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Family, friends bid farewell to Stephen Hawking

LONDON: Friends, family and colleagues of British scientist Stephen Hawking will gather Saturday to pay their respects at his private funeral in Cambridge, where he spent most of his extraordinary life.

New York City map documents residents' heartache, happiness in emoji

New York is a city full of highs and lows, from unbelievable success to crushing heartache, and all of it is on display in public. On an online map, users can share exactly where and what happened.

FA chief apologises over Star of David comment

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - English FA chief executive Martin Glenn apologised on Monday over comments he made regarding political and religious symbols in which he included the Star of David and the Nazi swastika among those that should be kept out of the game.

Guardiola's ribbon is political symbol, says FA chief

LONDON (Reuters) - FA chief executive Martin Glenn has spoken out strongly in defence of his organisation's decision to charge Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola for wearing a yellow ribbon in support of Catalan independence.

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Villager who attempted to snare python ends up crushed to death

KUALA LANGAT: A man who returned with tools to catch a 3.5m python after spotting it ended up being constricted to death by the reptile.

Indonesian environmentalist jailed for ‘spreading communism’

Banyuwangi (Indonesia): An Indonesian environmentalist has been sentenced to 10 months in prison under a tough anti-communism law, a legacy of one of the darkest chapters in its history.

Indonesia jails activist under controversial anti-communist law

JAKARTA (Reuters) - An Indonesian activist has been jailed for 10 months under a controversial anti-communism law, his lawyer said on Wednesday, in the first such conviction since the fall of authoritarian leader Suharto two decades ago.

Testing for Alzheimer’s genes forces difficult decisions

Testing for Alzheimer’s genes forces difficult decisions. Would you want to know?

Stand-off between armed man and officers at Singapore's Woodlands Checkpoint

SINGAPORE: An armed man was involved in a stand-off with officers near the Woodlands Checkpoint here.