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Zimbabwe’s MDC set to pick leader

Zimbabwe’s MDC set to pick leader

Zimbabwe’s main opposition was meeting over the weekend is expected to elect Nelson Chamisa as its next president at its first congress since the death of its revered founder, Morgan Tsvangirai.
5/27/2019 1:50:57 AM
Former Botswana president Khama quits ruling party

Former Botswana president Khama quits ruling party

Botswana’s former president Ian Khama on Saturday evening quit the governing BDP which has ruled since independence more than half a century ago, citing a fall-out between him and his successor.
5/27/2019 1:49:32 AM
2 killed as tornado tears through Oklahoma community

2 killed as tornado tears through Oklahoma community

A tornado devastated a small community near Oklahoma City late on Saturday, killing at least two people and injuring several more, officials said yesterday, as a succession of violent storms kept pounding the Central Plains states.
5/27/2019 1:44:34 AM
Hiker found after two weeks in Hawaii forest

Hiker found after two weeks in Hawaii forest

An American yoga instructor who spent two weeks lost in the wilds of Hawaii, surviving on plants and water, has been found alive after an ordeal she described as “the toughest days of my life.”
5/27/2019 1:43:16 AM
Three killed in Nepal capital explosions

Three killed in Nepal capital explosions

Three people were killed and six others injured yesterday in two separate explosions in the Nepali capital, Kathmandu, and police said they suspected a Maoist splinter group may have been responsible.
5/27/2019 1:39:59 AM
Bangladesh fishermen protest two-month ban on fishing

Bangladesh fishermen protest two-month ban on fishing

Hundreds of Bangladeshi fishermen staged a protest in the country’s south yesterday, police said, after the government imposed an unprecedented two-month long fishing ban on the Bay of Bengal.
5/27/2019 1:38:04 AM
Papua New Guinea PM Peter O’Neill resigns amid gas deal tensions

Papua New Guinea PM Peter O’Neill resigns amid gas deal tensions

Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill resigned yesterday following a string of high-profile political defections that threatened his leadership.
5/27/2019 1:33:25 AM
Trump, Abe bond over burgers, sumo and golf

Trump, Abe bond over burgers, sumo and golf

US President Donald Trump yesterday played golf with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and presented a trophy to the winner of a sumo tournament, turning to personal diplomacy for the second day of a Japan visit shadowed by tough trade talk.
5/27/2019 1:31:33 AM
Hong Kong protesters demand China be held to account for Tiananmen Square crackdown

Hong Kong protesters demand China be held to account for Tiananmen Square crackdown

Thousands of protesters marched through central Hong Kong yesterday as part of annual demonstrations demanding that China be held accountable for its democracy crackdown in and around Tiananmen Square three decades ago.
5/27/2019 1:29:36 AM
Time to get back to work as Aussie PM names cabinet

Time to get back to work as Aussie PM names cabinet

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison named his new cabinet yesterday, with most positions staying the same, saying the government had “a significant agenda” to deliver and it was time to get back to business.
5/27/2019 1:28:17 AM
More Tories vie to succeed May amid ‘stop Boris’ drive

More Tories vie to succeed May amid ‘stop Boris’ drive

Three more eurosceptics declared their bids to succeed Prime Minister Theresa May as leader of the ruling Conservatives yesterday, amid reports that moderates are campaigning to stop the favourite, former foreign secretary Boris Johnson.
5/27/2019 1:23:51 AM
Food Tips: What to eat?

Food Tips: What to eat?

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5/27/2019 1:22:49 AM
Raab defends calling feminists ‘bigots’

Raab defends calling feminists ‘bigots’

Dominic Raab has defended his claim that feminists are some of the most obnoxious bigots and that men are getting a raw deal, saying he does not want “double standards” in the debate on equality.
5/27/2019 1:22:19 AM
PASQ organises Iftar gathering for Pakistani community members

PASQ organises Iftar gathering for Pakistani community members

Ramadan is the month to show hospitality, generosity and affection for each other. One of the ways this spirit can be shown is through organising Iftar for large gatherings. Pakistan Art Society – Qatar (PASQ) is a community welfare group of Pakistani expatriates.
5/27/2019 1:21:17 AM
Game of skill, patience

Game of skill, patience

Bird Photography is one of the most popular genres of nature photography. This should come as no surprise since birding is one of the world’s most popular pastimes! Bird photography is also a very challenging endeavour, requiring specialised skills and equipment
5/27/2019 1:19:25 AM
Europeans vote in bigger numbers to set EU course

Europeans vote in bigger numbers to set EU course

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen won her symbolic duel with President Emmanuel Macron yesterday, as eurosceptic forces made strong gains in the EU parliamentary election.
5/27/2019 1:18:07 AM
What changed air travel

