A collision between two commuter trains in Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro state has left 158 passengers injured, according to local authorities.
A Brazilian man arrested by police has admitted to the murders of 42 people since 2005, informing police that he killed simply “for the pleasure of it”.
Nine people have been killed in a series of revenge killings by off-duty policemen, in the northern Brazilian city of Belem.
A riot by Brazilian inmates in a jail in the southern city of Cascavel has left four dead and several injured, with at least 700 prisoners reported to be involved in the uprising.
Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos, 49, was killed when the private jet he was travelling in came down as a result of bad weather.