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Pressure on leader Bjork to win title: Michelisz

Pressure on leader Bjork to win title: Michelisz

Norbert Michelisz believes the pressure is on Thed Bjork to win the FIA World Touring Car Championship at the Losail International Circuit in Qatar tomorrow.

Smith worries as Australia let rivals off the hook

Smith worries as Australia let rivals off the hook

Australia captain Steve Smith is worried about his team’s failure to convert potentially winning positions into victories after losing the one-day international series against India.

Venezuela lawmaker seeks help in Europe

Venezuela lawmaker seeks help in Europe

Venezuela’s opposition is seeking the assistance of Europe’s elected leaders

Sensex gains 81 points; rupee strengthens

Sensex gains 81 points; rupee strengthens

Buoyed by the RBI’s status quo on policy rates and a revised estimate of a good monsoon, the BSE Sensex yesterday closed almost 81 points higher at 31,271.28 with sectors like banking and auto making most of the gains, while NSE’s Nifty 50 closed higher by 27 points, or 0.28%, to 9,664.

G7 leaders brace for clash with Trump on trade, climate

G7 leaders brace for clash with Trump on trade, climate

Leaders of the world's rich nations braced for contentious talks with Donald Trump at a G7 summit in Sicily after the US president lambasted Nato allies for not spending more on defence and accused Germany of "very bad" trade policies.

Sanchez caps Arsenal fightback, sets Chelsea date

Sanchez caps Arsenal fightback, sets Chelsea date

Alexis Sanchez earned Arsenal an FA Cup final showdown with Chelsea and gave Arsene Wenger renewed hope of salvaging a troubled campaign as the gritty Gunners fought back to beat Manchester City 2-1 yesterday.

Islamic finance and digital currencies: The halal aspect

Islamic finance and digital currencies: The halal aspect

With the growing utilisation of fintech in the Islamic finance sector, the question arises what role digital currencies and blockchain technologies play in Shariah banking and – most of all – whether they are halal or not.

Fans keep faith as critics take sabres to 'Rogue One'

Fans keep faith as critics take sabres to 'Rogue One'

Thousands of fans finally got to see the new Star Wars spin-off film on Wednesday as it opened across Europe, dividing critics.

SoftBank’s struggles with Pepper keep Son’s robot dreams on hold

SoftBank’s struggles with Pepper keep Son’s robot dreams on hold

Japan’s obsession with robots isn’t just a cliche. Companies have been trying to drum up enthusiasm for them for years, with little success.

Lebanon detains 8 Syrians for plotting attacks

Lebanon detains 8 Syrians for plotting attacks

Lebanon has detained eight Syrians accused of plotting suicide bomb attacks at popular tourist spots and on Lebanon's United Nations peacekeeping force, Lebanon's intelligence agency said on Thursday.

1,000-riders strong Ride of Champions, a huge celebration of cycling

1,000-riders strong Ride of Champions, a huge celebration of cycling

Today, Qatar will witness the Ride of Champions, a mass celebration of cycling, which will be the biggest such event in the country’s history.

Payne lands top honour, but no ride yet for next month’s Melbourne Cup

Payne lands top honour, but no ride yet for next month’s Melbourne Cup

History-making Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Michelle Payne has landed a top Australian sporting honour, but says she still does not have a ride for next month’s big race.