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25 inmates killed -- some beheaded, burned -- in Brazil prison gang fight

Boa Vista prison riotAt least 25 inmates were killed, including seven who were beheaded and six who were burned to death, in Brazil's Monte Cristo Rural Penitentiary on Sunday after two rival gangs clashed.

The killings at the prison in Boa Vista, the capital of Roraima state, were preceded by a riot, prison director João Paulo Passos said, O Globo reports. About 100 relatives of prison inmates were taken hostage during the riot, according to Brazil's Secretary of State for Justice and Citizenship, or SECJUC.


Syria: Air strike kills 14 members of one Aleppo family

family killed by Syrian strikesAir strikes have killed at least 14 people from one family in rebel-held Aleppo in northern Syria, bringing the death toll to 47 over the past 24 hours.

Members of the Syrian Civil Defence, a search and rescue group also known as the White Helmets that operates in rebel-held areas across the country, say they are searching for more than a dozen people trapped under the rubble.


Iraq PM declares offensive to retake Mosul from ISIL

Battle for Mosul

Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has announced the start of a major offensive to retake Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group.

Mosul is Iraq's second largest city and the last urban centre still under ISIL control in Iraq after a series of government offensives to reverse the armed group's lightning-quick seizure of territory in 2014.


At least nine dead, dozens injured in suspension bridge collapse near Indonesia's Bali island

Suspension bridge collapse near BaliAt least nine people died and dozens were injured after a suspension bridge collapsed near the resort island of Bali, officials said.

The "Yellow Bridge" — linking the islands of Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan — collapsed Sunday evening, according to Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesman for Indonesia's National Disaster Mitigation Agency.


Nebraska newspaper breaks with tradition, endorses Clinton

Omaha World HeraldThe Omaha World-Herald is breaking with almost 100 years of tradition by endorsing Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton for president.

In an editorial released late Saturday, the Nebraska newspaper said Clinton has the best chance to “implement change by working with Congress, foreign and domestic leaders and military leaders under normal circumstances as well as during a crisis.”


Donald Trump Seems To Question, Yet Again, Whether Obama Is A Legitimate President

Trump against Obama's legitimacyGOP presidential nominee Donald Trump appeared to question the legitimacy of Barack Obama’s presidency once again on Saturday, referring to the president in air quotes.

Trump was speaking about Democratic rival Hillary Clinton’s proposal to allow more Syrian refugees into the United States when he made the comment during a rally in Bangor, Maine.

“She wants 550 percent more coming in from Syria than the thousands and thousands that our president, quote president, has coming in,” Trump said, making air quotes around the word “president.”


Trump bashes 'rigged' election (and Saturday Night Live)

Trump bashes rigged electionDonald Trump is carrying his newly aggressive campaign style to Twitter, continuing to argue Sunday that Hillary Clinton, the media, and the political establishment are conspiring to defeat him.

"Election is being rigged by the media, in a coordinated effort with the Clinton campaign, by putting stories that never happened into news!" Trump tweeted Sunday.

Less than a week after a parade of women came forward to accuse the candidate of inappropriate sexual advances, Trump continued to question the motives of the accusers and the media. He also appeared to reference reports of a new Washington Post-ABC News poll showing him only four points behind Clinton.


Kuwait's emir dissolves parliament, cabinet resigns over oil price dispute

Kuwait dissolves parliamentDisputes over fuel price increases in oil-rich Kuwait have prompted the country's emir to dissolve its parliament. Every member of Kuwait's cabinet had already resigned.

Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah issued an emergency government decree Sunday afternoon "given the circumstances in the region," BBC reported.


Suicide bomber strikes Shia Muslim gathering in Baghdad

Suicide bobmer hits baghdadA suicide bombing targeting Shia Muslims killed at least four people in Baghdad on Sunday, officials said, a day after the deadliest attack to hit the Iraqi capital in months.

The bombing in central Baghdad, which targeted a tent where Shias distribute food as part of annual religious commemorations, also wounded at least 12 people, officials said.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, but the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group frequently carries out suicide bombings targeting Shias, whom it considers heretics.


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