(English) Daily World News Digest, 27 December 2016

Mass graves found in eastern Aleppo

Deutsche Welle reported yesterday that the Russian military has found the tortured bodies of civilians in mass graves in Aleppo, allegedly left there by rebel groups. Troops found dozens of bodies, many shot in the head and showing signs of abuse and mutilation, Defense Ministry spokesperson Major General Igor Konashenkov said. “Mass graves containing dozens of Syrians who were summarily executed and subjected to savage torture have been discovered.” http://bit.ly/2hsYPKZ

Dozens of Brazilian migrants missing near Bahamas

World Bulletin, carried an article yesterday stating that at least 19 Brazilians who had gone missing last month while trying to reach the United States illegally are believed to have drowned off the Bahamas. Officials suspect the vessel capsized on the 80-kilometer crossing between the Bahamas and the Florida coast. There were likely dozens of other migrants on board. There has been no news of the refugees since 6 November, when they boarded the boat, according to the Brazilian Foreign Ministry. http://bit.ly/2iz8KPy

Uganda boat accident leaves 21 missing

World Bulletin reported today yesterday that 30 people are now feared dead after an overloaded fishing boat capsized in Lake Albert in southwestern Uganda on Christmas Day. Buliisa district Police Commander Rutagira John told Anadolu Agency that police and military marine teams were searching for 21 people still missing. “So far, we have only recovered nine bodies out of the 45 who were on board the boat,” John said. The finishing boat was supposed to carry 18 people instead of 45. http://bit.ly/2i2rfuj

18 missing after deadly Christmas Typhoon

The Telegraph carried an article today stating that at least six people were dead and 18 others missing after Typhoon Nock-Ten lashed the Philippines over the Christmas holidays. The unusually late storm first hit the eastern provinces on Christmas Day, flooding roads and farms, destroying homes and damaging ships as it crossed the archipelago, though the highly-populated Philippine capital was spared. In the worst incident, a ferry known as the MV Starlight Atlantic sank off the coastal province of Batangas, killing one and leaving 18 crewmen missing. http://bit.ly/2ho3qg9

Protesters in Kashmir demand release of illegal detainees

Kashmir Media Service reported today that a large number of Hurriyet leaders and activists took to the streets of Srinagar to protest against the detention of political leaders under the Public Safety Act, and issuance of domicile certificates to non-Kashmiris. http://bit.ly/2icHPIp