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 2020-03-30 08:51 

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Number of coronavirus cases in Germany rises to 57,298...

The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Germany has risen to 57,298 and 455 people have died of the disease here...

 2020-03-30 01:22 

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QU-CENG develops medical products' designs to fight virus...

Qatar University's College of Engineering (QU-CENG) announced that a research team of students and faculty members from the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering has developed designs using 3D printers for medical products manufactured i...

 2020-03-30 01:15 

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Doha Bank marks Earth Hour...

Doha Bank has joined millions of entities and individuals around the globe in marking Earth Hour 2020 by switching lights off at its headquarters and branches on Saturday....

 2020-03-30 01:13 

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Remote learning becomes priority for VCUarts Qatar...

As the education landscape in Qatar adapts to changing times due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, the dean of a Qatar Foundation partner university has outlined how remote learning is ensuring learning never stops....

 2020-03-30 01:10 

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Ehsan continues supporting older persons during crisis...

In order to continue empowering and supporting older people and their families during the Covid-19 crisis and home quarantining phase, the Centre for Elderly Empowerment and Care (Ehsan) has stressed that it sees its role in community-based outreach and s...

 2020-03-30 01:07 

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Online Qumra 2020 speeds up learning curve for DFI...

Adapting to the online programme for Qumra 2020 edition has sped up Doha Film Institute's (DFI) learning curve and opened a new scope for digital formats to expand the reach of its various programmes and initiatives in the future, DFI CEO Fatma al-Rem...

 2020-03-30 01:04 

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Berlin artists' colony finds creative answer to shutdown...

In her sun-soaked Berlin living room, Ingrid Ihnen-Haas belted out Edith Piaf songs into a microphone — part of a collective effort to help entertain a country confined to their homes by the coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-03-30 01:04 

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Communicating across cultures and languages during Covid-19...

The need for accurate language services at Qatar's healthcare facilities has never been greater. Fortunately, HBKU's TII has helped the country's interpreters and translators adapt to the linguistic and cultural challenges posed by Covid-19....

 2020-03-30 01:02 

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Insuring the survival of post-pandemic economies...

Lockdowns of entire cities. Panic in financial markets. Bare store shelves. Hospitals short of beds. The world has entered a reality unknown outside wartime....

 2020-03-30 00:59 

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Industries take up Covid-19 challenge to make ventilators...

Innovation is crucial, especially during crises. Even as the world is being turned upside down by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19), companies around are shifting production lines and business models to address the needs of governments and healthcare agenc...

 2020-03-30 00:58 

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QDL offers insight into mid-20th century locust saga...

Fascinating documents on Qatar Digital Library (QDL) reveal details of a little-known, but significant battle against locust swarms in mid-20th century, according to a statement yesterday....

 2020-03-30 00:57 

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Xavi wants 'total harmony' to return to Barcelona as coach...

Xavi Hernandez has reiterated his desire to coach Barcelona in the future but suggests he will not return until a different board brings a new sense of direction to the club. Hernandez is in charge of Al Sadd in Qatar and turned down an approach in Januar...

 2020-03-30 00:56 

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Precautions to take at grocery store...

A new advisory posted on the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH)'s social media platforms explains how people can protect themselves while shopping for groceries....

 2020-03-30 00:55 

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'We need collaboration to overcome this situation'...

For years, Mutaz Essa Barshim has had to live out of a bag to achieve the success he has for his country and himself. The Qatari star had told this newspaper after becoming the only high jumper to retain his world title last year at home in Doha...

 2020-03-30 00:54 

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Match Day win for WCM-Q students...

Final-year medical students of Weill Cornell Medicine - Qatar (WCM-Q) have secured residencies at some of the world's most renowned academic health centres to continue their training after they graduate in May, it was announced yesterday....

 2020-03-30 00:48 

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Cook says cancelling County Championship may be best option...

Former England captain Alastair Cook on Saturday called on cricket chiefs to cancel the English County Championship if the season cannot be played in full due to the coronavirus. The England and Wales Cricket Board have postponed all domestic action until...

 2020-03-30 00:47 

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Britons warned to expect months of virus measures...

