World Bulletin / News Desk
At least nine people were killed and 14 others wounded Monday in a prison riot in the central Brazilian state of Goias that ended in a blaze -- and the escape of more than 100 inmates, local media reported.
Firefighters were able to put the blaze out while military police told G1 they had so far recaptured 29 of the 106 inmates who escaped, and quelled the riot.
In the northern state of Amazonas, 10 inmates also escaped from a prison on Monday.
Brazil has the third largest prison population in the world with 726,712 inmates as of June 2016, according to the latest available official data.
The figure is almost twice the stated prison capacity for 2016 of 368,049, and turf wars between rival drug gangs are common.
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American Civil Liberties Union granted request to halt deportations for one week after reunification
Trump declared that US-Russian relations have turned a corner after a summit with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin that he described as "open, direct and deeply productive".
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The U.S. State Department is negotiating a potential deal to sell Turkey the Raytheon Co Patriot missile defense system as an alternative to the Russian-made S-400 system Turkey has agreed to purchase, an official said on Monday.
ISIL still maintains a limited presence in northern and western Iraq
90 more migrants in critical condition found inside shipping containers
Obama arrived in his father's native Kenya on Sunday, where he paid courtesy calls on President Uhuru Kenyatta and main opposition leader Raila Odinga.
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FETO orchestrated the defeated coup, which left 251 people martyred and nearly 2,200 injured
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US director of documentary on FETO-linked schools in US says FETO terrorists spent 18 years spreading false image of group
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