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5 killed in police chase after mass prison break in Lebanon

BEIRUT (AP) — Nearly 70 inmates broke out of a prison in Lebanon Saturday after smashing their cell doors and attacking prison guards, police said. According to a police statement, ...

Danish sub killer denies he had help in prison break attempt

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Danish man convicted of murdering a Swedish journalist on his homemade submarine was remanded to custody Wednesday after he confessed to threatening several people as he a...

Danish submarine murderer Madsen caught after escaping prison

The Danish man who killed Swedish journalist Kim Wall managed to break out of prison on Tuesday, but was quickly apprehended by the police, authorities said. The convict, Peter Madsen, wielded an obj...

Nigeria's anti-police protesters storm prison, free inmates

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's protests against police brutality turned violent Monday when a crowd stormed a prison and freed some 200 inmates in Benin in southern Nigeria. Some p...

Inmate in south Taiwan on run after evading police

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese inmate serving time at Tainan's Mingde Minimum-Security Prison escaped from a work release program on Friday (Aug. 14). The Tainan City Police Departmen...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, May 16, the 137th day of 2020. There are 229 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 16, 1...

Top UK court quashes Gerry Adams' prison break convictions

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Supreme Court on Wednesday quashed Irish nationalist politician Gerry Adams’ convictions for trying to break out of prison in the 1970s, handing a long-awaited legal victory to...

Foiled prison break leaves inmate dead in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Prison guards in Sri Lanka foiled an attempt by inmates to escape on Sunday after they used ropes and bed sheets to scale down the wall, leaving at least one dead, police sai...

6 Vietnamese stowaways break out of quarantine in W. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Six Vietnamese nationals who had been arrested for trying to sneak into the country illegally escaped from their quarantine and detention facility in western Taiwan on Tue...

Celeb birthdays for week of Dec. 22-28 [Month Date-Date]

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Dec. 22-28: Dec. 22: Actor Hector Elizondo is 83. Country singer Red Steagall is 81. TV anchor Diane Sawyer is 74. Guitarist Rick Nielsen of Chea...

Turkish invasion raises fears of Islamic State prison break

BEIRUT (AP) — In the sprawling al-Hol camp in northeastern Syria, Islamic State wives and widows have set up special courts, stabbed to death at least two people accused of apostasy and wielded knives...

'Wild Rose' heralds arrival of rising star Jessie Buckley

NEW YORK (AP) — The Irish actress Jessie Buckley grew up in County Kerry and lives in London but she's lately been traveling so much that she gives her present address as Heathrow Airport and New York...

No early release for prison tailor who helped killers escape

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The prison tailor who helped two killers escape from an upstate New York prison has been denied parole for a third time. A parole board decision released Thursday...

APNewsBreak: Theme park to star 'Hunger Games,' 'Twilight'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some of Lionsgate's most popular film franchises from "Hunger Games" to "Twilight" will be brought to life when the studio opens what it calls the world's first vertical theme park ...

Key events in Egypt since the 2011 pro-democracy uprising

CAIRO (AP) — Here are key events in eight years of turmoil and transition in Egypt, leading up to a national referendum on constitutional amendments that could allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to...