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Home-Made Alcohol Kills 82 In Indonesia

Police on Wednesday said 82 people died on Indonesia’s Java island after drinking home-made alcohol. National police spokesman Setyo Wisasto said the victims died in West Java province and Jakarta after consuming cheap home-made alcoholic drinks. He said 80 others had been hospitalised. Authorities in the city of Bandung declared a health emergency after 45 people died there. Dozens of people die ...

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Brazilian Judge Denies Ex-President Lula Privileges In Prison

A Brazilian judge on Tuesday denied former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva the right to receive a visit from nine regional governors and other politicians in the prison where he is staying in the southern city of Curitiba, the newspaper Folha de Sao Paulo reported. Judge Carolina Lebbos pointed to an earlier order from judge Sergio Moro, who issued ...

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Corruption: Brazil’s Ex-President Lula da Silva Begins Jail Sentence

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva woke up in jail yesterday as the first current or former president in Brazil’s modern history to be incarcerated, adding a measure of unpredictability to the country’s upcoming presidential elections. Foreshadowing possible unrest in the weeks to come, about 500 supporters remained outside of the jail hours after police shot rubber bullets and ...

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Prince Philip, 96, Admitted To Hospital For Hip Operation Tomorrow

Prince Philip, 96, has been admitted to hospital for planned surgery on his hip. The Duke of Edinburgh has travelled to the King Edward VII Hospital in London ahead of the operation tomorrow, Buckingham Palace said. It comes days after he pulled out of the traditional Easter Sunday and Maundy services at Windsor Castle over the weekend. The Prince’s hip ...

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Winnie Mandela Dies At 81

South African anti-apartheid campaigner Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has died aged 81, her personal assistant says. Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was the former wife of South Africa’s first black president, Nelson Mandela. The couple – famously pictured hand-in-hand as Mr Mandela walked free from prison after 27 years – were a symbol of the anti-apartheid struggle for nearly three decades. However, in later years ...

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68 Die In Venezuela Police Cells Fire

Rioting and a fire in the cells of a Venezuelan police station in the central city of Valencia killed 68 people on Wednesday, according to the government and witnesses. Families hoping for news outside the police station were dispersed with tear gas and authorities did not give information until late into the evening. “The State Prosecutor’s Office guarantees to deepen ...

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Breaking: ‘ISIS’ Gunman Shoots At Police Officers And Takes Hostages In French Supermarket

At least one person is dead after a gunman claiming allegiance to ISIS shot at riot police officers and took hostages at a supermarket in the south of France, according to reports. The suspected terrorist, feared to be carrying explosives, was heard shouting “Vengeance for Syria!” before the rampage at two scenes in the neighbouring towns of Trebes and Carcassonne. ...

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