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Afghan Refugees Are Trapped on a U.S. Base in Qatar Without Air Conditioning Amid 107-Degree Heat

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officials are describing as a “living hell”—including suffering through searing temperatures in August in Qatar without any air conditioning. People fleeing Afghanistan following the Taliban’s rapid takeover of the country last week are being housed in conditions U.S. Read more.

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EA’s ‘F1 23’ Racer Coming to PC VR Headsets Next Month, PSVR 2 Still Uncertain

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Race wheel-to-wheel at new Las Vegas and Qatar circuits, and earn rewards and upgrades in F1 World. Here’s how the studio describes the upcoming installment: A new chapter in the thrilling “Braking Point” story mode delivers high-speed drama and heated rivalries.

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Qatar's Deserts are Hot, Dry, and Full of Invasive Toads

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As the sun descends behind sand dunes and wind-carved escarpments, central Qatar’s Al Rayyan region gets a reprieve from the intense heat of day. Qatar’s harsh landscape is home to a… Read more. In the calm of twilight, a once-foreign sound emerges: the rasping croaking of toads drifts in over miles of parched rock and sand.

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Start-up Launches XR Wearable Surgical Displays

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In November, Hamad General Hospital (HMC) in Qatar achieved a milestone by conducting the country’s first spinal surgery using augmented reality (AR)-based solutions. The company also teased future product launches, including a line targeting the Chinese market and applications for its technology beyond the medical industry.

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Snap and Rakuten Viber Go to FIFA World Cup 2022

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Live Garment Transfer” Lenses also allow AR try-ons of the official team kit for five teams – USMNT, France, Saudi Arabia, Belgium, and Qatar. There are also new World Cup-themed Cameos that help to put you in the action as well. Other Experiences Across the Snap Universe.

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FIFA Will Use AI to Track Players' Bodies During World Cup

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The international governing body of association football announced the use of semi-automated technology to help referees make more accurate offside decisions at the FIFA World Cup being held in Qatar in November. Read more.

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It Was 103 Degrees in the United Arab Emirates—In November

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Qatar, Oman, and Iran also reportedly approached national records. Meteorological winter is less than a month away, but you wouldn’t know it in the United Arab Emirates. The country hit 103 degrees Fahrenheit (39 degrees Celsius) to start the week, a November record. Read more.