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Qatar surges ahead with 2022 World Cup plans

Qatar surges ahead with 2022 World Cup plans

Qatar is ahead of schedule when it comes to venues, related major projects and even paint.

Suicide blast at Afghan mosque kills 27 people

Suicide blast at Afghan mosque kills 27 people

A massive suicide blast killed at least 27 people and wounded 35 as worshippers gathered at a Kabul mosque yesterday, officials said, the latest sectarian attack to rock the Afghan capital.

Six people found alive with severed hands in Mexico

Six people found alive with severed hands in Mexico

Five men and a woman were found alive on Monday on a road in western Mexico with their hands amputated and their foreheads marked with the word ‘I'm a thief.’

Toyota recalling 3.37 million vehicles over defects

Toyota recalling 3.37 million vehicles over defects

Toyota said Wednesday it is recalling 3.37 million vehicles globally over a pair of defects, in the latest hit for a Japanese auto industry hit by fuel-efficiency scandals and an exploding airbag crisis.

Qatar Airways to showcase ‘best of Qatar Executive’ at Farnborough

Qatar Airways to showcase ‘best of Qatar Executive’ at Farnborough

Qatar Airways will be showcasing two “luxurious” aircraft from its Qatar Executive fleet at the July 11-17 Farnborough International Airshow in the UK.

Helping four-legged friends

Helping four-legged friends

Paws Rescue Qatar is organising its first-ever triathlon, inviting athletes to compete in different swimming, cycling, running and crossfit categories.

EM equities rise on robust data

EM equities rise on robust data

Emerging market equities rose yesterday, helped by a strong performance in eastern Europe and higher oil prices which lifted the Russian rouble and other oil exporters after a weak session in Asia.

From Hamburg to Milan: Guardiola’s Munich farewell tour

From Hamburg to Milan: Guardiola’s Munich farewell tour

Pep Guardiola starts his farewell tour as Bayern Munich coach in Hamburg tomorrow and hopes to end it in Milan on May 28.

HSBC preaches calm as yuan posts worst year since 1994

HSBC preaches calm as yuan posts worst year since 1994

There’s no need to panic, according to the yuan’s top forecaster, even as the currency posted the biggest annual loss in more than two decades and a majority of economists predicted a further depreciation in 2016.

US defence secretary visits Afghanistan, warns of IS threat

US defence secretary visits Afghanistan, warns of IS threat

US Defence Secretary Ash Carter has warned of the threat from Islamic State in Afghanistan during a surprise visit days after the Pentagon painted a grim picture of worsening security there.

Doping tests for athletes evolve but gaps remain

Doping tests for athletes evolve but gaps remain

Tests to detect performance-enhancing drugs in athletes are improving.

Climate change could spark civil unrest: expert

Climate change could spark civil unrest: expert

Climate change is a ‘stress multiplier’ that could lead to civil unrest, a leading expert has said.