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Call to students

HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, who was on a working visit to Los Angeles, meeting with Qatari students in California. 12:31:55 AM
Evaluation dept set to assess kindergartens Kindergartens in the country will be informed shortly to get ready for the evaluation 12:30:02 AM
ExxonMobil Qatar-sponsored female students honoured ExxonMobil Qatar recently hosted a recognition event for more than 40 female students from several Doha-based universities. 12:02:32 AM

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Sisi promises justice after ship capsize

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has ordered authorities yesterday to punish those responsible for the capsizing of a ship which resulted in the deaths of more than 160 migrants, as families demanded the bodies of their loved ones. 11:55:57 PM
Aleppo reels from deadly air strikes Residents in Syria's battleground city of Aleppo cowered indoors Saturday as fierce air strikes toppled buildings and killed at least 52 civilians, after diplomatic efforts to revive a ceasefire failed. 07:53:12 PM
Two million people without water in Syria's Aleppo: UN Nearly two million civilians were without water in Syria's second city of Aleppo on Saturday after regime bombardment damaged one pumping station and rebels shut down another in retaliation, the UN said. 12:49:33 PM

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Farc rebels ratify peace accord

Colombia’s Farc rebel group voted unanimously to approve a peace deal with the government on Friday, declaring an end to the five-decade war as it prepares to transition into a new political party. 12:28:19 AM
In quake movie, Mexican actor sees broken politics In his latest film, Mexican actor Demian Bichir plays a man trapped in the rubble after a major earthquake, an ordeal he sees as a symbol of his country’s political mess. 12:27:23 AM
Charlotte police under immense pressure to release shooting video Police in Charlotte, North Carolina were under mounting pressure yesterday to make public video of the fatal police shooting of a black man that sparked unrest this week, after a fourth night of protests unfolded peacefully under the watch of National Guard troops. 12:24:48 AM

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Indonesia to boost ties with Qatar in trade, tourism and investment

Indonesia will be holding discussions with government ministries and officials from the private sector to boost bilateral relations with Qatar in the fields of trade, tourism, and investment, ambassador Mohamed Basri Sidehabi has said. 11:04:05 PM
Katara Hospitality opens Royal Savoy Lausanne Murwab Hotel Group, Katara Hospitality’s operating arm, has unveiled the legendary Hotel Royal Savoy Lausanne in Switzerland... 10:59:23 PM
LuLu Group chief figures in Forbes’ list of India’s 100 richest tycoons Yusuffali M A, chairman of the Abu Dhabi-based Middle East retail chain LuLu Group, figures in the Forbes’ annual list of India’s 100 richest tycoons. 10:48:17 PM

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Fossati is confirmed as Qatar coach

Uruguayan Jorge Fossati has been handed the task of reviving Qatar’s qualifying campaign after the team crashed to back-to-back defeats in their first two matches on the road to Russia 2018. 12:19:49 AM
Nam nets hat-trick in Lekhwiya’s 5-4 victory The goal-glut in the Qatar Stars League continued yesterday as Nam tae-Hee struck a hat-trick to help former champions Lekhwiya edge Al Gharafa 5-4 in a thrilling match at Al Gharafa stadium. 12:18:53 AM
Wenger’s perfect 20th anniversary gift as Arsenal win Arsenal gave manager Arsene Wenger a 20th anniversary to remember as Alexis Sanchez, Theo Walcott and Mesut Ozil scored in a slick 3-0 victory over Chelsea yesterday. 12:17:55 AM

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“The bigger you get, the more expectations you carry”

— Tom Stade, Canadian stand-up comic 01:08:31 AM
Sinkhole in America gobbles up toxic water lake A huge sinkhole has opened up in Florida, right underneath a fertiliser plant. The hole appeared directly under a lake of toxic waste.... 01:02:03 AM
QPO brings a classic horror film to life All along, the giveaway was in the name. Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror was perhaps meant to be best enjoyed in the dark of a theatre, accompanied by an accomplished live ensemble tearing into a soaring symphony. 12:57:24 AM

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It is time for EU leaders to rise to the occasion

The European Union’s list of crises keeps growing. But, beyond the United Kingdom’s “Brexit” vote to leave the bloc, Poland’s constitutional-court imbroglio, Russian expansionism, migrants and refugees and resurgent nationalism, ... 12:10:01 AM
Positive signs of a Fed rate hike in December The global financial system is now staying focused on December when the Federal Reserve (Fed) is expected to raise interest rates after the US central bank maintained status quo at its meeting on September 21. 12:08:24 AM
Keeping things in perspective My new computer just died. Only six months old, and it has to be completely refurbished because of some problem with the hardware. 12:05:04 AM

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