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Anti-G7 activists march with 'stolen' Macron portraits

Anti-G7 activists march with 'stolen' Macron portraits

Several hundred anti-G7 protesters staged an unusual protest in southwestern France on Sunday, holding ‘stolen’ portraits of French President Emmanuel Macron which were held upside down in a pointed critique ...
8/25/2019 2:19:26 PM
Pope calls for global commitment to put out Amazon fires

Pope calls for global commitment to put out Amazon fires

Pope Francis on Sunday called for a global commitment to put out the fires in the Amazon, saying the area was essential for the health of the planet.
8/25/2019 1:52:02 PM
Indian girl's throat slit in spate of deadly kite accidents

Indian girl's throat slit in spate of deadly kite accidents

A young girl riding on a motorcycle with her father in New Delhi has died after a glass-coated kite string slit her throat, reports said Sunday, the second incident in a week.
8/25/2019 1:16:30 PM
Nearly 900 Mexican performers set world record for folk dance

Nearly 900 Mexican performers set world record for folk dance

Nearly 900 people twirled and stamped their feet to mariachi music in the Mexican city of Guadalajara to set a Guinness record for the world's biggest folk dance.
8/25/2019 1:01:39 PM
Expanded South Korean military drills around disputed island draw Japanese protest

Expanded South Korean military drills around disputed island draw Japanese protest

South Korean forces began two days of expanded drills on Sunday around an island also claimed by Japan, prompting a protest from Tokyo only days after Seoul said it would scrap an intelligence-sharing pact ...
8/25/2019 12:37:11 PM
Hezbollah says explosive-laden drone damaged its media centre

Hezbollah says explosive-laden drone damaged its media centre

Lebanese group Hezbollah on Sunday said one of two drones that came down over its Beirut stronghold was rigged with explosives and caused damage to its media centre.
8/25/2019 11:52:44 AM
Australia to block internet domains hosting extremist content during terror attacks

Australia to block internet domains hosting extremist content during terror attacks

Australia will block access to internet domains hosting terrorist material during crisis events and will consider legislation to force digital platforms to improve the safety of their services, officials said on Sunday.
8/25/2019 11:05:10 AM
Trump backs Johnson as 'right man' for Brexit

Trump backs Johnson as 'right man' for Brexit

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday held his first face-to-face talks with Donald Trump since taking office, with the US President backing him as the ‘right man’ to deliver Brexit for Britain.
8/25/2019 10:22:34 AM
Hong Kong police arrest 29 after overnight clashes, more protests planned

Hong Kong police arrest 29 after overnight clashes, more protests planned

Hong Kong's police said on Sunday they arrested 29 people after clashes overnight in which volleys of tear gas were fired to disperse anti-government protesters ...
8/25/2019 9:37:17 AM
Japan, US reach broad agreement on trade deal: reports

Japan, US reach broad agreement on trade deal: reports

Japan and the United States have reached a broad agreement in trade negotiations, reports said Sunday, with the leaders of both countries expected to hold talks on the sidelines of the G7 summit.
8/25/2019 9:30:42 AM
Security forces arrest Palestinians in West Bank

Security forces arrest Palestinians in West Bank

Israeli security forces have arrested a number of Palestinians in the West Bank as part of a manhunt after an explosion that killed an Israeli teenager, the army said yesterday.
8/25/2019 1:36:09 AM
Star Wars and Marvel TV shows lead vast Disney streaming lineup

Star Wars and Marvel TV shows lead vast Disney streaming lineup

Disney on Friday lifted the lid on three live-action Star Wars series for its much-hyped new television streaming service, including Ewan McGregor’s return as Obi-Wan Kenobi, as the company revealed a vast lineup for its Netflix rival.
8/25/2019 1:33:10 AM
Police fire tear gas as clashes return to Hong Kong streets

Police fire tear gas as clashes return to Hong Kong streets

Hong Kong riot police yesterday fired tear gas and baton-charged protesters who retaliated with a barrage of stones, bottles and bamboo poles, in another tense bout of violence.
8/25/2019 1:29:55 AM
Elections chief rejects president’s appointees

Elections chief rejects president’s appointees

Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) chief retired judge Sardar Mohamed Raza has refused to administer the oath of office to the newly-appointed members of the electoral authority, saying that their appointment was against the Constitution.
8/25/2019 1:26:17 AM
New fires as outrage over Amazon grows

New fires as outrage over Amazon grows

Hundreds of new fires are raging in the Amazon rainforest in northern Brazil, official data showed yesterday, amid growing international pressure on President Jair Bolsonaro to control the worst blazes in years.
8/25/2019 1:22:53 AM
Thousands join anti-G7 rallies in Spain, France

Thousands join anti-G7 rallies in Spain, France

More than 9,000 anti-G7 protesters joined a mass march over a bridge linking France and Spain yesterday as leaders from the Group of 7 nations descended for their summit in the Atlantic resort of Biarritz.
8/25/2019 1:19:40 AM
CMU-Q welcomes Class of 2023

