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North Korea fires two short-range 'ballistic missiles' into sea Virus drives surge in Australia domestic violence cases Tokyo organisers eye July 2021 for delayed Olympics Getting better: China's new coronavirus cases trend lower Thundery rain, strong winds to continue Sunday


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Thundery rain, strong winds to continue Sunday

The Department of Meteorology warned of expected thundery rain and strong wind at places with poor horizontal visibility at times. 08:26:58 AM
Earth Hour observed across Qatar Kahramaa marks Earth Hour by switching off 03:27:30 AM
Qatar attends WHO panel discussions on Covid-19 Qatar has participated in the general panel discussions held by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on the developments of the coronavirus (Covid-19) through remote communication technology. 03:22:55 AM

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North Korea fires two short-range 'ballistic missiles' into sea

North Korea fired what appeared to be two short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast on Sunday, the fourth such launch this month as the world battles the coronavirus outbreak. 09:20:05 AM
Virus drives surge in Australia domestic violence cases Australia on Sunday announced a nearly US$100 million boost in funding to tackle domestic violence after support services reported a spike in coronavirus-related family abuse. 09:08:37 AM
Getting better: China's new coronavirus cases trend lower China reported 45 new coronavirus cases in the mainland for Saturday, down from 54 on the previous day, with all but one involving travelers from overseas, the country's health authority said on Sunday. 08:34:15 AM

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Palestinian groups cancel mass Gaza rallies over pandemic fears

Palestinian groups in Gaza cancelled mass rallies planned for next week along the border with Israel amid concerns about the spread of coronavirus in the densely-populated territory, organisers said yesterday. 02:31:27 AM
Kuwait reveals 10 new virus cases Kuwait confirmed 10 new coronavirus cases during the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 235, said the Health Ministry yesterday. 02:30:15 AM
Jordan registers its first death from coronavirus Jordan yesterday registered its first death in the kingdom due to the novel coronavirus, the state news agency Petra reported. The director of Prince Hamzah Hospital, Abdulrazaq Khashman, announced the death of an 83-year-old woman. 02:29:16 AM

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Extraordinary circumstances require global fiscal, monetary co-ordination: QNB

Extraordinary circumstances require global fiscal and monetary co-ordination, QNB has said referring to the economic fallout from the global spread of Covid-19. 03:55:31 AM
IMF sees significant cut in sub-Saharan Africa growth over virus The International Monetary Fund will slash its projection for economic growth for one of the world’s fastest expanding regions due to the rapid spread of the coronavirus. 03:53:04 AM
China readies stimulus steps as local virus cases dwindle China’s authorities plan stronger steps to revive an economy hit by the spread of coronavirus, as the nation yesterday reported no new locally transmitted infections for the previous day. 03:50:47 AM

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Tokyo organisers eye July 2021 for delayed Olympics

Tokyo Olympics organisers are eyeing next July as a start date for the postponed Games, Japanese media reported Sunday, following the historic decision to delay the event due to the coronavirus. 08:49:16 AM
We’ll be stronger than ever in 2021: Japan’s Osaka Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka, the poster girl of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, took to social media yesterday to show her support for the decision to postpone the Games until next year 02:19:17 AM
This is a challenge, we will overcome it: Qatar’s al-Tamimi Qatar’s Abdulla al-Tamimi had a brilliant run in PSA Men’s World Squash Championship at home in Doha in November last year. 02:17:08 AM

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A green reboot after the pandemic

The Covid-19 coronavirus has forced entire countries into lockdown mode, terrified citizens around the world, and triggered a financial-market meltdown. 02:53:23 AM
The coronavirus moment and the post-pandemic world order Coronavirus hasn’t just overturned daily life the we know it, as I have analysed that in my previous article about the sociology of the pandemic. It has also upended global geopolitics. 02:51:54 AM
Can Africa withstand Covid-19? Durban – Less than five months after the first documented case of the Covid-19 coronavirus, infections exceed 340,000 globally, with nearly 15,000 deaths. 02:51:41 AM

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“In diplomacy, personalities matter”

Dr Federico Alberto Cuello Camilo, ambassador of the Dominican Republic to Qatar, is a man with vision. His extensive experience in international relations and economic affairs speaks volumes about his statesmanship. 02:23:15 AM
Needed: blood donation to save lives, show solidarity with medics in tough times Though social distancing is the call of the day owing to the pandemic of novel coronavirus across the world, the importance and need for social solidarity cannot be ruled out. 02:21:34 AM
Islam and fortune-telling There are among mankind people who claim knowledge of the unseen and the future. They are known by various names, among which are: fortune-tellers, soothsayers, foreseers, augurs, magicians, prognosticators, oracles, astrologers, palmists, etc. 03:24:47 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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