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‘Water bottle’ weights lift Abu Dhabi athletes to world record

DUBAI: Using water bottles and school bags full of books as weights helped two Abu Dhabi athletes clinch a Guinness World Record (GWR) in a gruelling physical challenge.  Eva Clarke and Brandon Chin Loy competed as part of a mixed team to complete 12,502 chest to ground burpees in a 24-hour period, more than double the…

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Gragson wiggles past Allgaier to win Xfinity race at Bristol

DUBAI: Using water bottles and school bags full of books as weights helped two Abu Dhabi athletes clinch a Guinness World Record (GWR) in a gruelling physical challenge.  Eva Clarke and Brandon Chin Loy competed as part of a mixed team to complete 12,502 chest to ground burpees in a 24-hour period, more than double the…

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Formula One unveils eight-race schedule from July 5

DUBAI: Using water bottles and school bags full of books as weights helped two Abu Dhabi athletes clinch a Guinness World Record (GWR) in a gruelling physical challenge.  Eva Clarke and Brandon Chin Loy competed as part of a mixed team to complete 12,502 chest to ground burpees in a 24-hour period, more than double the…

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Thousands in Paris protest death of black man in police custody

ATHENS: Greece on Tuesday said it was suspending flights to and from Qatar until June 15 after multiple coronavirus cases on a flight from Doha to Athens.The Greek civil protection authority said 12 out of 91 people on a Qatar Airways flight that arrived on Monday had tested positive for COVID-19.“Following these epidemiological facts, flights…

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Greece suspends Qatar flights till mid-June after 12 test positive

MANILA: More than 1 million overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) could be out of work by next year as the world economy continues to slump due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, analysts and officials warned on Tuesday. “With a huge number of OFWs out of the market, this would also result in licensed recruitment and manning…

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Norway urges Israel not to annex parts of the West Bank

MANILA: More than 1 million overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) could be out of work by next year as the world economy continues to slump due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, analysts and officials warned on Tuesday. “With a huge number of OFWs out of the market, this would also result in licensed recruitment and manning…

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Tunisia seeks to block online auction of royal artefacts

DUBAI: In the ongoing havoc the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is wreaking, a double bind has the Gulf region’s health experts worried — the rising cases of diabetes and obesity and the increased risk of mortality this population faces due to the pandemic. According to the International Diabetic Federation (IDF), more than 39 million adults aged…

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Saudi envoy praises Japan’s support for Donors’ Conference for Yemen

RIYADH: Games developers, e-sports enthusiasts and investors gathered online on Monday for a virtual “meetup” during which they discussed e-gaming opportunities in the MENA region. Organized by the Saudi Ministry of Communications and Information Technology’s ThinkTech project, “Promising opportunities for entrepreneurs in e-gaming” aimed to highlight the important role of e-sports in the future of…

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Industry experts discuss future of e-gaming in Middle East

ALULA: A specialized architectural design studio has been set up for residents in AlUla as part of a major urban regeneration project for the historic Saudi city. The AlUla Design Studio (UDS), launched by the Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU), is a new public service that aims to play a key role in helping locals…

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New design studio aims to help residents shape future of AlUla

ALULA: A specialized architectural design studio has been set up for residents in AlUla as part of a major urban regeneration project for the historic Saudi city. The AlUla Design Studio (UDS), launched by the Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU), is a new public service that aims to play a key role in helping locals…

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Jordan joins sports world’s call for change after Floyd death

LOS ANGELES: NBA legend Michael Jordan decried “ingrained racism” in the US as the sports world’s reaction to the death of unarmed black man George Floyd leapt leagues and continents. “I am deeply saddened, truly pained and plain angry,” Jordan said Sunday, as protests over Floyd’s death on May 25 spawned violence and looting across the…

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La Liga clubs return to full training ahead of season restart

LOS ANGELES: NBA legend Michael Jordan decried “ingrained racism” in the US as the sports world’s reaction to the death of unarmed black man George Floyd leapt leagues and continents. “I am deeply saddened, truly pained and plain angry,” Jordan said Sunday, as protests over Floyd’s death on May 25 spawned violence and looting across the…

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FIFA threatens Iran’s Football Federation with suspension

LOS ANGELES: NBA legend Michael Jordan decried “ingrained racism” in the US as the sports world’s reaction to the death of unarmed black man George Floyd leapt leagues and continents. “I am deeply saddened, truly pained and plain angry,” Jordan said Sunday, as protests over Floyd’s death on May 25 spawned violence and looting across the…

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UK to trial 5 new drugs in coronavirus fight

ROME: Muslims in Italy are calling for the establishment of more Islamic cemeteries in the country.As national and international travel was banned at the height of the COVID-19 crisis, the bodies of Muslim dead in Italy could not be transported back to where the deceased person came from as was previously possible.This caused “a dramatic situation…

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Italy’s Muslims call for more Islamic cemeteries in wake of virus

ROME: Muslims in Italy are calling for the establishment of more Islamic cemeteries in the country. As national and international travel was banned at the height of the COVID-19 crisis, the bodies of Muslim dead in Italy could not be transported back to where the deceased person came from as was previously possible. This caused “a…

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