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Thirteen killed in Guatemala prison riot: authorities

Guatemala City - Thirteen people were killed on Monday in a prison riot in Guatemala, among them an ex-soldier imprisoned for killing a Roman Catholic bishop almost two decades ago, authorities said.

France expels Russian football fan leader for second time

Paris - Russian football activist Alexander Shprygin was expelled by France for the second time in four days on Tuesday, as police again fired water cannon and tear gas at Euro 2016 fans.

French riot police battle Euro 2016 fans

Lille - French police repeatedly fired tear gas and baton charged England and Russia fans in Lille as Euro 2016's hooligan protagonists took their rivalry to a new city.

Three inmates escape during Mexico prison riot

Tlalnepantla - Three inmates escaped during a riot and fire at a prison outside Mexico City that left 10 prisoners and seven police officers injured, authorities said Tuesday.

Two burned alive in Zambia anti-foreigner riots

Lusaka - At least two people have been burned to death in Zambia in riots targeting Rwandan-owned shops over allegations that foreigners were behind a string of ritual killings in Lusaka, police said Wednesday.

Officials announce 'truce' ending Guyana prison riot

Georgetown - A prison riot in Guyana that killed 17 inmates has ended in a tentative truce hours after violence flared anew, officials said.

Two arrested for deadly Bolivia city hall torching

La Paz - Bolivian police arrested two people suspected of torching an opposition-run city hall in a raid that killed six people ahead of a sensitive political referendum, prosecutors said Thursday.

Six dead in torching of city hall in Bolivia: Hospital

La Paz - Six people died from smoke inhalation when a crowd set fire to a city hall in Bolivia Wednesday in a dispute linked to a corruption scandal, officials said.

Drug cartel ruled in Mexico prison hit by riot

Monterrey - Authorities found dozens of knives, cocaine and flat-screen televisions at the Mexican prison where a brawl killed 49 inmates, officials said Friday, highlighting the control drug cartels hold over many penitentiaries.

Relatives sob as 49 dead in Mexico prison battle

Monterrey - Relatives of 49 inmates slaughtered in a fiery Mexican prison brawl sobbed and fainted as they read the list of victims on a wall after the country's deadliest jailhouse riot in years.

At least 30 dead in Mexico prison riot: Reports

Monterrey - At least 30 people died in a pre-dawn prison riot in the northern Mexican city of Monterrey on Thursday, as smoke billowed from the building, local media reported.

Guatemala prison gang battle leaves six dead

Guatemala City - A battle between rival gangs in an overcrowded prison near Guatemala's capital left six inmates dead and another six wounded, officials said Tuesday.

Tear gas used to quell Australia migrant centre unrest

Sydney - Australian police used tear gas to put down a two-day riot at a migrant detention centre Tuesday, where detainees, reportedly armed with machetes, chainsaws and petrol bombs, were running amok.

Unrest erupts at Australia's Christmas Island migrant centre

Sydney - Detainees set buildings alight and armed themselves with baseball bats in a riot at an Australian immigration facility on Christmas Island, people at the centre said Monday, with officials admitting the situation was out of control.

Review: TIFF 15 — 'Ninth Floor' exposes a blind spot in Canada’s history Special

‘Ninth Floor’ reveals the superficiality of Canada’s allegedly endless tolerance by recounting the Sir George Williams University riot of 1969.

17 injured in German refugee shelter riot over 'torn Koran'

Berlin - Seventeen people were injured in a riot at a refugee shelter in central Germany over a torn Koran, police said Thursday, in fresh tensions as the country braces to host 800,000 asylum seekers this year.

'We have been betrayed!' Protest turns violent as Greece votes

Atenas - Firebombs thrown by furious anti-austerity protesters exploded in front of Greece's parliament Wednesday as anger over a new bailout deal spilled onto the streets of the capital.

