• In pictures: Brazil's army marches through Rio favela as police struggle to contain drug gang wars
    International Business Times35 minutes ago

    In pictures: Brazil's army marches through Rio favela as police struggle to contain drug gang wars

    The Brazillian government sent its army into a favela, or slum, to help police tackle violence among heavily armed drug gangs. Police officers entered Rocinha, in Rio de Janeiro, on the morning of Monday 18 September, trying to arrest rival gang members who invaded the favela on Sunday morning and began

  • French Olympic Committee chief 'cannot imagine' 2018 boycott
    Reuters2 hours ago

    French Olympic Committee chief 'cannot imagine' 2018 boycott

    French Olympic Committee President Denis Masseglia "cannot imagine" a situation that will lead to the country boycotting next year's Winter Olympics in South Korea amid growing concerns over tensions in North Korea. France Sports Minister Laura Flessel said on Thursday that if the crisis

  • Reuters2 hours ago

    Olympics-French Olympic Committee chief 'cannot imagine' 2018 boycott

    French Olympic Committee President Denis Masseglia "cannot imagine" a situation that will lead to the country boycotting next year's Winter Olympics in South Korea amid growing concerns over tensions in North Korea. France Sports Minister Laura Flessel said on Thursday that if the crisis

  • Last flight home for icon of 'German Autumn' of terror
    AFP

    Last flight home for icon of 'German Autumn' of terror

    Forty years ago next month, German anti-terror commandos stormed a Lufthansa jet in Somalia, shot its Palestinian hijackers and freed 90 hostages, a climax in a bloody era of far-left militancy.

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