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/.
At least 26 people are dead, including two children, after a passenger train compartment caught fire early Saturday morning in southeast India.
Iraqi troops arrested on Saturday leading Sunni MP Ahmed al-Alwani in a raid on his home in the western city of Ramadi, killing his brother and five guards.
More than 40 people are dead and 70,000 are homeless after torrential rains in southeastern Brazil caused flooding and mudslides.
Police arrested 10 men and charged six of them after two apparently unrelated groups raped a 21-year-old woman in India on Christmas Eve.
Protesters and police clashed in Istanbul's Taksim Square when protests against the government reignited in Turkey over a high-level bribery and corruption investigation involving close government allies.
An army tank shelled a funeral tent in the southern Yemeni province of Dali on Friday, killing 19 people, including children and a medic.
The government of South Sudan announced it was "committed to an immediate ceasefire" on Friday, urging rebel leader Riek Machar to do the same.
A bomb blast on Friday at a Mogadishu tea shop killed as many as 11, including several soldiers and the shop's owner.
Floods and mudslides caused by heavy downpours in southeastern Brazil have killed at least 20 people and forced another 40,000 to evacuate.
Christian pilgrims visited the Church of the Nativity in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, the traditional birthplace of Jesus Christ.