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Brazil prisoners take more than 120 hostages

Inmates in a prison in the northeastern Brazilian state of Sergipe took 122 hostages - nearly all of them visiting inmate relatives, a prison official told AFP. Prison spokeswoman Sandra Melo said that there were four prison guards among the hostages……

Pro-Russian militants free 56 Ukrainian ‘hostages’

More than 50 people held "hostage" by pro-Russian militants who seized a security building in eastern Ukraine have been released, the state security service said on Wednesday. Ukraine's SBU security agency said on Tuesday that separatists who had seized……