Protesters throw petrol bombs as Greek parliament debates bailout

Atenas - Anti-austerity protesters hurled petrol bombs at police in front of Greece's parliament on Wednesday as lawmakers began debating deeply unpopular reforms needed to unlock a new eurozone bailout.

Police quell riot at Australian prison over smoking ban

Melbourne - Heavily-armed police quelled a riot involving up to 300 inmates at an Australian jail Wednesday over the introduction of a smoking ban, with a handful of prisoners injured.

Top five ridiculous riots we've all forgotten about

The headlines have been filled with the on-going tensions and occasional outbreaks of violence in Baltimore and elsewhere across the country. Yet while Baltimore protesters are facing a lot of backlash, riots are actually quite common in the USA.

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.

Ten years on, police to be tried for deaths provoking French riots

Rennes - Nearly a decade after three weeks of nightly rioting raged across disaffected French housing projects, two police officers go on trial on Monday over the deaths of two youths that detonated the explosion of violence.

Three dead, 32 hurt in Honduras prison riot

Tegucigalpa - Three inmates were killed, including one who was shot in the head, during a riot at an overcrowded Honduran prison that left another 32 people injured, authorities said.

Three killed, 15 hurt in Honduras prison riot

Tegucigalpa - Three inmates were killed, including at least one who was fatally shot, during a Honduran prison riot that also left seven prisoners and eight guards hurt, authorities said on Wednesday.

Anarchists storm Greek ruling party HQ

Atenas - Anarchists occupied Greece's ruling party headquarters for nine hours on Sunday in support of hunger strikers protesting against conditions in the country's maximum-security jails.

Seven held hostage in latest Brazil prison uprising

Rio De Janeiro - Inmates at a prison in southern Brazil have taken seven staff hostage in the latest in a series of mutinies at penitentiaries in recent months, Brazilian media reported.

Brazil inmates take guards hostage in latest riot

Bras - Inmates at a Brazilian prison took 12 guards and several fellow inmates hostage in the latest of a series of uprisings.

Deal reached to end deadly Brazil prison riot

Cascavel - Authorities reached a deal with rioting Brazilian prisoners Monday who killed four fellow inmates, beheading two of them, and held two guards hostage.

Two beheaded during Brazil prison riots

Cascavel - Rioting continues at a Brazilian correctional facility after inmates seized control over much of the facility and beheaded at least two other inmates. Allegedly, another inmate died after being thrown off the roof.

Police hurl tear gas at US protesters in Ferguson

Ferguson - Police hurled tear gas and marched on protesters late Sunday in Ferguson, the St Louis suburb wracked by race riots since police shot dead an unarmed black teenager.
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Press conference at Johnnie Simpson Park prior to the march.
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Water cannon in use during a riot in Berlin
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Anti-government protesters cheer after they tear down barricades during a demonstration outside Government House in Bangkok November 30, 2013
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Press conference at Johnnie Simpson Park prior to the march.
Press conference at Johnnie Simpson Park prior to the march.
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Athens, Greece 12 February 2012. Greece debt crisis.
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Aftermath of the Super Bowl Riots in Oakland, Pittsburgh, PA 2009
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Left image shows second male suspect [Suspect C] pictured in the bottom left-hand corner of the image striking the car; right image shows same male pictured from behind (note: he is the person in the middle).
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Press conference at Johnnie Simpson Park prior to the march.
Press conference at Johnnie Simpson Park prior to the march.
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An inmate at the William C. Holman Correctional Facility talking as the riot is being filmed.
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Anti-government protesters cheer after they tear down barricades during a demonstration outside Government House in Bangkok
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Police officers blocking the protesters from walking on the road.
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Riots in Athens, Greece 12 February 2012
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Ole Miss students riot, burn Obama campaign signs
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Screenshot of rioting taking place outside Millbank tower in London during student protests over decisions made to raise university fees.
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Ole Miss students fill the street after Obama won re-election
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Riot on May Day in Berlin
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Officers at the detention centre.
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Riot on May Day in Berlin