Guards on the border of Ceuta, Spain's enclave in North Africa, say they
have recently detained one Moroccan suspected of attempting to smuggle
migrants concealed in a suitcase and another suspected of hiding
migrants in a car.
Custom agents found a 19-year-old migrant from Gabon hidden in a suitcase pushed on a trolley by a woman who tried to cross the land border from Morocco on Dec. 30, said a spokesman for the Guardia Civil in Ceuta.
An attack by members of one crime gang on rival inmates touched off a
riot at a prison in the northern state of Amazonas, leaving at least 56
dead, including several who were beheaded or dismembered in the worst
bloodshed at a Brazilian prison since 1992.
Authorities said the riot that raged from Sunday afternoon into Monday morning grew out of a fight between two of the country's biggest crime gangs over control of prisons and drug routes in northern Brazil.
The Islamic State group on Monday made an unusual claim of
responsibility for a major terrorist attack in Turkey, saying a "soldier
of the caliphate" carried out the mass shooting at an Istanbul
nightclub that killed 39 people as they welcomed the new year.
The group said Christian revelers were targeted in response to Turkish military operations against IS in northernSyria, but most of the dead were foreign tourists from Muslim countries.
John Berger, the British art critic, intellectual and prodigious author
whose pioneering 1972 book and the BBC series it spawned, "Ways of
Seeing," redefined the way a generation saw art, died Monday. He was 90.
Simon McBurney, the British actor and a friend of Berger's, told The Associated Press that Berger died at his home in the Paris suburb of Antony. Berger had been ill for about a year, McBurney said.