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El Salvador Building More Prisons to House Thousands Arrested in Gang Sweep

El Salvador’s Legislative Assembly approved on Tuesday a law to expedite the construction of new prisons, El Salvador’s La Prensa Gráfica newspaper reported, noting the legislation aims to help accommodate some of the 13,573 alleged gang members arrested by police in the country over the past month as part of an unprecedented crime crackdown.

Members of the MS-13 and 18 gangs remain in an overcrowded cell as a security guard of the Director of the General Directorate of Penal Centers, Osiris Luna (out of frame), stands by, at the Quezaltepeque prison, in Quezaltepeque, El Salvador, on September 4, 2020. - Authorities from the General …

Rapper A$AP Rocky Arrested at LAX in Connection to November 2021 Shooting

Rapper A$AP Rocky — whose real name is Rakim Mayers — was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon on Wednesday morning at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in connection to a November 2021 shooting. The news comes nearly three years after former President Donald Trump lobbied to free A$AP Rocky from a Swedish jail.  

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 30: A$AP Rocky and A$AP Mob perform at MTV Studios on September 30, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images for MTV)

New Zealand Police Drag Naked Anti-Vaccine Mandate Protester by Hair

Eyewitness video footage published by the New Zealand Herald on Wednesday shows police officers dragging a naked female protester by her hair before handcuffing and arresting the woman for her participation in an anti-coronavirus vaccine mandate rally in front of the New Zealand parliament building in Wellington.

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - FEBRUARY 11: Police look on during a demonstration at Parliament on February 11, 2022 in Wellington, New Zealand. Anti-vaccine and Covid-19 mandate protesters are slowly being broken up by Police after three days of demonstrations outside Parliament. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

Bangladesh: Muslim Mobs Kill Six over Alleged Quran Desecration

Muslim mob attacks across Bangladesh have killed at least six people, including four Hindus, after sparking last Friday in response to an image posted to social media allegedly depicting the desecration of Islam’s holy book, the Quran, during a recent Hindu festival, the Press Trust of India (PTI) reported Tuesday.

Activists of Islami Andolan Bangladesh, an Islamist political party take part in a protest outside the National Mosque in Dhaka on October 16, 2021, as protests began on October 13 after footage emerged of a Koran being placed on the knee of a figure of a Hindu god during celebrations …