FLASHES

The Star (Kenya) - - News World -

Sao Paulo/ At least 25 in­mates were killed, in­clud­ing six who were de­cap­i­tated and burned, in clashes be­tween ri­val crim­i­nal fac­tions at a prison in north­east­ern Brazil, lo­cal me­dia re­ported yes­ter­day. Yangon/ A ferry sank in a river in north­west­ern Myan­mar, killing at least 32 peo­ple with scores miss­ing, a res­cue of­fi­cial said yes­ter­day. About 150 peo­ple had been res­cued from the Chind­win River in the Sa­gaing re­gion af­ter the ferry cap­sized on Satur­day. Bei­jing/ China’s For­eign min­istry said yes­ter­day it would re­tal­i­ate af­ter Slo­vakia Pres­i­dent An­drej Kiska met vis­it­ing ex­iled Ti­betan spir­i­tual leader the Dalai Lama, a man ac­cused by Bei­jing of pro­mot­ing in­de­pen­dence for the Hi­malayan re­gion. Dubai/ Ira­nian forces launched air de­fence drills in Is­fa­han yes­ter­day, Fars news agency re­ported. The drills aim to dis­play the coun­try’s abil­ity to safe­guard its airspace.

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