Riot Games sues mobile game developer for copyright infringement

Jul 11, 2017 - 11:35 AM

Riot s lawsuit against Shanghai Moonton Technology follows attempts to get the Google Play store and Apple App Store to take down the infringing games

RAW Deal: Predicting Takeover: Chicago and Backlash 2017

May 20, 2017 - 5:56 PM

Despite a lack of a build up to the NXT main event and uncertainty about whether Jinder Mahal can hang in the title picture two shows with major implications take place

WWE CHAMPION BET. Randy Orton is most likely to win over Jinder Mahal after defeating Baron Corbin in this week'€™s main event on SmackDown. File photo by JP Yim/Getty Images North America/AFP

Troops deployed as Brazil riots spread

Jan 20, 2017 - 9:03 AM

Police fire rubber bullets and tear gas to try to separate two groups of inmates as they fought a pitched battle in the courtyard of the Alcacuz prison

RIOT. A wing of the prison is set on fire by inmates during a clash between gangs as fresh fighting erupts among inmates at Alcacuz Penitentiary Center near Natal in Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil on January 19, 2017. Photo by Andressa Anholete/AFP

26 killed in latest Brazil jail bloodbath

Jan 16, 2017 - 8:01 AM

UPDATED The bloodbath that erupted on Saturday night January 14 is the latest of several gruesome gang related massacres this year in the country s overcrowded prisons

This grab from TV Ponta Negra taken on January 14, 2017 of the Alcacuz Penitentiary Center near Natal, Rio Grande do Norte state, northeastern Brazil shows inmates throwing objects from the prison roof during a riot. Ponta Negra SBT / AFP

Inmates beheaded in Brazil riot, 56 killed

Jan 02, 2017 - 11:18 PM

3rd UPDATE Bloodied and burned bodies were stacked in a concrete prison yard and piled in carts an Agence France Presse photographer at the scene says

Indonesian police fire water cannon at pro-Papua demo

Dec 01, 2016 - 6:11 PM

The protesters mostly university students from the Free Papua Organization and the Papua Student Alliance yelled Free Papua facing off against hundreds of police in riot gear

WATER CANNONS. Protesters resist police using water cannons during a protest by mostly university students from Free Papua Organization and the Papua Student Alliance in Jakarta on December 1, 2016. AFP PHOTO / BAY ISMOYO

Bilibid riot, De Lima affair, Manny Pacquiao | 6PM wRap

Nov 16, 2016 - 8:58 PM

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Inmate: Attack on Sebastian meant to stop testimony vs De Lima

Nov 16, 2016 - 12:26 PM

The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group which probed the September 28 incident says there is no strong evidence so far to prove the latest allegation against Senator Leila de Lima

BILIBID 'RIOT" PROBE. PNP officials attend the hearing on the September 28 'riot' at the New Bilibid Prison on November 16, 2016. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Trillanes, De Lima want Senate probe into Bilibid 'riot, torture'

Sep 28, 2016 - 7:00 PM

The President s critics say the alleged maltreatment of inmates constitutes breaches of human rights of prisoners

House probe on Bilibid to push through with or without Sebastian

Sep 28, 2016 - 3:43 PM

House committee on justice chairperson Reynaldo Umali says high profile Bilibid inmate Jaybee Sebastian is not the be all and end all of the investigation

PROBE CONTINUES. House committee on justice Reynaldo Umali will once again preside over the next set of hearings on the proliferation of drugs at Bilibid on October 5 to 7. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Bilibid riot, Recto, Peres | 12PM wRap

Sep 28, 2016 - 2:01 PM

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Alvarez on Bilibid riot: 'Forces' out to derail House probe

Sep 28, 2016 - 11:53 AM

After all these years why are they only killing each other inside just now? The intended resource persons of the committee on justice were targeted says Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez

BAD FOR HOUSE PROBE? Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says the ongoing House investigation into the drug proliferation inside Bilibid is not out to destroy Senator Leila De Lima. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

High-profile inmate killed, 4 hurt in Bilibid 'riot'

