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/.
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has offered a rare apology in a video message for an attack on a hospital in Yemen earlier this month.
Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, two members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot, were freed from jail on Monday after being granted amnesty last week.
Artists prepare and perform in Cambodia's famous Battambang Circus, which is part of a wider project called Phare Ponleu Selpak, or "the brightness of the arts."
Several Santas took part in the Christmas Regatta on Saturday by rowing on Venice's Grand Canal.
A gunman opened fire outside a terminal at Manila's main airport on Friday, killing Mayor Ukol Talumpa, his wife, another male family member and a child.
New Mexico's highest court has declared same-sex marriage legal, joining 16 other states in the United States.
Voicemails left for Kate Middleton by her then-boyfriend Prince William were hacked by the News of the World and read at the UK phone hacking trial.
Belgium's Senate voted on Thursday to extend its 2002 euthanasia law to terminally ill children.
Three teams of wounded veterans set out on the 200-mile trek three weeks ago.
Prince Harry and three trekking teams made up of wounded veterans reached the South Pole on Friday after setting out three weeks ago on the 200-mile Walking with the Wounded South Pole Challenge.