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Storm death toll climbs to 133

Storm death toll climbs to 133

The death toll from a tropical storm in the southern Philippines climbed swiftly to 133 yesterday, as rescuers pulled dozens of bodies from a swollen river, police said.

Purple bananas? Belgian university hosts over 1,500 varieties

Purple bananas? Belgian university hosts over 1,500 varieties

A college town just outside of Brussels is an unlikely place to find banana plants – yet the University of Leuven hosts the world’s largest banana collection, with more than 1,500 different varieties.

Ford’s China move casts new cloud on Mexican car making

Ford’s China move casts new cloud on Mexican car making

A second U-turn this year by Ford Motor Co in Mexico has raised the spectre of Chinese competition for local car making, adding to pressure on the industry after repeated threats by US President Donald Trump to saddle it with punitive tariffs.

Despite repeated alerts, scam calls rampant again

Despite repeated alerts, scam calls rampant again

Two recent cases of fraudsters trying to snare Qatar residents by telling them they have won prizes in a contest held by a mobile operator have come to light.

Humanitarian envoy outlines his priorities

Humanitarian envoy outlines his priorities

Dr Ahmed al-Meraikhi is the UN Secretary-General’s Humanitarian Envoy, based in Doha.

Trump aides divided over policy shielding ‘dreamer’ immigrants

Trump aides divided over policy shielding ‘dreamer’ immigrants

Divisions have emerged among advisers to President Donald Trump over whether to rescind a signature policy of his predecessor, president Barack Obama, that shields young immigrants from deportation, according to congressional sources and Republicans close to the White House.

Emir offers condolences

Emir offers condolences

HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani yesterday offered condolences to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques...

Chinese Festival opens with a series of traditional shows

Chinese Festival opens with a series of traditional shows

A series of traditional Chinese performances and shows highlighted the opening of the Chinese Festival on Thursday at the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) Park.

Preventive measures advised to contain seasonal flu

Preventive measures advised to contain seasonal flu

In the light of many Qatar residents falling ill with the seasonal flu as the summer to winter transition happens, preventive measures have been advised.

Dubai airport passenger traffic up 6.1% in Aug

Dubai airport passenger traffic up 6.1% in Aug

Passenger traffic through Dubai International Airport, the world’s busiest for international travel, rose 6.1% from a year earlier to a record 7.73mn people in August, the airport’s operator said yesterday.

Singapore confirms 27 more Zika cases

Singapore confirms 27 more Zika cases

Singapore authorities on Sunday confirmed 27 more cases of locally transmitted Zika virus infection, bringing the total to 242.

Filipino penitents nailed to wooden crosses on Good Friday

Filipino penitents nailed to wooden crosses on Good Friday

More than a dozen penitents were nailed to wooden crosses, while more whipped their backs bloody in Philippine villages yesterday ...