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Kidnappings soar in Mexico as drug gangs seek new income
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Daniel Escobedo was driving to school when he stopped for what he thought was a security check at a roadblock in the Mexican city of Juarez , across the border from El Paso, Texas . Worried about being late for class, he hurriedly handed his driver's license to the two uniformed men, who he thought were police officers. Moments later, two dar....(more) (added: Apr 24, 2008 at 07:23 am)

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Man kidnapped, sexually assaulted girl he met on Disney website: cops
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The 14-year-old girl, who vanished from her Hartford backyard on Aug. 25, was recovered at Timothy Wind's Longmont, Colo. home Wednesday 'in good health,' after allegedly meeting the 53-year-old in the chat room, Disney Fairies Pixie Hollow, more than a year ago. (added: Sep 15, 2014 at 04:42 pm)

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Al Qaeda-backed group releases video of kidnapped U.N. peacekeepers
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By Matt Siegel SYDNEY (Reuters) - An al Qaeda-backed militant group that seized 45 U.N. peacekeepers two weeks ago on the Golan Heights has posted a video in which the hostages, from the South Pacific nation of Fiji, say they expect to be released soon. The video, which was posted on the Nusra Front's Twitter and YouTube accounts on Wednesday ....(more) (added: Sep 10, 2014 at 11:42 pm)

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New crime fad: Exploiting Real Fears With ‘Virtual Kidnappings’
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The phone call begins with the cries of an anguished child calling for a parent: “Mama! Papa!” The youngster’s sobs are quickly replaced by a husky male voice that means business. “We’ve got your child,” he says in rapid-fire Spanish, usually adding an expletive for effect and then rattling off a list of demands that might include cash or jewels ....(more) (added: Apr 29, 2008 at 10:13 am)

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Kidnapping for ransom leads San Jose police on frantic hunt, wild rescue
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An apparent kidnapping-for-ransom set San Jose police on a frantic hunt for the kidnappers and their victim. It ended when police arrested several suspects and the victim -- who had been bound with duct tape -- threw himself out a second floor window. (added: Nov 07, 2010 at 07:46 am)

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Fla. teen claims online date kidnapped her, locked her in home
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Jazzima Barnes, 19, told Miami police that her first date with 25-year-old James Myles ended with her being held against her will and being violently assaulted after telling him she wanted to go home. Police said it took several hours to find her because she didn't know where she was, (added: Aug 27, 2014 at 07:42 pm)

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Cops: North Side woman tried to kidnap boy at O'Hare
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A North Side woman has been charged with aggravated kidnapping after she picked up a 2-year-old boy who was standing near his mother at O'Hare International Airport and tried to leave with him, police said. (added: Sep 03, 2014 at 06:42 am)

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Chinese teenager kidnapped in southern Philippines
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MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine police say a Chinese teenager who managed a family-run store has been kidnapped by four gunmen from the shop in a southern province where al-Qaida-linked militants kidnapped an Australian three years ago. (added: Sep 11, 2014 at 09:42 pm)

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IS-linked group claims kidnapping of Frenchman in Algeria
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Algiers (AFP) - An Algerian militant group said it has kidnapped a Frenchman and threatened to execute him unless Paris halts air strikes on Islamic State jihadists in Iraq, in a YouTube video posted Monday. (added: Sep 22, 2014 at 12:42 pm)

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Colma police looking for suspect in Halloween night kidnapping, attempted sexual assault
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A "bold" attack on a young woman walking back from a Halloween party early Thursday morning has Colma police searching for a man now suspected of kidnapping and attempted sexual assault. The incident occurred shortly after 1 a.m. in the 1600 block of Mission Road, a commercial area of Colma near some of the town's cemetery grounds, a....(more) (added: Nov 02, 2007 at 11:08 pm)

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