At least 9 die, 14 others hurt in Brazil prison riot Jan 03, 2018 0 130 12345 AFPSao PauloAt least nine people were killed and 14 others wounded Monday in a prison riot in the central Brazilian state of Goias that ended in a blaze -- and the escape of more than 100 inmates, local media reported.Authorities said that a group of prisoners invaded a wing of the facility populated by members of a rival gang shortly after midday, sparking the riot that led to the deadly fire, according to the G1 news portal.Firefighters were able to put the blaze out while military police told G1 they had so far recaptured 29 of the 106 inmates who escaped, and quelled the riot.In the northern state of Amazonas, 10 inmates also escaped from a prison on Monday.Brazil has the third largest prison population in the world with 726,712 inmates as of June 2016, according to the latest available official data.The figure is almost twice the stated prison capacity for 2016 of 368,049, and turf wars between rival drug gangs are common. Pages 12 POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Legalised pot sale off to a blazing start in California Jan 03, 2018 0 774 Extreme cold sparks chaos at Canada airports Jan 03, 2018 0 408 2017 safest year for post-war civil aviation Jan 03, 2018 0 122 US sees no rise in autism in past 3 years AFP Miami After more than a decade of steady increases in the rate of children diagnosed with autism in the United States, the rate has plateaued in the past three years, researchers said Tuesday. The findings were based on .. Kuwait, 5 other nations join UN Security Council AFP United Nations Equatorial Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kuwait, Peru, Poland and the Netherlands formally joined the ranks of the non-permanent members of the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday"to make a .. Soldier held for killing pregnant woman in line for pork: Venezuela REUTERS CARACAS Venezuelan authorities arrested a National Guard soldier over the weekend and accused him of shooting a pregnant 18 year-old during an incident that local media described as a melee over scarce pork. ..