Sep 28, 2016 - 9:51 AM

UPDATED High profile convict Tony Co is killed in a stabbing incident that led to a riot at the national state penitentiary says Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II

File photo by Rappler

LIVE: Rampage 2016 kicks off

Jul 23, 2016 - 9:35 AM

An intense clash between two of the country’s best League of Legends professional teams and a bonus celebrity showdown will highlight Rampage 2016

Misfits, Danzig to reunite for first show in 33 years

May 13, 2016 - 10:38 AM

Glenn Danzig Jerry Only and Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein will play their first show together since 1983 at Riot Fest in September

WALK AMONG US. The Misfits core which performed together from 1980-83 will reunite for at least two festival appearances. Photo from

Saunas, aquariums, and bar found at Mexico prison

Feb 15, 2016 - 11:08 AM

Authorities seize contents of luxury cells at the prison where a deadly riot took place last week

epa05154458 Crowds wiat outside the prison of Topo Chico, in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, 11 February 2016. Scores of people died in a prison fire and riot. The riot reportedly was triggered by an attempted prison break by inmates belonging to the Los Zetas drug cartel, as one group of prisoners set a fire to distract the guards while other inmates tried to flee. EPA/MIGUEL SIERRA

Beijing pins Hong Kong riot on 'radical separatists'

Feb 14, 2016 - 1:49 PM

The riot that left police officers hurt showed elements of terror Zhang Xiaoming says

Drug cartel ruled in Mexico prison hit by riot

Feb 13, 2016 - 9:38 AM

Officials acknowledge that the prisoners had their own self government at the facility where 100 guards monitored 3 800 convicts

RIOT. Inmates on a roof at the Topo Chico prison, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, February 11, 2016. A prison riot in Monterrey, Mexico, has left at least 49 people dead and a dozen injured, officials said February 11. Photo by Miguel Sierra/EPA

At least 49 dead in Mexico prison riot

Feb 11, 2016 - 11:04 PM

3rd UPDATE Nuevo Leon state Governor Jaime Rodriguez says the fight erupted following a dispute over control of the prison between two rival members of the Zetas drug cartel

PRISON RIOT. An inmate waves to his relatives at Topo Chico prison, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, February 11, 2016. Photo by Miguel Sierra/EPA

Protesters ransack Muslim prayer hall on Corsica

Dec 26, 2015 - 10:50 AM

They also try to burn copies of the Koran as tensions escalate

The wRap Indonesia: Indonesian experts in Saudi, new mammal discovered

Oct 07, 2015 - 6:00 AM

Other stories include the importance of Indonesia for the Trans Pacific Partnership Indonesia s defense of its haze fighting efforts and Malaysia s sanctions from FIFA

DEAL SEALED. Trade ministers from the twelve Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) member countries participate in the closing press conference in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, October 5, 2015. Erik S Lesser/EPA

After Indonesia, FIFA sanctions Malaysia

Oct 06, 2015 - 10:54 AM

Malaysia was sanctioned as punishment for the crowd trouble that wrecked the World Cup qualifier against Saudi Arabia

Malaysian football fans throw flares onto the pitch during the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying football match between Malaysia and Saudi Arabia in Shah Alam. Hooliganism, match-fixing and humiliation on the field - Malaysia has emerged as Asian football's problem child, with the country's most popular sport rapidly becoming a national embarrassment. File photo by Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

9 dead in Brazil prison riot

May 26, 2015 - 9:05 AM

Prisoners armed with knives take visitors including women and children hostage and demand to speak to local human rights commission officials about conditions

Nepal quake survivors clash with riot police

Apr 30, 2015 - 12:58 AM

The United Nations also appeals for 415 million for the devastated Himalayan nation

RUSH TO SAFETY. A handout photo provided by the International Federation of the Red†Cross (IFRC) on April 26, 2015 of IFRC Rescue workers carrying an injured person in Kathmandu, Nepal, April 25, 2015. Carl Whetham/IFRC/Handout/EPA

