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Another suspected mastermind in Bangladesh attack arrested


Abbas warns about moving US outpost

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican stressed the sacred nature of Jerusalem on Saturday as the Palestinian leader warned that prospects for peace could suffer if the incoming Trump administration goes ahead with plans to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The developments came as Mahmoud Abbas met with Pope Francis and inaugurated the Palestinian embassy to the Holy See. Abbas said he had only heard through news reports of the proposal. The Palestinians oppose the move, saying it would kill any hopes for negotiating an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement and rile the region by undercutting Muslim and Christian claims to the holy city. Trump hasn’t yet laid out a clear Mideast policy. (AP)



Prison riot leaves at least 10 dead

RIO DE JANEIRO — At least 10 inmates were killed in a prison riot in northeastern Brazil, the latest in a wave of fatal uprisings in the country’s crowded prisons that have killed nearly 100 this year — with many of the victims decapitated and mutilated. The riot began around 5 p.m. Saturday at the State Penitentiary of Alcaçuz, near Natal in the northeastern state of Rio Grande do Norte, said Juliska Azevedo, a spokeswoman for the state government. (New York Times)


21 people drown after boat capsizes

PATNA — At least 21 people drowned and a dozen others were missing after their overcrowded boat capsized in a river in eastern India, police said Sunday. Nearly 50 people were returning by boat after attending a Hindu religious festival in a village across the river near Patna, the state capital of Bihar, when it capsized on Saturday, said police officer Chandan Kushwaha. He said 13 people have been rescued. (AP)