Gulf Times - public-holiday
Spaniards use holiday to show unity amid Catalan crisis

Spaniards use holiday to show unity amid Catalan crisis

The wealthy region's intention to break away has plunged Spain into its worst political crisis since an attempted military coup in 1981, with Madrid threatening to sack the Catalan government if it goes ahead.

Fiji declares public holiday after winning first ever Olympic medal

Fiji declares public holiday after winning first ever Olympic medal

Fiji will have an extra public holiday to celebrate the country's first ever Olympic medal after its rugby sevens team won gold in Rio, Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama announced on Friday.