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Malcolm Turnbull says 60 Minutes kidnapping saga 'most unwise'
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‘I’ve got no doubt it will be of interest to various regulatory agencies’, PM says when asked about Channel Nine’s reported payment to free crewMalcolm Turnbull has weighed into the 60 Minutes abduction saga by saying the incident would be of interest to regulatory agencies and appeared to be “most unwise”.On Thursday financial documents revealed t....(more) (added: Apr 21, 2016 at 06:42 pm)

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Indonesia to set up 'crisis center' after Philippine kidnappings: minister
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JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia will set up a crisis center, headed by President Joko Widodo, to handle security situations involving its citizens overseas, a senior minister said on Monday, following recent abductions of Indonesian sailors in Philippine waters. (added: Apr 24, 2016 at 11:42 pm)

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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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The public has a right to know how 60 Minutes stuffed up on the Lebanon kidnap case | Richard Ackland
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As the 60 Minutes crew return to Australia, we’re left with a pile of unanswered questions from a TV network looking shabbier than usualIf the Beirut child snatch story had come off we could expect to see an episode of 60 Minutes with all its distinctive elements: sonorous voiceover, nerve-tingling music, tear-stained interview, dramatic street sce....(more) (added: Apr 21, 2016 at 06:42 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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Child welfare or 'state kidnapping'? Foreign parents face anguish in Norway
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Oslo (AFP) - "The children are afraid when there's a knock at the door. Known as Barnevernet, the agency provides a host of services to parents in need. This has led to misunderstandings with ethnic minorities, who often have different cultural codes and are overrepresented in having their children taken away, in a move some have branded ....(more) (added: May 02, 2016 at 09:42 pm)

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West Africa pirates switch to kidnapping crew as oil fetches less
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By Jonathan Saul LONDON (Reuters) - Pirate gangs in West Africa are switching to kidnapping sailors and demanding ransom rather than stealing oil cargoes as low oil prices have made crude harder to sell and less profitable, shipping officials said on Tuesday. Attacks in the Gulf of Guinea - a significant source of oil, cocoa and metals for world ma....(more) (added: May 03, 2016 at 09:42 am)

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South Sudan: 32 kidnapped Ethiopian children recovered
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JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Authorities in South Sudan said they have recovered 32 of the 125 Ethiopian children who the Ethiopian government said were abducted from its Gambela region two weeks ago during a deadly cattle raid blamed on a South Sudanese militia. (added: Apr 30, 2016 at 05:42 am)

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Manny Pacquiao responds to reported kidnap plot: 'I have no fear. God is with me'
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Manny Pacquiao continued his campaign to become a senator in the Philippines Thursday, a day after his country’s president said terrorists who beheaded a Canadian hostage possibly sought to kidnap Pacquiao and his family and kill the president. "I was alarmed when he announced... the Abu Sayyaf... (added: Apr 28, 2016 at 09:42 am)

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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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