Remember meForgot password?
    Log in with Twitter

Abduction News

79 abducted pupils freed in troubled Cameroon region: minister

Yaound - Seventy-nine school pupils abducted by gunmen this week in a troubled English-speaking region of Cameroon have been freed, the country's communications minister told AFP Wednesday.

UN chief calls for release of abducted students in Cameroon

New York - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday called for the immediate release of 79 students abducted in Cameroon as he renewed his appeal for an end to the crisis in the breakaway English-speaking region.

79 school pupils kidnapped in troubled Cameroon region

Yaound - Gunmen kidnapped 79 school students on Monday in an English-speaking region of Cameroon where separatists are fighting an armed campaign for independence, security and government sources said.

79 school pupils abducted in restive anglophone Cameroon

Yaound - Seventy-nine school students were kidnapped on Monday in an English-speaking region of Cameroon where separatists are fighting an armed campaign for independence, a government source said.

Hong Kong 'abduction victim' arrested for misleading police

Hong Kong - A member of a Hong Kong pro-democracy party was arrested Tuesday for "misleading police" after he said he was abducted and beaten by mainland Chinese agents who punctured his legs with staples.

Hong Kong pro-democracy supporter says 'abducted' by Chinese agents

Hong Kong - A member of a Hong Kong pro-democracy party claimed Friday he was abducted and beaten by mainland agents after saying he wanted to send a signed photo of footballer Lionel Messi to the wife of late Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo.

Kidnappings blight war-scarred Kabul city

Kabul - The bruises, scabs and chain markings have long faded but Haji Ghulam is still visibly traumatised by his month-long abduction, one of dozens of victims of a violent crime surge that has beset the Afghan capital.

Attempted abduction of toddler from store caught on tape

Braintree - An attempted abduction of a one-year-old child from a Braintree, Massachusetts store was captured by the store's surveillance cameras. The alleged abductor escaped but was later found and arrested.

Abduction of young girl from store caught on surveillance video

Victorville - Luckily the abduction of a 4-year-old girl from a California store did not last long. The man lost his grip on the girl and she was quickly rescued by her mother. Others chased the man and held him until police arrived.

Police officer arrested in abduction of teenage girl

Kiowa - A suspended cop from Oklahoma was busted with a missing teenage girl from California. He was caught with her in Las Vegas.

19 of 31 Shiites abducted in February freed: Afghan officials

Ghazni - Nineteen of 31 Shiite Muslim men abducted in Afghanistan in February were released Monday in exchange for scores of Uzbek militant fighters held in government prisons, officials said.

Thirty adolescents abducted in northeast Nigeria: Local chief

Maiduguri - Around 30 adolescents -- some of them girls aged as young as 11 -- have been abducted in northeast Nigeria over the weekend by suspected Boko Haram rebels, a local village chief told reporters on Sunday."The insurgents...

UPDATE:Kidnapping Suspect arrested in Hannah Graham disappearance

Charlottesville - Law enforcement officials in Virginia are confirming they have the suspect they believe is responsible for abducting a University of Virginia student in custody.

Chadian troops free hostages after clash with Boko Haram

N'djamena - The Boko Haram conducted another mass abduction earlier this month. Troops from Chad clashed with the Boko Haram militants near the Nigerian border, killing most of the fighters and freeing most of the hostages.

French boy fakes kidnapping to avoid visit to the dentist

Bagnols - Most people don't particularly enjoy a visit to the dentist, but this 12-year-old boy really didn't want to go. In fact, he dreaded his appointment so much, he actually faked his own kidnapping.

CFSI: The non-profit that finds America's lost children Special

Lockhart - It is a type of heartache no parent wants to experience. When a child goes missing a giant hole develops in the souls of those who lives were improved with the birth of a child. That heartache motivates one organization to find our missing children.

Abductions on rise in rebel-held eastern Ukraine

Donetsk - From international observers and journalists to pro-Ukrainian activists, priests and ordinary citizens, cases of arbitrary detention and abductions are on the rise in the areas of eastern Ukraine controlled by pro-Russian rebels.

Japan PM may visit North Korea in kidnap probe

Tokyo - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe may visit North Korea, Japan said Tuesday, days after announcing a deal to re-open the probe into Japanese citizens kidnapped by spies in the Cold War.

NSW Police find missing Grafton child

Grafton - A four-year-old boy who went missing from a Grafton child-care centre yesterday has been located safe and well and reunited with his mother.

Critics: Rwanda breaks law by seizing protected refugee in Uganda Special

Rwanda has breached international law by forcibly returning a refugee that had fled to Uganda and was under protection of the United Nations, critics charged this week.

FBI confirms elite team rescued abducted teen in Idaho

Boise - Hannah Anderson, the 16 year-old California teen who was abducted and the subject of a massive manhunt was rescued by the FBI's Hostage Rescue Team who gunned down her abductor at a remote campsite in Idaho.

NSW Police seek info after child abducted in Chester Hill, Sydney

Sydney - The eight-month-boy who was abducted from Chester Hill overnight has still not been located. About 8:30pm, (Thursday 25 July 2013), a 24-year-old man armed with a knife forced his way into a house on Kenthurst Place.

11 people disappear from Mexico City bar in possible kidnapping

Mexico - Six men, mostly in their 20's, along with a 16-year-old boy and four young women have vanished from a bar in Mexico City. Police fear that they may have been kidnapped.

Review: ‘The Cleveland Captives — What Really Happened?’ Special

Cleveland - A decade ago, a young woman and two girls disappeared from the streets of Cleveland. To the astonishment of the entire world, they were all three found alive, if not well, earlier this month.

Op-Ed: Crime will NOT decrease because of gun-free zones!

New York police are searching for kidnappers as a couple were forced into a vehicle at gunpoint according to witnesses! New York is one of the toughest cities for a law abiding citizen to get a concealed carry permit in, but criminals don't seem to mind!

Two children kidnapped from in front of their school found dead

Delhi - The bodies of two young children kidnapped Tuesday from in front of their school have been located near a set of railroad tracks.

6-year-old Delhi girl in critical condition after brutal rape

Delhi - Reports of brutal rapes in India continue to make headlines, with the latest being a 6-year-old girl who was abducted from her home.

Natalie Portman is Forbes's most bankable star

Los Angeles - In Hollywood the dollar is the ruler, so when Forbes magazine publishes their annual list of most bankable stars you may be certain that producers and writers from around the world listen and book accordingly.

Infant kidnapped, 8 year old returned to family

Houston - Miguel Morin was an infant when he disappeared in 2004, and now he is eight years old. The Texas child is being returned to his family.

'Twilight' star Taylor Lautner's decision to risk 'Abduction' Special

For his first post-Twilight leading role, Taylor Lautner worked with Boyz N The Hood director John Singleton in the fast-paced thriller Abduction. Although Lautner laments the end of The Twilight Saga, he is anxious to do more nail-biters like Abduction.
  1 2 3 Next»

Set up a news alert for


Abduction Image

Lodu Sikaka has been abducted by gunmen. © Survival
Lodu Sikaka has been abducted by gunmen. © Survival
Taylor Lautner on the set of Abduction
Taylor Lautner on the set of Abduction
Taylor Lautner in Abduction
Taylor Lautner in Abduction
Taylor and Lily in Abduction
Taylor and Lily in Abduction
Lodu Sikaka was released three days after his abduction. © Survival
Lodu Sikaka was released three days after his abduction. © Survival
Jason Isaacs  John Singleton and Taylor Lautner on the set of Abduction
Jason Isaacs, John Singleton and Taylor Lautner on the set of Abduction

Latest News
Top News