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RIO DE JANEIRO | At least 12 dead in 2 bank heists in northeast Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO— Brazilian authorities say that at least 12 people have been killed in two attempted bank robberies. Military police in the northeastern state of Ceara say the attempted heists began around 2:30 a.m. Friday in the downtown area of the city of Milagres. The robbers at one bank had taken several people hostage … Continue reading RIO DE JANEIRO | At least 12 dead in 2 bank heists in northeast Brazil

MOSCOW | Putin says IS seized 700 hostages in Syria; executing some

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin says Islamic State militants in Syria have recently seized some 700 people as hostages and are carrying out executions. At an international policy forum in Sochi on Thursday, Putin said “they have been recently expanding their area and took about 130 families hostage, which accounts for about 700 people.” … Continue reading MOSCOW | Putin says IS seized 700 hostages in Syria; executing some