BELGRADE -- Eleven people have been killed and six injured in a killing spree in the Montenegrin city of Cetinje, local public broadcaster RTCG reported on Friday afternoon. A 34-year-old armed attacker was killed while exchanging gunfire with police, RTCG added.
The shootout reportedly happened after a family conflict. The attacker then began shooting randomly at people, including children, in the streets of the mountainous city inhabited by around 15,000 people. (Montenegro-Gunshot)
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BOGOTA -- A total of 22 people, including 16 police officers, were injured after a fire broke out in a hotel in the northern Colombian city of Barranquilla on Thursday night, local authorities said Friday.
The fire department ruled out that the blaze, which started about 10:00 p.m. local time, was the result of an attack and instead said it was caused by a short circuit. (Colombia-Hotel fire)
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SAO PAULO -- At least seven people were killed and three others injured when a van and a truck collided Thursday night on a highway in the southern Brazilian state of Parana, the Federal Highway Police confirmed Friday.
According to the report, the accident occurred on highway BR-376 near the town of Palmeira, when a van transporting nine teachers and a truck carrying milk crashed. (Brazil-Accident)
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LOS ANGELES -- A serious chemical leak accident forced the evacuation of more than 100 homes in Perris, 122 kilometers east of Los Angeles downtown Friday morning and prompted the closure of the 215 Freeway in both directions.
Local NBC 4 news channel reported that Cal Fire Riverside County received a call about the chemical leak around 7:40 p.m. Thursday local time, when someone discovered a large plume of smoke coming from a rail car along the railway running parallel to the freeway in the town with over 77,000 residents. (US-Styrene-Leak)
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ADEN, Yemen -- Tension between units of the Yemeni government forces flared up on Friday as the newly-formed Presidential Leadership Council insisted on removing rebellious security officers from their positions in the oil-rich province of Shabwa, an official told Xinhua.
According to a local Yemeni official who asked to remain anonymous, "military leaders affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated Islah party mobilized their units in the neighboring province of Marib and began advancing towards Shabwa that witnessed deadly fighting during the past days." (Yemen-Shabwa-Clashes)