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'Annihilation': the sci-fi movie women have been waiting for

'Annihilation': the sci-fi movie women have been waiting for

Sci-fi blockbuster ‘Annihilation’ has been praised for its stunning, ethereal look but it is a relatively banal image that marks it out as unusual: its all-female cast, marching into danger together.

Iran says US nuclear policy brings world 'closer to annihilation'

Iran says US nuclear policy brings world 'closer to annihilation'

The United States' new nuclear policy brings humanity ‘closer to annihilation’, Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said.

HSBC lays out new structure for investment banking unit

HSBC lays out new structure for investment banking unit

HSBC Holdings detailed a new structure for its investment-banking unit to enlarge the scope of the business to encompass its largest corporate clients, four months after it hired Matthew Westerman from Goldman Sachs Group to help lead it.

Indonesia introduces death, chemical castration for paedophiles

Indonesia introduces death, chemical castration for paedophiles

Indonesia's president Wednesday approved tough new punishments for child sex offenders, including a maximum penalty of death and chemical castration, after the brutal gang-rape and murder of a schoolgirl.

Fears raised over Champions League final pitch

Fears raised over Champions League final pitch

A senior UEFA executive on Wednesday raised concerns about the quality of the Champions League final pitch just 10 days ahead of Europe’s biggest club match of the season.

Travellers with forged passports busted by scanners

Travellers with forged passports busted by scanners

The use of advanced technology such as iris scanners at Hamad International Airport (HIA) has helped detect many travellers who tried to return to the country with forged passports after being banned from entering Qatar, a senior Ministry of Interior (MoI) official has said.

Ministry recalls Betrib dining tables

Ministry recalls Betrib dining tables

The Ministry of Economy and Commerce (MEC), in collaboration with Home Centre, has announced the recall of Betrib dining tables due to the possibility of the glass top collapsing on account of a manufacturing defect.

‘HSBC will keep BoCom stake even as rival exits’

‘HSBC will keep BoCom stake even as rival exits’

HSBC Holdings will maintain its stake in Bank of Communications Co and continue an alliance with its Chinese partner ...