Incidence & Issues

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 ...

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Turkey cafe boss held for Erdogan ‘tea insult’

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG The boss of a cafeteria at a Turkish opposition newspaper has been detained after saying he would refuse to serve tea to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Senol Buran, cafeteria head at Cumhuriyet, was remanded accused of insulting the president. He denies the refusal was an insult, his lawyer said. Turkey has cracked down on dissent since ...

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Typhoon Nock-Ten kills four in the Philippines

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG Powerful typhoon Nock-Ten has killed at least four people after making its way through the Philippines, officials say. Despite initial fears, the heavily-populated capital, Manila, was spared by the storm, which had winds of up to 120 km/h (74 mph). Nock-Ten brought down trees and power lines, and forced more than 380,000 people out of their ...

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Uganda: 30 drown after boat carrying football team capsizes on Lake Albert

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG At least 30 people have drowned after a boat carrying a football team and their fans capsized on Lake Albert in Uganda, police say. The overcrowded vessel was carrying some 45 people. Police say the boat became unbalanced when too many passengers moved to one side. Nine bodies have been recovered, and 15 people have been ...

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Ambassador shooting highlights Russia’s long fight with Islamic radicals

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG For Russia, the assassination of its ambassador in Turkey may only be the beginning of a new chapter in a long, gloomy book. He shouted his support for the traumatized people of Aleppo, but exactly who the killer represented is still unknown — or if he simply acted on his own. Ghastly, theatrical and public, the ...

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India: Baby trafficking racket busted as police warn more children at risk

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG Police in Mumbai have arrested six people in connection with a baby smuggling ring. The gang, five women and a man, would abduct babies in Mumbai and sell them to childless couples in other parts of India, according to senior police inspector Naresh Kasale. The activities of the gang came to police attention when they received ...

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YOU CANNOT GET AWAY WITH LIES. Student charged for filing false report about anti-Muslim hate crime

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG A college student who alleged that three drunken men had hurled anti-Muslim insults at her on a New York subway was arrested for making a false report, according to the NYPD. Yasmin Seweid, 18, faces charges for filing the false police report and obstructing governmental administration, police said. She was arraigned in Manhattan Criminal Court and ...

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Inside Orania, South Africa’s whites-only town

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG Orania is not prime real estate by any stretch of the imagination. The settlement west of the Orange River in Northern Cape, South Africa lies on arid and weather-beaten land; baked by the harsh summer sun and frigid through the dry winter. It’s farmable, but not easy, requiring strong backs and callused hands. Rising above the ...

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Bus plunges off cliff killing 14 in Malaysia

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG An interstate bus in Malaysia carrying passengers from Singapore and Myanmar careered off a highway early Saturday, killing 14 people and injuring 16 others, officials said. The bus, heading from southern Johor state to the capital Kuala Lumpur, went off the road in the wet before rolling over and ending up in a deep ditch, said Mohammad Yusof ...

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Russian military plane carrying 91 on board, including famed army band, crashes into Black Sea

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG ARussian military plane crashed on Sunday in the Black Sea as it made its way to Syria with 91 people onboard, including musicians heading to celebrate the New Year with troops. The Russian defence ministry said there had been no survivors after the Tu-154 plane crashed shortly after taking off from the southern city of Adler, south of ...

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