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Coming of age: Why adults in Japan are getting younger

Japan's teenagers will get to do some new things - but not others



Adulthood is about to come a lot earlier in life for many in Japan.

The government has enacted a bill lowering the age of adulthood from 20 to 18, which will affect millions across the country when it takes effect in 2022.

It's the first time the age of adulthood has been changed since it was set in 1876.

Read more: Coming of age: Why adults in Japan are getting younger

Chef Atul Kocchar sacked for Priyanka Chopra terrorism tweet

Atul Kocchar was the second Indian-born chef to receive a Michelin star



Michelin-starred chef Atul Kocchar has been fired for a tweet claiming Muslims have "terrorised" Hindus for thousands of years.

The JW Marriott Marquis Hotel in Dubai dropped the chef after he posted the comments, aimed at Indian actress Priyanka Chopra.

Read more: Chef Atul Kocchar sacked for Priyanka Chopra terrorism tweet

Trump Kim summit: US and North Korean leaders hold historic talks


Trump Kim: The moment they shook hands



Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un have become the first sitting US president and North Korean leader to meet, an unprecedented development after a year of exchanging threats.

The pair shook hands at a luxury hotel in Singapore's Sentosa island after months of diplomatic twists and turns.

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Australia jails man over Malaysia Airlines plane bomb threat

Police board the plane after it landed at Melbourne Airport last year



A Sri Lankan man who threatened to detonate a bomb on a Malaysia Airlines plane has been jailed in Australia.

Manodh Marks, 26, forced Kuala Lumpur-bound jet MH128 to turn back to Melbourne in May last year after he tried to access the cockpit.

Read more: Australia jails man over Malaysia Airlines plane bomb threat



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