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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.

Brazil scrambles to secure jails after deadly riots

Natal - Brazilian authorities scrambled to secure the country's overcrowded jails on Tuesday, while inmates took over one prison after a series of mass-killings by imprisoned gang members.

Brazil scrambles to secure jails after deadly riots

Natal - Brazilian authorities scrambled to secure the country's overcrowded jails on Tuesday, while inmates took over one prison after a series of mass-killings by imprisoned gang members.

Brazil scrambles to secure jails after deadly riots

Natal - Brazilian authorities scrambled to secure the country's overcrowded jails on Tuesday, while inmates took over one prison after a series of mass-killings by imprisoned gang members.

Brazil in grip of successive prison riots

Natal - Brazilian police cleared several dozen inmates from the roof of a prison where dozens were murdered over the weekend -- the latest in a series of deadly riots.

26 killed in latest Brazil jail bloodbath

Natal - The latest in a string of brutal prison massacres involving suspected gang members in Brazil has killed 26 inmates, most of whom were beheaded, officials said Sunday.

26 killed in latest Brazil jail bloodbath

Natal - The latest in a string of brutal prison massacres involving suspected gang members in Brazil has killed 26 inmates, most of whom were beheaded, officials said Sunday.

26 killed in latest Brazil jail bloodbath

Natal - The latest in a string of brutal prison massacres involving suspected gang members in Brazil has killed 26 inmates, most of whom were beheaded, officials said Sunday.

Brazil's president promises new jails after 'horrific' riot

Bras - Brazilian President Michel Temer said Thursday the country will build new prisons in every state to relieve overcrowding after a "horrific" riot that left 56 inmates dead.

Brazil prison knew about escape risk: minister

Bras - Brazil's justice minister said Wednesday that local authorities in the Amazon region knew about the risk of a mass escape from two prisons where 184 inmates fled amid a deadly riot.

Brazil hunts escaped inmates after bloody prison riot

Manaus - Brazilian police staged a massive manhunt Tuesday for scores of convicts who escaped during a prison riot that ended with 56 inmates killed by their rivals, many of them beheaded.

Inmates beheaded in Brazil riot, 56 killed

Manaus - Rioting inmates decapitated their rivals in brutal fighting between two gangs in a Brazilian jail that left 56 dead, while 144 prisoners escaped, officials said.

Inmates beheaded in Brazil prison riots: police

Rio De Janeiro - Rioting inmates beheaded rivals and burned others alive in an explosion of violence in two Brazilian jails that left at least 18 people dead on Monday, the authorities said.

Inmates beheaded in Brazil prison riots: police

Rio De Janeiro - Rioting inmates beheaded rivals and burned others alive in an explosion of violence in two Brazilian jails that left at least 18 people dead on Monday, the authorities said.

Inmates beheaded in Brazil prison riots: police

Rio De Janeiro - Rioting inmates beheaded rivals and burned others alive in an explosion of violence in two Brazilian jails that left at least 18 people dead on Monday, the authorities said.

Inmates beheaded in Brazil prison riots: police

Rio De Janeiro - Rioting inmates beheaded their rivals and bodies were burned in an explosion of violence in two Brazilian jails that left at least 18 people dead on Monday, authorities said.

Inmates beheaded in Brazil prison riots: police

Rio De Janeiro - Rioting inmates beheaded their rivals and bodies were burned in an explosion of violence in two Brazilian jails that left at least 18 people dead on Monday, authorities said.

Inmates beheaded in Brazil prison riots: police

Rio De Janeiro - Rioting inmates beheaded their rivals and bodies were burned in an explosion of violence in two Brazilian jails that left at least 18 people dead on Monday, authorities said.

Prisoners steal keys and riot at French prison

Poitiers - Dozens of inmates at a prison in central France escaped from their cells and rioted after stealing the keys of a warden, prison sources said.

Prisoners steal keys and riot at French prison

Poitiers - Dozens of inmates at a prison in central France escaped and rioted on Monday after stealing the keys of a warden, prison sources said.

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.
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