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Rayyan move to fourth with 1-0 win over Shahania

Rayyan move to fourth with 1-0 win over Shahania

Al Rayyan leapfrogged Al Gharafa to the fourth spot in the Qatar Stars League standings with a 1-0 win over Al Shahania at the Grand Hamad Stadium in the first game of 2017 yesterday.

World’s highest bridge

World’s highest bridge

The Beipanjiang Bridge, near Bijie in southwest China’s Guizhou province. The world’s highest bridge has opened to traffic in China, connecting two southwestern provinces and reducing travel time by three quarters.

Peterhansel seeks breathing space in Dakar

Peterhansel seeks breathing space in Dakar

Stephane Peterhansel targets a 13th Dakar title next month, describing the gruelling 2017 rally as the most intense he has faced and fearing the physical effects of racing at South America’s punishing high altitudes.

Rush to ditch old banknotes: Indian banks call in police

Rush to ditch old banknotes: Indian banks call in police

Indian banks called in thousands of police on Thursday to manage huge queues outside branches, as people tried to exchange bank notes abruptly pulled out of circulation by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a crackdown on "black money".

Emir takes part in GCC consultative summit

Emir takes part in GCC consultative summit

HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani attending the 16th consultative summit of the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC)

Karlovic oldest man to reach third round for 25 years

Karlovic oldest man to reach third round for 25 years

Croatian Ivo Karlovic became the oldest man to reach the third round of a grand slam for 25 years when the 37-year-old came through a marathon five-setter against Australian Jordan Thompson at the French Open yesterday.

Hundreds detained as Indian caste protest turns violent

Hundreds detained as Indian caste protest turns violent

Protests by an Indian caste demanding the release of one of its leaders turned violent on Sunday, as police fought running street battles with stone-throwing demonstrators and detained hundreds.

Disused Air India aircraft falls off crane in Hyderabad

Disused Air India aircraft falls off crane in Hyderabad

A disused aircraft of Air India was damaged when it fell from a crane transporting it at Begumpet Airport yesterday morning, officials said.

Nepal tightens control over Indian currency

Nepal tightens control over Indian currency

Amid growing black market operations, Nepal’s central bank has imposed tighter controls over the exchange of Nepalese currency for the Indian rupee.

Backhoe man describes Philippine massacre burial

Backhoe man describes Philippine massacre burial

A backhoe driver has described in chilling detail how he used the excavator to bury the 58 victims of the Philippines’ worst political massacre, according to a video aired yesterday.