Maria Elvira Pinto Exposto, 51, of Sydney, is set to appear in court in Kuala Lumpur to face charges of carrying 1.5kg of crystal meth.
An HIV positive eight-year-old boy who has been expelled from his village in China has sparked outrage online across the nation.

Sydney mum to front KL court

Sydney mum Maria Elvira Pinto Exposto will appear in a Kuala Lumpur court on Friday where she will be charged with trafficking 1.5kg of crystal meth.
An Australian soldier made a drunken decision to run into Christchurch along the main road, where he was hit and killed by a truck.
A teacher at a Pakistani school stormed by Taliban gunmen was told to "watch as your loved ones die" before the militants opened fire on students.
The Taliban have killed at least 141 people at an army-run school in northwest Pakistan, making it the country's deadliest ever terror attack.
At least 130 people, most of them children, have been killed in a Taliban attack on a army-run school in Pakistan.

Khan leads anti-government protest

Thousands of followers of Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf have shut down major roads in the eastern city of Lahore.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has bluntly told the European Union to "mind its own business" over its recent criticisms.
A fire in a karaoke bar in northern China has killed 11 people, the Changyuan county government in Henan province says.
The death toll from a landslide triggered by torrential rain in central Java has risen to 51, with a further 57 people still unaccounted for.
Re-elected Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vows to pursue his nationalist agenda while promising to follow through on much-needed economic reforms.

Media chiefs held in Turkey swoop

At least 25 people have been held in raids across Turkey, including Ekrem Dumanli, the editor-in-chief of the country's biggest-selling paper.
North Korea has presented to the media an American who says he illegally crossed into the country.
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The Church of England on Wednesday named vicar Libby Lane as its first woman bishop, following a historic change in its rules.
A European Union court has overturned a decision to include Palestinian group Hamas on the European Union's terrorist list.
An annual report on environmental conditions in the Arctic region has raised concerns about record high temperatures in Alaska.
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The debate surrounding pornography is complex - but a recent UK ban on depictions of female pleasure and dominance is a worrying new low.
The US has announced a thaw in relations with Cuba, saying it would work to re-establish diplomatic ties with Havana and ease trade and travel sanctions.
Sony has cancelled plans to release its comedy The Interview, after terrorism threats from anonymous hackers.