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OJ Simpson released from jail

The former American football star and actor OJ Simpson has been released on parole after nine years in a Nevada jail.

Egypt court jails 43 anti-government protesters

An Egyptian criminal court sentenced 43 activists to life in prison on Tuesday, judicial sources said, in a retrial of anti-government protesters who clashed with authorities in late 2011. Mass trials have been common since the army deposed…

DR Congo jailbreak frees 900 inmates

Eleven people were killed when militants attacked a prison in the Democratic Republic of Congo and freed more than 900 inmates, officials say. The governor of North Kivu province said the attackers had used heavy weapons in the raid on the…

Christian sect members attack Congo prison, free leader

Supporters of a jailed Christian sect leader attacked the prison holding him in Democratic Republic of Congo's capital, freeing him and about 50 other inmates early on Wednesday, the government said. Ne Muanda Nsemi - a self-styled prophet…

At least 10 dead in Brazil prison clash

At least 10 people were killed in a Brazilian prison uprising late on Saturday, local media said, adding to chaos in the country's penitentiary system in which more than 116 inmates have died in gang warfare since the start of the year. The…