Brazil: 42 inmates found dead in Amazonas prisons
28 May 2019 | 9:36 am
Dozens of inmates have been found dead in separate prisons in northern Brazil's Amazonas state. Authorities said the victims appeared to have been strangled to death.
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Data from Reporters Without Borders shows that 150 journalists have been killed in Mexico since 2000. In 2022 alone, 13 members of the press were killed there.
Around 100 whales were spotted near the coast in Western Australia, making their way to the beach, where at least half later died. The phenomenon is believed to indicate either stress or illness within the pod.
No group has claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing that targeted a political rally. The EU condemned the attack as "an attempt to weaken democracy."
Twenty people died when a boat capsized in Ugandan waters on Lake Victoria on Wednesday morning, police said as rescuers and local residents searched for survivors. "So far 20 people have been confirmed dead, and nine (9) rescued," the Uganda police force said on Twitter, which is being rebranded as X.
More than 40 people have been killed after a migrant vessel sank, survivors of the shipwreck told Italian media.
A baby was one of two victims after a boat carrying migrants and refugees capsized off Tunisia. A similar tragedy, off the northern French coast, left six Afghan nationals dead.
A powerful explosion rocked a gas station in Russia's city of Makhachkala, located in the Caucasian Dagestan region, killing 35 people and injuring 80 others. The explosion, which occurred Monday evening, caused a major fire, which spread to an area of more than 600 square meters (6,458 square feet), region's Governor Sergey Melikov said in a statement.
The wooden boat left Senegal more than 40 days ago with more than 100 people on board. It was traveling in the direction of Spain's Canary Islands when it capsized in the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Verde.
After staging a short-lived mutiny in Russia in June, Yevgeny Prigozhin's Wagner mercenaries were exiled to Belarus. With Prigozhin dead following a plane crash in Russia, will they be withdrawn?
The German chancellor insisted that "nuclear energy is over" after the Free Democrats (FDP) called for putting a halt on dismantling decommissioned power plants. It's the latest apparent division in the ruling coalition.
At least seven people have died after torrential rains caused flash flooding in Greece, Turkey and Bulgaria. The deluge comes on the heels of extreme heat over summer.
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