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Woman electrocuted while picking mangoes

LAHAD DATU: A woman was electrocuted while picking mangoes with a metal sickle at her farm in Kg Terusan here on Wednesday (June 26).

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Police shoot dead mental patient who slashed police station chief

KOTA TINGGI: The police shot dead a mental patient on Sunday, a day after he had slashed and stabbed a police station chief with a sickle at the assailant's home in Felda Pasir Raja here.

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Police gun down four wanted robber-rapists (Update)

Four wanted robbers-cum-rapists were gunned down here by police early Tuesday after they charged at the cops with parang (machetes) and a sickle.

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Man nabbed for stealing fan and attacking cops

GEORGE TOWN: A 28-year-old man was arrested three days after he slashed two policemen with a kerambit (sickle) over the theft of a wall fan at a clinic.

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Indonesian arrested for alleged murder of wife

After accusing his wife of having an affair, a 46 year-old Indonesian construction worker allegedly slashed his wife's stomach and severed her right hand with a sickle at their home in Taman Kempas Indah, Johor Baru, on Saturday.

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Robber who charged at cops shot

Caught red-handed while stealing raw aluminium, a robber armed with a sickle charged at the police and was shot twice.

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Cops probe vicious attack

POLICE are investigating the vicious attack by two men armed with a samurai sword and a sickle on a family in Seremban on Sunday which left a two-year-old girl with serious injuries, Harian Metro reported.

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Malaysian detained in Indonesia for wearing T-shirt with communist symbol

JAKARTA: A Malaysian was detained in Mataram, Nusa Tenggara Barat, for wearing a T-shirt with an image of the communist hammer and sickle symbol that has been banned in the republic.

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Insight - With no one at helm, Portugal faces instability and strife

ALMADA, Portugal (Reuters) - In the Portuguese town of Almada, Communist activists are handing out leaflets that bear the hammer-and-sickle logo and triumphantly proclaim: "Government destroyed, victory for the workers' struggle".

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Battle for Singapore's 'sandwich class' vote offers underdog a chance

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The Workers' Party of Singapore was once written off as too left wing for a country that had built its success on unabashed capitalism: to many, even its symbol of a bright yellow hammer on a red background looked just a sickle short of communism.