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Tear gas in Paris, Istanbul as tensions erupt on May Day

French and Turkish police fired tear gas at protesters as tensions erupted in both countries during May Day rallies Sunday, while thousands marched across the globe for the annual celebration of worker's rights.

From Moscow to Madrid, workers chanted demands for higher wages, better conditions and more job security as many countries battle economic uncertainty and high unemployment.

Thick clouds of tear gas hung above the Place de la Nation square in Paris where youths in balaclavas and ski masks lobbed cobblestones and bottles at black-clad riot troops shouting: "Everyone hates the police."


US President Barack Obama's daughter Malia to attend Harvard University

US President Barack Obama's eldest daughter Malia will attend Harvard University in 2017 after taking a year off from her studies, the White House said Sunday.

The 17-year-old will be following in the footsteps of her parents, both of whom went to Harvard Law School.

The news came in a statement from the office of First Lady Michelle Obama, which did not specify what Malia will do during her break after graduating from high school.


Leicester draw at Man United to move to brink of title

 Leicester City must wait at least one more day for their first-ever Premier League title after drawing 1-1 with Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Claudio Ranieri's side failed to get the victory that would have brought the silverware but they will be crowned champions on Monday if second-placed Tottenham Hotspur, who trail them by eight points, fail to beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, where they have not won since 1990.

Hopes of a Leicester triumph on Sunday suffered an early setback when striker Anthony Martial put United ahead with a neat right-foot finish from Antonio Valencia's eighth-minute cross.


Basketball: Miami Heat close out Charlotte Hornets in game seven to advance in playoffs

The Miami Heat rallied to eliminate the Charlotte Hornets and advance to the second round of the playoffs in the first of two decisive NBA game sevens on Sunday.

The Heat routed the Hornets 106-73 in Miami to improve to 6-3 overall in game sevens after trailing at one point in the series three games to two.

Point guard Goran Dragic had a game-high 25 points for the Heat who never trailed and will now face the winner of Sunday's game seven between the Toronto Raptors and Indiana Pacers.


The Jungle Book tramples competition at the US box office

Three new movie releases failed to best Disney's The Jungle Book, which trounced the competition at the US box office during its third weekend with US$42.4 million (S$56.99 million), industry estimates showed Sunday.

With a domestic total of US$252 million and a global take of more than US$685 million, the live-action Jungle Book continues Disney's hugely successful streak of retelling classic stories, using computer wizardry to bring to life the characters from Rudyard Kipling's tales about a boy named Mowgli who is raised by animals.

Starring newcomer Neel Sethi as Mowgli, Hollywood heavyweights Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley and Idris Elba provide the voices of Baloo the bear, Bagheera the panther and Shere Khan the tiger.