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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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The former mayor of the southwestern city of Iguala has been charged with last year's kidnapping of 43 students who are feared to have been killed, a top security official said on Tuesday. Tomas Zeron, director of criminal investigations at the federal Attorney General's office, said that prosecutors had obtained a....(more)
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Armed men kidnapped a female UN employee in the capital of the strife-torn Central African Republic on Tuesday, a day after two aid workers were seized, said a source with the UN force. The gunmen, who appeared to be linked to the mainly Christian anti-balaka militia, seized the woman from a van taking UN staf....(more)
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Yaoundé (AFP) - Boko Haram fighters from Nigeria on Sunday kidnapped at least 60 people during a new attack in northern Cameroon in which some people were killed, police said.
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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)
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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.
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Gunmen kidnapped the deputy foreign minister of Libya's internationally recognized government on Saturday, the interior minister said. As sporadic factional fighting continued in several parts of the country, six people were killed when rockets hit residential houses in the city of Benghazi on Sunday, medi....(more)
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PARIS (Reuters) - A French charity worker abducted earlier this week in Bangui, the capital of Central African Republic, has been released, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said in a statement on Friday. "It is a great relief for all those who worked towards achieving this happy ending," Fabius said. The 67-year-old woman, who had b....(more)
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