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A missing Indonesian woman's body is found inside a python, being one of only two fully documented cases of a human being consumed by a snake.

The body of Wa Tiba (54) was found on Friday when villagers cut open the 23-foot constrictor on the island of Muna, offshore of Sulawesi.

Naming dispute

The coalition government of Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras survives a vote of no-confidence brought by the opposition party over a deal to end the dispute.

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Latest on a no-confidence vote in the Greek parliament (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Greek lawmakers have rejected a no-confi

A stampede at a nightclub

At least 17 people are killed in a stampede at a nightclub in Caracas, Venezuela. The stampede was reportedly triggered when a tear-gas canister was set off during a brawl. Seven people have been arrested.

2018 lower Puna eruption

The Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency states that the eruption of lower Puna has destroyed 467 homes in total.

Lava from the Kilauea Volcano has destroyed 467 homes and covered 5,914 acres, the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency said Saturday.

Papua New Guinea

The government of Papua New Guinea declares a state of emergency and suspends the government of Southern Highlands Province following post-election riots in the provincial capital of Mendi.

Papua New Guinea declares a state of emergency, suspends a provincial government and sends in armed forces to restore order after rioters go on a rampage of looting and burning.

Yemeni Civil War (2015–present)

Saudi Arabian-led coalition troops seize control of Hodeida International Airport in Al Hudaydah after driving out Houthi forces. Around 280 people have been reportedly killed in the last four days inside the Yemeni port city.

Fierce fighting continues around what is the main gateway for food and aid supplies into Yemen, which is on the brink of famine.