RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A prison riot in northeastern Brazil left at least seven dead after a fight between two gangs escalated and led to about 70 people, many visiting family members, being held hostage for several hours.
It's not yet clear if all seven killed were inmates.
Prison officials in Bahia state, where the riot took place, say they negotiated an end to the standoff on Monday and all hostages have been released.
MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military has launched a massive exercise involving 250 aircraft and other weapons.
The Defense Ministry said in a statement Monday the drills will involve air force and air defense units of the Central, Western and Southern Military Districts totaling 12,000 servicemen. Combat aircraft will deploy to temporary bases and air defense systems will be sent to the Ashuluk and Kapustin Yar shooting ranges in southern Russia for training with live...
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — An opposition leader in Burundi says the country is not ready for parliamentary or presidential elections next month because the government is curtailing freedoms including preventing the opposition from campaigning as protests over President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third in office continued in the Burundian capital, Bujumbura.
Agathon Rwasa, who is running as an independent candidate in the June 26 elections, said Monday that Nkurunziza...