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U.S. missionary Phyllis Sortor kidnapped by masked gunmen in Nigeria
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Masked gunmen abducted an American missionary in southern Nigeria, her church's website and Nigerian authorities said Tuesday. (added: Feb 24, 2015 at 02:42 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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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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Kidnapped India priest returns home
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A Roman Catholic priest from India kidnapped eight months ago in Afghanistan returns home after his release. (added: Feb 22, 2015 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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US family 'stages boy's kidnapping'
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The family of a six-year-old US boy stages his mock abduction because they thought he was too nice to strangers, police in Missouri say. (added: Feb 06, 2015 at 01:42 pm)

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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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Gunmen kidnap Frenchwoman and Yemeni driver in Sanaa
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Gunmen kidnapped a Frenchwoman and her Yemeni driver in Yemen's capital on Tuesday morning as she was on her way to work, Yemeni security sources and French authorities said. The unidentified gunmen intercepted the vehicle on 45th Street in central Sanaa and took the two people to an unknown location, the ....(more) (added: Feb 24, 2015 at 07:42 am)

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UAE court sentences six Iranians to life in jail over British businessman's kidnap
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A court in the United Arab Emirates has sentenced six Iranians, three of them in absentia, to life in prison for kidnapping a British businessman who went missing in Dubai in 2013, newspapers reported on Thursday. Abbas Yazdi, a businessman of Iranian descent who owns a general trading company in Dubai, disappeared in June 2013 and his wife, Atena,....(more) (added: Feb 25, 2015 at 10:42 pm)

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12-year-old girl San Jose kidnapped
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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) (added: Oct 09, 2007 at 12:40 am)

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