Kidnapping

May 20, 2018 - 5:19 pm
YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — Cameroon's national day Sunday was marked by violence in its troubled English-speaking region, with two policemen killed, soldiers wounded and a mayor kidnapped by suspected armed separatists. In the capital, Yaounde, in central Cameroon, President Paul Biya, who has ruled...
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May 13, 2018 - 10:50 am
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Two British tourists have been released in eastern Congo two days after being kidnapped, according to announcements Sunday by Virunga National Park and the British foreign secretary. Boris Johnson didn't give any further details, but paid tribute to the authorities from the...
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May 07, 2018 - 3:06 pm
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — More than 1,000 people held captive in northeastern Nigeria by the jihadi group Boko Haram have been rescued, Nigeria's military said Monday. The hostages, which consisted mainly of women and children, were rescued from four villages in the Bama area of Borno State, military...
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May 07, 2018 - 8:53 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A former homeland security and counterterrorism adviser to President Barack Obama is teaming up with a non-profit that gives free counseling and legal and other advice to the families of captives. Hostage US announced Monday that Lisa Monaco has been elected to its board. The...
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FILE - In this May 7, 2013 file photo, members of the FBI evidence response team carry out the front screen door from the Cleveland home of Ariel Castro, where three women escaped after 10 years of captivity. Residents on the street where three women were held captive say they're tired of being eyed by spectators who still visit the site five years after Ariel Castro's house of horrors was demolished. It has been reported that cars and buses continue to crawl past the lot where Castro's home once stood. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
May 05, 2018 - 12:03 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Residents on the Cleveland street where three women were secretly held captive in Ariel Castro's house of horrors for about a decade say they're tired of being eyed by spectators who still visit the site five years after the home was demolished. Cars and sometimes even buses...
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This undated photo provided by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Major Crimes Bureau, shows two images of Stephen Houk. The paroled sex offender driving a motor home was able to give police the slip after a 3.5-hour chase through California by turning into an almond orchard and disappearing into a cloud of dust kicked up by his vehicle. Houk remained missing Wednesday, May 2, 2018, and should be considered armed and dangerous, the sheriff's department said. (Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Major Crimes Bureau via AP)
May 03, 2018 - 10:40 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A paroled sex offender was captured two days after he led police on an hours-long chase through Southern California in a motor home with his two young children inside before eluding authorities in a cloud of dust, sheriff's officials said Thursday. Stephen Houk, 46, was arrested...
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Fred Warmbier, right, listens as his wife Cindy Warmbier, speaks of their son Otto Warmbier, an American who died last year, days after his release from captivity in North Korea speaks during a meeting Thursday, May 3, 2018, at the United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
May 03, 2018 - 9:57 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Her voice cracking with emotion, the mother of college student Otto Warmbier who was sent home from North Korea in a coma and died soon after said Thursday her family will keep speaking out about the country's human rights violations to "rub their noses" in what they did and...
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A Somali man looks out from a nearby building at the compound of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Mogadishu, Somalia, Thursday, May 3, 2018. Armed gunmen stormed into the ICRC compound in Somalia's capital and abducted a female staffer, the aid group said Wednesday night, and a senior police official said the nurse was German. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
May 03, 2018 - 12:40 pm
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — As night fell, gunmen sneaked into the International Committee of the Red Cross compound in Somalia's capital through a back door and seized a German nurse and a local colleague before forcing them outside and into a waiting car. The daring attack, carried out despite the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2018 file photo, Donald Smith walks into the courtroom after it was announced that the jury had reached a verdict in Jacksonville, Fla. On Wednesday, May 2, 2018, Smith has been sentenced to death after a jury convicted him of abducting, raping and murdering 8-year-old Cherish Periwinkle in 2013. Smith abducted the girl from a Walmart store in Jacksonville after he befriended her mother. (Bob Self/The Florida Times-Union via AP, File)
May 02, 2018 - 4:10 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A man convicted of abducting, raping and murdering an 8-year-old girl in Florida he lured away from his mother with promises to buy her impoverished family food and clothing was sentenced to death Wednesday. A judge issued the death sentence against 62-year-old Donald...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, welcomes the Prime Minsiter of Slovakia, Peter Pellegrini, right, with military honors for a meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, May 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
May 02, 2018 - 12:34 pm
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Slovakia on Wednesday to solve the slayings of an investigative journalist and his fiancee that triggered a political crisis in the country. Merkel made the comments alongside new Slovak Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini, who was on his first...
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