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QU conference focuses on use of zebrafish as research tool

Qatar University’s (QU) Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) recently concluded a five-day conference and workshop, titled ‘Current and Emerging Trends in Zebrafish Research’, which involved both theoretical lectures by renowned experts in the field and hands-on practical sessions to train interested 01:30:39 AM
Al Udeid Air Base organises Family Day Festival Al Udeid Air Base organised on Friday the second edition of the Family Day Festival for officers and members of the Qatar Amiri Air Force and members of friendly allied forces 11:09:57 PM
Doha Central Market to get year-round sale yard for local products The Doha Central Market is set to get a year-round, air-conditioned sale yard for local agricultural products with the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) preparing to offer a tender in this regard. 10:55:22 PM

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Mali struggles to disarm militia suspected of massacre

Shortly after rolling into the central Malian town of Koro to detain a leader of an ethnic militia suspected of massacring about 160 villagers, a pickup truck of army soldiers was swarmed by hostile residents. 01:42:51 AM
Bangladesh ‘girl burned to death on teacher’s order’ A schoolgirl was burned to death in Bangladesh on the orders of her head teacher after she reported him for sexually harassing her, police said yesterday. 01:40:14 AM
China invites N Korea to Belt and Road summit China said yesterday leaders from 37 nations and North Korean representatives will attend a summit for its Belt and Road Initiative next week as it hit back at criticism of the massive trade infrastructure project. 01:36:44 AM

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Region
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Troops strike Gaza after cross-border fire

Israel yesterday struck Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip with tank and aircraft fire after troops were shot at on the Israeli side of the border, the army said. 01:45:18 AM
Yemen risks 'massive resurgence' of cholera: Oxfam Oxfam has warned that war-torn Yemen risks a "massive resurgence" of cholera, with around 195,000 suspected cases of the disease recorded so far this year. 06:53:29 PM
Turkey arrests two suspected UAE spies: report Turkey has arrested two men suspected of spying for the United Arab Emirates and is probing if they are tied to Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder, Anadolu state news agency said on Friday. 06:36:13 PM

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China’s top leaders cautiously optimistic about economy

China’s politburo said the economy was better than expected in the first quarter, but tried to temper expectations for a quick rebound, saying that it’s facing difficult external and domestic situations. 12:49:49 AM
US gas export clout set to grow with new LNG approvals America is set to become an even bigger player in the global liquefied natural gas market after the nation’s top regulator approved two more projects to export the super-chilled fuel. Tellurian Inc’s proposed $28bn Driftwood terminal in Louisiana and Sempra Energy’s Port Arthur LNG project in Texas 12:48:47 AM
Indian refiners turn to Opec, Mexico, US to make up Iran oil gap Indian refiners are increasing their planned purchases from Opec nations, Mexico and the US to make up for any loss of Iranian oil if the US enforces sanctions more harshly from next month, sources and company officials said. 12:46:36 AM

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AAA chief Dahlan slams UAE for mixing politics with sport

In yet another shocking act of mixing politics with sport, the UAE Athletics Federation has decided not to send their athletes to the Asian Athletics Championships, which will begin in Doha tomorrow. 01:08:47 AM
Djokovic knocked out as ‘lucky’ Nadal battles on Medvedev will meet another Serb, Lajovic, today, while 11-time Monte Carlo winner Nadal will face Fognini in semis 01:07:09 AM
Chelsea fight off Slavia, to join Arsenal in semis The 2013 Europa League champions will meet Eintracht Frankfurt in the last four 01:03:29 AM

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Objection to tax department’s assessment

Question: We have paid the tax within the time limit after completing the auditing as per the accounting standards. We have been informed by the tax department that there is difference in the amount calculated. 01:08:04 AM
We don’t need a bigger particle collider Between Lake Geneva and the Swiss Jura, more than 100m (328ft) below the surface, lies a circular tunnel, 27km (17 miles) in circumference, containing superconducting magnets that accelerate protons almost to the speed of light. 01:07:05 AM
The monetisation of garbage As a child growing up in Lagos, Nigeria, in the late 1990s, I remember women roaming through my community and chanting in Yoruba, “onigo de o! Anra bata rubber ati ayo t’on jo.” This translates as “The bottle peddler is here! We buy rubber sandals and leaky (aluminium) pots. 01:05:11 AM

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Keep away from enmity

The Muslim has a mission in his life, and is required to be effective, active, tolerant and social, mixing with other people and dealing with them with tolerance and in accordance with the worthy Islamic attitudes and behaviour. 01:46:22 AM
Those busy with remembrance Allah The Most High says which translates as: “So when you have finished the rites of Haj then remember Allah as you remember your forefathers yet even more in remembrance. 01:43:15 AM
A pictorial ode to the innate beauty of Qatar Beauty lies in the eyes of beholder. The beauty of Qatar has regularly been captured and described by visitors, expatriate residents and locals through different art forms. With modern gadgets and camera, the natural, traditional, and modern scenes of the country have constantly been preserved 01:13:24 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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