Big energy stocks have underperformed for years, so investors may have to dig deeper to find opportunities in the sector.
Female passengers flying from Qatar were subjected to invasive searches after a premature baby was found abandoned in an airport bathroom, in an incident labelled "offensive" and "grossly inappropriate" by Australia's government. Airport officials have not denied the incident, saying women passengers "were asked to assist" with inquiries to locate the mother of the baby, who they say is still alive.Qatari authorities have launched an appeal to trace the infant's family.Security agents escorted an undisclosed number of women -- including Australians -- from aircraft on the tarmac at Doha's international airport to ambulances, where they were examined for signs they had recently given birth."(Officials) were forcing women to undergo invasive body searches -- basically forced Pap smears," a source in Doha briefed on the incident told AFP, referring to an internal examination of the cervix.Doha's Hamad International airport said in a statement that "medical professionals expressed concern to officials about the health and welfare of a mother who had just given birth and requested she be located prior to departing". "Individuals who had access to the specific area of the airport where the new born infant was found were asked to assist in the query," the statement said.It did not state what was asked of the women or how many were affected.'Unacceptable treatment' An Australian government spokeswoman said the country was "deeply concerned at the unacceptable treatment" of the female passengers."The advice that has been provided indicates that the treatment of the women concerned was offensive, grossly inappropriate, and beyond circumstances in which the women could give free and informed consent," she said in a statement.The incident, first reported by Australia's Seven Network broadcaster, happened on October 2 and came to light after a number of affected Australian passengers spoke out.One of the flights involved, Qatar Airways' October 2 flight QR908 to Sydney, was four hours late departing Doha as a result, according to specialised air traffic website Flightradar24. Women from several other countries and flights are understood to have been affected, but their numbers and nationalities are not yet known.Doha airport launched an appeal late Sunday for the child's mother to come forward, suggesting that the checks undertaken at the time were inconclusive."The newborn infant remains unidentified, but is safe under the professional care of medical and social workers," it said in its statement, and requested that anyone with information come forward.Qatar's foreign minister is expected to write to his Australian counterpart about the incident this week.The Australian spokeswoman said the government has "formally registered our serious concerns regarding the incident with Qatari authorities"."The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is engaged on this matter through diplomatic channels," it said.Qatar practices a strict form of Islamic law, with stiff penalties applied to women who fall pregnant or bear children outside marriage.The novel coronavirus pandemic has grounded many airlines' long-haul operations, including those of Australia's flag-carrier Qantas, while Qatar Airways has continued to fly many of its routes despite the downturn in demand. (AFP)
French media published the caricatures of the Prophet, which were also projected on some buildings, after the beheading of a French professor by an Islamist radical earlier this month. While condemning savage acts perpetrated in the name of Islam, “Morocco denounces these provocations offending the sacredness of the Islamic region,” the foreign ministry said in a statement.
New musicals win awards as virtual Oliviers honour theatreNewcomers joined stalwarts such as Matthew Bourne, who won his ninth award
The Duchess of Cornwall gives a speech at the Olivier Awards asking theatre-makers to remain resilient.
The Olivier Awards were meant to take place in April but were cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Don Black gives a speech while collecting his Olivier Special Award, stressing the power of music.
Sir Ian McKellen talking about his 80th year and tour while collecting his Olivier Special Award.
An injury time goal from Everton Ribeiro gave Flamengo a 2-2 draw in the top of the table clash with Internacional on Sunday. Inter’s Abel Hernandez put the home side in front after seven minutes, but Pedro, with his 10th goal in 10 games, leveled the score four minutes later with a low shot from outside the box. The League’s top goalscorer Thiago Galhardo put Inter ahead again after 25 minutes following poor defending but Ribeiro’s stoppage time header gave Flamengo a deserved share of the points in a thrilling match.
The Kansas City Chiefs didn’t need the usual heroics from Patrick Mahomes to rout the Denver Broncos 43-16 Sunday for their 10th straight win over their AFC West rivals. The Chiefs (6-1) found other ways to dominate Denver (2-4) on a snowy afternoon that began with a temperature of 14 degrees at kickoff. Kansas City took a 24-9 halftime lead even though Mahomes completed just one pass in the second quarter, a 5-yarder, and had just 99 yards through the air in the first half.
Australia on Monday condemned Qatar authorities’ treatment of women passengers on a flight to Sydney who were subjected to internal examinations after a newborn baby was found abandoned at a Doha airport. The women, including 13 Australians, were examined at Hamad International Airport on Oct. 2 after Qatar Airways Flight QR908 to Sydney was delayed.
President has sold more than one million controversial red hats
Asic deputy chairman resigns after $70,000 rental payment revealedConcerns about payment to Daniel Crennan, which were to help him relocate from Melbourne to Sydney, were raised by the auditor general
Exactly one year ago, the former vice president tweeted concerns that the U.S. was not prepared to handle a global pandemic.
Raheem Morris wants the Atlanta Falcons to learn to “force our will on our opponent.” First, the Falcons must find the will to avoid crucial mistakes that have led to loss after loss. Following Sunday's 23-22 defeat by the Detroit Lions, Morris accepted responsibility for some of those blunders.
Deena Cortese's Jersey Shore costars showered the mom-to-be with lots of love in reaction to the happy news
Jeff Wilson Jr. rushed for a career-high three touchdowns and 112 yards before leaving with an ankle injury and the San Francisco 49ers dominated in a 33-6 win over the New England Patriots on Sunday. 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo finished 20 of 25 for 277 yards with two interceptions in his first game against his former team. San Francisco (4-3) has followed back-to-back losses with two wins and is 3-0 on the road.
The veteran broadcaster enjoyed a long career at the BBC and was well known for hosting programmes such as Grandstand and Breakfast Time.
Tom Brady threw four touchdown passes to move past Drew Brees for the most in NFL history and ran for another to lead the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a 45-20 win over the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday. Brady connected with Rob Gronkowski in the second quarter and on a perfectly placed 33-yarder to Scotty Miller later in the first half.
In what could be his last tournament before Augusta, Tiger Woods doesn't quite look like he's in championship form.
Bill Belichick got one wrong.