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Spain suspect admits plan for bigger attack

Spain suspect admits plan for bigger attack

A suspected member of the terror cell that unleashed carnage in Spain last week admitted to a judge yesterday that the religious extremists had planned to hit monuments in an even bigger attack.

Death sentences for RAB officers upheld

Death sentences for RAB officers upheld

The high court yesterday upheld death sentences of 15 convicts including Noor Hossain, dismissed officials of elite Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) lieutenant colonel Tareque Sayeed Mohammad, major Arif Hossain and lieutenant commander SM Masud Rana in the Narayanganj seven-murder trial.

Residents in southern areas to benefit from opening of new highway

Residents in southern areas to benefit from opening of new highway

Residents of Al Wakrah, Al Wukair and Al Mashaf stand to benefit from the opening of the 11km Southern part of Doha Express Highway ...

Kannada actor to float political party

Kannada actor to float political party

Kannada superstar Upendra yesterday announced he was entering politics and will float a new party soon to serve the people without the burden of caste, religion and discrimination.

Carnegie Mellon grads explore emerging fields at Sidra

Carnegie Mellon grads explore emerging fields at Sidra

Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) graduates are exploring emerging fields at Sidra Medical and Research Centre (Sidra), the new paediatric and maternal healthcare facility in Doha.

Canada curbs ship speeds to prevent right whale deaths

Canada curbs ship speeds to prevent right whale deaths

Canadian officials yesterday ordered boats including cargo and cruise ships to reduce their speed in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence in a bid to protect endangered whales.

Opposition must have its say, govt its way: Naidu

Opposition must have its say, govt its way: Naidu

Newly sworn-in Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu told the opposition yesterday that he will ensure as the Rajya Sabha Chairman that they have a say when legislations are debated but the government will finally have its way as it has the mandate.

Kosovo Roma seek justice

Kosovo Roma seek justice

Kosovo’s Roma minority “are not treated as humans,” laments Florim Masurica, who is seeking justice for his disabled son, one of the children suffering from suspected lead-poisoning contracted at post-war United Nations camps.

China sends troops for overseas base in Djibouti

China sends troops for overseas base in Djibouti

Ships carrying personnel for China’s first overseas military base, in Djibouti in the Horn of Africa, have set sail to begin setting up the facility, as China’s rapidly modernising military extends its global reach.

Cornell Stars help trainee doctors learn new skills

Cornell Stars help trainee doctors learn new skills

Medical students at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) participated in the Cornell Stars programme as part of WCM-Q’s annual Introductory Clerkship Course, where faculty and staff members bring in their own children so that the students can learn the best techniques for examining youngsters while

Lightning kills 22 in Bangladesh

Lightning kills 22 in Bangladesh

Lightning strikes have killed at least 22 people in Bangladesh in the last 48 hours, authorities said Tuesday, a week after monsoon rains triggered a series of deadly landslides in the country.

Iran has sent five planes of food to Qatar

Iran has sent five planes of food to Qatar

Iran has sent five planes of food exports to Qatar, Iran's national carrier told AFP on Sunday, days after Gulf countries cut off air and transport links to the country.