Life in locked-down Britain may not return to normal for six months or longer as it battles the coronavirus outbreak, a top health official warned yesterday, as the death toll reached more than 1,200....

 2020-03-30 00:45 

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Smith eligible for Australia captaincy again as ban expires...

A two-year leadership ban slapped on Steve Smith after the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa ended yesterday, leaving the master batsman free to skipper Australia again. The 30-year-old captained the team until he was suspended for 12 months over a b...

 2020-03-30 00:41 

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Record virus deaths reported in Spain...

Spain broke another national record of daily coronavirus deaths yesterday as more than 40% of the world's population was asked to stay at home to halt the deadly march of a disease that has claimed some 32,000 lives....

 2020-03-30 00:39 

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France steps up evacuations from packed hospitals...

France staged yesterday its largest evacuation of coronavirus patients to date from hospitals in the hard-hit east, increasing efforts to free up intensive care units as officials warn of an influx of serious cases in the coming days....

 2020-03-30 00:35 

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Global co-operation key in anti-virus fight: Imran...

Prime Minister Imran Khan has emphasised international co-operation in the fight against Covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, as he wished speedy recovery to Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales an...

 2020-03-30 00:32 

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Modi seeks 'forgiveness' as lockdown woes deepen...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked the nation's poor for forgiveness yesterday, as the economic and human toll from his 21-day nationwide lockdown deepens and criticism mounts about a lack of adequate planning ahead of the decision....

 2020-03-30 00:30 

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Note ban or lockdown, it's the poor who suffer: Congress...

The Congress party yesterday attacked the government for "inept handling" of the situation arising out of the country-wide lockdown and the high prices of testing kits for Covid-19....

 2020-03-30 00:28 

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Ravens add Wolfe on one-year deal...

The Ravens and defensive end Derek Wolfe have agreed to a one-year deal, addressing a position of need one day after a deal fell through for the team's top free-agent acquisition....

 2020-03-30 00:26 

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Why NBA players are in good position to lead coronavirus relief efforts...

More than 915,000 people have watched Kevin Love, a five-time All-Star and an NBA champion, speak earnestly about the uncertainty Americans face with Covid-19 transforming their lives....

 2020-03-30 00:23 

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Seal borders to stop exodus of workers, govt tells states...

The central government yesterday asked all states to strictly follow the nationwide lockdown and stop the movement of people across cities, advising them to arrange shelter, food and other facilities for migrant labourers at their workplace....

 2020-03-30 00:23 

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ICSS chairman lauds Qatar's efforts in fight against coronavirus...

International Center for Sports Security (ICSS) chairman Mohamed bin Hanzab said the State of Qatar has given an ideal model in societal and human interaction with atypical global crises....

 2020-03-30 00:22 

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'Vested interests' behind migrants workers' protest, says Vijayan...

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan yesterday said a protest by migrant labourers in Kottayam district shouldn't have happened and those behind it would "be brought to book"....

 2020-03-30 00:16 

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Qatar's PPI shrinks 10.6% y-o-y in Feb on earnings fall in hydrocarbons...

A substantial fall in the earnings within hydrocarbons led Qatar's PPI (producers' price index) shrink 10.6% year-on-year in February 2020, according to the official statistics....

 2020-03-30 00:16 

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Organisers eyeing July 2021 start for postponed Olympics...

The postponed Tokyo Olympics appear set to have the same time slot in 2021 as originally planned for this year, according to reports yesterday. Japanese broadcasters NHK and the New York Times said that the preferred option is to open the Games on July 23...

 2020-03-30 00:13 

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The global oil market is broken, drowning in crude nobody needs...

The global oil market is broken, overwhelmed by an unmanageable surplus as virus lockdowns cascade through the world's largest economies....

 2020-03-30 00:10 

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Locked-down equity traders take on volatile quarter-end like no other...

Investors are bracing for the most volatile end to a quarter in more than a decade, in part because many of them will have to handle this crucial period from home....

 2020-03-30 00:06 

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Wuhan hedge funds show traders in lockdown can still make money...

