BRAZIL NIGHTCLUB FIRE CLAIMS 233 YOUNG LIVES

Santa Maria, Brazil (CNN) — Guitarist Rodrigo Martins was preparing to launch into the sixth song of his band’s set when he saw embers fall. The acoustic foam insulation on the ceiling of the KISS nightclub in the southern Brazilian city of Santa Maria was on fire, and it was beginning to spread. The hot… [Continue Reading]

KANO POLICE STATION ROCKED BY EXPLOSION AND GUN FIRE ATTACK

Kano, Nigeria’s second city and the largest in the north, was the site of Boko Haram’s deadliest attack yet, when coordinated bombings and shootings left at least 185 people dead in January. The Islamist group’s insurgency, concentrated in Nigeria’s mainly Muslim north, has killed more than 1,000 people since mid-2009. KANO  (AFP) – Gunmen with… [Continue Reading]