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Hundreds of demonstrators stage protest amid massive G7 security

GIARDINI NAXOS, Italy (Reuters) - A group of protesters sought to break through a police cordon at the end of a protest march against world leaders meeting on the island of Sicily on Saturday, scuffling with security forces, who fired tear gas to disperse them.

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Rangers protect Great Wall from man-made destruction

BEIJING: Meandering on mountain ridges across north China, the Great Wall, one of the world’s great wonders, has for thousands of years protected residents from invasion.

Living

Haemoglobin variants and thalassaemia

Inherited conditions of haemoglobin are becoming an increasing health burden, with an estimated 7% of the world’s populations having the gene mutations.

Nation

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.

World

Fillon's party apologises for anti-Semitic attack on French rival Macron

PARIS (Reuters) - Francois Fillon's party has apologised for tweeting a caricature of Emmanuel Macron, his main rival in the race to be France's next president, that Fillon himself admitted was anti-Semitic, adding to a row of controversies around his campaign.

Science & Technology

Fly spit can mess up a crime scene

Crime scene investigators have long relied on their judgment to distinguish blood spatter from the look-alike stains left by flies that land on bodies.

Nation

Mentally unstable man slashes cop with sickle

KOTA TINGGI: Police shot dead a mentally unstable man after failing to subdue him with a taser during a raid on his home in Felda Pasir Raja.

Nation

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.

TECH

Australian gamers shift from megabytes to ‘live action’

A high-pitched scream pierces the air as a “zombie witch” in a dirty, white dress sprints down a street at a Sydney university, hair whipping around wild eyes as she chases a group desperately scrambling to get out of her way.

TECH

Your inhaler's watching you: drugmakers race for smart devices

Makers of inhalers to treat asthma and chronic lung disease are racing to develop a new generation of smart devices with sensors to monitor if patients are using their puffers properly.