A jailbreak Sunday at a high-security prison near Haiti's capital left dozens of inmates on the loose.
A Spanish zoo vet shot a keeper with a tranquillizer dart when a gorilla escape drill went awry, knocking out the unfortunate victim who spent the next three days in hospital.
Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, who is on trial for treason, narrowly escaped an assassination attempt as a bomb went off shortly before his convoy was due to pass early Thursday, police said.
Australian Paul Royle, one of only two men alive from World War II's daring "Great Escape", says he still has vivid memories of the audacious prison breakout on its 70th anniversary.
The rebellious teenagers Indira Gainieva and her boyfriend Edward Bunyan were found by the police of the Dominican Republic.
A Kazakh teen girl has eloped from Stonyhurst College in the UK together with her boyfriend.
More than 1,500 North Koreans fled to South Korea last year, maintaining a recent fall in the number of escapees that coincided with a clampdown by new leader Kim Jong-Un.
The 131 Mexican inmates who escaped from a prison near the US border this week fled through the front door, not a tunnel as previously believed.
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