In brief

Suu Kyi to decide soon on contesting polls

Yangon - Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said on Saturday her party would shortly decide whether to contest crucial elections as it battles to change the Constitution barring her from the presidency.

Speaking to senior National League for Democracy (NLD) members at the start of its annual two-day conference in Yangon, Ms Suu Kyi said the party had not yet committed to contesting in its first national vote in a quarter of a century. The polls are scheduled for October or November.

AFP

Japan resuming whale hunt despite warning

Tokyo - Japan said it would resume its controversial annual whale hunt despite the International Whaling Commission (IWC) demanding that the country provide more information to prove the programme is really for scientific research. Mr Joji Morishita, Tokyo's commissioner to the global conservation body, responded late on Friday telling reporters that the country would answer the IWC's queries, but its intentions would not be altered.

AFP

Arrested: Woman with cocaine-filled implants

Bogota - A Honduran woman carrying 1.5kg of liquid cocaine in her breast implants was arrested at the airport in Colombia's capital Bogota, police said.

Paola Deyanira Sabillon, 22, was attempting to travel to Spain when her apparent nervousness aroused suspicion in the security line, airport police said.

X-rays revealed a recent surgery on Sabillon's breasts and she confessed that an unknown substance had been implanted which she was meant to take to Barcelona, the police added.

Reuters

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