As some of the world's biggest hedge fund stars watch returns evaporate, managers in Hubei, the original epicenter of the coronavirus, are weathering the storm....

 2020-03-30 00:03 

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Model UK economic aid wins Nobel praise...

Nobel laureates and former central bankers are hailing Prime Minister Boris Johnson's economic response to the coronavirus as world class, although they expressed concern it could be undermined if the nation's health policies prove less effective....

 2020-03-29 23:56 

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Abbott launches 5-minute portable corona virus test...

Abbott Laboratories is unveiling a coronavirus test that can tell if someone is infected in as little as five minutes, and is so small and portable it can be used in almost any health-care setting....

 2020-03-29 23:28 

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Actress Calzado, MMDA chief test positive for virus...

Actress Iza Calzado and the chief of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) are among the new people found positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19)....

 2020-03-29 23:26 

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Eight dead in medical evacuation aircraft crash...

A chartered medical evacuation flight crashed during take off in the Philippines yesterday, killing eight people, including a Canadian and an American, airport officials said....

 2020-03-29 23:24 

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Trophy-hungry Kane says he cannot guarantee Spurs stay without progress...

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane said yesterday that he could leave the Premier League club if the team does not progress in the right direction as he wants to win trophies "sooner rather than later"....

 2020-03-29 23:23 

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Juve players, coach Sarri agree pay cut due to coronavirus...

Juventus players and coach Maurizio Sarri have reached an agreement over a wage reduction that will save the Italian champions 90mn euros in the 2019-2020 financial year, the Serie A club announced on Saturday....

 2020-03-29 23:18 

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Contagion of anxiety...

Offices empty, restaurants and cafes closed, performance venues dark, schools and universities shut down. Across the world, numerous industries have entered a state of suspended animation, imposing a sharp and involuntary brake on the working lives of mil...

 2020-03-29 23:15 

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QPO musicians entertain music lovers by playing from homes...

It is time to stay at home. People are forced to observe social distancing and work from home. The circumstances are no different for the people who reside in the world of Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra (QPO)....

 2020-03-29 23:11 

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France steps up evacuations from packed hospitals...

France staged yesterday its largest evacuation of coronavirus patients to date from hospitals in the hard-hit east, increasing efforts to free up intensive care units as officials warn of an influx of serious cases in the coming days....

 2020-03-29 23:09 

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Record virus deaths reported in Spain...

Spain broke another national record of daily coronavirus deaths yesterday as more than 40% of the world's population was asked to stay at home to halt the deadly march of a disease that has claimed some 32,000 lives....

 2020-03-29 23:03 

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Mali votes despite fears over Covid-19, security...

Malians voted in a long-delayed parliamentary election yesterday, barely a day after the country recorded its first coronavirus death and with the leading opposition figure kidnapped and believed to be in the hands of religious extremists....

 2020-03-29 22:59 

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Fauci fears 200,000 deaths in US alone...

US deaths from coronavirus could reach 200,000 with millions of cases, the government's top infectious diseases expert warned yesterday as New York, New Orleans and other major cities warned they would soon run out of medical supplies....

 2020-03-29 22:54 

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Coronavirus fears spark Thailand prison riot...

Dozens of prisoners broke furniture and torched buildings during a riot in a Thai jail yesterday sparked by fears of a coronavirus outbreak in the facility....

 2020-03-29 22:51 

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Calls grow for Indonesia curbs as coronavirus toll increases...

Doctors, politicians and human rights commissioners are calling on Indonesia's government to enact tighter movement restrictions as the death toll from coronavirus rose yesterday in the world's fourth most populous country, which has resisted lock...

 2020-03-29 22:50 

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 2020-03-29 22:46 

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China defends against second wave of virus...

A growing number of imported coronavirus cases in China, where the epidemic originated in December, risked fanning a second wave of infections when domestic transmissions had "basically been stopped", a senior health official said yesterday....

 2020-03-29 22:42 

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Britons warned to expect months of virus measures...

Life in locked-down Britain may not return to normal for six months or longer as it battles the coronavirus outbreak, a top health official warned yesterday, as the death toll reached more than 1,200....

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