Breaking News writer in São Paulo
Jill Langlois is a GlobalPost breaking news writer based in São Paulo, Brazil.
She has written about everything from Olympic/World Cup preparations and the economy, to prison reform and a city plagued by crack addiction. Her work has appeared in the Associated Press, The New York Times, USA Today, GlobalPost's Brazil section and Canada's The Globe and Mail, among other publications.
Born in Sault Ste Marie, Canada, Jill holds a Bachelor of Journalism from Toronto's Ryerson University. You can visit her at http://jilllanglois.com/.
As promised earlier in the day, Israel began the release Monday night of 26 Palestinian prisoners in the third of a four-stage release agreed upon in peace talks.
A replica of the eight-meter-high Separation Wall that surrounds Bethlehem was erected in the courtyard of London's St. James's Church on Monday.
The Democratic Republic of Congo's army repelled on Monday attacks on a state TV station, airport and army bases in the country's capital city of Kinshasa.
At least five soldiers and three militants were killed on Monday in an attack on an army base in south Yemen.
The Cambodia National Rescue Party held its 14th day of protest on Dec. 29, 2013, calling for current Prime Minister Hun Sen to step down and for elections to be held.
At least 15 people were killed Sunday when a female suicide bomber detonated an explosive at a train station in southern Russia.
Barrel bombs dropped from Syrian aircrafts have killed 517 people in the northern province of Aleppo since Dec. 15, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
A Brazilian government investigation revealed that 59 inmates at Pedrinhas jail have been killed in gang violence this year.
Citizens of Spain's Ibi annually celebrate the Els Enfarinats Festival with a battle of flour, eggs and firecrackers.
At least 26 people are dead after a passenger train compartment caught fire early Saturday morning in southeast India.