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American Kidnapped in Pakistan Urges Israeli Help

Posted September 13th, 2012 at 3:40 am (UTC-5)
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An American kidnapped in Pakistan last year is appealing to Israel’s prime minister to help secure his release. Gunmen kidnapped 71-year-old Warren Weinstein from his home in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore in August of 2011, just days before he was scheduled to return to the United States. In a video posted on the […]

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Indian Maoist Rebels Free Italian Tour Guide

Posted April 12th, 2012 at 8:05 am (UTC-5)
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Indian Maoist rebels have released an Italian tour guide who was abducted a month ago in the eastern state of Orissa. Paolo Basusco told reporters in the state capital, Bhubaneshwar, Thursday that he was feeling strong and healthy and that he loves Orissa. Rebels kidnapped Bosusco and another Italian, Claudio Colangelo, on March 14 while […]

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British Hostage Freed in Somalia

Posted March 21st, 2012 at 5:25 pm (UTC-5)
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A British woman kidnapped and held more than half a year in Somalia says she is “hugely relieved” to be free, but grieving her husband, who died at the hands of her kidnappers. Judith Tebbutt spoke to reporters in Nairobi, Kenya, Wednesday after her release earlier in the day. Tebbutt said in a statement that […]

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British Hostage Freed in Somalia

Posted March 21st, 2012 at 10:40 am (UTC-5)
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A British woman is free and has arrived in Kenya’s capital after being held captive in Somalia for more than half a year. Somali gunmen kidnapped 56-year-old Judith Tebbutt from a remote Kenyan beach resort last September. Witnesses say Tebbutt was released in the Somali town of Addado Wednesday and put on a plane to […]

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British Woman Freed in Somalia

Posted March 21st, 2012 at 6:30 am (UTC-5)
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Somali kidnappers have freed a British woman abducted from a Kenyan beach resort more than six months ago. Witnesses say Judith Tebbutt was released in Somalia’s Addado region Wednesday and put on a plane to Nairobi. British and Somali officials confirmed her release. British media reports say Tebbutt’s family paid a ransom to secure her […]

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British Woman Freed in Somalia

Posted March 21st, 2012 at 5:15 am (UTC-5)
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Somali officials say they have released a British woman who had been held hostage since her kidnapping last year from an exclusive island resort near the Kenya-Somalia border. Judith Tebbutt was to be flown to Nairobi, Wednesday, after her release. She was kidnapped — and her husband, David, was killed — in September 2011, just […]

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Kidnappers Free Filipino-American Woman, Hold Son and Nephew

Posted October 3rd, 2011 at 2:20 am (UTC-5)
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Kidnappers in the southern Philippines have released a Filipino-American woman who has seized in July, but they continue to hold her 14-year-old son and a nephew. Philippine officials say Gerfa Yeatts Lunsmann was set free late Sunday on Basilan island, a stronghold of militant Islamic groups including the notorious Abu Sayyaf group, which has links […]

Kidnappers Free Filipino-American Woman, Hold Son and Nephew

Posted October 3rd, 2011 at 12:35 am (UTC-5)
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Kidnappers in the southern Philippines have released a Filipino-American woman who has seized in July, but continue to hold her 14-year-old son and a nephew. Philippine officials say Gerfa Yeatts Lunsmann was set free late Sunday on Basilan island, a stronghold of militant Islamic groups including the notorious Abu Sayyaf group, which has links to […]

Hostage Drama Ends in Sydney Legal Building

Posted September 6th, 2011 at 7:50 am (UTC-5)
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A hostage standoff has ended without injury at a legal office in Sydney, Australia, with police raiding the building to arrest a man holding his daughter hostage while claiming to possess a bomb. The man entered the building complex earlier Tuesday with the girl and told a court clerk to call the state attorney general’s […]

Hostage Drama Unfolds at Sydney Legal Building

Posted September 6th, 2011 at 12:10 am (UTC-5)
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Police in Sydney, Australia, say they are engaged in a standoff with a man who walked into legal offices with his daughter and claimed to be carrying a bomb. A court clerk says the man came into the building complex, which also houses courtrooms, with a young girl. The clerk says the man demanded that […]

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