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From The42 Osaka lies in wait for Coco Gauff after 15-year-old battles from a set down Australian Open

Osaka lies in wait for Coco Gauff after 15-year-old battles from a set down

Elsewhere, there were victories for big guns Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer in Melbourne today.

From TheJournal.ie Trump jokes to Putin: 'Don't meddle in the election, please' G20

Trump jokes to Putin: 'Don't meddle in the election, please'

Trump came face to face with Putin for the first time since extensive evidence was found of Russian interference in the 2016 US election.

From TheJournal.ie Brazilian soldier travelling on military plane to G20 summit arrested with 39kg of cocaine Osaka

Brazilian soldier travelling on military plane to G20 summit arrested with 39kg of cocaine

The soldier was arrested when the plane made a stopover in Spain.

From TheJournal.ie At least three killed and 90 injured as earthquake shakes Japan's Osaka Osaka

At least three killed and 90 injured as earthquake shakes Japan's Osaka

One of the victims was a nine-year-old girl who was killed when a wall collapsed on her at school.

From TheJournal.ie American man being questioned after decapitated head found in Japanese apartment Osaka

American man being questioned after decapitated head found in Japanese apartment

Body parts other than the head have not been found.

From TheJournal.ie Victims demand apology from Japanese mayor over wartime sex slaves remark Asia

Victims demand apology from Japanese mayor over wartime sex slaves remark

Up to 200,000 women from Korea, China, the Philippines and elsewhere were forcibly drafted into brothels catering to the Japanese military in territories occupied by Japan during WWII.

From TheJournal.ie Japanese mayor: Wartime sex slaves were 'necessary' Japan

Japanese mayor: Wartime sex slaves were 'necessary'

The controversial mayor claimed that the forced prostitution of approximately 200,000 women during World War II was necessary to “maintain discipline” in the ranks.

From TheJournal.ie 11-year-old boy takes own life on train tracks in Japan Japan

11-year-old boy takes own life on train tracks in Japan

It is thought the boy’s suicide was in protest at plans to close his school.