Egypt court sentences 11 to death over 2012 football riot

Apr 19, 2015 - 9:14 PM

Two of those sentenced to death are on the run

Pussy Riot take on 'Russian leader' in House of Cards

Feb 25, 2015 - 8:35 PM

In the third episode of House of Cards season 3 Pussy Riot members Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova come face to face with a fictional Russian leader

In this file photo, Nadezhda 'Nadya' Tolokonnikova (L) and Maria 'Masha' Alyokhina (R) of the Russian Punk band Pussy Riot attend a press conference at the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), the Netherlands, 28 January 2015. Robin Van Lonkhuijsen/EPA

Armed mobs and riots in Mindanao?

Feb 06, 2015 - 9:50 AM

The angry armed mob woken from their sleep and numbering close to a thousand by some accounts picked on the trapped policemen Who is to blame for such an armed angry mob?

LGBT-unfriendly rule in League of Legends tourney reversed

Feb 04, 2015 - 10:28 PM

This particular League of Legends tournament earlier had a rule in which the teams were restricted to having a maximum of one Gay Transgendered woman for the entirety of a tournament day

LEAGUE OF LEGENDS. Screen shot from YouTube.

2014 in Moods

Jan 04, 2015 - 11:47 AM

4 moods dominated 2014 as seen from your votes on the mood meter

Peter Gabriel, Pussy Riot rally for Hong Kong protesters

Nov 30, 2014 - 6:05 PM

New York based human rights activists help organize the campaign to show international backing for the protests

India's Modi faces US court summons over riots – rights group

Sep 26, 2014 - 9:07 PM

UPDATED Complaint relates to anti Muslim violence in 2002 in Gujarat where Modi served as chief minister before he was elected prime minister

SUMMONED. Lawyers for rights group the American Justice Center filed a civil case on Thursday seeking damages from Modi for what they call "attempted genocide". Photo from EPA

4 killed, 2 inmates beheaded in Brazil prison riot

Aug 25, 2014 - 10:13 AM

UPDATED The uprising took place in the Cascavel state correctional center in the southern city of Parana

PRISON RIOT. A framegrab taken from CGN of inmates taking hostages at a prison in Parana, Brazil on August 24, 2014. CGN/AFP

Obama urges calm after teen's fatal police shooting

Aug 13, 2014 - 7:15 AM

US President Barack Obama appeals for calm after what he called the heartbreaking death of a black teenager killed in a police shooting in Missouri

ON GUARD. A photo made available on 11 August 2014 shows police officers positioning themselves along W. Florissant Road, in Ferguson, near St. Louis, Missouri, USA, 10 August 2014. David Carson/St Louis Post-Dispatch/EPA

Book review: ‘Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot’

Aug 03, 2014 - 6:35 PM

A look at the controversial Pussy Riot group as seen through the book by Masha Gessen

Chinese tourists abandon Vietnam after oil rig row

Jul 20, 2014 - 5:38 PM

China employs tourism politics as Chinese tourists who make up the largest single group of arrivals in Vietnam abandon trips as a result of a recent oil rig row

TOURISM POLITICS. This picture taken on July 16, 014 shows foreign tourists enjoying a city tour by cyclos in Hanoi downtown. Photo by Hoang Dinh Nam / AFP

Singapore doubles riot police after Little India riot

Jul 08, 2014 - 1:28 PM

Interior Minister Teo Chee Hean tells parliament that the police would add 300 new officers to its elite Special Operations Command

PUBLIC APPEAL. In this file photo, a police sign board appeals for witnesses in Singapore's Little India district on December 11, 2013 near where an Indian national was killed in an accident which triggered a riot late on December 8. Roslan Rahman/AFP

Clashes spill into Israel over 'burned alive' Palestinian teen

Jul 06, 2014 - 3:48 PM

Rocket fire targeting Israel from Gaza also increased raising fears of an escalation with the Islamist Hamas movement

