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Bride-to-be in drink drive bust

A bride-to-be heading home from her hen party was arrested for drunk driving hours before she was to get married.

The 31-year-old was driving at more than 90mph and weaving in and out of traffic on a highway near Seattle when she was stopped.

A police officer arrested the woman, processed her and let her take a taxi home in time to make it to her early afternoon wedding.

The bride's alcohol level was nearly twice the legal Washington state limit.

Seven missing after landslide

Seven people have been reported missing and feared dead in a landslide that happened during sunny weather in northern Vietnam.

More than 100 soldiers have been mobilised to search for the victims, including two children who were buried under up to 30 feet of earth and rocks following the landslide in Yen Bai province.

The victims were harvesting corn when the landslide occurred. There were slight rains in the area during previous days. Authorities still don't know the cause of the landslide.

China may ease execution rules

China, which executes more people each year than any other country, said it is considering dropping capital punishment for economic crimes.

A draft amendment to the criminal code proposes cutting 13 "economy-related, non-violent offences" from the list of 68 crimes punishable by the death penalty.

International rights groups have criticised China for its heavy use of the death penalty.

In 2008, China's top court said about 15pc of death sentence verdicts by lower courts were found to have problems.