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/.
The North Korean regime has announced the execution of leader Kim Jong Un's uncle, Jang Song Thaek, who it called 'worse than a dog.'
The Honduran electoral tribunal (TSE) confirmed on Thursday that governing party candidate Juan Orlando Hernandez won last month's presidential election.
The number of people diagnosed with cancer each year jumped to 14 million in 2012, according to the World Health Organization.
The Uruguay Senate on Tuesday approved the world's first national marketplace for the sale of legalized marijuana with a vote of 16 to 13.
French forces have killed 19 Islamists during security operations in Mali's northern region of Timbuktu, a French officer confirmed on Tuesday.
A fire on Wednesday morning at a farmers' market in south China's Shenzhen killed at least 16 people and injured another five.
India's Supreme Court on Wednesday reinstated a colonial-era law banning gay sex, which had been thrown out by a lower court in 2009.
Business, Economics and Jobs
General Motors named Mary Barra its new CEO on Tuesday, making her the first female head in the US auto industry.
Authorities in Mali have found a mass grave in the southern garrison town of Kati containing 21 bodies of what are believed to be soldiers killed in the country's 2012 junta.
A video has now emerged of Nigerian cook Harrison Odjegba Okene being rescued by divers after surviving more than 60 hours at the bottom of the Atlantic.