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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 - World - ISLAMIC MILITANCY

    Islamic State hostage's parents despair at being 'powerless' to help

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 04:29am by AP

    ... Associated Press US pair break silence, voice despair at plight of son taken by Islamic State Hostage's parents 'powerless' to help The desperate parents of a US aid worker ... the execution of British hostage Alan Henning. The video was the fourth released by the group. Previous victims were US reporter James Foley, American-Israeli journalist Steven Sotloff and British aid ...

  4. News - China - ISLAMIC MILITANCY

    10 Chinese workers among 27 hostages freed in Cameroon: presidency

    Posted Oct 11th 2014, 05:02pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Yaounde Boko Haram sets free workers after five months in captivity in Cameroon Militants release Chinese hostages Twenty-seven hostages seized by militant group Boko Haram in Cameroon in May and July have been released, including 10 Chinese workers and the wife of Cameroon's vice-prime minister, authorities said yesterday. The freed hostages were flown from the far ...

  5. News - World - BRAZIL

    Hostage taker who made captive wear 'explosive vest' surrenders in Brazil

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 09:28pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Brasilia Hotel hostage taker surrenders An armed man who took an employee hostage at a hotel in the Brazilian capital and forced him to don a vest apparently ... that an investigation had been opened. "We were concerned that he was making no specific demands," Almeida said. The hostage was not wearing the vest when the assailant surrendered to Brasilia police. ...

  6. News - World - ISLAMIC MILITANCY

    Algerian militants release video showing beheading of French hostage

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 11:30pm by Reuters

    ... identifying himself as Gourdel. It comes as al-Qaeda-linked militants in the southern Philippines have threatened to kill two German hostages they have been holding since April unless Germany stops ... been focused on kidnap-for-ransom and other criminal activities. In the message, distributed via Twitter, the militants said they would "kill one of the two hostages" if their demands ...

  7. News - World - TERROR

    French hostage beheading in Algeria sparks global outrage

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 10:07am

    ... Western hostages – two US journalists and a British aid worker – have been beheaded by IS since August. ...

  8. News - World - ISLAMIC MILITANCY

    Terror group Jund al-Khilafah threatens to kill French hostage

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 04:27am by AP

    ... a security source said. The kidnapping was claimed by Jund al-Khilafah, a group linked to Islamic State jihadists that had vowed to kill the hostage by last night if Paris did not stop air strikes ...

  9. News - World - ISLAMIC MILITANCY

    You're starting 'Gulf war III', Islamic States says in video voiced by British hostage

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 11:33pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian This is 'Gulf war III', IS warns in hostage video A new propaganda video featuring the British hostage John Cantlie has been posted online by Islamic State (IS) within hours of the launch of US-led air strikes against the group in Syria. Appearing once again behind a desk and reading calmly from a script, Cantlie used the latest in what he says ...

  10. News - World - ISLAMIC MILITANCY

    Turkey secures release of 49 hostages seized by Islamic State in northern Iraq

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 04:16pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Ankara Group of 49 were seized from consulate in Mosul three months ago Turkish hostages held in Iraq freed Turkish intelligence agents brought 49 hostages seized by Islamic State militants in northern Iraq back to Turkey yesterday after more than three months in captivity, in what President Recep Tayyip Erdogan described as a covert rescue operation. The hostages ...




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