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Cairo delights at sweet candies as Muslim festival nears

The sweet smell of candies wafts through downtown Cairo's historic Bab al-Bahr street as the Muslim Prophet Mohammed's birthday, known as "Al Mawlid Al Nabawi", draws near.


Environment now a focus for young Chinese: sci-fi author

China's millennials are increasingly pursuing happiness and sustainable living rather than wealth and luxury, award-winning sci-fi writer Chen Qiufan says, insisting the nation's youth are waking up to environmental issues.


Like roads, many genetic lineages led to ancient Rome

At the height of its empire, the inhabitants of ancient Rome genetically resembled the populations of the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East, according to a DNA study published Thursday.


Meet the Berlin Wall tunnel digger saved by Stasi 'hero'

When Berlin's despised Wall went up in 1961, the divided city overnight became an imposing landscape of barbed wire and guards with shoot-to-kill orders.


Stupidity in Tanjung Piai

Your cleverness may keep you alive today, but wisdom will take you much further from here!


Hong Kong student who fell during protest clashes dies

A Hong Kong student who fell from a car park while police and protesters were clashing last weekend has died, hospital officials said Friday, in a development likely to further escalate tensions after months of violent rallies in the city.


The science of zombies: Will the undead rise?

There is increasing evidence that humans are not immune to zombie-like manipulations by behaviour-changing parasites.


Bike-hailing: road safety must be prioritised

The operators must be regulated while the safety and welfare of the riders must be guaranteed and passenger safety put above profitability.


Dozens rescued after Philippine ferry capsizes

Philippine authorities rescued dozens of people on Thursday after a ferry sank in rough seas, but search teams were still working to confirm all aboard were accounted for, the coast guard said.


Malaysia detains Cambodian opposition figure

A senior Cambodian opposition figure was detained in Malaysia as she tried to fly home for the planned return of her exiled party leader, authorities said Thursday, in another win for strongman Hun Sen.


 

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