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Japanese actress Erika Sawajiri arrested for suspected drug possession

Japanese actress Erika Sawajiri arrested for suspected drug possession

Japanese actress Erika Sawajiri, famous for her role in 2005 drama "1 Litre of Tears", has been arrested on suspicion of possessing drugs, NHK reported on Saturday citing unnamed sources.

Last remains of Ethiopian plane crash victims buried, families say little notice given

Last remains of Ethiopian plane crash victims buried, families say little notice given

The last remains of 157 people killed aboard an Ethiopian Airlines plane in March were interred at the crash site this week, farmers and families told Reuters

Australian man survives croc attack by gouging its eye

Australian man survives croc attack by gouging its eye

An Australian wildlife ranger has recounted his terrifying escape from the clutches of a "particularly cunning" crocodile, after wrestling with the reptile and sticking a finger in its eye.

Five pro-Morales farmers killed in Bolivia clashes

Five pro-Morales farmers killed in Bolivia clashes

At least five people died after being shot in clashes between coca farmers and security forces in Bolivia on Friday, local media reported.

Bushfires rage across Australia's east and west as danger rises

Bushfires rage across Australia's east and west as danger rises

Dozens of wild fires burned across broad swaths of Australia's east and west on Saturday and firefighters scrambled to shore up defences ahead of hotter weather and stronger winds expected to bring more danger

Hundreds of pro-China protesters rally amid Hong Kong chaos

Hundreds of pro-China protesters rally amid Hong Kong chaos

Hundreds of pro-China protesters rallied in Hong Kong on Saturday to denounce increasingly violent anti-government unrest in the Chinese-ruled city

Sri Lankans vote for a new president to heal divisions

Sri Lankans vote for a new president to heal divisions

Sri Lankans trickled into polling centres early on Saturday to choose a new president for the island-nation still struggling to recover from Easter Sunday attacks

SAA workers start strike that could cripple airline

SAA workers start strike that could cripple airline

South African Airways (SAA) says its future is hanging in the balance after its workers went on strike yesterday to demand higher wages and protest planned job cuts, forcing the struggling state-owned carrier to cancel all flights.

Chile to hold vote on new constitution

Chile to hold vote on new constitution

Chile yesterday said it will hold a referendum to replace the country’s dictatorship-era constitution - a key demand of protesters after nearly a month of violent civil unrest.

Premier mocks Corbyn’s free broadband pledge

Premier mocks Corbyn’s free broadband pledge

Prime Minister Boris Johnson yesterday said Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn’s plan to nationalise BT’s network was a “crazed Communist scheme”.

Another high tide submerges Venice

Another high tide submerges Venice

An exceptionally high tide hit Venice again yesterday just three days after the city suffered its worst flooding in more than 50 years, leaving squares, shops and hotels once more inundated.

‘S Korea should pay more for US troops’

‘S Korea should pay more for US troops’

US Secretary of Defence Mark Esper pressed South Korea yesterday to pay more for the cost of stationing US troops in the country and to maintain an intelligence-sharing pact with its other Asian ally, Japan, that Seoul is about to let lapse.

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