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Macedonia: protesters storm parliament and attack MPs

Demonstrators break into assembly after election of speaker despite months-long deadlock in talks to form new government Around 200 demonstrators, many wearing masks, broke through a police cordon and

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‘I know he is alive’: wife of Taiwan activist seized by China pleads for release

Lee Ming-che has been detained by Beijing authorities amid a targeting of activists, dissidents and scholars based abroad The wife of a Taiwanese human rights activist detained in China for over a month

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A Dolls House, Part 2 review sophisticated sequel offers vibrancy and wit

Laurie Metcalf gives a thrilling performance in a speculative follow-up to Henrik Ibsens defining 1879 masterwork There are sofa plays and dinner table plays. Plays about beds and bathtubs, armchairs

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New human rights to protect against ‘mind hacking’ and brain data theft proposed

A response to advances in neurotechnology that can read or alter brain activity, new human rights would protect people from theft, abuse and hacking New human rights that would protect people from having

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Turkey arrests 1,000 and suspends 9,100 police in new crackdown

One week after Erdoans narrow referendum victory, alleged supporters of US-based preacher are rounded up Turkey has detained more than 1,000 people and suspended over 9,100 police in a new crackdown against

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US launches probe into aluminium imports, citing security concerns

Trumps commerce chief Wilbur Ross invokes cold war law aimed at protecting high-grade smelting for defence industry The Trump administration has launched an investigation into whether a flood of aluminium

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Pincer-wielding 507m-year-old fossil sheds light on evolution of crabs

Mandibulates, a group that includes crustaceans and insects, show huge diversity Tokummia katalepsis could be the missing link that explains why A fossilised ancient creature boasting huge pincers resembling

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Plain cigarette packaging could drive 300,000 Britons to quit smoking

Review by research organisation Cochrane suggests impact of UKs ban on branded packs could echo results seen in Australia Plain cigarette cartons featuring large, graphic health warnings could persuade

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US businesswoman Phan Phan-Gillis sentenced in China on spying charges

Sandy Phan-Gillis disappeared while on a business trip to China in 2015 and little had been heard of her case until her sentence An American woman detained during a business trip to China and charged

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People whose ‘brain age’ is older than their real age more likely to die early

Scientists at Imperial College London used MRI scans and algorithms to produce computer-generated brain age and spot risk of dying young Doctors may be able to warn patients if they are at risk of early

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