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Philippine security forces 'alert' for reprisals after militant held

Manila - Philippine security forces were on alert Saturday for possible reprisal attacks after arresting a key leader of an Islamic State-linked militant group accused of kidnapping and beheading several foreigners.

Iraqi forces free German woman kidnapped in Baghdad

Baghdad - A German woman kidnapped in Baghdad this week was freed overnight and handed over to her embassy, officials from the two countries said on Friday.

Iraqi forces free German woman kidnapped in Baghdad

Baghdad - A German woman kidnapped in Baghdad this week was freed overnight and handed over to her embassy, officials from the two countries said on Friday.

Iraqi forces free German woman kidnapped in Baghdad

Baghdad - A German woman kidnapped in Baghdad this week was freed overnight and handed over to her embassy, officials from the two countries said on Friday.

Iraq forces free German woman kidnapped in Baghdad: officials

Baghdad - A German woman kidnapped in Baghdad earlier this week was freed overnight, Iraqi officials said on Friday, without providing additional details.

Iraq forces free German woman kidnapped in Baghdad: officials

Baghdad - A German woman kidnapped in Baghdad earlier this week was freed overnight, Iraqi officials said on Friday, without providing additional details.

Iraq forces free German woman kidnapped in Baghdad: officials

Baghdad - A German woman kidnapped in Baghdad earlier this week was freed overnight, Iraqi officials said on Friday, without providing additional details.

Colombian army rescues two kidnapped tourists

Apo - Colombia's army said Thursday it had freed a Swiss and a Brazilian kidnapped three months ago by suspected guerrillas.

Lessons from Colombia kidnap ordeal ease Betancourt pandemic fears

Apo - More than six years in captivity at the hands of Colombian guerrillas provided a crash course in confinement that former politician Ingrid Betancourt says has steeled her for life under lockdown.

Western couple seized in Burkina Faso two years ago found in Mali

Bamako - A Canadian woman and her Italian partner kidnapped in Burkina Faso in 2018 have been found in good health in the northwest of Mali after fleeing their captors and were set to be repatriated, diplomatic and UN sources said on Saturday.

Western couple abducted in Burkina in 2018 found alive in Mali

Bamako - A Canadian woman and her Italian partner kidnapped in Burkina Faso in 2018 have been found alive in the northwest of Mali by UN peacekeepers, diplomatic and UN sources said on Saturday.

Nine killed in Mexico shootout with police

Guadalajara - Nine people were killed in a bloody confrontation Friday in western Mexico between a criminal gang and agents investigating a suspected kidnapping, officials said.

Four Chinese sailors kidnapped in Gabon are free

Lagos - Four Chinese sailors who were kidnapped last month in the port of Libreville, the capital of Gabon, have been released, the Chinese consulate in Lagos said.

Philippine troops rescue two abducted Indonesians

Manila - Philippine troops rescued two abducted Indonesian sailors in a Sunday pre-dawn raid on an Islamist militant stronghold which left two dead, a military official said.

Ex-police says he helped kill Belarus leader's critics

Minsk - A man who claims to have served in an elite Belarusian police unit says he helped murder key opposition figures 20 years ago, leading to calls Tuesday for President Alexander Lukashenko to be investigated.

Doctors kidnapped in Kenya 'are well,' Cuba says

Havana - Two Cuban doctors who were kidnapped in Kenya in April and taken to Somalia "are well," a Cuban official said Tuesday, adding that both countries were working to get them released.

Iraqi families fear worst after protesters abducted

Baghdad - "Last seen: Friday, 9:18pm." About an hour after gunmen began attacking a protest encampment in Iraq's capital at the weekend, Mustafa -- who had slept there for weeks -- went offline.

Freed UK hostage and wife say chained, threatened in Philippines

Zamboanga - A British man and his wife rescued this week from Islamist captors in the Philippines' south say they were chained and threatened with beheading if they didn't deliver a ransom.

Frenchman, actor kidnapped in Mexico freed: officials

San Miguel Zinacantepec - A French citizen and a Mexican actor kidnapped in a national park in central Mexico were freed Monday, officials said.

French citizen kidnapped in central Mexico

Mexico - A French citizen and a Mexican national were kidnapped Sunday while visiting a national park in central Mexico, the French embassy in Mexico City told AFP.The two men were in separate all-terrain vehicles when they were ambushed.

Greek police free Lebanese man due to mistaken identity

Athens - Greek authorities have released a Lebanese man who was arrested last week accused of involvement in a 1985 plane hijacking, after concluding they had the wrong person, police said.

Missing Maldives journalist killed by Islamic radicals: report

Male - A local extremist group linked to Al-Qaeda was responsible for the murder of three prominent Maldivians, including a journalist missing for more than five years, an independent commission in the Indian Ocean island republic has found.

