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)
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Gunmen kidnapped five students and two staff, including a Turkish national, from an international school in Nigeria's southern state of Ogun, police said on Saturday. The kidnappers, who abducted the six Nigerians and Turkish staff member late on Friday, have not made contact with police or school authorit....(more)
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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)
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.
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Claims that rendition and torture of Abdel Hakim Belhaj in 2004 breached rights enshrined in Magna Carta should go before judges, supreme court rulesThe former foreign secretary Jack Straw, MI6 and the government will have to defend claims that they participated in the 2004 kidnapping of a Libyan dissident and his wife, the supreme court has ruled.....(more)
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Hate crime charges have been filed against four people shown in a Facebook video attacking a mentally disabled man, cutting his scalp with a knife and punching him while yelling obscenities about Donald Trump and "white people."Jordan Hill, 18, of Carpentersville, Tesfaye Cooper, 18, of Chicago,...
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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)
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Afrah Shawqi Hammudi seized from Baghdad home by armed men posing as members of security forces, authorities said Gunmen have kidnapped an Iraqi journalist after posing as members of the security forces and bursting into her home in Baghdad, according to authorities.Afrah Shawqi Hammudi was abducted on Monday ....(more)
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A 12-year-old San Jose girl walking home from the store with her kid sister was kidnapped and possibly sexually assaulted today before she was able to get free, police said.
The girl was grabbed off the street around 2:17 p.m. near Gardendale Drive and Barbara Way. The sister ran home and alerted her mother, ....(more)
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PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Taliban militants in northwest Pakistan kidnapped up to 400 students from a military-run college, with teachers and relatives, on Monday as they were traveling in mini-buses, police said.
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