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Emir holds phone talk with Paraguay president

Emir holds phone talk with Paraguay president

His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani yesterday held a telephone conversation with Paraguay President Horacio Cartes.

Kevin Durant leads Warriors over Utah, Cavs fall to Kings

Kevin Durant leads Warriors over Utah, Cavs fall to Kings

‘Utah played really physical and they played defense like we hadn’t seen before’

Embattled Kobe Steel plant loses last quality badge

Embattled Kobe Steel plant loses last quality badge

The Kobe Steel plant at the centre of a data-falsification scandal that has shaken supply chains around the world has been stripped of all its industrial quality certifications, the Japanese government said yesterday.

Top toys

Top toys

Six-year-old Lillie poses with a children’s Range Rover Evoque ride-on car and a Barbie fashion doll, which form part of the selection of predicted top sellers this Christmas at the Hamleys toy store in London yesterday.

Thomas shoots into contention at Atlanta

Thomas shoots into contention at Atlanta

Reigning PGA Championship winner Justin Thomas eagled the par-five 18 for a 66 on Friday, leaving him tied with England’s Paul Casey and Webb Simpson at the halfway point of the Tour Championship.

Gaza gets its first proper cinema in three decades

Gaza gets its first proper cinema in three decades

Several hundred Gazans will be able to go to the cinema on Saturday for the first time in more than 30 years, albeit for one night only.

Bond respite spurs demand for Japan’s best-performing debt

Bond respite spurs demand for Japan’s best-performing debt

Peace, or at least a truce, seems to have broken out in the global bond market and Japanese investors see that as a signal to buy more of the only maturities to make any significant money this year: 20-year notes.

Norway confirms cause of fatal Airbus helicopter crash in 2016

Norway confirms cause of fatal Airbus helicopter crash in 2016

The fatal crash of an Airbus helicopter in Norway last year was the result of metal fatigue in the aircraft's gearbox, the country's Accident Investigation Board (AIBN) said in a report on Friday, confirming its initial findings last June.

BHIM-Aadhaar will boost economy: Modi

BHIM-Aadhaar will boost economy: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday said the BHIM-Aadhaar digital payments platform has the potential to revolutionise the economy while empowering common Indians in the same way as did the Constitution, framed by B R Ambedkar, whose 126th birth anniversary was celebrated across the country yeste

QICDRC signs accord with Singaporean firm

QICDRC signs accord with Singaporean firm

In an important step towards the continuous technological advancements within the courts, the Qatar International Court and Dispute Resolution Centre (QICDRC) has signed an agreement with Singaporean case management solution firm CrimsonLogic.

‘Being Serena’ helps Williams power past Safarova

‘Being Serena’ helps Williams power past Safarova

Serena Williams said simply being herself was the key to sweeping past Lucie Safarova and into the Australian Open third round on Thursday, as she kept her Grand Slam record bid firmly on track.

Fall of Aleppo shines harsh light on the UN

Fall of Aleppo shines harsh light on the UN

With the fall of Aleppo, the world body founded on the post-World War II promise of “Never Again” is once again facing questions about its ability to confront conflicts