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Afghan Taliban release 21 hostages after they were found innocent: officials

Jun 22, 2016

Afghan Taliban release 21 hostages after they were found innocent: officials

The Taliban have released 21 of some two dozen hostages pulled from their vehicles on a highway in southern Afghanistan. #World #Taliban #NewsTracker #Afghanistan #kidnapping #Helmand
Police fatally shoot armed hostage-taker at Texas Walmart | Reuters

Jun 15, 2016

Police fatally shoot armed hostage-taker at Texas Walmart | Reuters

AUSTIN, Texas An armed man who held two people hostage in an Amarillo, Texas, Walmart store on Tuesday was shot and killed by officers, while the hostages in the incident were unharmed, police said. Amarillo police described the case in the Texas panhandle city as workplace-related violence and said the suspect was shot by its SWAT unit. The man fired a shot when he entered the store and took two people hostage. #United States #Economy #India #Business #science #kidnapping #Gun control
Kidnapped Mexico footballer Alan Pulido escapes after fighting captor

May 31, 2016

Kidnapped Mexico footballer Alan Pulido escapes after fighting captor

Mexican football player Alan Pulido was rescued after he untied himself, punched one of his kidnappers and took away his phone to call police hours after his abduction #SportsTracker #Mexico #kidnapping #Olympiakos #Shareworthy #Pulido #Alan Pulido #Ciudad Victoria
Three missing journalists being held by Colombia's ELN rebels -government | Reuters

May 27, 2016

Three missing journalists being held by Colombia's ELN rebels -government | Reuters

BOGOTA The Colombian Marxist rebel group, the National Liberation Army, is responsible for the disappearance of three journalists who disappeared in recent days near the border with Venezuela, Colombia's defence minister said on Thursday. The reporters vanished while working in El Tarra municipality in Norte de Santander, where the group, known as the ELN, earns money from illegal cocaine production in the lawless region about 400 km (250 miles) north of Bogota. The government did not classify the disappearances as kidnappings, but the group has held hundreds captive during more than 50 years of war #United States #Economy #Business #Europe #Argentina #kidnapping #article
Two Colombian journalists missing after Spanish reporter vanishes | Reuters

May 25, 2016

Two Colombian journalists missing after Spanish reporter vanishes | Reuters

BOGOTA Two journalists have gone missing in Colombia's northeast conflict zone while covering the disappearance of a Spanish reporter feared kidnapped this weekend, the government said on Tuesday. Television news channel Noticias RCN said in a statement there had been "a possible kidnapping" of a reporter and a cameraman in Norte de Santander province, near the border with Venezuela. #Economy #Middle East #markets #Argentina #Copyright #Colombia #kidnapping
Factbox - What does the world know about rescued Chibok schoolgirl Amina Ali? | Reuters

May 19, 2016

Factbox - What does the world know about rescued Chibok schoolgirl Amina Ali? | Reuters

ABUJA, Nigeria (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The rescue of one of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls abducted by the Islamist group Boko Haram from a secondary school in Chibok in northeastern Nigeria two years has thrown global attention onto Amina Ali. But what is known about the girl who was found two days ago near Damboa in Nigeria's northeast with a four-month-old daughter and a suspected Boko Haram fighter claiming to be her husband? President Muhammadu Buhari vowed at a news conference on Thursday that Ali would continue her education and condemned the brutality of forced marriage #United States #India #Security #girls #kidnapping
Nigerian schoolgirl rescued after two years as Boko Haram captive | Reuters

May 19, 2016

Nigerian schoolgirl rescued after two years as Boko Haram captive | Reuters

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria A Nigerian teenager kidnapped by Boko Haram more than two years ago has been rescued, the first of more than 200 girls seized in a raid on their school in Chibok town to return from captivity in the insurgents' forest lair, officials said on Wednesday. Soldiers working together with a civilian vigilante group rescued the girl and her four-month old baby near Damboa in the remote northeast, army spokesman Sani Usman said. #Islam #Security #United Kingdom #kidnapping #article
Like father, like son: Rocky Yadav's father was once a murder-accused don in Bihar

May 10, 2016

Like father, like son: Rocky Yadav's father was once a murder-accused don in Bihar

Bindeshwari Prasad Yadav, also known as Bindi Yadav, is the father of Rocky Yadav, who was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly shooting dead Aditya Sachdeva. #India #CriticalPoint #bIhar #Crime #Murder #Don #kidnapping #Gaya #jungle raj #Bindi Yadav #Aditya Sachdeva #Rocky Yadav #Bindeshwari Yadav #Bachchu Yadav
It's not just the map: What else can send you to prison for seven years?

May 06, 2016

It's not just the map: What else can send you to prison for seven years?

Wrong depiction of the map of India could land the violators in jail with a maximum term of seven years and fine upto Rs 100 crore. #China #Jammu and Kashmir #Pakistan #Arunachal Pradesh #Dowry #Indian Penal Code #Map #kidnapping #homicide #imprisonment
Canada, UK to urge other nations not to pay ransoms - Trudeau | Reuters

Apr 27, 2016

Canada, UK to urge other nations not to pay ransoms - Trudeau | Reuters

KANANASKIS, Alberta Canada and Britain will urge other nations not to pay ransoms to free kidnap victims, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Tuesday, the day after a Canadian hostage was found dead in the Philippines. Trudeau said if Canada paid ransoms it would put at risk all of its citizens who travelled or lived abroad #United States #Middle East #science #United Kingdom #kidnapping