World Briefs: Aussie teen charged with terror-related acts

Mars and Snickers chocolate bars were recalled after a piece of plastic was found in one of the products.
Mars and Snickers chocolate bars were recalled after a piece of plastic was found in one of the products.PHOTO: EUROPEAN PRESSPHOTO AGENCY

Aussie teen charged with terror-related acts

SYDNEY • Australian police have charged an 18-year-old woman with terrorism-related offences, a month after another teenager, reported to be her husband, faced court on similar charges.

The New South Wales state Joint Counter Terrorism Team said it charged the young woman from suburban Sydney on Tuesday with "recklessly possessing a thing connected to a terrorist act and recklessly collecting documents connected to a terrorist act".

State Police Deputy Commissioner Catherine Burn said the charges were linked to a previous case involving an 18-year-old man, identified by newspaper reports as her husband.

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Burundi politicians to hold talks to end crisis

JOHANNESBURG • Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza and the opposition have agreed to hold talks to end a 10-month political crisis, United Nations chief Ban Ki Moon said.

After meeting Mr Nkurunziza and the politicians, Mr Ban said on Tuesday that all sides had agreed to "inclusive dialogue".

An African delegation headed by South African President Jacob Zuma will also arrive tomorrow to push for progress in efforts to end the crisis.

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Massive recall of Mars, Snickers bars

THE HAGUE • Chocolate giant Mars yesterday ordered a massive recall of Mars and Snickers bars from 55 countries after a piece of plastic found in one bar was traced back to its Dutch factory.

Mars corporate affairs coordinator for the Netherlands Eline Bijveld said the recall "only involves the products that are made in the Netherlands" at the Mars factory in the southern town of Veghel and exported abroad.

The company earlier said products with a best-before date from June 19, 2016, to Jan 8, 2017, were affected.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 24, 2016, with the headline 'WorldBriefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe