At least 29 inmates killed in clashes at Venezuela jail May 26, 2019 0 1274 12345 AFPCaracasAt least 29 prisoners were killed and 19 police wounded in clashes at a jail in western Venezuela Friday, authorities said.The incident at the police station jail in the town of Acarigua, in Portuguesa state, occurred when police special forces (FAES) tried to stop a “massive prison break” which resulted in the deaths of 29 inmates, according to Portuguesa public security secretary Oscar Valero.The prisoners received the officers with “a hail of gunfire” while detonating three grenades, which injured 19 police, Valero told reporters. The Una Ventana a la Libertad NGO, which defends prisoner rights, gave a preliminary toll of 25 dead. NGO director Carlos Nieto said the clashes broke out when the FAES attempted to rescue visitors who had been taken hostage Thursday by the leader of the inmates -- at the jail. RELATED ARTICLES Race for British PM post begins after May’s decision to quit May 26, 2019 0 733 EU in key vote as far right seeks blow to Macron May 26, 2019 0 207 Defying Congress, Trump sets over $8 billion in weapons sales to Saudi Arabia, UAE May 26, 2019 0 705 France hunts suspect after Lyon bomb ‘attack’ AFP Lyon Police in France were on Saturday hunting a suspect following a blast in a pedestrian street in the heart of Lyon that lightly wounded 13 people two days ahead of hotly contested European Parliament elections. .. Greek coast guard seizes 33 migrants off Aegean island dpa Athens The Greek coast guard said Saturday that one of its patrol boats intercepted a motorized rubber boat off the coast of Agathonisi island with 33 migrants on board. The small island, south of Samos, is a favoured .. Global tribunal tells Moscow to free Ukrainian sailors AFP Berlin An international tribunal on Saturday urged Russia to release “immediately” 24 Ukrainian sailors seized last November off the Crimea peninsula. “The Russian Federation must proceed immediately to release .. Thousands of Croatians rally against abortion AFP Zagreb Thousands of anti-abortion marchers took to the streets on Saturday in three cities around Croatia, a largely Catholic country where activists say reproductive rights are increasingly under threat. In ..