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Rescuers search for dozens missing after deadly storm

Rescuers search for dozens missing after deadly storm

Rescuers used bulldozers to dig through mountains of mud in the search for more than 40 people missing in the eastern Philippines after landslides triggered by a powerful storm which killed at least 31 at the weekend, authorities said yesterday.

Education summit announces five new programmes

Education summit announces five new programmes

The concluding session was attended by Qatar Foundation (QF) chairperson Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, vice chairperson and CEO HE Sheikha Hind bint Hamad al-Thani, and a number of dignitaries.

Rejuvenated Aussies eye England after Wales win

Rejuvenated Aussies eye England after Wales win

Australia’s rugby renaissance continued in Cardiff with a fourth consecutive win in a run of seven unbeaten and head coach Michael Cheika was not ruling out another triumph against England next weekend.

APEC leaders agree to address 'unfair trade practices'

APEC leaders agree to address 'unfair trade practices'

Asia-Pacific leaders on Saturday agreed to address ‘unfair trade practices’ and urgently called for the removal of ‘market distorting subsidies,’ in contrast to communiques they have issued in the past.

Putin, Trump agree to fighting IS in Syria, Kremlin says

Putin, Trump agree to fighting IS in Syria, Kremlin says

Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump agreed a joint statement on Syria on Saturday that said they would continue joint efforts in fighting Islamic State until it is defeated ...

Opposition to Qatar’s Unesco candidate ‘sad’

Opposition to Qatar’s Unesco candidate ‘sad’

It was sad to see blockading countries oppose Qatar’s candidate HE Dr Hamad bin Abdulaziz al-Kuwari in the final round of elections for the Unesco Director-General’s post, Doha-resident Junaid Ahmed told Qatar Urdu Radio’s live show Haqeeqat yesterday.

WISE releases research on apprenticeships

WISE releases research on apprenticeships

The World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) has released new research comparing apprenticeship systems in several countries.

Iron ore prices rally as China imports bust 100mn tonne level

Iron ore prices rally as China imports bust 100mn tonne level

Iron ore imports by China surged above 100mn metric tonnes to a record, smashing the previous high set in 2015, as the country’s concerted push to clean up the environment stoked demand for higher-grade material from overseas while hurting local mine supply.

US federal court deals blow to Trump travel ban

US federal court deals blow to Trump travel ban

It is the latest twist of the legal wrangling touched off by President Donald Trump's ban, first announced in January with little notice and widely criticised as discriminatory against Muslims.

New-look All Blacks offer Pumas chance to shine

New-look All Blacks offer Pumas chance to shine

Argentina will put their Rugby credibility on the line in New Plymouth this weekend against an All Blacks experimenting with their line-up.

Dominant Froome extends Vuelta lead

Dominant Froome extends Vuelta lead

Chris Froome took another huge step towards a historic Tour de France-Vuelta a Espana double by claiming stage nine of the Vuelta yesterday to extend his race lead.

QFSW granted UN consultative status

QFSW granted UN consultative status

Qatar Foundation for Social Work (QFSW) has been granted a consultative status at the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), allowing it to enhance its standing among influential international organisations in the issues of sustainable economic, social and human development.