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European stocks gain; euro hits highest level since 2014

European stocks gain; euro hits highest level since 2014

The European single currency surged yesterday to a three-year peak against the dollar as German Chancellor Angela Merkel moved closer to a new coalition government, dealers said.

British pop star George Michael dies aged 53

British pop star George Michael dies aged 53

British pop singer George Michael, who rose to fame with the band Wham! and sold more than 100mn albums in his career, has died aged 53, his publicist said on Sunday.

Vodafone launches ‘ready business’ for Soho segment

Vodafone launches ‘ready business’ for Soho segment

Vodafone yesterday launched its unique platform for the small office/home office (Soho) segment, ‘ready business’ – two choices of postpaid plans packed with value including international free minutes for every hour of received calls and other innovative benefits such as a business ring-back tone.

Uzbek leader in hospital amid succession doubts

Uzbek leader in hospital amid succession doubts

Islam Karimov, the 78-year-old president of Central Asia’s most populous country, is undergoing hospital treatment, Uzbekistan’s government said yesterday, in a rare statement about the health of a reclusive leader who lacks an obvious successor.

Rustom will leave people thinking, arguing: Akshay

Rustom will leave people thinking, arguing: Akshay

Bollywood star Akshay Kumar says his next movie Rustom — based on the sensational K M Nanavati case of a Mumbai naval officer — will make the audience think about India’s legal system. Excerpts from the interview:

Cyclist Meares to carry Australian flag in Rio

Cyclist Meares to carry Australian flag in Rio

Double Olympic cycling champion Anna Meares will carry Australia’s flag at the opening ceremony of the Rio de Janeiro Games next month.

Pelicans repel James and Cavs as Davis shines in overtime

Pelicans repel James and Cavs as Davis shines in overtime

The injury-plagued New Orleans Pelicans haven’t had much to cheer about this season, but that changed on Friday.

Army rejects call for talks to free hostages

Army rejects call for talks to free hostages

The Philippine army yesterday rejected demands by militants to start negotiations for the release of three abducted...

German media and celebs rally for refugees after ugly protests

German media and celebs rally for refugees after ugly protests

Germany may have witnessed violent anti-refugee protests this week -- but the message from the country's media ...

QDF’s in-flight sales continue to perform very well: official

QDF’s in-flight sales continue to perform very well: official

Qatar Duty Free’s (QDF) in-flight sales continue to “perform extremely well with double digit growth in all categories,” QDF and Qatar Airways (QA)...

Torrential rain kills eight

Torrential rain kills eight

Torrential monsoon rains killed at least eight people in the Philippines, the country’s disaster relief agency said yesterday.

Spotted face of distant Pluto coming into focus

Spotted face of distant Pluto coming into focus

Nasa’s New Horizons spacecraft is closing fast on an unexpectedly spotted Pluto, the most distant planetary body ever explored.