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  1. Crucial questions that were never answered

    Posted Mar 24th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maggie Ng and Phyllis Tsang Key questions have not been answered despite two costly probes into the Manila hostage killings. Was any hostage killed by stray bullets? Could any of the slain ... post' during a critical moment of the hostage taking. The Hong Kong inquest, in contrast, was concerned with the cause and circumstances of the deaths. Both the inquiry and the inquest left ...

  2. Hijack survivor recalls attack, shot by shot

    Posted Feb 17th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maggie Ng A survivor of last year's hostage tragedy in Manila, who hid under her seat during the shootings on board a tour bus, yesterday gave a full account of the killings ... outside Manila's Fort Santiago and held 21 Hong Kong tourists hostage. 'I heard Mr Leung scream 'Don't! don't!' as he leaped forward... then I heard a gunshot ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HOSTAGE TRAGEDY

    Philippine delegation to visit Hong Kong over 2010 hostage tragedy

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 05:19am by Raissa Robles

    ... the 2010 hostage tragedy, marking the first visit by officials since Hong Kong imposed sanctions in February. Joseph Estrada plans to extend an official apology as mayor, sources say. It is unclear ... hostage-taking incident ...

  4. News - World - DIPLOMACY

    Senate bill would bar Iranian UN envoy tied to hostage-taking from US

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 12:13am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington US bill would bar Iranian UN envoy The US Senate has approved a bill that would bar an alleged hostage-taker who has been tapped to be Iran's ambassador ... of a Muslim student group that held 52 Americans hostage for 444 days in the 1979 seizure of the US embassy in Tehran. The "nomination is a deliberate and unambiguous insult to the United ...

  5. News - World - IRAN

    American anger over UN envoy’s links to Iranian hostage crisis

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 08:48pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in New York Anger over UN envoy's hostage link Former US embassy workers held hostage in Iran from 1979 to 1981 are outraged that Tehran has selected a new UN envoy who may ... by President Hassan Rowhani as Iran's new ambassador to the United Nations has been known for months. But his potential role in the hostage crisis, first reported by Bloomberg News over ...

  6. News - World - IRAN

    Tehran's new UN envoy linked to US embassy hostage crisis

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 05:57am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Washington New UN envoy linked to embassy takeover Iran has named a member of the militant group that held 52 Americans hostage in Tehran for 444 days to be its next ambassador to the United Nations. The Iranian government has applied for a US visa for Hamid Aboutalebi, who was a member of the Muslim Students Following the Imam's Line, a group that seized ...

  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Himalayan cat attacks baby boy, takes US family hostage

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 09:17pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Los Angeles Cat-napped family rescued by police A 10kg Himalayan cat attacked a baby boy then took an American family hostage in their apartment, forcing them to make an emergency call to police. The ferocious feline first went for the seven-month-old baby, prompting owner Lee Palmer to kick the animal up the backside, but that only served to antagonise ...

  8. News - World

    Hollande: 4 French hostages captured in Niger 3 years ago by Islamists are freed

    Posted Oct 30th 2013, 01:18am by AP

    ... PARIS (AP) — Hollande: 4 French hostages captured in Niger 3 years ago by Islamists are freed. ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - MANILA HOSTAGE ROW

    Aquino has ‘no plans’ to apologise over Manila bus tragedy despite sanctions

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 02:07pm by Phila Siu and Ng Kang-chung

    ... Phila Siu and Ng Kang-chung phila.siu@scmp.com kc.ng@scmp.com Philippine president says apology could create legal liability as diplomatic restrictions come into effect Philippine President Benigno Aquino says he has no plans to apologise to Hong Kong over the Manila bus hostage incident, as Hong Kong’s diplomatic sanctions against Manila take effect on Wednesday. ...

  10. News - World

    Lebanese interior minister says 9 released pilgrims taken hostage in Syria returning to Beirut

    Posted Oct 19th 2013, 10:22pm by AP

    ... BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese interior minister says 9 released pilgrims taken hostage in Syria returning to Beirut. ...




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