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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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Maltese worker kidnapped in Libya freed
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A Maltese worker who was abducted by Libyan rebels on the outskirts of Tripoli on July 17 has been freed and arrived home safely in Valletta on Monday, authorities said. Martin Galea, 40, a health and safety professional who worked for an oil and gas company, appeared to be in good health but was taken to hospital for a thorough examination. "....(more) (added: Jul 28, 2014 at 04:42 pm)

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Nigeria's president meets kidnapped Chibok girls and their parents
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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday met with a group of schoolgirls who escaped from the terrorist group Boko Haram and the parents of the abducted girls, about 100 days after nearly 300 girls were seized. (added: Jul 22, 2014 at 12:42 pm)

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Islamist militants kidnap wife of Cameroonian official
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Islamist militants believed to be associated with the Nigerian terror group Boko Haram kidnapped the wife of a Cameroonian vice prime minister Sunday, in a worrying sign that the violence in northeastern Nigeria is spreading beyond its borders. (added: Jul 27, 2014 at 03:42 pm)

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Kidnapped girl, 5, killed in Kansas fire fight with police
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A 5-year-old Kansas girl who was kidnapped on Friday night died in a gun battle between police and her abductor following a high-speed chase, police said on Saturday. (added: Jul 19, 2014 at 06:42 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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Cameroon deputy prime minister's wife kidnapped by Boko Haram
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Amadou Ali and family came under fire in town of Kolofata, with militants taking his wife, in group's third attack this week Continue reading... (added: Jul 27, 2014 at 02:42 pm)

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Israel soldier 'kidnapped' by Hamas is dead
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The Israeli army on Tuesday confirmed that a soldier who Hamas militants claimed they had kidnapped is dead and his body remains unaccounted for. The army named the soldier, whose body is still missing, as Oron Shaul, two days after Hamas said they had kidnapped an Israel....(more) (added: Jul 22, 2014 at 08:42 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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Kidnapped Israeli teenager's apparent phone call broadcast
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Recording of mobile call to police emergency line may have been from Gil-ad Sha'er, one of three students later found dead Continue reading... (added: Jul 01, 2014 at 02:42 pm)

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