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Jake Paul won’t face federal charges after the FBI raided his mansion. He was being investigated for filming looting at an Arizona mall in 2020.


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South Africa looting: Clean-up to mark Nelson Mandela Day


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South Africa Zuma riots: Looting and unrest leaves 72 dead


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Haiti already had a food crisis. The last thing it needed was looting of food depots


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Bodies Crushed By Debris, Looting and Limited Sanitation: Survivors Describe Dorian’s Aftermath on Great Abaco Island

Bodies Crushed By Debris, Looting and Limited Sanitation: Survivors Describe Dorian’s Aftermath on Great Abaco IslandMany people do not have access to adequate food and water, or a means to evacuate



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Indonesia clamps down on looting as quake-tsunami toll tops 1,200

Indonesia clamps down on looting as quake-tsunami toll tops 1,200More than 1,200 people are now known to have died in the quake-tsunami that smashed into Sulawesi, Indonesia said Tuesday, as police pledged to clamp down on looting by survivors taking advantage of the chaos. There were reports of officers firing warning shots and tear gas to ward off people ransacking shops in Palu, a coastal city ravaged by a 7.5-magnitude quake and the tsunami it spawned. Almost 200,000 people are in need of urgent help, the United Nations says, among them tens of thousands of children.



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The Latest: Man arrested for looting lava-evacuated home

The Latest: Man arrested for looting lava-evacuated homePAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on the eruption of Kilauea volcano in Hawaii (all times local):



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After Irma, fear and looting grip tense St Martin

After Irma, fear and looting grip tense St MartinMarigot (AFP) – “For pity’s sake, do something,” Estelle Kalton begs the police. A crime wave on the Franco-Dutch Caribbean holiday island of St Martin, five days after hurricane Irma ripped through, has everyone on edge. It is only by making a scene on the steps of a makeshift security centre set up in Marigot, the main town on the French side of the island, that Kalton is able to confront officials.



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Dutch soldiers deployed against St Martin looting in wake of Hurricane Irma

Dutch soldiers deployed against St Martin looting in wake of Hurricane IrmaDutch troops were fanning out across part of the hurricane-hit island of St Martin on Friday as shots were heard and officials admitted there had been some looting. "The situation is serious," Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said when asked about looting, adding authorities were being hampered in their efforts to deal with it as communications were cut off when Hurricane Irma roared through on Wednesday. Shots had been heard on the island, a top marine official revealed, but said it was unclear where they had come from. Hurricane Irma makes landfall in the Caribbean, in pictures "Shots have been fired, but not in a structured fashion," Major General Richard Oppelaar, the commander of the Marine Corps, told reporters in The Hague. "I can't deny there are some weapons around," he said, adding in some areas the situation remained "grim" and the atmosphere was tense. "The supermarkets are empty, so people are out searching," Oppelaar said, adding in principle security was under control with soldiers trying "to be as visible" as possible. Hurricane Irma: shocking devastation caught on camera 01:31 About 200 Dutch soldiers have now arrived on the island, which is divided between France and The Netherlands, to help deliver aid and restore order, he added. The badly damaged airport and port have now "been opened for military purposes," Rutte told reporters, adding "we are doing everything possible to get aid to the area." He said food, water and security were the priorities on the island, known in Dutch as Sint Maarten. "There are people on the streets armed with revolvers and machetes," one witness told the Dutch daily newspaper AD on Friday. Hurricane Irma | Key articles "The situation is very serious. No one is in charge." "We will not abandon Sint Maarten," Rutte vowed, adding officials were also sending medicines, tents, tarpaulins, building materials and hygiene kits as fast as possible to the Caribbean. "The military has two tasks after arriving there. Firstly to ensure that there is food and water, but also to ensure security," Rutte said. British soldiers board a Royal Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft at Brize Norton, Oxfordshire, before they are flown to help out in the areas affected by Hurricane Irma as winds of up to 175mph left death and destruction in the Atlantic Credit: PA Dutch officials have confirmed that two people were killed, and 43 wounded, 11 of them seriously, on the Dutch part of St Martin by the Category Five storm, before it was downgraded Friday to a four as it barrelled towards Cuba and Florida. King Willem-Alexander is to visit Curacao on Sunday from where the Dutch aid operation is being coordinated, and may then travel on to Sint Maarten. A fund launched by the Dutch Red Cross in the hours after the storm pummelled the island as already raised some 850,000 euros for the Dutch territory. Hurricane Irma | Advice for travellers  



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Dutch seek to restore security amid looting on St Martin

Dutch seek to restore security amid looting on St MartinDutch troops were fanning out across part of the hurricane-hit island of St Martin on Friday as shots were heard and officials admitted there had been some looting. “The situation is serious,” Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said when asked about looting, adding authorities were being hampered in their efforts to deal with it as communications were cut off when Hurricane Irma roared through on Wednesday. “Shots have been fired, but not in a structured fashion,” Major General Richard Oppelaar, the commander of the Marine Corps, told reporters in The Hague.



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