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Qatar scientists unveil tool to fight diabetes

Scientists from the Qatar Biomedical Research Institute (QBRI) and the Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) at Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) have jointly published the first risk score to screen for pre-diabetes in the Middle East, where prevalence is one of the highest in the world. 01:31:54 AM
Target groups in the Traffic Safety award Individual category: This award will be presented to an individual who has developed an initiative concerned with traffic safety and has actively contributed to improving traffic safety in Qatar. 01:24:45 AM
Top US officials to visit Qatar, Saudi this week White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and his team are headed to Saudi Arabia and Qatar this week for talks , a senior administration official said on Sunday. 12:01:11 AM

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Sao Paulo, Rio vote for mayors

Brazil’s biggest cities, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, voted for their next mayors yesterday as the country held municipal run-offs, the last polls before far-right President Jair Bolsonaro is up for re-election in 2022. 01:40:00 AM
French officers face charges over beating case Four French police officers should face charges over the beating and racial abuse of a black music producer, Paris’s top prosecutor said yesterday, an incident that intensified controversy over a new security law. 01:16:53 AM
PM blasts opposition for public health risk Prime Minister Imran Khan yesterday launched into the opposition for persisting on holding rallies under the Pakistan Democratic Movement’s (PDM) banner despite a sharp rise in Covid-19 cases across the country. 01:07:51 AM

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Iran mulls response as it prepares to bury nuclear scientist

Debate raged in Iran yesterday over how and when to respond to a top nuclear scientist’s assassination, blamed on Israel, as his body was honoured at shrines to prepare it for burial. 12:54:22 AM
Gaza gets vital aid as hospitals struggle with rising infections The World Health Organisation delivered 15 ventilators to Gaza hospitals yesterday amid a spike in Covid-19 infections that has tested the Palestinian territory’s under-developed health system. 12:51:47 AM
Defiant protesters hit streets in south Iraq for second day Anti-government protesters defied lockdowns and the threat of violence to demonstrate yesterday in several Iraqi cities, with new clashes with security forces claiming the life of one protester. 12:12:55 AM

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Barwa Real Estate Group confirms Abdullah Jubara al-Rumaihi as group CEO

Barwa Real Estate Group’s board of directors has confirmed Abdullah bin Jubara al-Rumaihi as group CEO, it was announced yesterday. 01:32:56 AM
Opec faces seismic demand split as group plots next move As Opec+ ministers gather virtually this week, the city that traditionally hosts their meetings will be locked down. 10:24:00 PM
Inflation fear and green hope drive investors into copper The copper market is experiencing a wave of investor interest the likes of which it hasn’t seen for a decade. 10:20:44 PM

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Securing Sport: Event goes virtual in a changing world

The International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS) will convene its flagship conference Securing Sport on a virtual platform under the theme ‘Building Resilience in an Ever-Changing World’ from December 1-4. 01:18:33 AM
Grosjean escapes from fiery crash on raceday Romain Grosjean leaped to safety in a ‘miracle’ escape after his Haas car was ripped in half and engulfed in flames in a first-lap accident that halted yesterday’s Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix. 01:17:08 AM
Tokyo’s Hasegawa calls for team effort against Ulsan FC Tokyo’s AFC Champions League knockout stage prospects will rely on the efforts of every player when they face group leaders Ulsan Hyundai, according to head coach Kenta Hasegawa. 01:07:37 AM

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Heroes on the frontlines

Sonia Brown’s husband died on June 10. Two weeks later, the 65-year-old registered nurse was back at work. Her husband’s medical bills and a car payment loomed over her head. “She wanted to make sure all those things were taken care of before she retired,” her son David said. 01:35:10 AM
New WHO guidelines stress uncompromised need for fitness regime Being physically active is critical for health and well-being, especially in an age when the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has curtailed outdoor activities to a great extent. It is in this context that the World Health Organisation (WHO) 01:33:37 AM
Cuban American to lead Homeland Security The rise of Alejandro Mayorkas may be just the feel-good story Miami needs post-election. After his parents fled Fidel Castro’s Communist takeover of Cuba in 1960, Mayorkas lived in Miami as a child. 12:53:07 AM

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MES students volunteer for QCS donation drive

Twenty students from Classes 11 and 12 of MES Indian School participated in the voluntary humanitarian initiative launched by Qatar Cancer Society (QCS) at the LuLu branches recently. The objective of the volunteering was to create awareness on donation to support QCS. 12:36:21 AM
ICC holds online quiz competition Indian Cultural Centre (ICC), under the aegis of Embassy of India, recently conducted an online quiz competition – ICC FB Quiz 2020 – related to the Indian Community Benevolent Forum (ICBF) life insurance scheme. 12:34:41 AM
Shantiniketan school marks Children’s Day Shantiniketan Indian School (SIS) recently organised the Children’s Day celebration on the virtual platform Zoom. 12:33:01 AM

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The second Aspire Lake Festival

The second Aspire Lake Festival took spectators through half-hour ‘magical journey,’ featuring more than 40 artists and experts with a showcase of theatrical performances and fireworks displays at Aspire Park. 07:42:17 PM
Newly opened Orbital Highway Phase-I, Qatar Almost two-third of the ambitious Orbital Highway and Truck Route linking the newly constructed Hamad Port in Mesaieed with the Ras Laffan Industrial City on the northern side is ready now. 04:28:14 PM
The Khalifa International Stadium The Khalifa International Stadium, which is hosting the Emir Cup final on Friday, will give spectators a new experience ... 12:08:25 PM

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