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Gunmen storm Brazil prison, policeman killed as 92 inmates escape

S - Heavily armed men blew down the front gate of a maximum security prison in northeastern Brazil early Monday and with guns blazing enabled 92 inmates to escape while killing a policeman, authorities said.

Gunmen storm Brazil prison, more than 100 inmates escape

S - Heavily armed men blew down the front gate of a maximum security prison in northeastern Brazil early Monday and with guns blazing enabled more than 100 inmates to escape, authorities said.

Police hunt for notorious French gangster after brazen helicopter jailbreak

R - French police across the country have launched a massive manhunt for a notorious gangster who said his life of crime was inspired by Hollywood films like "Scarface", after he pulled off a spectacular jailbreak Sunday, fleeing his prison aboard a hijack...

Notorious thief flees French jail by helicopter

Paris - A notorious career thief who was once France's most-wanted man pulled off a daring jailbreak on Sunday, fleeing a prison in the Paris area by helicopter, officials said.

At least 21 killed in Brazil prison breakout bid: officials

Rio De Janeiro - At least 21 people died Tuesday in an attempted breakout from a prison in northern Brazil aided by an armed group on the outside trying to blow up a wall, officials said.

A hundred inmates on the loose after deadly Brazil prison riot

Rio De Janeiro - Nearly a hundred escaped inmates remained at large from a state penitentiary in Brazil Tuesday after a deadly riot between rival gangs left nine prisoners dead, all of them burned and two decapitated, officials said.

Berlin prison hit by three escapes in one week

Berlin - Berlin authorities came under fire Tuesday after a single city prison was hit by three jailbreaks or walk-outs in a week, with five inmates still on the run.

Dutch police foil brazen helicopter prison escape plan

Den Haag - A man was shot dead and several others arrested while allegedly trying to spring a prisoner from jail, in a brazen escape plot that included plans to use a hijacked helicopter, Dutch police said Wednesday"Amsterdam police during an investigation suspec...

Italian police capture escaped killer 'Johnny the Gypsy'

Rome - Italian police have recaptured the escaped killer known as "Johnny the Gypsy" after three weeks on the run.

Italy manhunt for escaped killer 'Johnny the Gypsy'

Rome - Police in Italy are hunting for a multiple murderer dubbed "Johnny the Gypsy" after he absconded during a day release, Italian media reported Saturday.

Fresh battle ends bid to free civilians in war-torn Philippine city

Marawi - Efforts to rescue up to 2,000 civilians trapped by fighting between troops and Islamist militants in a southern Philippine city failed Sunday when a proposed truce ended in a hail of gunfire and explosions, authorities and witnesses said.

Fresh battle ends bid to free civilians in war-torn Philippine city

Marawi - Efforts to rescue up to 2,000 civilians trapped by fighting between troops and Islamist militants in a southern Philippine city failed Sunday when a proposed truce ended in a hail of gunfire and explosions, authorities and witnesses said.

Fresh battle ends bid to free civilians in war-torn Philippine city

Marawi - Efforts to rescue up to 2,000 civilians trapped by fighting between troops and Islamist militants in a southern Philippine city failed Sunday when a proposed truce ended in a hail of gunfire and explosions, authorities and witnesses said.

Scores flee Islamist gunmen in war-torn Philippine city

Marawi - Scores of people ran to freedom through a terrifying gauntlet of military air strikes and Islamist gunmen Saturday, nearly two weeks after being trapped in a deadly battle for a Philippine city.

Brazilian prisoners attempt mass breakout

S - Prisoners at a badly overcrowded facility in Sao Paulo state rioted and knocked down a fence to attempt a mass escape before being subdued Thursday, Brazilian officials said.

U.S. hunts for three in California after brazen jailbreak

Los Angeles - US authorities hunted Sunday for three California prisoners, including a man charged with murder, who staged a brazen jailbreak that reportedly involved rappelling from the roof of a maximum-security facility using bed sheets.

Inmates blow open Brazil prison wall in mass breakout

Rio De Janeiro - Inmates in one of Brazil's roughest prisons used explosives to destroy a wall and escape en masse into surrounding streets, prompting a frantic manhunt.

Fake orgy plot helps 28 inmates escape from Brazil jail

28 inmates at a prison in Brazil escaped after three women in dominatrix costumes tricked guards into thinking they were going to have an orgy.

Ali the camel on the lam (again) from Norway circus (Video)

This is apparently the second time in two days that Ali the camel has escaped from the traveling Circus Arnardo. He was discovered by locals, grazing peacefully next to a public highway in Stjørdal.

301 inmates break out of DR Congo jail, two killed

Bukavu - At least two people were killed on Thursday when 301 inmates staged a dawn jailbreak from an eastern Democratic Republic of Congo prison, police said.

Llamas went on the lam in Oslo, Norway (Video)

Oslo - Three llamas had some fun in central Oslo on Thursday. They escaped from a circus in Tøyenparken and toured the smartest part of town for a while before being recaptured.

Giant bird on the loose in the English countryside

Stevenage - A retired geography teacher was out cycling in the English countryside and could hardly believe his eyes when he saw a huge bird, approximately the size of an ostrich, strolling in a rape field.

Video: Tokyo zoo runs simulated gorilla escape

Tokyo - In an effort to be prepared for the unexpected, officials at Tokyo zoo ran an emergency drill on Thursday. They dressed a member of staff in a gorilla costume, who then mimed the great escape.

Swedish prisoner escapes, returns after visit to dentist

Vänersborg — A 51-year-old prisoner at a minimum security prison left without permission to visit a dentist. Once his tooth was taken care of, he returned, only to find out his sentence would be extended.

Inmates manage to escape after guards leave keys in vehicle

Weatherford - On Tuesday, keys were left in a security vehicle, and eight prisoners took off with it, but were captured a few hours later.

At least 1 million cockroaches in great escape from Chinese farm

Dafeng - Most of us try to avoid cockroaches, but one farm in China is breeding them for use in traditional medicine. Only one problem, one million of said cockroaches have now made their dramatic escape from the facility.

Young bull escapes in Málaga, Spain, caught by pedestrian (video)

Captured on video by a passerby, the young bull had escaped from a livestock area in an industrial estate in Málaga, and caused a little chaos along the way before being wrestled to the ground by a passing pedestrian. Olé!

Op-Ed: Man gets caught cheating and decides to escape through the window

A man gets caught cheating with another man's wife in Brazil. Instead of facing the consequences, he decides to leave, but not by using the front door of the apartment.

Inmate in Moscow’s Matrosskaya Tishina prison escapes with spoon

Moscow - The inmate is charged with two counts of murder and was characterized as “mentally abnormal and liable to escape” by the prison staff. This didn't stop him from escaping, however, using only a simple spoon.

Inmate escapes prison by 'using spoon'

Moscow - A man who has been charged with two counts of murder has escaped from one of the best guarded detention centers in Russia. The man may have used a spoon to break himself out of jail.
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A young bull escaped in Málaga  Spain and was caught by pedestrians.
A young bull escaped in Málaga, Spain and was caught by pedestrians.
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A camel escaped from a circus in Norway.
A camel escaped from a circus in Norway.
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The zoo in Tokyo ran a simulation of a gorilla escape to test preparedness in the event of an earthq...
The zoo in Tokyo ran a simulation of a gorilla escape to test preparedness in the event of an earthquake and a genuine escape.
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A camel escaped from a circus in Norway.
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