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  • Jul 10, 2014
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Neighbour saw a girl 'going nuts' at Cleveland hostage house

The Ohio neighbour who helped rescue Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight was being hailed as a hero as his interview with a local television network went viral on the internet. With his wild hair and twanging drawl, Charles Ramsey gave his account of the moment Berry saw fresh air and begged him to call 911.

Thursday, 9 May, 2013, 2:48am

Colombia kidnappings seen as bid for peace talks

The recent kidnapping of several foreigners by Colombia’s leftist ELN guerrilla group may, paradoxically, be aimed at prodding the government into peace talks, analysts say.

7 Feb 2013 - 5:44pm

China arrests 90 over child abductions

Police have arrested 90 gang suspects across China and freed 28 children who were allegedly kidnapped from the far west and taken to various cities to steal, a report said on Thursday.

22 Nov 2012 - 9:44pm

Briefs, October 1, 2012

Chinese gold miners deported from Ghana

1 Oct 2012 - 4:43am

China Digest


Death sentence for bribery

3 Sep 2012 - 4:36am

Activists' long detention prompts fears of torture

The mainland authorities' crackdown on activists and rights lawyers over the past few weeks has reached an unprecedented level, stoking fears that some could be subjected to torture in custody, rights groups say.

15 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

The mystery of the missing men


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 from his home in White Rock without telling anyone.

30 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Police chief rejects fear of organised kidnappers

The Police Commissioner yesterday denied 'professional kidnappers' were at work in the SAR, as officers sought mainland help to find the gang who seized a four-year-old boy and demanded a $15 million ransom.

9 Nov 2001 - 12:00am

Kidnap woman free after 11-day ordeal

A Hong Kong woman kidnapped and held for 11 days while her abductors demanded a six-figure ransom was back home with her family yesterday.

The 18-year-old, who emigrated to Canada four years ago, was found bound and gagged in the boot of a car.

Two suspects were arrested while driving in separate cars in Richmond, Vancouver.

26 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

Chinese take up fight on kidnappings

The country's ethnic Chinese community took the law into its own hands yesterday after police admitted an alarming increase in kidnappings in the past year.

The community mobilised unarmed citizens' patrols, saying police were not effective in preventing its members from being taken hostage.

13 Sep 1996 - 12:00am