Seventeen Chinese, Ukrainian seamen kidnapped off Cameroon

Yaound - Nine Chinese and eight Ukrainian seamen were abducted in attacks on two merchant ships off Cameroon, in the latest act of piracy in the Gulf of Guinea, sources said Friday.

17 Chinese, Ukrainian seamen kidnapped off Cameroon

Yaound - Nine Chinese and eight Ukrainian seamen were abducted on Thursday when two merchant vessels came under attack in Cameroonian waters, sources said Friday."Seventeen Chinese and Ukrainians were kidnapped...

Austrian triathlete freed by kidnapper after complimenting orchids

Vienna - A young Austrian triathlete kidnapped while riding her bike talked her way to freedom by complimenting her captor's orchids, a police source said Saturday, confirming press reports.

Mexican authorities rescue 24 kidnapped migrants

Celaya - Mexican authorities on Friday rescued 24 Central American migrants, including nine children, who had been held hostage for nearly three weeks in the crime-ridden state of Guanajuato, officials said.

Abducted Mexican journalist freed

Coatzacoalcos - A Mexican journalist who was kidnapped at gunpoint as he took his daughter to school has been freed, authorities in the violent eastern state of Veracruz said Thursday.

Abducted Mexican journalist freed

Coatzacoalcos - A Mexican journalist who was kidnapped at gunpoint as he took his daughter to school has been freed, authorities in the violent eastern state of Veracruz said Thursday.

Dutchman held by IS-linked rebels killed in Philippines

Manila - A Dutch birdwatcher held by Islamic State-linked militants was killed Friday during a firefight between his kidnappers and soldiers in the southern Philippines, according to the military, which said he was shot by his captors as he tried to escape.

Dutchman held by IS-linked rebels killed in Philippines: army

Manila - A Dutch birdwatcher held by Islamic State-linked militants was killed Friday during a firefight between his kidnappers and soldiers in the southern Philippines, according to the military, which said he was shot by his captors as he tried to escape.
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Chibok school girls who escaped from the Boko Haram Islamists gather to receive informations from of...
Chibok school girls who escaped from the Boko Haram Islamists gather to receive informations from officials on May 5, 2014
, AFP
The Taliban have kidnapped Afghan MP Fariba Ahmadi Kakar in Ghazni  as she and her children were tra...
The Taliban have kidnapped Afghan MP Fariba Ahmadi Kakar in Ghazni, as she and her children were travelling in a rural area south of the capital Kabul
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Spaniard Ángel Sánchez proposed to María Concepción Marlaska during a press conference on their ...
Spaniard Ángel Sánchez proposed to María Concepción Marlaska during a press conference on their rescue from a kidnapping in Colombia.
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James Lee Dimaggio, 40, left; Ethan Anderson, 8, middle; and Hannah Anderson, 16, right.
California Highway Patrol
A young South African student in Durban writes a message on a blackboard during a "BringBackOur...
A young South African student in Durban writes a message on a blackboard during a "BringBackOurGirls" school project on May 15, 2014
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Ariel Castro  a man convicted of kidnapping three women in Ohio. He committed suicide in his prison ...
Ariel Castro, a man convicted of kidnapping three women in Ohio. He committed suicide in his prison cell
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Lisa Ann McKay at her manslaughter trial  2006
Lisa Ann McKay at her manslaughter trial, 2006
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Mothers of the missing Chibok school girls abducted by Boko Haram Islamists gather to receive inform...
Mothers of the missing Chibok school girls abducted by Boko Haram Islamists gather to receive information from officials on May 5, 2014
STR, AFP/File
María Concepción Marlaska and Ángel Sánchez were kidnapped in Colombia. On being rescued they pu...
María Concepción Marlaska and Ángel Sánchez were kidnapped in Colombia. On being rescued they publicly announced a wedding.
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Ten-month-old Lisa Irwin reported missing from family home since Oct. 4
Ten-month-old Lisa Irwin reported missing from family home since Oct. 4
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Marie Dedieu was suffering from cancer and she was disabled and the kidnappers left behind her wheel...
Marie Dedieu was suffering from cancer and she was disabled and the kidnappers left behind her wheelchair.
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A mugshot of Krystle Rochelle Tanner
A mugshot of Krystle Rochelle Tanner
San Augustine Sheriff's Office
Mothers of the missing Chibok school girls abducted by Boko Haram Islamists gather to receive inform...
Mothers of the missing Chibok school girls abducted by Boko Haram Islamists gather to receive informations from officials on May 5, 2014
, AFP
The Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron.
The Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron.
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Chloe Rodriguez
Chloe Rodriguez
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Facebook photo of former ICC staff Jean Chrysostome Ntirugiribambe.
Facebook photo of former ICC staff Jean Chrysostome Ntirugiribambe.
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Joseph Boller, 18.
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