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Law forbidding militias enacted

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Brazil's government says a law outlawing militias has taken effect.

Under the measure published Friday in the official gazette, "organizing, being part of or maintaining" a militia or other paramilitary group is punishable by four to eight years in prison.

Militias comprised of former or current police officers and firefighters took on drug trafficking gangs to wrest control of Brazil's slums and the lucrative black markets they spawned during the 1980s and '90s.

Militia members were often behind executions of street children, drug addicts and others they considered undesirable. They also demanded protection money from slum residents.

The groups were long tolerated for their stance against drug gangs, but are now widely considered corrupt.

england

Missing girl, 15, found in France with teacher

LONDON -- A 15-year-old British schoolgirl who sparked an international search when she went missing along with her math teacher was found safe and well on Friday in France, police said.

Megan Stammers was located along with 30-year-old Jeremy Forrest, a teacher at her school, police in the southern England county of Sussex said.

France's Sipa news agency said the pair were in a car when they were found in the city of Bordeaux in southwestern France.

Police say Forrest has been arrested on suspicion of child abduction, and Stammers has been taken into protective custody.

spain

1 killed by floods, thousands evacuated

MALAGA -- Flooding caused by heavy rains on Friday killed a woman and forced the evacuation of thousands of people in southern Spain, officials said.

The elderly woman was killed when flood water entered her home in Alora near Malaga. Two other people were reported missing in the area.

Torrents swept away vehicles, caused the collapse of a bridge that blocked a motorway and inundated a hospital. …

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