Home > News > World
Saturday May 3, 2014 MYT 1:40:09 PM
Saturday May 3, 2014 MYT 1:41:06 PM
KIEV (Reuters) - More than 130 people have been detained in Ukraine's southern port city of Odessa after dozens were killed in a fire and street fighting involving pro-Russian and groups supporting the government in Kiev, police said on Saturday.
In a statement, local police chief Petro Lutsiuk said those detained could face charges ranging from participating in riots to premeditated murder for Friday's street battles, which resulted in the city's trade union building being set on fire.
Most of those killed either choked on smoke or died after jumping out of the building's windows, officials said.
Police quickly lost control on Friday as hundreds of men including soccer fans staged running battles across the city. Lutsiuk said the police would do everything "to prevent such tragedies in the future".
(reporting by Elizabeth Piper, editing by)
Italy court clears PM Renzi over expense claims when Florence mayor
U.S. probe says Afghan hospital strike was tragic accident
Bank of Portugal economist Centeno named finance minister
Russia says downing of its jet won't deflect it from Syria mission
Argentine president-elect to name ex-cenbank chief as finance minister - adviser
Five reasons Malaysia is a top talent destination
Special sets for the holidays
Air Asia free seat promotion begins today
No rest for Joseline and Co as they shoot for Rio
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Media Group Berhad (ROC 10894D)(Formerly known as Star Publications (Malaysia) Berhad)