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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

    Briton Alan Henning latest hostage threatened with murder in Syria

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 10:52pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian The latest Western hostage to be threatened with murder by Islamic State militants is a taxi driver from northwest England who fell into the group's hands after joining a group of Muslim friends on an aid convoy to Syria. Alan Henning, described by friends as "a big man with a big heart", volunteered to join the humanitarian mission last Christmas after ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - BUS HOSTAGE TRAGEDY

    Surviving Manila bus hostage still weighing hospital lawsuit over surgery

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 04:52am by DANNY LEE, Lana Lam, Jennifer Ngo

    ... questions linger in Manila bus hostage case Hospital chiefs may still face legal action over the treatment of Manila bus hostage survivor Yik Siu-ling, four years after a botched rescue ... hostage-taking incident ...

  5. News - Asia - MANILA BUS TRAGEDY

    Turmoil with HK quiets down as Filipinos mark Manila bus tragedy's anniversary

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 08:13pm by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Crowds gathered in Manila this afternoon to mark the fourth anniversary of the bus hostage tragedy which claimed the lives of eight Hong Kong tourists, laying ... excerpts from the bible at the Quirino grandstand where the tragedy took place with Catholic priest father Sanny De Claro blessing the site in front of dozens of onlookers. Fourteen hostages ...

  6. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Islamists holding UN peacekeepers hostage set high price for their release

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 10:12pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Ein Zivan, Golan Heights Al-Nusra Front seeks blood money, removal from terror list and aid for freeing Fijian troops Islamists holding UN hostages make string of demands Islamist fighters who seized dozens of Fijian soldiers serving as UN peacekeepers on the Golan Heights last week are demanding their group be removed from a global terrorism list ...

  7. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Haruna Yukawa's strange path to being a hostage of Islamic State

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 06:02am by Reuters

    ... to being a hostage When Haruna Yukawa was captured in Syria earlier this month, a video apparently released by his captors showed them pressing the Japanese man to answer questions friends say he ... Yukawa's capture by fighters believed to be with Islamic State has pulled Japan into a scramble by various governments to free dozens of foreigners held hostage in Iraq and Syria. The incident ...

  8. News - World - SYRIA

    Relief in US as Syrian jihadis free journalist hostage after James Foley’s killing

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 12:49pm

    ... of a reprieve from the killing of an American journalist with the release of another freelance reporter who had been held hostage for nearly two years by an al-Qaeda-linked group in Syria. Peter Theo ... Qatar is a leading supporter of the Syrian rebels fighting to oust President Bashar al-Assad and has been involved in mediating past hostage releases. "Particularly after a week marked ...

  9. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Fiji retracts claim over release of captured peacekeepers in Golan Heights

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 09:29pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Golan Heights Fijians held hostage by Islamist militants arrive in Israeli-held territory Freed UN peacekeepers reach safety Dozens of Fijian United Nations peacekeepers, released by al-Qaeda-linked group al-Nusra Front in Syria yesterday, have arrived in Israeli-held territory on the Golan Heights. The peacekeepers were taken hostage two weeks ago when several ...

  10. News - China - CRIME

    Guangdong gunman arrested after 19-hour hostage-suicide drama

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 07:11pm by Anne Yi

    ... on Monday after engaging in a dispute with three men who demanded he pay back the money he allegedly owed them. He then produced a self-made gun and held them hostage at a private residence, police said on their official Weibo account. Luo eventually released two hostages and asked them to transfer 500,000 yuan (HK$627,000) to his bank account. The two men went straight to the police ...




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