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Guatemala’s Fuego volcano eruption kills 25, injures hundreds

GUATEMALA CITY: An estimated 25 people, including at least three children, were killed and nearly 300 injured on Sunday in the most violent eruption of Guatemala’s Fuego volcano in more than four decades, officials said. Volcan de Fuego, whose name means “Volcano of Fire”, spewed an 8-kilometer (5-mile) stream of red-hot lava and belched a thick plume of black smoke and ash that rained onto the capital and other regions. The charred bodies of victims laid on the steaming, ashen remnants of a pyroclastic flow as…

25 inmates killed in Brazil prison clash

SAO PAULO: At least 25 inmates died Sunday in clashes between two rival factions in a prison in far northern Brazil, the latest episode of violence shaking the country's underfunded and overcrowded prison system. Seven of the dead were beheaded and six burned to death in fighting at a prison in Boa Vista, the capital of Roraima state, the news site G1 reported, citing local police. The bloodshed began when inmates of one wing of the Agricola de Monte Cristo prison broke into another wing. Prisoners were armed with knives…