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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.

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.
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Press conference at Johnnie Simpson Park prior to the march.
Press conference at Johnnie Simpson Park prior to the march.
Anti-government protesters cheer after they tear down barricades during a demonstration outside Gove...
Anti-government protesters cheer after they tear down barricades during a demonstration outside Government House in Bangkok November 30, 2013
With permission by Reuters / Dylan Martinez
Riot on May Day in Berlin
Riot on May Day in Berlin
Police officers blocking the protesters from walking on the road.
Police officers blocking the protesters from walking on the road.
Riots in Athens  Greece 12 February 2012
Riots in Athens, Greece 12 February 2012
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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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Water cannon in use during a riot in Berlin
Water cannon in use during a riot in Berlin
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Riot on May Day in Berlin
Riot on May Day in Berlin
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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Ole Miss students riot  burn Obama campaign signs
Ole Miss students riot, burn Obama campaign signs
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Riot on May Day in Berlin
Riot on May Day in Berlin
Press conference at Johnnie Simpson Park prior to the march.
Press conference at Johnnie Simpson Park prior to the march.
Riot on May Day in Berlin
Riot on May Day in Berlin
Screenshot of rioting taking place outside Millbank tower in London during student protests over dec...
Screenshot of rioting taking place outside Millbank tower in London during student protests over decisions made to raise university fees.
Left image shows second male suspect [Suspect C] pictured in the bottom left-hand corner of the imag...
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).
Scotland Yard press release
Riot on May Day in Berlin
Riot on May Day in Berlin
Anti-government protesters cheer after they tear down barricades during a demonstration outside Gove...
Anti-government protesters cheer after they tear down barricades during a demonstration outside Government House in Bangkok
With permission by Reuters / Dylan Martinez
Press conference at Johnnie Simpson Park prior to the march.
Press conference at Johnnie Simpson Park prior to the march.
Athens  Greece 12 February 2012.  Greece debt crisis.
Athens, Greece 12 February 2012. Greece debt crisis.
Javi Larrauri
Aftermath of the Super Bowl Riots in Oakland  Pittsburgh  PA 2009
Aftermath of the Super Bowl Riots in Oakland, Pittsburgh, PA 2009
Ian Alexander Norman