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Venezuelans in US ship food home

Venezuelans in US ship food home

While video chatting with relatives in Venezuela, Tere Caicedo watched as they opened a package she had sent them stuffed with clothes, shoes and a large bag of oatmeal.

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.

In devastated Sierra Leone, ghosts of pupils haunt ruined school

In devastated Sierra Leone, ghosts of pupils haunt ruined school

Ann-Marie Caulker scrolls through the images on her smartphone: the faces of young girls who were her some of her brightest students at school in Freetown until the landslide hit.

Emir meets Ethiopian defence minister

Emir meets Ethiopian defence minister

His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani met with Ethiopia’s Defence Minister Siraj Fergessa and his accompanying delegation at Al Bahr Palace yesterday.

Arrests in Egypt as opposition calls for islands protest

Arrests in Egypt as opposition calls for islands protest

Egyptian police have arrested dozens of activists in the face of opposition calls for protests on Friday after parliament passed a controversial agreement to hand over two islands to Saudi Arabia.

Egypt court overturns life sentence against Mursi

Egypt court overturns life sentence against Mursi

Egypt's Court of Cassation overturned on Tuesday a life sentence against deposed President Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood and ordered a retrial in the case that revolves around accusations of espionage with Hamas.

Canada wildfire grows as temperatures rise

Canada wildfire grows as temperatures rise

A raging Canadian wildfire that forced the evacuation of the Alberta oil town of Fort McMurray intensified yesterday, helped by hot, dry weather, with police escorting a fresh convoy of evacuees out of the region.

Anbang drops $14bn bid to buy Starwood Hotels

Anbang drops $14bn bid to buy Starwood Hotels

China’s Anbang Insurance Group Co said on Thursday it has abandoned its $14bn bid for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc, paving the way for Marriott International Inc to buy the Sheraton and Westin hotels operator.

Heavy rains wreak havoc

Heavy rains wreak havoc

A car lies submerged in the Tall Timbers subdivision after flooding near Shreveport, Louisiana.

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.

QSE fell 100 points to settle below 8,800

QSE fell 100 points to settle below 8,800

Bearish sentiments continued to haunt the Qatar Stock Exchange, which fell 100 points to settle below the 8,800 mark; mainly dragged by transport, industrials and telecom stocks.

Pakistan police arrest cleric for inciting boy to cut off own hand

Pakistan police arrest cleric for inciting boy to cut off own hand

Police in Pakistan have arrested an imam for inciting violence after a 15-year-old boy who was reported to have been mistakenly accused of blasphemy cut off his own hand.