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Greece promises migrant centres to open by Monday

Greece promises migrant centres to open by Monday

Greece said yesterday that it would have migrant registration centres running by next week, under pressure from EU partners threatening to sideline it from passport-free travel unless it does more to contain refugees.

At 19, Panthers’ Ekblad already one of top defensemen

At 19, Panthers’ Ekblad already one of top defensemen

Aaron Ekblad went to the All-Star Game in Columbus, Ohio, last year a fresh-faced rookie who didn’t seem in awe of all the assembled talent around him.

Students protest after death of Dalit scholar

Students protest after death of Dalit scholar

Police yesterday fired water cannons to disperse students protesting against the death of a young Dalit scholar who committed suicide after he was suspended from university, a case some have blamed on caste-based discrimination.

EU opens debate on China market status

EU opens debate on China market status

The EU said it will on Wednesday launch a year of delicate deliberations to decide whether China should be considered a market economy, a long-denied status that would make it harder for Europe ...

Nomura retaking top Samurai spot sees bank buffers as 2016 theme

Nomura retaking top Samurai spot sees bank buffers as 2016 theme

Nomura Holdings, which reclaimed the top spot for underwriting Samurai bonds last year, says 2016 will be marked by bank capital-boosting debt that have offered yields seven times what local government notes pay.

 Veteran Smith ‘impatient’ as Pau debut looms

Veteran Smith ‘impatient’ as Pau debut looms

New Zealand’s double world champion Conrad Smith says he’s impatient to make his debut with French side Pau this weekend but concedes he’s struggling to pick up the local language.

'YouAintNoMuslimBruv' Twitter trend after London stabbing

'YouAintNoMuslimBruv' Twitter trend after London stabbing

YouAintNoMuslimBruv became Britain's top trending Twitter hashtag Sunday after a passer-by shouted the dismissive remark at a knife-wielding man in a London Underground station.

Ideal Indian School celebrates its 31st Annual Day

Ideal Indian School celebrates its 31st Annual Day

The Ideal Indian School celebrated its 31st Annual Day with music, dances and drama over the weekend. The students enthralled the audience with their performances.

UAE holds election for advisory body

UAE holds election for advisory body

Emiratis went to polls yesterday to fill the elected seats on a government advisory body but despite a broadening of the franchise some ...

 North Korean karaoke stirs fear of mass propaganda sing-along in South

North Korean karaoke stirs fear of mass propaganda sing-along in South

Weeks after South Korea began blasting K-pop and anti-Pyongyang broadcasts from loudspeakers along the border with the reclusive North.

MasterCard cautions residents against fraud when travelling

MasterCard cautions residents against fraud when travelling

Qatar residents making the most of the Eid holidays have been advised to take the necessary precautions to protect themselves against fraud and theft, especially when travelling abroad.

Coast guard says ferry may have been overloaded

Coast guard says ferry may have been overloaded

The death toll from a ferry that capsized in the central Philippines has risen to 61, the coast guard said yesterday, indicating that the vessel was overloaded.