At least 36 inmates managed to escape from the Pedrinhas prison in the northern Brazilian state of Maranhao after several of them stole a dump truck which they used to knock down a wall in the facility, authorities said.
Pakistani national Arshad Khan, arrested in connection with alleged conspiracy of Lashkar-e-Toiba to carry out attacks in Delhi and adjoining areas, was sent to Kolkata prison after the Delhi Police told a court here that he was not required for further interrogation.
The Delhi High Court today issued notice to the Centre and the Delhi government on a plea seeking separate police lock-ups for women detainees in order to protect them from "sexual abuse" and "ill-treatment".
Two former US Army soldiers have pleaded guilty to accepting about USD 250,000 in bribes from contractors in Afghanistan and shipping the cash back to the United States to be laundered through a landscaping business.
Syrian troops reached a besieged prison today in the northern city of Aleppo, ending a months-long attempt by rebels to free the inmates inside, a Syrian activist group and pro-government television stations reported.