Scores killed in Venezuela jail riot
04 May 2020 | 7:00 am
At least 46 people were killed in a riot at a Venezuelan prison, according to figures reported by a human rights group and media on Saturday. The country's prisons have serious problems with overcrowding and violence.
1 Dec 2020
A riot at a Sri Lankan jail has left at least eight inmates dead and more than 50 injured. Prisoners had been protesting over surging coronavirus infections in the country's overcrowded facilities.
5 Dec 2020
The violent clashes broke out after prisoners vented their anger over coronavirus-related conditions at a high-security prison located near Colombo. Eleven people have since died, with over 100 wounded in the riots.
15 Dec 2020
Authorities have vowed to crack down on workers who went on a violent rampage at a Taiwanese-run iPhone factory in southern India over allegations of unpaid wages and exploitation, with 100 people arrested so far. Hundreds of workers rioted at Wistron Infocomm Manufacturing's facility on the outskirts of Bangalore, India's IT hub, on Saturday, with videos of the purported violence showing glass panels smashed with rods and cars flipped on their side.
17 Jan 2021
The fallout from the Capitol siege has begun to hit the Republican party in the wallet with major businesses cancelling their political contributions.
15 Jan 2021
Deutsche Bank is the latest firm to distance itself from the US president following the storming of the Capitol. The threat of losing corporate campaign donations could be enough to make Republicans turn on their leader.
14 Jan 2021
Tackling crime: Police read Riot Act, arrest 11 suspects in Ijebu-ode
14 Jan 2021
President Donald Trump has been impeached for the second time after he was charged with "incitement of insurrection."The historic second impeachment comes after the breach of the US Capitol building in Washington, D.C. that resulted in multiple deaths, including a police officer.
18 Feb 2021
Top Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi has announced a probe into the breach of the US Capitol by former President Donald Trump's supporters in January. Some Republicans have also expressed support for the idea.
7 Mar 2021
Police shoot rubber bullets and use water cannon and tear gas against pro-democracy protesters in Bangkok, at a rally outside a military barracks where the Thai Prime Minister's residence is located. The movement, which is demanding the resignation of the Prime Minister, had lost steam in recent months, but outrage was revived after the recent detention of four prominent protest leaders on royal defamation charges.
3 Jun 2021
The obstruction of the bill in a show of party loyalty to former President Donald Trump sparked outrage from Democrats.
2 Jul 2021
The House will form a new committee to investigate the breach of the US Capitol in January. Every Democrat in the chamber, along with two Republicans, voted for the measure.
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Eight teams are left in this year's World Cup, but only four will make it through after the weekend: a fierce and highly emotional set of quarter-final matches are to come. Can last edition's runners-up Croatia upset the mighty Brazil? And in a World Cup classic, the Netherlands will face Argentina.
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Griner has returned to the US after over 10 months behind bars in Russia, including a stint in a penal colony. She was freed in a prisoner swap in exchange for a Russian arms dealer.
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From "Giselle" to "Swan Lake" and "The Rite of Spring", South Africa's Dada Masilo deconstructs classic ballets to tell a new story, far from the stereotypical damsel in distress but that of modern-day people who suffer modern-day issues such as homophobia, gender inequality and racism.
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Official statements from FIFA, the Qatar Supreme Committee and the Qatari government as authorities say they're probing the death of a worker at a World Cup team base.
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A new German law forcing corporates to heed human rights in their supply chains will come into effect on January 1. The law is feared by some firms, but others have started early and say there's nothing to worry about.