What changed air travel

As the three-engine McDonnell Douglas DC-10 accelerated down the runway, reaching takeoff speed, the left engine broke away, vaulting over the aircraft’s wing. After just 31 seconds of flight, it plunged back to earth, killing all passengers and crew members, writes Lauren Zumbach
5/27/2019 1:17:51 AM
Next five years crucial to scale new heights: PM

Next five years crucial to scale new heights: PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday said the next five years would be crucial for India to regain its global position.
5/27/2019 1:15:05 AM
Jagan vows to probe TDP ‘land scam’ in Amaravati

Jagan vows to probe TDP ‘land scam’ in Amaravati

Andhra Pradesh’s chief minister-designate Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy yesterday alleged that there was a big land scam in the new state capital Amaravati as his predecessor N Chandrababu Naidu had resorted to “insider trading”.
5/27/2019 1:11:40 AM
Points to ponder

Points to ponder

A person might contemplate during Ramadan upon numerous subjects. He should reflect upon his affairs, his final abode, and what is awaiting him, as regards his departure to Allah The Almighty.
5/27/2019 1:10:37 AM
Qatar-Italy solid co-operation in infrastructure highlighted

Qatar-Italy solid co-operation in infrastructure highlighted

Italian ambassador Pasquale Salzano highlighted the close co-operation between Qatar and Italy in the field of infrastructure, stressing that roadwork has remained a key ground for further business partnerships.
5/27/2019 1:08:51 AM
Brazilians rally in support of Bolsonaro reform plans

Brazilians rally in support of Bolsonaro reform plans

Brazilians yesterday gathered in cities to show their support for far-right President Jair Bolsonaro and to protest against lawmakers whom they see as putting up roadblocks to the leader’s legislative agenda.
5/27/2019 1:08:22 AM
‘Qatar-Kazakhstan bilateral relation to strengthen further’

‘Qatar-Kazakhstan bilateral relation to strengthen further’

Bilateral ties between Qatar and Kazakhstan, particularly in the field of trade and investments, are expected to strengthen further as the latter prepares for upcoming election next month, Kazakhstan ambassador Askar Shokybayev has said.
5/27/2019 1:07:48 AM
Qatar Academy celebrates graduation of third batch

Qatar Academy celebrates graduation of third batch

Qatar Academy of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science, and Community Development celebrated the graduation of the third batch of its students in a special ceremony held at the academy’s headquarters in Al Khor city.
5/27/2019 1:05:30 AM
Imran, Modi ‘agree’ on need for regional peace

Imran, Modi ‘agree’ on need for regional peace

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday spoke with Narendra Modi and congratulated the Indian leader on the election victory of his Hindu-nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), both countries said yesterday.
5/27/2019 1:05:30 AM
Education ministry official affirms commitment to achieve excellence

Education ministry official affirms commitment to achieve excellence

HE the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education Dr Ibrahim bin Salih al-Nuaimi reiterated the ministry’s commitment to support all efforts to improve the work environment, stimulate energies, and develop and update all texts and circulars.
5/27/2019 1:03:32 AM
Al-Bairaq: A national educational platform with global aspirations

Al-Bairaq: A national educational platform with global aspirations

With the end of the academic year 2018-2019, Al-Bairaq programme in Qatar University is approaching the 10th anniversary since its inception, during which it has succeeded in establishing itself as the first programme of its kind to teach science and encourage scientific
5/27/2019 1:02:58 AM
Submissions invited for HMC’s Patient Experience Forum

Submissions invited for HMC’s Patient Experience Forum

Following the launch of Qatar’s first ever Patient Experience Forum earlier this year, Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) is inviting submissions from healthcare professionals to be presented at the event and sharing their knowledge and expertise on delivering the best patient experience.
5/27/2019 1:00:21 AM
Qatar’s healthcare system among the best in the world

Qatar’s healthcare system among the best in the world

Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) has added yet another feather in its cap by becoming one of the very few organ transplant centres in the world that perform transplant surgery for a donor and recipient whose blood type does not match.
5/27/2019 1:00:12 AM
Duterte urges academy grads to be good soldiers amid ‘dangers’

Duterte urges academy grads to be good soldiers amid ‘dangers’

President Rodrigo Duterte yesterday told graduates of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) to “be good soldiers” who should “serve the Constitution, protect the people, secure our sovereignty, and preserve the integrity of our national territory,”
5/27/2019 12:59:01 AM
Sotto hopes for unchanged Senate leadership

Sotto hopes for unchanged Senate leadership

Senate President Vicente Sotto has expressed confidence that there would be no changes in the Senate leadership because of the good performance of the chamber.
5/27/2019 12:54:29 AM
Arabian Supply Center holds seminar for fleet customers

Arabian Supply Center holds seminar for fleet customers

Arabian Supply Center (ASC), the authorised distributor for Donaldson Filters, US, in Qatar, conducted a technical seminar, in association with Donaldson Filtration Systems for their fleet customers.
5/27/2019 12:52:16 AM