Brazil: Brazilian police to recapture 144 prisoners after bloody riot

Brazilian authorities have launched a major operation to capture scores of inmates who escaped from a detention center in the country’s north during a prison riot in which nearly 60 people were killed. The violent rebellion, the bloodiest in over two decades in the country’s overcrowded prisons, broke out at the Anisio Jobim penitentiary complex… Read More Brazil: Brazilian police to recapture 144 prisoners after bloody riot

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Brazil’s Alberico Silva extends Ifeanyi Ubah contract

Brazilian midfielder Alberico Silva has extended his contract with Nigeria Professional Football League side, FC Ifeanyi Ubah after his impressive show in his debut season. In a statement, the Anambra Warriors confirmed the return of the Brazilian ahead of the new season which commences on January 14 after a brief holiday with his family in… Read More Brazil’s Alberico Silva extends Ifeanyi Ubah contract

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Brazil prison riot kills more than 50 in Amazonas state

More than 50 inmates have been killed in a prison riot in the Brazilian state of Amazonas, officials say. The unrest, which started on Sunday, ended early on Monday, police said, when the inmates surrendered their weapons and freed unharmed the last of 12 guards they had taken hostage. A prison chaplain said the riot… Read More Brazil prison riot kills more than 50 in Amazonas state

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Chapecoense air crash: Colombia plane ‘ran out of fuel’

Colombian authorities say evidence is growing that a plane carrying a Brazilian football team crashed because it ran out of fuel as it tried to land. The plane had no fuel on impact, an official said, corroborating audio of the pilot asking to land because of a fuel shortage and electric failure. The capital Bogota… Read More Chapecoense air crash: Colombia plane ‘ran out of fuel’

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Chapecoense plane crash: Thousands of fans hold vigil for team

Thousands of people in Chapeco in Brazil have held a vigil for the victims of a plane crash, who included most of the city’s football team. Fans of the Chapecoense team walked from the city centre to the stadium where they prayed and sang. A service was also held in the city’s cathedral. The team… Read More Chapecoense plane crash: Thousands of fans hold vigil for team

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Colombia plane crash: 75 dead and six survivors on flight carrying Chapecoense football team

A chartered plane with a Brazilian first division football team crashed near Medellin while on its way to the finals of a regional tournament, killing 75 people, Colombian officials said. Five people survived. The British Aerospace 146 short-haul plane, operated by a charter airline named LaMia, declared an emergency and lost radar contact just before… Read More Colombia plane crash: 75 dead and six survivors on flight carrying Chapecoense football team

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Brazil’s Chapecoense football team in Colombia plane crash

A plane carrying 81 people, including a top Brazilian football team, has crashed on its approach to the city of Medellin in Colombia. Colombia’s civil aviation body says only six people survived the crash, blamed on an electrical fault. The chartered aircraft, flying from Brazil via Bolivia, was carrying members of the Chapecoense team. The… Read More Brazil’s Chapecoense football team in Colombia plane crash

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Brazil: Four dead after police helicopter ‘shot down by gang’

Four police officers have died after their helicopter crashed over Rio de Janeiro’s notorious City of God favela. In dramatic footage of the crash, sustained gunfire can be heard before the helicopter drops from the sky like a stone, narrowly missing a main road. The helicopter was giving support to a police operation against gangs… Read More Brazil: Four dead after police helicopter ‘shot down by gang’

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