CMU-Q welcomes Class of 2023

The Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) community gathered to formally welcome the new students who will begin their first year of studies next week. The Class of 2023 comprises more than 100 students.
8/25/2019 1:06:20 AM
Galileo International School launches new facilities

Galileo International School launches new facilities

A launch event was held in Doha for Galileo International School, Muaither, to mark the official opening of its new facilities. The event was attended by a number of officials.
8/25/2019 1:04:48 AM
Galeries Lafayette begins Let’s Play Campaign

Galeries Lafayette begins Let’s Play Campaign

Galeries Lafayette Doha, the renowned Parisian department store in Qatar, has launched its Let’s Play Campaign that will take visitors “back to their childhood days”. The department store’s latest summer campaign offers a “fun-filled escape from the heat and will be on until the end of September”,
8/25/2019 1:02:17 AM
QRCS comes to the aid of Sudan flash flood victims

QRCS comes to the aid of Sudan flash flood victims

The Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has immediately responded to the heavy rain and flash floods in many parts of Sudan. A relief team from its representation mission in Sudan conducted a field assessment to identify the damage in Bahri Locality due to a surge in water levels.
8/25/2019 12:59:17 AM
Katara Hospitality plans full renovation of Doha Marriott

Katara Hospitality plans full renovation of Doha Marriott

Katara Hospitality, a global hotel owner, developer and operator based in Qatar, has announced a full renovation of “Doha’s most iconic hotel, Doha Marriott Hotel. Opened in 1973 as the Gulf Hotel
8/25/2019 12:55:43 AM
Special screening of films a thrilling experience for kids during SiQ

Special screening of films a thrilling experience for kids during SiQ

Summer holidays are heading towards its end. Though life has slowly started back to its old routine, the residents of Qatar are not going to forget the excitement and entertainment they experienced during the holidays this summer.
8/25/2019 12:53:51 AM
Tourism hotspot Barcelona alarmed by crime surge

Tourism hotspot Barcelona alarmed by crime surge

A surge in muggings and burglaries in Barcelona, mainly targeting tourists, has sparked alarm in Spain’s second-largest city, leading local residents to form their own crime-fighting patrols.
8/25/2019 12:50:41 AM
A law just for Trump’s presidency?

A law just for Trump’s presidency?

California is considering a far-reaching law that would lock current environmental protections into place and would only be in effect until the end of Donald Trump’s presidency.
8/25/2019 12:50:05 AM
“Both art, martial art help me find myself” — Samah al-Lulu, artist, martial art black belt, sportswoman

“Both art, martial art help me find myself” — Samah al-Lulu, artist, martial art black belt, sportswoman

She carries her dreams. She also carries the resolve and talent to achieve those dreams. Her talents have made her confident.
8/25/2019 12:49:13 AM
Britain and Italy are now the terrible twins of Europe

Britain and Italy are now the terrible twins of Europe

For most of the time since 1945, the politics and government of Britain and Italy have seemed like polar opposites. True, both were important European powers. True too, each had a place among the world’s major economies.
8/25/2019 12:48:18 AM
Brazil deserves global support to contain wildfires

Brazil deserves global support to contain wildfires

Wildfires are raging through the Amazon, the largest rainforest in the world, even as the global community have expressed concern over the loss of vast swathes of forest considered a vital bulwark against climate change.
8/25/2019 12:46:56 AM
Notting Hill carnival ‘can unite divided country’: organisers

Notting Hill carnival ‘can unite divided country’: organisers

The Notting Hill carnival is the ideal way to bring together a divided country and remember those who have been caught up in the Windrush scandal, its organisers have said. Matthew Phillip, the carnival’s executive director, said the event
8/25/2019 12:41:53 AM
Johnson, EU trade barbs on Brexit at G7 summit

Johnson, EU trade barbs on Brexit at G7 summit

Accusing one another of being “Mr No Deal”, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and EU Council President Donald Tusk exchanged accusations at the G7 summit yesterday over who will be to blame if Britain crashes out the bloc without an accord.
8/25/2019 12:40:30 AM
The Punjab link and love for ‘Amritsari kulchas’

The Punjab link and love for ‘Amritsari kulchas’

Former finance minister Arun Jaitley, who died yesterday, had a connection with the Sikh holy city of Amritsar - from relatives to the famous ‘Amritsari kulchas’. In his debut Lok Sabha election in 2014, which he lost to Congress’ Amarinder Singh, he said he had a greater Amritsar
8/25/2019 12:29:22 AM
Tributes pour in for Jaitley

Tributes pour in for Jaitley

Former finance minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Arun Jaitley died at the age of 66 yesterday. Jatiley, suffering from prolonged illness, was admitted to New Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences on August 9 after complaints of breathlessness and was put on life support.
8/25/2019 12:27:53 AM
Integration of Kashmir with India is now complete: Shah

Integration of Kashmir with India is now complete: Shah

Home Minister Amit Shah yesterday said Jammu and Kashmir’s integration with India was completed with the scrapping of Article 370.
8/25/2019 12:15:19 AM