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Drug cartel ruled in Mexico prison hit by riot

Authorities found dozens of knives, cocaine and flat-screen televisions at the Mexican prison where a brawl killed 49 inmates, officials said today, highlighting the control drug cartels hold over many penitentiaries.

At least 49 dead in Mexico prison riot

At least 49 inmates were killed in a Mexican prison brawl Thursday as rival groups fought with bats, sticks and blades and ignited a fire in the overcrowded penitentiary, authorities said.

Dozens dead in Mexico prison riot: Reports

Riot police and ambulances were deployed at the Topo Chico prison as broadcaster Televisa reported that 30 died while Milenio television spoke of 50 victims.

Bahrain authorities crush prison riot, 40 injured

Bahraini authorities crushed a prison riot today, leaving at least 40 injured after they fired stun grenades and tear gas, rights groups said.

54 die in Venezuela prison riot

At least 54 people were killed and 88 injured on Friday in a prison riot in northwest Venezuela, media reports said.

26 injured in Argentine prison riot

At least 26 people were injured and an undetermined number of inmates managed to escape during a riot that erupted in a prison in Chaco province.

Loss in prison riot over 10 million rupees: Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan prison authorities said that the loss estimated in the damage caused to property at the main Welikada jail, after a clash between inmates and police commandos that left 27 inmates dead, was over 10 million rupees.

India monitors Sri Lankan prison riot

India said it is "closely monitoring" the situation arising out of the violence at Welikada prison in Sri Lanka, where 39 Indians are lodged.

Nine killed in Sri Lankan prison riot

At least nine people were killed and 20 security personnel injured when a riot broke out at a prison here Friday.

Blasts at courthouse in Libya`s Benghazi

Several blasts at a courthouse in Benghazi injured one person and damaged part of the appeals court building.

30 inmates escape during deadly Mexico prison riot

At least 44 inmates were killed, as inmates in the prison`s cellblock "Delta" attacked each other with knives and clubs.

Mexico: 44 killed in prison riot; guards detained

Inmates at the prison in Monterrey include members of Mexico`s Gulf cartel as well as the feared Zetas cartel.

Mexican prison riot leaves at least 38 dead

At least 38 inmates have
been killed in a riot at a prison near the northern Mexican city of Monterrey.

Police detain 20 in deadly Mexico prison riot

No prison officials had been dismissed so far over the fight in which one cell block invaded another.