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Egypt beefs up security outside metro stations after fare rise protests

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt deployed security forces outside metro stations on Sunday, witnesses said, a day after more than 20 people were detained following rare protests at several metro stations by dozens of commuters angry at fare hikes.

Lacking tickets, Venezuela's Caracas metro gives free rides

CARACAS (Reuters) - Earlier this month, supervisors at the 53 stations in the metro system in Venezuela's capital Caracas received an unprecedented order: once your supply of tickets runs out, unlock the turnstiles and let passengers ride free.

‘Metro: Exodus’, ‘Stalker 2’ set release dates

Soviet bloc post-apocalyptic survival games Metro Exodus (2019) and Stalker 2 (2021) not only share a common legacy but announced their intentions within hours of each other.

World Cup matches screened for Moscow commuters in metro carriages

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Some Muscovites have found their daily commute on one of the busiest underground systems in the world flying past after city authorities began screening live broadcasts of the football World Cup in metro carriages.

Egypt orders 20 more alleged metro protesters detained

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's state security prosecutor ordered on Monday the detention of 20 people for 15 days pending an investigation into their roles in protests at Cairo metro stations last week after the government raised fares, state news MENA reported.

Lions honoured at anniversary do

HAVING a passion for serving others is what led Lions Club of Petaling Jaya Metro (PJ Metro) past president Shirley Koh Chai Khim to faithfully serve the club. Shirley was a Leo Club member for 16 years before moving on to Lions Club, where she has served for 29 years.

After 118 years, Paris to bid 'au revoir' to its Metro tickets

PARIS (Reuters) - They've been in use since 1900, when the Paris Metro opened for business, but soon the city's familiar rectangular tickets will become a thing of the past, replaced by a fully automated system similar to the one in London.

Protests in Cairo over metro fare rises - social media

CAIRO (Reuters) - Dozens of Egyptians have protested at Cairo metro stations in a rare display of public discontent as the government tightens spending and pushes austerity measures, according to posts on social media.

Billionaire bids for Germany’s Metro despite retail gloom

LONDON: Stores are closing across Europe as consumers shift to e-commerce and discounters barge in. Yet a pair of investors is making an audacious takeover bid for Metro AG, valuing the German chain that sells food and other staples from nondescript warehouses at US$6.6bil.

Video game releases: Eastshade, Metro Exodus, Jump Force, Far Cry New Dawn, Crackdown 3

Don't miss the blissfully calm Eastshade, as Xbox Game Pass freebie Crackdown 3, grimly hopeful post-apocalyptic mission Metro Exodus and colourful explosion of chaos Far Cry New Dawn attempt to split the action game market between themselves.