Violence mars anti-austerity protests in Rio de Janeiro and São Paolo

Violence mars anti-austerity protests in Rio de Janeiro and São Paolo

Violence has erupted in many Brazilian cities after protests against planned austerity measures sparked outrage. Masked protesters torched buses and clashed with police.President Michel Temer wants to implement austerity measures to fight the countrys financial crisis. These include cuts to pensions and extending the retirement age. Labour unions called the first general strike in 20 years as a reaction to the cuts. Apr 29, 2017
Hero police officer saves retirement home resident from jumping off balcony

Hero police officer saves retirement home resident from jumping off balcony

A Hamden police officer is being commended for saving the life of a man, after the retirement home resident tried to jump off a balcony to almost certain death on 21 April. As the man flung himself off a railing on the side of the terrace, Officer Justin Martin was able to grab him before he fell and pull him back onto the balcony.The Samaritans provides a free support service for those who need to talk to someone in the UK and Republic of Ireland. Visit Samaritans.org or call 116 123 (UK) or 116 123 (ROI), 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Apr 28, 2017