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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Gunmen kidnapped the younger brother of Nigeria's oil minister and current OPEC president Diezani Alison-Madueke in southern Bayelsa state on Thursday, a police spokesman said. The gunmen kidnapped Joseph Agama at around 1100 GMT in the Yenaka community of Yenagoa, w....(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)
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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.
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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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A judge accused Woodley Ethéart, an associate of President Michel Martelly, of running a kidnapping ring said to have abducted 17 people, but a prosecutor said the charges should be dropped.
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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)
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A 12-year-old San Jose girl walking home from the store with her kid sister was kidnapped and possibly sexually assaulted today before she was able to get free, police said.
The girl was grabbed off the street around 2:17 p.m. near Gardendale Drive and Barbara Way. The sister ran home and alerted her mother, ....(more)
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Two young Czech women kidnapped in Pakistan in 2013 have been freed and are now in the Czech Republic, Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka said on Saturday. "I can confirm that Hana Humpalova and Antonie Chrastecka have already returned to the Czech Republic," Sobotka told the CT24 news channel. Hu....(more)
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