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Prison riot in Venezuela leaves 11 dead, 28 wounded

Barquisimeto - A prison riot in northern Venezuela has left at least 11 people dead and 28 others wounded, a rights group said Friday, the latest tragedy to hit the country's desperately overcrowded detention facilities.

Prison riot in Venezuela leaves 11 dead: rights group

Caracas - A prison riot in northern Venezuela has left at least 11 people dead and 28 others wounded, a rights group said Friday, the latest disaster to hit the country's desperately overcrowded detention facilities.

Police hostage crisis at Indonesia jail over: officials

Kampungsengon - A hostage crisis involving Islamist prisoners at a high-security jail outside Jakarta has been resolved nearly two days after a deadly riot broke out at the prison, Indonesian officials said Thursday.

Gang clashes in South Carolina prison leave seven dead, 17 injured

Bishopville - Seven inmates were killed and 17 injured in clashes between rival gangs over "contraband and territory" at a maximum security prison in South Carolina, in the deadliest outbreak of prison violence in the United States in a quarter century.

At least six police killed in Mexico prison riot: officials

Coatzacoalcos - Seven people including at least six police were killed Sunday in a prison riot in eastern Mexico, authorities said, the latest outburst of deadly violence in the country's jails.

Riots in Indian cities on eve of Hindu queen film release

Ahmedabad - Hindu hardliners rampaged through several Indian cities Wednesday protesting a controversial Bollywood film on the eve of its cinema debut, as violent mobs clashed with police, torched vehicles and vandalised malls.

Brazil authorities put down third prison riot in a week

S - Brazilian authorities on Friday put down the third prison uprising this week at a penitentiary in the state of Goias, which was shaken by deadly gang fights earlier in the week, 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.

Rubber bullets are not safe: study

Paris - About three in every 100 people injured by rubber bullets died as a result, according to a review of recorded casualties published Tuesday, calling for alternative crowd control measures.

Overturned pail sparks deadly riot at overcrowded Philippine jail

Manila - A riot sparked by a bucket of water that was accidentally overturned left one dead in a Philippine jail notorious for its brutal overcrowding, an official said Saturday.

New book recounts murder of AFP reporter during US civil rights movement

Washington - It was the evening of September 30, 1962 when Agence France-Presse reporter Paul Guihard arrived at the campus of the University of Mississippi.

New book recounts murder of AFP reporter during US civil rights movement

Washington - It was the evening of September 30, 1962 when Agence France-Presse reporter Paul Guihard arrived at the campus of the University of Mississippi.

Bangladesh police guard Buddhists amid Rohingya backlash fears

Cox's Bazar - Bangladesh authorities on Friday deployed hundreds of police to protect Buddhist temples in the region where about 400,000 Muslim Rohinygas have sought refuge from unrest in Myanmar.

Venezuela rivals trade blame after jail shootout kills 37

Caracas - Venezuelan political rivals traded blame on Thursday for a gun and grenade battle in which 37 people were killed when security forces stormed a jailhouse.

At least 37 die in prison riot in southern Venezuela

Caracas - At least 37 people died in an hours-long prison riot in Venezuela's southern state of Amazonas, officials said Wednesday.

Nine inmates killed in Mexico prison riot

Mexico - Nine inmates were killed Thursday as gang members stabbed and bludgeoned their rivals to death in a prison brawl in Mexico, authorities said, the latest deadly violence in the country's jails.

Two jailed in Hong Kong over riot protests

Hong Kong - Two Hong Kong men were jailed for three years on rioting charges Monday, the latest in a series of legal actions against demonstrators.

Families grieve inmates hacked to death in Mexico jail

Acapulco - Shell-shocked relatives of Mexican inmates who had been decapitated and mutilated by their rivals behind bars condemned on Friday what they called a reign of terror inflicted by gangs that extort and torture fellow prisoners.

28 inmates killed in Mexico prison riot

Acapulco - Rioting inmates at a Mexican prison slit their rivals' throats and beat them to death Thursday, leaving 28 dead in the latest explosion of violence in the country's often lawless jails.

28 inmates killed in Mexico prison riot: officials

Acapulco - Rioting inmates at a Mexican prison slit their rivals' throats and beat them to death Thursday, leaving 28 dead and three wounded, officials said.

Five inmates killed in Mexico prison brawl: officials

Acapulco - Brawling inmates at a Mexican prison beheaded and mutilated their rivals Thursday, leaving five dead and one wounded, officials said.

Riot act: among Venezuela's urban warriors

Caracas - Early in the morning, Maria and her comrades-in-arms creep out from the storm drains under the Caracas streets.They put on their helmets and black masks and take up their wooden shields."The ruckus is starting," Maria, 30, tells her companions.

Hong Kong protester jailed over anti-China clashes

Hong Kong - A Hong Kong technician was jailed for four years and nine months on Monday for rioting and arson during anti-China protests last year, in the harshest punishment yet over the unrest.

Hong Kong protester jailed over anti-China clashes

Hong Kong - A Hong Kong technician was jailed for four years and nine months on Monday for rioting and arson during anti-China protests last year, in the harshest punishment yet over the unrest.

Hong Kong protester jailed over anti-China clashes

Hong Kong - A Hong Kong technician was jailed for four years and nine months on Monday for rioting and arson during anti-China protests last year, in the harshest punishment yet over the unrest.

Police storm Guatemala juvenile center and free guards

San Jos - Guatemalan police stormed a juvenile detention center Monday and freed four guards taken hostage by inmates who killed two others during a riot over what they called harsh treatment.

Gang prisoners kill guards, take hostages in Guatemala

San Jos - Imprisoned young gang members killed two guards and held four others hostage in a riot in a juvenile detention center in Guatemala, police said Monday.

Troops deployed as Brazil riots spread

Natal - Stick-wielding inmates hurled stones and lit fires Thursday in a Brazilian jail where dozens were previously massacred, as authorities struggled to contain a wave of gang violence.

Fresh jail riot erupts as Brazil unrest spreads

Natal - Stick-wielding inmates hurled stones and lit fires Thursday in a Brazilian jail where dozens were previously massacred, as authorities struggled to contain a spreading wave of gang violence.

Brazil transfers inmates from seething gangland prison

Natal - Brazilian authorities on Wednesday started transferring some inmates from a prison wracked by deadly gang violence for days, as troops were mobilized elsewhere to help confront a broad crisis in the overcrowded penitentiary system.
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