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  1. News - World - CAMEROON

    Suspected Islamic militants flee to Nigeria with seized French family

    Posted Feb 21st 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Awa. French army spokesman Thierry Burkhard declined to comment. The original kidnapping took place on Tuesday at Sabongari, seven kilometres from the northern village of Dabanga near the Nigerian border. Energy firm GDF Suez confirmed that one of its workers had been kidnapped with his family. French President Francois Hollande said during a visit to Athens that he was informed ...

  2. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Filipino troops free kidnapped Chinese in clash

    Posted Sep 21st 2012, 02:18pm by Associated Press in Manila

    ... and is from Shenzhen. He was one of two Chinese businessmen kidnapped from a rented apartment last month by the al-Qaeda-linked terror group. The other was released earlier. The five men killed in the 20-minute firefight belonged to Mundus’ terrorist cell, officials said. The latest raid “exemplifies the government’s unwavering commitment to crush the Abu Sayyaf and put an end to their kidnapping ...

  3. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Two Chinese hostages rescued in Philippines

    Posted Sep 18th 2012, 02:15pm by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Philippine police have rescued two kidnapped Chinese mining prospectors and killed one of their abductors in a sting operation in the country’s south, ... spokesperson Zena Panaligan said. The two Guangxi province natives were seized at a friend’s home in the remote town of San Francisco on Mindanao island on Saturday by members of a kidnap gang ...

  4. News - China - KIDNAPPING

    Online anti-abduction campaign receives official rebuke

    Posted Aug 30th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Online campaign to save children kidnapped and sold as beggars does not respect the innocent, ministry says Anti-abduction effort faulted The Ministry of Public ... photographs of child beggars they suspect may have been kidnapped, post them online and send them to as many people as possible. Those behind the campaign say it will provide clues to parents who have ...

  5. HK suspect in Manila kidnapping

    Posted Feb 12th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Michael, Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila and Peter Michael A Hong Kong man suspected of being behind a string of kidnappings in the Philippines was arrested yesterday after police raided his home and freed ... been handcuffed and chained around his neck. Lieutenant-Colonel Danilo Servando, chief information officer of the National Anti-Kidnapping Task Force, said Yao was 'an ethnic-Chinese ...

  6. The mystery of the missing men

    Posted Jun 30th 2008, 12:00am by Petti Fong

    ... Petti Fong Vancouver Dan Bouchard's parents had good reason to worry when their grown son suddenly disappeared. These are strange times in Vancouver, and paranoia may have played a factor in the panic generated when Mr Bouchard took off on June 9 fro ...

  7. News - Asia - CRIME

    Teen's kidnapping prompts China travel warning against Philippines

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 11:03am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Manila China has warned its citizens not to travel to the Philippines after a Chinese teenager was kidnapped and after government agents arrested a group of men who ... said militants from the Islamic separatist group Abu Sayyaf who kidnapped Australian Warren Richard Rodwell in 2011 may have been involved. Cainglet said no ransom demand had been made. Gucela ...

  8. News - World - EUROPE

    Russia tests Nato's resolve with 'kidnap' of policeman

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 10:46pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tallinn Estonia says officer was snatched from within its borders in a demonstration of Moscow's power Russia tests Nato's resolve with 'kidnap ... out covert recordings". But Tallinn alleges Russia kidnapped Kohver from Estonia at gunpoint as he was investigating cross-border crime. A source in Moscow quoted by Russia's ...

  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Beijing-bound flight returns to US after 'parental kidnapping'

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 05:45am by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post China flight U-turn over kidnap claim A United Airlines flight from Washington to Beijing turned around mid-flight at the request of FBI agents, who then arrested a Chinese passenger over a possible international parental kidnapping after the plane landed. According to court documents, Wenjing Liu- the passenger arrested- was charged with knowingly ...

  10. News - World - KIDNAPPING

    Tumour-stricken British boy kidnapped by parents 'may be in Spain'

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 08:39pm by AFP

    ... through a tube on a battery-operated system. British and French police have been searching for the boy and a French prosecutor said the youngster had effectively been “kidnapped”. Interpol has ... “kidnapped given the circumstances of his departure from hospital”. “For the moment, what we most want to do is contact the family,” he added. Appealing directly to the family, Shead said: “Our ...




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