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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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)
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.
(added: Jun 01, 2009 at 11:20 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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By Jibran Ahmad KABUL (Reuters) - Militants kidnapped 11 Pakistani teachers involved in a polio vaccination campaign for school children on Saturday, officials said, the latest in a string of attacks on health workers trying to eradicate the deadly disease. The teachers were taken from the private Hira Public ....(more)
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Abdelhakim Dekhar is charged with shootings at television station, newspaper office and bank in ParisA man who allegedly shot and seriously wounded a photographer at the French newspaper Libération has been charged with attempted murder and kidnapping.Abdelhakim Dekhar is the suspect in shootings at a television station, a newspaper office and a Fr....(more)
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Jolo (Philippines) (AFP) - An emaciated Jordanian TV reporter held captive by Islamic militants in the restive southern Philippines for 18 months was recovering in hospital Thursday after he was found wandering along a jungle road. Looking gaunt and haggard, with his cheeks hollowed out, Bakr Atyani was being treated for elevated blood pressure on ....(more)
(added: Dec 04, 2013 at 08:42 pm)
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)