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Kofi Annan to be buried in Ghana on September 13

Kofi Annan to be buried in Ghana on September 13

Former United Nations chief and Noble prize laureate Kofi Annan will be buried in his home country Ghana on September 13, the West African nation's president said on Friday.

Qatar tennis team to take part in tournaments in Turkey

Qatar tennis team to take part in tournaments in Turkey

The Qatari tennis team will participate in three futures tournaments to be staged in Antalya, Turkey from January 15.

Criminal underworld is dropping bitcoin for another cryptocurrency

Criminal underworld is dropping bitcoin for another cryptocurrency

Bitcoin is losing its lustre with some of its earliest and most avid fans – criminals – giving rise to a new breed of virtual currency.

QU college wins top honours in national and global events

QU college wins top honours in national and global events

Three faculty members and seven students from Qatar University College of Pharmacy (QU-CPH) achieved a number of wins for their research projects presented at national and international events.

‘Artificial pancreas’ works during intense exercise

‘Artificial pancreas’ works during intense exercise

An “artificial pancreas” that monitors blood sugar and automatically delivers insulin may make it safer for teens with type 1 diabetes to participate in sports, a US study suggests.

Poll hopeful wants Finland out of EU

Poll hopeful wants Finland out of EU

Finland will leave the European Union and position itself as the Switzerland of the north to protect its independence if Laura Huhtasaari, the presidential candidate of the eurosceptic Finns Party has her way.

Irish deputy PM resigns, averting poll threat

Irish deputy PM resigns, averting poll threat

Ireland’s scandal-hit deputy prime minister resigned yesterday, averting a government collapse and potential snap election that had threatened to complicate Brexit talks next month between Britain and the European Union.

World anti-doping body refuses to lift Russia suspension

World anti-doping body refuses to lift Russia suspension

The World Anti-Doping Agency maintained its suspension of Russia on Thursday, raising the spectre of a possible ban from February's Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

CMC briefed on urban development planning

CMC briefed on urban development planning

Qatar’s comprehensive urban development plan takes into consideration population growth and development in all fields within the next 20 years, Turki Fahd al-Turki, assistant director of the Urban Planning Department at the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME), said yesterday.

Death toll in Vietnam flash floods rises to 89

Death toll in Vietnam flash floods rises to 89

The death toll following flash floods in central Vietnam has risen to 89, authorities said yesterday, with 18 people still missing and 174 others treated for their injuries.

Nadal primed for ‘huge’ Isner test in Beijing quarters

Nadal primed for ‘huge’ Isner test in Beijing quarters

Nadal said he was braced for the “huge” serve of John Isner after Spain’s world number one bulldozed his way into the China Open quarter-finals yesterday.

Women aged 45 and above at greatest risk of breast cancer

Women aged 45 and above at greatest risk of breast cancer

According to the Qatar National Cancer Registry at the Ministry of Public Health, 16.2% of breast cancer cases diagnosed in Qatar are in women aged between 45 and 49 years. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in Qatar and the second leading cause of death in women worldwide.