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Second NY prison escapee shot and captured

New York - A convicted murderer who escaped from a maximum-security New York prison three weeks ago has been shot and captured, authorities and media said Sunday, two days after his fellow escapee was shot dead.

Police hunt for remaining New York prison escapee

New York - Hundreds of police closed in Saturday on a convicted murderer who busted out of a maximum-security New York prison, a day after authorities shot dead his fellow escapee in a three-week manhunt.

Second prison worker arrested over US jail break

New York - A second prison worker was arrested and charged over the escape of two convicted killers weeks ago from a maximum-security New York jail, with police warning they are likely armed and dangerous.

Prison-break killers' DNA found in US cabin

New York - A DNA breakthrough in the manhunt for two US escaped murderers shows they may have broken into a cabin near the maximum-security New York jail from which they escaped, police said Monday.

Net closes on escaped New York convicts

New York - The net appeared to be closing on two killers who escaped a maximum-security New York jail two weeks ago in an elaborate prison break that was likened to a Hollywood movie.

Another friend of Boston Marathon bombers sentenced to prison

Boston - A friend of the Boston Marathon bombers who had dinner with them after the 2013 attack but failed to notify the FBI immediately was sentenced Thursday to 2 1/2 years in prison for misleading investigators.

Escaped New York convicts added to 'most-wanted' list

New York - US Marshals have added the two killer convicts who escaped a maximum-security prison two weeks ago to a 15 most-wanted list of "the worst of the worst" fugitives.

New details emerge of murderers' NY prison break

New York - The two murderers who escaped from a US jail used hacksaw blades supplied by an enamored prison worker and equipment stolen from a toolbox left by construction workers, officials said.

US prison worker pleads not guilty to helping killers escape

New York - A female prison worker pleaded not guilty to helping two killers escape a maximum-security New York state jail, as a massive police manhunt slipped into an eighth day.

Pussy Riot member arrested at Moscow women's rights demo

Moscow - A member of punk protest group Pussy Riot and a fellow activist were arrested Friday at a demonstration in Moscow demanding better conditions for women held in Russian prisons.

U.S. prison worker arrested for helping killer duo escape

New York - Police in New York state arrested and charged a female prison worker Friday for allegedly helping two convicted killers escape by smuggling tools to them, authorities said, as police stepped up their week-long manhunt.

Highway, schools shut in search for escaped U.S. killers

New York - Schools and a state highway shut Thursday as law enforcement chased a new lead in the manhunt for two convicted killers who cut their way out of a maximum security New York prison six days ago.

Release delayed for U.S. man held 43 years in solitary confinement

Chicago - A US prosecutor has blocked the release of a former Black Panther who spent a record 43 years in solitary confinement in a case that has provoked outrage among rights groups.

Search for US killers intensifies south of NY jail

New York - The manhunt for two convicted killers on the run from a US jail narrowed Tuesday to a wooded area south of the prison, where hundreds of officers swarmed following a reported sighting of the pair.

U.S. man ordered freed after four decades in solitary

Washington - A US federal judge ordered the release of the country's longest-serving solitary confinement prisoner, who was imprisoned as such almost 43 years.

US manhunt for jailbreak killers expands to fourth day

New York - A US manhunt for two convicted killers who cut their way out of a maximum security jail Hollywood-style on Tuesday stretched into a fourth day as investigators focused on whether they were helped by prison staff.

Manhunt on for two convicted killers after New York escape

New York - Police backed by K-9 units and helicopters staged a manhunt Sunday for two convicted murderers who escaped from New York state's biggest maximum security prison by cutting through cell walls with power tools and escaping along tunnels.

IS razes notorious Syria regime jail in Palmyra

Birut - The Islamic State jihadist group Saturday demolished a prison in the Syrian city of Palmyra, a monitor said, eliminating what was for decades one of the country's most feared detention centres.

Alabama jail forced to release prisoners after it ran out of food

Fairfield - If you can't feed em, set em free. An Alabama jail was forced to release some prisoners in its care after running out of food. The released were guilty of committing only minor crimes.

Tehran's notorious Evin Prison may become public park

Tehran - It is Iran's most notorious jail, renowned for housing political activists, but if Tehran's mayor has his way Evin Prison will close and be transformed into a public park.

30 prisoners killed, 40 escape in Iraq jail break claimed by IS

Baghdad - Dozens of people were killed and 40 inmates escaped in a bloody prison break north of the Iraqi capital for which the Islamic State jihadist group claimed responsibility on Saturday.

Indonesia says to ease Papua reporting curbs, frees prisoners

Indonesia - Indonesian President Joko Widodo said Saturday decades-old reporting restrictions for foreign journalists in Papua would be lifted and ordered the release of a group of political prisoners in the insurgency-hit eastern province.

Two dead, 21 injured in Athens prison fighting

Atenas - Two inmates were killed and 21 others injured during fighting that broke out in an Athens prison on Sunday, the justice ministry said.

Russian MPs back mass prisoner amnesty for WWII anniversary

Moscow - Russian lawmakers on Friday backed a mass prisoner amnesty proposed by President Vladimir Putin that could free thousands ahead of next month's World War II victory anniversary.

Egypt jails top Morsi aide for abuse of power

Cairo - A Cairo criminal court jailed deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi's former chief of staff for three years Wednesday after he was convicted of abusing his powers, an official said.

U.S. man exonerated after 30 years on death row

Washington - A man in Alabama who has been on death row for nearly 30 years for murder and robbery charges will be released after his case was dismissed, lawyers said Thursday.

French court summons ex-Guantanamo chief in torture probe

Paris - A French court on Thursday summoned former Guantanamo prison chief Geoffrey Miller over accusations of torture by two ex-detainees, in a move their lawyer said would open the door to further prosecutions.

Jailed Greek ex-minister's wife escapes from detention

Atenas - The wife of a prominent Greek ex-minister jailed for corruption early on Thursday escaped from a psychiatric hospital in Athens, a police source said.

'Worst' serial rapist in Honduran history captured in Mexico

Tegucigalpa - A Honduran man serving time for raping more than 40 woman and under-aged girls has been captured in Mexico after escaping from prison in his country.

A conversation with actress Danielle Cormack Special

An award-winning actress in her native New Zealand, Danielle Cormack is now garnering acclaim internationally for her starring role in the hit Netflix series 'Wentworth'.
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