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Airliner skids off runway in India, at least 16 dead UN condemns air strikes in Yemen that reportedly killed children Russia wants to return to Venus, build reusable rocket US says sending immediate $15mn in food, medicine to Lebanon Covid-19 cases cross 19mn, pandemic kills 715,343 worldwide Palestinian woman shot dead by Israeli troops Qatar Friday reports 291 new Covid-19 cases, 2 deaths, 311 recoveries


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Qatar Friday reports 291 new Covid-19 cases, 2 deaths, 311 recoveries

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) on Friday announced 291 new confirmed cases of Covid-19, two deaths and 311 recoveries during the past 24 hours 02:48:46 PM
Msheireb Properties expresses solidarity with Lebanon Msheireb Properties has expressed solidarity with the people of Lebanon by lighting up the Msheireb Downtown premises in the colours of the Lebanese flag. 12:36:59 AM
MoI safety tip The Ministry of Interior tweeted yesterday about electrical safety in the kitchen. “Please be cautious while preparing food at the kitchen. 12:31:38 AM

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Airliner skids off runway in India, at least 16 dead

At least 16 people including the pilot died and more than 20 others were seriously injured Friday when an Indian passenger jet skidded off the runway in heavy rain, media reports and officials said. 06:28:46 PM
Russia wants to return to Venus, build reusable rocket The head of Russia's space agency said Friday that Roscosmos wants to return to Venus and bring back soil samples and build spacecraft that will surpass Elon Musk's rockets. 05:11:44 PM
Covid-19 cases cross 19mn, pandemic kills 715,343 worldwide The Covid-19 pandemic has killed at least 715,343 people worldwide since it surfaced in China late last year, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP at 1100 GMT on Friday. 04:46:06 PM

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UN condemns air strikes in Yemen that reportedly killed children

An unconfirmed but large number of civilians, including children, were killed in air strikes in northern Yemen on Thursday, the United Nations said. 06:02:23 PM
US says sending immediate $15mn in food, medicine to Lebanon The United States said Friday it was sending an immediate $15 million worth of food and medicine to help Lebanon after Beirut's massive port blast. 04:54:34 PM
Palestinian woman shot dead by Israeli troops A Palestinian women was shot dead in the West Bank where Israeli soldiers clashed with Palestinians on Friday, Palestinian medical officials said. 04:30:11 PM

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US weekly jobless claims fall, labour market struggling as Covid-19 pandemic spreads

The number of Americans seeking jobless benefits fell last week, but a staggering 31.3mn people were receiving unemployment checks in mid-July, suggesting the labour market was stalling as the country battles a resurgence in new Covid-19 cases that is threatening a budding economic recovery. 09:35:33 PM
Gulf countries to lead H2 rally in sukuk issuance: Moody's The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries will lead a rally in the issuance of Islamic debt or sukuk in the second half (H2) of 2020, according to Moody's, an international credit rating agency. 09:06:29 PM
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Brahimi keeps Rayyan in title contention

Captain’s eighth minute goal helps Rayyan beat Sailiya and are now just one point behind Duhail 11:39:42 PM
England collapse after Masood century puts Pakistan on top England suffered a dramatic top-order collapse that saw Ben Stokes out for a duck after Shan Masood’s brilliant century established a strong position for Pakistan in the first Test at Old Trafford yesterday. 11:37:46 PM
‘No contact’ from Man United over Sancho, say Dortmund Borussia Dortmund boss Hans-Joachim Watzke says the Bundesliga runners-up have had “no contact” with Manchester United over England winger Jadon Sancho. 11:32:36 PM

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Pandemic decimates livelihoods of Kenya’s Maasai

For more than 50 years, Loiman Letolo, 70, has peddled her colourful beaded necklaces and bracelets to safari-goers at the entrance gates to Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve. 12:14:03 AM
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How poverty undermined S Africa’s Covid response When coronavirus patients started arriving at South Africa’s government-run Thelle Mogoerane Hospital, workers scrambled to set up isolation wards to treat them. They can’t keep up. 12:09:29 AM

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Are performers and music firms game for the new normal?

All may not be lost, provided performers and the businesses they work for are willing to adapt to digital platforms. These electronic venues might even become a part of the industry’s post-pandemic future, writes Scott Duke Kominers 01:57:53 AM
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Colour Psychology: Does it affect how you feel? A colour is a significant tool for effective communication. A colour can perform multiple functions like, to signal an action, even it can influence our psychological behaviours and responses. So colour psychology means how colour stimulates and instigates human behaviour and attitude. 02:17:19 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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