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Gunman Takes Hostages at Toulouse Bank

Posted June 20th, 2012 at 8:05 am (UTC-5)
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French police say a gunman has taken four hostages inside a bank in the southern city of Toulouse. Authorities say they are trying to establish communications with the hostage-taker, who reportedly fired a shot. No injuries have been reported. The neighborhood around the bank, which is near a school, has been cordoned off. One media […]

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NATO Rescues Aid Workers Held by Afghan Militants

Posted June 2nd, 2012 at 7:55 pm (UTC-5)
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NATO coalition forces on Saturday confirmed the rescue of four humanitarian aid workers who were being held by Afghan militants in a cave in the country’s northern-most Badakhshan province. A NATO press release said that two Western doctors and two Afghan civilians were rescued in an early morning military operation. Coalition forces spokesperson Lieutenant Lauren […]

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4 Aid Workers Rescued in Afghanistan

Posted June 2nd, 2012 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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NATO coalition forces have staged a daring nighttime raid, swooping in with helicopters, to free four humanitarian aid workers who were being held in a cave in a remote Afghan province. Five kidnappers were killed in the operation early Saturday. The aid workers were kidnapped May 22 while traveling by horseback to treat villagers suffering […]

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NATO Frees 4 Aid Workers in Afghanistan

Posted June 2nd, 2012 at 2:50 am (UTC-5)
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NATO says coalition forces have freed four aid workers held by militants in northern Afghanistan since last month. Initial reports said five aid workers had been rescued. The international alliance says two foreign aid workers and two of their Afghan colleagues were freed during an early Saturday morning raid. NATO says the four were kidnapped […]

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5 Aid Workers Freed in Afghanistan

Posted June 2nd, 2012 at 1:45 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in northeastern Afghanistan say five aid workers, including two foreign women, who were kidnapped last month, have been freed. Authorities say five kidnappers were killed during the operation by Afghan forces to free the hostages in Badakhshan.

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Swiss Hostages in Pakistan Now Free

Posted March 15th, 2012 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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A Swiss couple is now free after being held captive by Pakistani Taliban militants for more than eight months. Swiss tourists Olivier David Och and Daniela Widmer appeared smiling and looking healthy before television cameras Thursday at a military airbase near the Pakistani capital Islamabad. It is the first time the two have been seen […]

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Swiss Hostages in Pakistan Now Free

Posted March 15th, 2012 at 9:10 am (UTC-5)
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A Swiss couple is now free after being held captive by Pakistani Taliban militants for more than eight months. Swiss tourists Olivier David Och and Daniela Widmer appeared smiling and looking healthy before television cameras Thursday at a military airbase near the Pakistani capital Islamabad. It is the first time the two have been seen […]

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Swiss Hostages in Pakistan Now Free

Posted March 15th, 2012 at 4:30 am (UTC-5)
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A Swiss couple is free after being held hostage by Pakistani Taliban militants since last July. A Pakistan army spokesman says the hostages told intelligence agents they had escaped. The spokesman said the military has taken them to Peshawar, where they are being questioned. Military officials had said earlier the hostages were found on a […]

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Swiss Hostages Released in Pakistan

Posted March 15th, 2012 at 2:35 am (UTC-5)
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A Swiss couple has been released after being held hostage by Pakistani Taliban militants since last July. Military officials in Pakistan said Thursday the hostages were found on a main road near a military checkpoint in North Waziristan, in Pakistan’s tribal region, where the militants had kept them captive. Officials say they have been taken […]

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Britain, Italy Discuss Botched Hostage Rescue in Nigeria

Posted March 9th, 2012 at 5:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Italy and Britain are trying to smooth over a diplomatic tension caused by a failed attempt to rescue two hostages in northwest Nigeria by saying it’s urgent that Britain share information about the mission. Italian Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi discussed the issue with his British counterpart William Hague at an informal meeting Friday in Copenhagen. […]

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