AFLAME. Israeli riot police secure a street during clashes with Palestinian protesters (unseen) in the Arab Israeli city of Ar'Ara, north of Israel, on July 5, 2014. Jack Guez/AFP

Mob burns school in riot-hit Myanmar city

Jul 05, 2014 - 8:28 PM

Radical monks have been accused of whipping up religious tensions with fiery warnings that the country s main religion is under threat from Islam

DESTROYED. A general view shows a destroyed building at a cemetery after a riot on the outskirts of Mandalay, central Myanmar on July 5, 2014. Photo by AFP /Soe Than Win

Tensions simmer in riot-hit Myanmar city

Jul 04, 2014 - 3:04 PM

The city is placed under curfew to quell violence that saw mobs wielding airguns swords rocks and other weapons go on a rampage leaving one Buddhist and one Muslim dead

Sri Lanka grills firebrand monk over anti-Muslim riots

Jul 03, 2014 - 12:12 AM

The riots raise concerns of a flare up in violence as Sri Lanka emerges from a decades long separatist war waged by ethnic Tamils which ended in May 2009

RIOTS. Muslims, made homeless after two days of anti-Muslim riots in Sri Lanka’s tourist region of Alutgama, demonstrate against radical Buddhist group Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) at a makeshift camp in Beruwala on June 18. File photo by AFP/ Ishara S. Kodikara

Gay and proud in June and all year round

Jun 27, 2014 - 5:04 PM

We get tired too of trying to explain our advocacy but it’s during these times that we become more determined in winning the battle against discrimination

STONEWALL RIOTS. The historic Stonewall Riots in New York inspired LGBTs and gender rights advocates around the world to finally stand up what is right. Graphic by Mara Mercado/

Sri Lanka religious riots spark international concern

Jun 17, 2014 - 12:00 AM

Local community leaders accuse authorities of doing little to prevent Sunday night s carnage that made hundreds of Muslims homeless after attacks on their homes shops factories mosques and even a nursery

RELIGIOUS RIOTS. An interior view of the heavily damaged and burnt residence following sectarian clashes in Sri Lanka. Clashes broke out on June 15 in Aluthgama when a group led by Buddhist monks protested a previous attack by a Muslim group on a monk in the area. Photo by M.A.Pushpa Kumara/EPA

#PugadBaboy: Sira-ulo punchline 3

May 23, 2014 - 5:00 AM

Egypt courts jail more than 160 Morsi backers

May 18, 2014 - 9:31 PM

A relentless crackdown on Mohamed Morsi s supporters has killed more than 1 400 people and hundreds have been sentenced to death after speedy trials

Indian worker gets jail, caning for Singapore riot

May 08, 2014 - 7:02 PM

Ramalingam Sakthivel 33 has pleaded guilty to taking part in a street rampage last December that left 39 people injured and 25 vehicles destroyed

4 dead, 15 injured as PH police storm jail to quell riot

May 07, 2014 - 5:55 PM

The disturbance at Lucena City jail is triggered by officials plan to transfer the leader of a prison gang into another cell block

Singapore plans centers outside city for migrant workers: report

May 05, 2014 - 4:41 PM

In the aftermath of the Little India riot last December the four new recreation centers will be built in industrial areas away from the city center the Straits Times newspaper reports

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Pussy Riot say clash with police in Sochi

Feb 19, 2014 - 10:54 PM

Pussy Riot members were reportedly attacked with tear gas and sticks when they tried to stage an action in the city

RIOT WITH PUSSY RIOT? Two of its members say they were attacked by Cossacks while trying to stage a performance in Sochi city, host of the Winter Olympics. Photos from the Pussy Riot Facebook page

Poverty, joblessness underpin Bosnia's bloody riots

Feb 09, 2014 - 9:21 PM

UPDATED A shadow economy endemic corruption and a complex post war political structure that enables squabbling politicians to block reforms are seen as key impediments to improving the economy

UNREST IN SARAJEVO. People watch police vehicles set ablaze during a demonstration in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, 07 February 2014. Dzenan Krijestorac/EPA