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Plastic bags: Shop assistant 'grabbed by throat' as Australia ban starts

More than 8 million tonnes of plastic ends up in the world's oceans each year



Tempers flared in Australia over the weekend as retailers implemented a ban on single-use plastic bags.

One customer reportedly grabbed a shop assistant by the throat, while another called staff "money-grabbing scum".

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Malaysia 1MDB: Seized tiaras, cash and Hermes bags 'worth $273m'

12,000 pieces of jewellery were seized from properties in Kuala Lumpur



Malaysian police have seized a trove of jewellery, handbags and cash worth up to $273m (£206m) from properties linked to former prime minister Najib Razak and his wife Rosmah Mansor.

A $1.6m gold and diamond necklace, 14 tiaras and 272 Hermes bags were taken as part of corruption investigations into state investment fund 1MDB.

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Authorities search for football team trapped in Thai cave

Rescue efforts are underway in Thailand's northern Chiang Rai province



Rescuers are searching for 12 members of a youth football team thought to be trapped in a cave in northern Thailand.

Authorities believe the boys, aged between 11 and 16, and their coach entered the Tham Luang Nang Non cave in Chiang Rai province on Saturday.

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