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Nepal beats Japan in inaugural match of Non-Resident Asian Football Tournament

Nepal beats Japan in inaugural match of Non-Resident Asian Football Tournament

The Nepali community team defeated the Japanese community team in the inaugural match of the fifth Non-Resident Asian Football Tournament recently.

Al-Emadi wins Red Bull Qaher El T3ous

Al-Emadi wins Red Bull Qaher El T3ous

Jassem al-Emadi crowned the defeater of the dunes, as he warded off stiff competition from his competitors, with a superb show of manoeuvring skills and speed at Red Bull’s T3 buggy race, at Sealine yesterday.

Death penalty bill inches closer to official approval

Death penalty bill inches closer to official approval

On Ash Wednesday, which marked the start of Lent, the House of Representatives approved on second reading the bill seeking to restore the death penalty.

Brazil parties ahead of elite samba carnival dance-off

Brazil parties ahead of elite samba carnival dance-off

Millions of people in costumes partied in street carnivals across Brazil yesterday ahead of the elite samba school dance off in Rio de Janeiro.

Grandfather beaten to death chasing thieves

Grandfather beaten to death chasing thieves

A “much-loved” grandfather was brutally beaten to death with a plank of wood after giving chase to thieves suspected of taking his car keys, it emerged yesterday.

Japanese man dies after rice ball eating contest

Japanese man dies after rice ball eating contest

A 28-year-old man died in Japan after choking on a rice ball at a speed-eating contest, an event organiser said on Tuesday. The man died on November 16 in hospital three days after choking.

Newbies Cagliari come from two down to hold Roma

Newbies Cagliari come from two down to hold Roma

‘We have to find the right balance. We were playing well then met some difficulties and that gave our opponents a head of steam and they managed to level’

China foreign exchange reserves decline to $3.20tn in July: PBoC

China foreign exchange reserves decline to $3.20tn in July: PBoC

China’s foreign exchange reserves fell to $3.20tn in July, central bank data showed yesterday, in line with analyst expectations.

Baker’s dozen!

Baker’s dozen!

An Egyptian baker is seen beside a vegetable market in Cairo.

Cheated on mileage tests for 25 years: Mitsubishi Motors

Cheated on mileage tests for 25 years: Mitsubishi Motors

Japanese carmaker Mitsubishi Motors Corp said yesterday it used fuel economy testing methods that did not comply with Japanese regulations for 25 years, much longer than previously known.

PM meets Tunisian president, premier

PM meets Tunisian president, premier

HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani met Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi and the country’s Prime Minister Habib Essid in Tunis yesterday.

 Sri Lanka's Rajapaksa to stand for Prime Minister in Aug 17 polls

Sri Lanka's Rajapaksa to stand for Prime Minister in Aug 17 polls

Former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa said he would run for prime minister during next month's parliamentary elections, a move that is likely to infuriate rights groups