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Six children among 10 dead in Russia house fires

MOSCOW: Six children and four adults died in house fires in several Russian cities on Sunday, Russian media reported. Three toddlers died in a house fire in a village in Bashkortostan, a region south of the Ural mountains, news agency RIA Novosti reported. The children, a two-year-old and two four-year-olds, were reportedly left home alone, the agency said. Interfax news agency said two more children died in a house fire on Sunday in the village of Krasny Kut, in the southern Saratov region. And the Emergency…

Sri Lanka garbage mountain death toll rises to 10

COLOMBO: The death toll from a collapsed garbage mountain in Colombo has risen to 10 after four children died in hospital overnight from the disaster, authorities said Saturday. Colombo National hospital spokeswoman Pushpa Soysa said two boys and two girls were among the 10 people confirmed killed following the Friday incident. They were aged between 11 and 15. Soysa said a total of 21 people were brought to the hospital from Kolonnawa, where the 300-foot (91-metre) high rubbish dump crashed on neighbouring homes as…

At least 10 dead in Brazil prison clash: newspapers

NATAL, Brazil: At least 10 people were killed in a Brazilian prison uprising late on Saturday, local media said, adding to chaos in the country's penitentiary system in which more than 116 inmates have died in gang warfare since the start of the year. The latest outburst of violence took place at the Alcaçuz jail in the northeastern state of Rio Grande do Norte, Folha de S. Paulo newspaper said, citing the state's press secretariat. The state government's press office was not immediately available to confirm the…