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Man arrested over New Year's Eve 'threats' in Sydney, police say

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More than a million people are expected to attend the celebrations in Sydney




Australian anti-terror police have charged a man for making threats against Sydney's New Year's Eve celebrations.

The 40-year-old man was arrested at Sydney Airport on Thursday after arriving on a plane from London.

Read more: Man arrested over New Year's Eve 'threats' in Sydney, police say

Facebook Safety Check creates false alarm in Bangkok

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Facebook has recently faced criticism for allowing fake news to proliferate. Printscreen on Facebook alert on Bangkok explosion - Image copyright FACEBOOK




Facebook users in Bangkok were falsely alerted to an "explosion" in the Thai capital, after the social network activated its Safety Check feature.

It allows Facebook users in danger zones to mark themselves as safe, but in this instance was triggered by a protester throwing firecrackers.

Read more: Facebook Safety Check creates false alarm in Bangkok


Philippines police say drug raids netted £120m worth of meth

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Philippine police show seized methamphetamine during an earlier raid in November



Authorities in the Philippines say a series of drugs raids have netted nearly a tonne of methamphetamine, with a street value of £120m ($147m).

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre said the haul was the biggest in the country's history.

Read more: Philippines police say drug raids netted £120m worth of meth

Korean Air crew to 'use more force' with unruly passengers

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Korean Air has said guidelines will be revised for crew to react "firmly and actively against in-flight violence", after facing criticism for its handling of an on-board incident.

US singer Richard Marx said last week that he had intervened to help restrain a disruptive passenger on a Korean Air flight from Hanoi to Seoul.

Read more: Korean Air crew to 'use more force' with unruly passengers


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