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At least 60 inmates killed in Brazilian prison riot

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG Rioting inmates in Brazil decapitated and brutally assaulted their rivals, killing at least 60, when fighting erupted between two gangs at a prison in the Amazon region, officials said on Monday. The 17-hour riot broke out Sunday afternoon and lasted through the night at a prison on the outskirts of Manaus, the capital of Amazonas state, said state public security secretary Sergio Fontes. He ...

New image of suspected Istanbul gunman released as Isil claim nightclub attack

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG The Islamic State yesterday/MON claimed responsibility for the New Year’s Eve shooting that killed 39 people in an Istanbul nightclub, saying a “soldier of the caliphate” attacked Turkey for its incursion into Syria. Police arrested eight suspects in connection with the attack today, but said they were still hunting for the gunman. A blurry picture of ...

Iran official calls for sterilization for sex workers

TEHRAN, Iran — Female sex workers and homeless drug addicts in Tehran should be “convinced” to undergo sterilization to prevent social problems, a deputy provincial governor in the Iranian capital said on Sunday. “These women deal drugs, consume drugs and also work as sex workers,” Siavash Shahrivar told the ILNA news agency. “Over 20 percent of them have AIDS and ...

The Explosive Secrets of Egypt’s Desert

CAIRO—World War II was terribly unkind to Egypt. Never keen to partake in hostilities to begin with, the country nevertheless found itself thrust into the conflict as the European powers battled one another across vast swathes of its arid sands. When most of the foreign troops packed up their tanks and left, the war remained behind in the form of ...

Overseas invasion set to shake up Australia’s retail sector

A spate of new retailers is expected to expand into Australia in the coming year and even more are planning on expanding their online presence. Only seven percent of money spent in Australia’s retail sector is spent online, making Australia a very bricks and mortar dominant region. As a result, many international retailers have announced plans to expand their operations ...

Iraq resumes Mosul operation after a two-week lull

Iraqi troops backed by US-led air strikes have pushed deeper into eastern Mosul after a two-week lull in the operation to retake the city held by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group. Staff Lieutenant-General Abdulghani al-Assadi, a senior officer in Iraq’s counterterrorism service, said the second phase of the  operation, now in ...

Pictures of homeless sleeping in empty graves shock Iran

TEHRAN, Iran – Photographs of homeless people sleeping in empty graves outside Iran’s capital shocked even the country’s president on Wednesday, and pointed to the continuing economic struggles gripping the nation. The images by Saeed Gholamhoseini were shot in Shahriar, some 12 miles west of Tehran, and published in the Shahrvand daily, a Persian-language newspaper, which said some 50 men, ...

Russian Flights to Egypt Will Resume Soon, Putin Tells Sissi

CAIRO —  Russian flights to Egypt will resume soon, Russian President Vladimir Putin told Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi in a phone call, Sissi’s office said on Thursday. Flights to Egypt from Russia were suspended after a Russian plane crashed into the Sinai desert in October 2015. Islamic State said it brought down the plane with a bomb smuggled inside ...

Online New Year’s Threats Prompt Australian Arrest

SYDNEY —  Australian counter-terror officers arrested a 40-year-old man at Sydney Airport, after he disembarked from a flight from London, and charged him with making online threats “relating to New Year’s Eve” festivities in Sydney, police said Friday. The arrest follows police raids across the southern city of Melbourne a week ago, which authorities said foiled an Islamic State-inspired plot ...

Man filmed ‘fishing’ in floods amuses Australia

An Australian man has found instant fame after being filmed pretending to fish during flash floods in Melbourne. Video of Paris Diaz Jordanou hamming it up for news crews has been viewed more than five million times since Thursday. In the footage, Mr Jordanou is heard yelling “I’ll catch him” as a car begins to float in floodwaters. Social media ...

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