan’s economy growing but risks remain, says study

Pakistan’s economy growing but risks remain, says study

Pakistan’s growth is holding after an economic revival but the economy is still facing some risks and vulnerabilities, says a new report.

Lalu convicted in fodder scam

Lalu convicted in fodder scam

A court yesterday found former Bihar chief minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav was found guilty of corruption in the fodder scam.

Australia watchdog blocks BP buy of Woolworths’ petrol stations

Australia watchdog blocks BP buy of Woolworths’ petrol stations

Australia’s antitrust regulator yesterday blocked BP Plc’s A$1.8bn ($1.4bn) purchase of Woolworths Ltd’s petrol stations, even after the oil company offered to sell some stations to ease competition concerns.

‘Thriving Together’ event at QF

‘Thriving Together’ event at QF

Qatar Foundation (QF) chairperson Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, HE the Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani and several ministers attended QF’s ‘Thriving Together’ event yesterday.

Duterte gets approval to extend martial law in Mindanao

Duterte gets approval to extend martial law in Mindanao

Philippine lawmakers yesterday overwhelmingly backed President Rodrigo Duterte’s plan to extend martial law for all of next year in Mindanao, an island he called a “flashpoint for trouble” and atrocities by hardliners and communist rebels.

US soccer chief Gulati to step down

US soccer chief Gulati to step down

United States Soccer Federation chief Sunil Gulati said Monday he will not seek re-election next year as the fallout from the USA’s failure to qualify for the World Cup claimed another victim.

President Trump skips top awards ceremony

President Trump skips top awards ceremony

The Kennedy Center Honors celebrated a star-studded group of artists and performers Sunday in a gala that took on decidedly political overtones with the presidential box sitting conspicuously empty.

Colombia congress clears tribunals for ex-Farc rebels

Colombia congress clears tribunals for ex-Farc rebels

Colombia’s lower house of congress has backed a bill to regulate transitional justice under the nation’s peace deal with Marxist Farc rebels, including special tribunals that will try guerrilla leaders for war crimes.

Rejuvenated Aussies eye England after Wales win

Rejuvenated Aussies eye England after Wales win

Australia’s rugby renaissance continued in Cardiff with a fourth consecutive win in a run of seven unbeaten and head coach Michael Cheika was not ruling out another triumph against England next weekend.

Charity urges solution to Rohingya crisis

Charity urges solution to Rohingya crisis

Save the Children International chief executive officer yesterday said the international community, the United Nations and the UN Security Council must continue giving attention to the Rohingya crisis, even in the coming weeks and months to find a solution to it.