Swaleside prison riot: Footage from inside prison as 60 inmates take control of wing

Swaleside prison riot: Footage from inside prison as 60 inmates take control of wing

A prison wing at HMP Swaleside, Kent, was taken over by 60 inmates on 22 December. Inmates took control of a wing of the Category B training prison on the Isle of Sheppey, before specialist Tornado teams were sent in to quash the riot. The Swaleside incident is the fifth disturbance at an English prison in less than two months following riots at Lewes, Bedford, Moorland and Birmingham. Dec 23, 2016
Australian police foil terrorists Christmas Day bomb plot

Australian police foil terrorists Christmas Day bomb plot

Australian police arrested seven people on 23 December in connection with a plot to attack Melbourne with a series of bombs on Christmas day. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnball told reporters that those involved were arrested in dawn raids, where plans to bomb significant, high-profile locations in the city were discovered. Turbull also described the planned attack as an Islamist terrorist plot and one of the most substantial terrorist plots that have been disrupted over the last several years. Dec 23, 2016
Pro-Assad Syrians celebrate in streets of Aleppo as government declares victory

Pro-Assad Syrians celebrate in streets of Aleppo as government declares victory

Pro-government supporters took to the streets in Aleppo on 22 December as the Syrian army declared it had retaken the city. The last of the rebel fighters were evacuated from the city, handing President Bashar al-Assad his biggest victory in a nearly six-year war. The Syrian army announced in a statement on Thursday This victory constitutes an important turning point. Dec 23, 2016
Dashcam video shows moment truck drove into Berlin Christmas market

Dashcam video shows moment truck drove into Berlin Christmas market

A video clip taken from a dashcam shows the moment when a truck ploughed into a Christmas market in Berlin on 19 December. The attack killed 12 people and nearly 50 injured.Police have launched a manhunt for Anis Amri, as fingerprints from the Tunisian national were found inside the truck. The video was taken by a taxi driver who was waiting for customers outside of the Christmas market at the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church. Dec 23, 2016