World Bulletin / News Desk
Eight people have been arrested in northeastern Brazil over a wave of arson attacks on buses in the seaside city of Fortaleza, police said Thursday.
Criminal gangs were behind the burning spree, either to protest against changes in conditions for imprisoned members or to demand their transfer to different prisons, according to local media.
Police said in a statement that two people were arrested Thursday, bringing the total to eight, and that extra security had been deployed to guard the city's bus system.
One driver was lightly injured in a blaze, police said, while Globo news organization reported Thursday that a handicapped ticket collector was hospitalized with burns over 90 percent of his body after being caught in an attack.
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Secretary General Stoltenberg talks to reporters ahead of Thursday's NATO Defense Ministers meeting in Brussels
"A shameful verdict!", wrote Bosnia's Dnevni Avaz newspaper on its front page, calling the decision a "new injustice and a new humiliation for the victims".
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The European Commission's powerful competition regulator on Tuesday hit Google with the biggest fine ever against a company for abuse of a dominant market position.
Vatican experts said Zerbo, 74, was recovering from an illness but had managed to make the trip to the Vatican to be appointed cardinal along with four others by Pope Francis on Wednesday.
Monday's hearing saw sentence handed down to Folly Satchivi as well as to another student involved in this month's demonstrations, Marius Amagbegnon.