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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.

Keith Urban concert leads to dozens of arrests and treatments

Mansfield - Keith Urban was having a concern at the Xfinity Center when fans caused a minor riot. Police went in and removed more than 50 people while placing an extra 46 in treatment for alcohol-related health problems.

Fans stage small-scale riot after Brazil's loss to Germany

An absolutely crushing defeat by Germany led to some intense rage from Brazilian fans. So much rage that a few of them burned down some buses and looted an electronics store.

Singapore doubles riot police after guest worker fracas

Singapore - Singapore is doubling the size of its frontline anti-riot forces and stepping up surveillance after a rampage by Indian workers exposed police weaknesses following four decades of strict social order.

Injuries, arrests in Barcelona on third night of clashes

Barcelona - Thirty people were arrested and 14 others hurt when police clashed with stone-throwing youths in a third night of riots sparked by a squat eviction in Barcelona, officials said Thursday.

Brazil inmates free hostages after prison standoff

Bras - Inmates at a maximum-security prison in northeast Brazil, who had taken four guards and more than 100 visiting relatives hostage during a riot, released all the captives Sunday, officials said.

Brazil prisoners take more than 120 hostages

Bras - Inmates in a prison in the northeastern Brazilian state of Sergipe took 122 hostages - nearly all of them visiting inmate relatives, a prison official told AFP.

Odessa deaths: A savage collision of hooliganism and politics

Odessa - The deaths of 42 people in Odessa had its roots not only in the Ukraine's worsening political confrontation but also rampant football hooliganism.

Turkish football fans arrested in protests against E-tickets

Fourteen Turkish football supporters were arrested during protests against a new ticketing system where fans personal details may be exposed.

Bringing joy to a chaotic classic, an interview with The Bad Plus Special

The Bad Plus found fame with creative cover versions of rock and roll classics like Black Sabbath’s “Iron Man” and Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” With their latest release, however, the trio is tacklingthe work of Igor Stravinsky.

Pussy Riot members burned and bruised in McDonald's attack

Moscow - Two members of Pussy Riot were left with chemical burns and head injuries after they were attacked by youths in a branch of McDonald's, the group said Thursday.

Ukraine poised for revolution Special

Kiev - Ukraine’s violent clashes over the last two days have some believing the end of President Viktor Yanukovych’s government is near. The violence comes after months of tension following Yanukovych’s decision to bring closer ties with Russia.

New York asks state judge to unseal Attica prison riot documents

Albany - New York's attorney general has asked a state judge to unseal documents about the 1971 Attica State Prison riot and takeover, the deadliest inmate rebellion that the United States has ever witnessed.

Anonymous braces for police violence at Million Mask March Special

Anonymous continues to be a thorn in the FBI’s side. A group the FBI has referred to as “dismantled” is staging its largest operation to date, the Million Mask March. They are aware the event is throwing salt into the FBI’s wounds.

Riots follow Zimmerman verdict

Although they aren't as widespread as some predicted, riots have taken place in light of the jury's decision to acquit George Zimmerman of all charges.

Erdogan’s Deputy PM apologizes to protesters, blaming opposition

What started as a peaceful sit-in over plans to demolish a park in central Istanbul has grown to become the biggest protest movement against Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan since he was elected more than 10 years ago.

Video: 200+ teen flash mob at mall transforms into 'flash brawl'

Baton Rouge - What was supposed to be a Saturday night flash mob at a mall in Louisiana turned into a "flash brawl" where a mass fight took place with around 200 teenage participants.

Anaheim residents demand answers in police shooting

Anaheim - One man has been shot , one neighborhood is upset about it. One officer is involved in the shooting in the City of Anaheim, which sparked a mini-riot.

Video: Workers riot in Maruti Suzuki India factory

Manesar - Rioting was sparked by a labor dispute and has killed one person and injured many more. Maruti Suzuki has shut one of its two factories due to the damage caused.

Athens: riots over pensioner's suicide continue into a second day

Athens - Anger and despair is mounting over the tragic suicide of the 77-year-old pensioner, and riots continue into a second day in Athens, Greece.

Sneaker causes riot in Florida, then on eBay with bid of $99,100

Orlando - More than 100 Orlando riot police officers wielding batons and shields, were called to the Florida Mall Foot Locker Thursday to break up a large crowd waiting for the midnight, first-come first-serve release of Nike's latest limited edition sneaker.

Op-Ed: What actually happened on Saturday in Athens, Greece?

Athens - Over the weekend thousands of people, some with their children, started a protest march towards Syntagma Square and the Greek Parliament. The following contains first-hand quotations from a protester.

UK government 'may sanction nerve-agent use on rioters'

London - It is believed by leading neuroscientists in the UK that the Government might sanction the development of nerve agents for use by the British police against rioters and protesters, along similar lines to those used in the Egyptian protests.

Aussie PM rescued by riot police in Australia Day scuffle

Canberra - The Australian Prime Minister, Ms Julia Gillard, was trapped inside a Canberra building for around 30 minutes as she was besieged by Aboriginal protesters.

Op-Ed: The riots – and the madness of crowds

Earlier this week, Chris Bambery of the Trotskyite Socialist Workers Party blamed the then nascent riots on police ‘racism’ and oppression. Not everyone who took part in them can hide behind that excuse.

PM Cameron authorises use of water cannons against rioters

London - Following a fourth night of rioting and looting across many English cities the British Prime Minister authorised the use of water cannons against those rioting.

Op-Ed: The ghost of Broadwater farm – riots return to North London

London - Twenty-six years ago, a police officer was hacked to death during a riot in North London; this weekend, the same streets erupted in flames as once again the police lost control.

Rioters battle police in violent clash in United Kingdom

A peaceful protest developed into one of the ugliest scenes in recent UK history as sections of London went up in flame and rioters clashed with police.
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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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Ole Miss students riot, burn Obama campaign signs
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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
Riot on May Day in Berlin
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Riot on May Day in Berlin
Riot on May Day in Berlin
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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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Press conference at Johnnie Simpson Park prior to the march.
Press conference at Johnnie Simpson Park prior to the march.
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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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Cars damaged in a riot in the Maruti Suzuki Factory.
Cars damaged in a riot in the Maruti Suzuki Factory.
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Outside a London American Apparel store  police try to calm down more than 2 000 bargain hunters
Outside a London American Apparel store, police try to calm down more than 2,000 bargain hunters
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Aftermath of the Super Bowl Riots in Oakland  Pittsburgh  PA 2009
Aftermath of the Super Bowl Riots in Oakland, Pittsburgh, PA 2009
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Riot on May Day in Berlin
Riot on May Day in Berlin
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Water cannon in use during a riot in Berlin
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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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Riot on May Day in Berlin
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Riots in Athens, Greece 12 February 2012
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Athens  Greece 12 February 2012.  Greece debt crisis.
Athens, Greece 12 February 2012. Greece debt crisis.
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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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