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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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Colombia arrests FARC rebel accused of helping kidnap 3 Americans
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Colombian police captured a suspected FARC rebel accused of participating in the kidnapping of three Americans held hostage from 2003 to 2008, authorities said Saturday. Duverney Ospina, also known as "Giovanny," allegedly joined the FARC a decade ago and was the confidante of Hernan Velasquez, or "El Paisa," a leader within the....(more) (added: Aug 16, 2014 at 04:42 pm)

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Saudi death sentence for militant who kidnapped, killed US man
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A court in Riyadh has sentenced an Al-Qaeda member to death for the 2004 kidnap and murder of US citizen Paul Marshall, local media reported on Tuesday. The court specialising in terror cases also imposed jail terms of four to 30 years on 13 co-defendants, including two Syrians who were members of the same Al-Qaeda cell, in a verdict announced on M....(more) (added: Aug 19, 2014 at 03:42 am)

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Kidnapped journalist Steven Sotloff's life threatened
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Concerns for kidnapped American photojournalist Steven Sotloff grew more dire Wednesday. In the video that shows the execution of James Foley, Islamic State militants threatened to kill Sotloff next if American airstrikes continued in Iraq.          (added: Aug 21, 2014 at 08:42 am)

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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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Police: Kidnapped Amish sisters were sexually assaulted
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A man and a woman were arrested in connection with the kidnapping of two young Amish sisters from their family farm stand near New York's border with Canada, the county district attorney said Friday. (added: Aug 16, 2014 at 06:42 pm)

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Man, woman arrested for kidnapping 2 Amish sisters in upstate N.Y.
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Cops hauled in two upstate New Yorkers on Friday and charged them with kidnapping two Amish sisters snatched from a roadside food stand near the Canadian border Wednesday evening. (added: Aug 15, 2014 at 07:42 pm)

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Syria jihadists post video of kidnapped Lebanese police
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The jihadist Al-Nusra Front has posted a video showing kidnapped Lebanese security personnel calling on the Hezbollah movement to withdraw its fighters from Syria. The nine men, who appear to be eight Lebanese policemen and a soldier, are among 24 security forces still in the hands of jihadists after fighting ....(more) (added: Aug 23, 2014 at 04:42 am)

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US journalist returns home after Syria kidnapping
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An American journalist held for nearly two years by militants linked to Al-Qaeda in Syria returned to the United States late Tuesday, two days after Qatar negotiated his release, his family said. Peter Theo Curtis, 45, was reunited with his mother Nancy Curtis at Boston Logan International Airport after flying from Tel Aviv to Newark, New Jersey. C....(more) (added: Aug 26, 2014 at 09:42 pm)

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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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