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Some dinosaurs had exquisite eggs with colours, spots, speckles

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Some dinosaurs laid coloured, speckled and spotted eggs boasting exquisite hues of blue and brown, scientists said on Thursday, in a discovery that scrambles the notion that such exceptional traits originated with birds.


Russian Communists say election stolen by pro-Putin candidate

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (Reuters) - Hundreds of Russian Communist Party supporters took to the central square of Vladivostok on Monday to protest against what they said was the rigging of a regional election in favour of a politician backed by President Vladimir Putin.


'Born to kill' Texas shooter a quiet teenager in trench coat

SANTA FE, Texas (Reuters) - He was a quiet Texas teenager who danced with his Greek church group and played football. He had a passion for symbology and Japanese history.


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.


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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.


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.

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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.


‘Geng Tangki’ armed robbers nabbed

IPOH: Police have smashed an armed robbery gang which preyed on 24-hour convenience stores in petrol stations.


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.