Home > News > World
Tuesday July 23, 2013 MYT 6:00:01 AM
Tuesday July 23, 2013 MYT 6:02:15 AM
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian police found a small homemade explosive in a parking garage near a Catholic sanctuary in the city of Aparecida where Pope Francis is scheduled to visit later this week, a state news service said on Monday.
The explosive, made with a plastic pipe wrapped in tape, was safely detonated by a police bomb squad.
The device was found in the bathroom of a parking structure in Aparecida, a city in Sao Paulo state whose sanctuary honours the patroness of Brazil, Our Lady of Aparecida. It was unclear if the device was related to the pope's visit.
(Reporting by Bruno Marfinati; Editing by Paul Simao)
Israel, Hezbollah signal their flare-up is over
Central African Republic rejects militia ceasefire deal
Argentine investigator into Jewish centre bombing buried
Russia says hopes Washington understands futility of sanctions
Plenty of great fun and adventure pursuits in Adelaide
Healthy living in the heart of Ampang
Chelsea's Costa to contest FA violent conduct charge
HBO tech executives leave ahead of Internet launch as network's strategy changes
Iceland - Northern Lights and more
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)