Jill Langlois is a GlobalPost breaking news writer based in São Paulo, Brazil.
She has written about everything from Olympic/World Cup preparations and the economy, to prison reform and a city plagued by crack addiction. Her work has appeared in the Associated Press, The New York Times, USA Today, GlobalPost's Brazil section and Canada's The Globe and Mail, among other publications.
Born in Sault Ste Marie, Canada, Jill holds a Bachelor of Journalism from Toronto's Ryerson University. You can visit her at http://jilllanglois.com/.
At least 15 people were killed Sunday when a female suicide bomber detonated an explosive at a train station in southern Russia.
A Brazilian government investigation revealed that 59 inmates at Pedrinhas jail have been killed in gang violence this year.
Citizens of Spain's Ibi annually celebrate the Els Enfarinats Festival with a battle of flour, eggs and firecrackers.
Iraqi troops arrested on Saturday leading Sunni MP Ahmed al-Alwani in a raid on his home in the western city of Ramadi, killing his brother and five guards.
More than 40 people are dead and 70,000 are homeless after torrential rains in southeastern Brazil caused flooding and mudslides.
Protesters and police clashed in Istanbul's Taksim Square when protests against the government reignited in Turkey over a high-level bribery and corruption investigation involving close government allies.