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Children Unharmed as Hostage Standoff Ends in Malaysia

Posted July 7th, 2011 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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Malaysian police have freed 30 pre-school children and their four teachers hours after they were taken hostage Thursday by a hammer and machete-wielding man in southern Jolor state. Police fired tear gas and stormed the building after several hours of negotiations had failed. The standoff ended when a police sniper shot and wounded the suspect. […]

Children Unharmed as Hostage Standoff Ends in Malaysia

Posted July 7th, 2011 at 5:55 am (UTC-5)
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Malaysian police have freed 30 pre-school children and their teachers hours after they were taken hostage Thursday by a hammer-wielding man in southern Jolor state. Police fired tear gas and stormed the building after several hours of negotiations had failed. The standoff ended when a police sniper shot and wounded the suspect. All of the […]

30 Pre-Schoolers Held Hostage in Malaysia

Posted July 7th, 2011 at 3:15 am (UTC-5)
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Malaysian police are engaged in a standoff with a man who has taken a group of 30 pre-school children hostage. The Malaysian Star newspaper says the man barged into the kindergarten wielding a hammer early Thursday in southern Johor state. Police say he threatened to kill the children if negotiators did not give him a […]

French Journalists Kidnapped in Afghanistan Return Home

Posted June 30th, 2011 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Two French journalists held hostage by the Taliban in Afghanistan for 18 months have returned to France after being freed by their captors. France-3 television videographer Stephane Taponier and reporter Herve Ghesquiere were greeted by relatives and French President Nicolas Sarkozy when they arrived Thursday at a military airport near Paris. Looking healthy and jubilant, […]

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Three Colombian Guerillas Convicted of Taking U.S. Citizen Hostage

Posted June 22nd, 2011 at 2:56 am (UTC-5)
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Three members of a Colombian terrorist group have been convicted by a U.S. court in connection with the April 2008 kidnapping of a U.S. citizen in Panama City, Panama. U.S. District Judge Jed S. Rakoff found the defendants guilty of hostage-taking and hostage-taking conspiracy Monday after a trial in New York. The three defendants are […]

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Three Colombian Guerillas Convicted of Taking U.S. Citizen Hostage

Posted June 22nd, 2011 at 2:56 am (UTC-5)
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Three members of a Colombian terrorist group have been convicted by a U.S. court in connection with the April 2008 kidnapping of a U.S. citizen in Panama City, Panama. U.S. District Judge Jed S. Rakoff found the defendants guilty of hostage-taking and hostage-taking conspiracy Monday after a trial in New York. The three defendants are […]

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Three Colombian Guerillas Convicted of Taking U.S. Citizen Hostage

Posted June 22nd, 2011 at 2:40 am (UTC-5)
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Three members of a Colombian terrorist group have been convicted by a U.S. court in connection with the April 2008 kidnapping of a U.S. citizen in Panama City, Panama. U.S. District Judge Jed S. Rakoff found the defendants guilty of hostage-taking and hostage-taking conspiracy Monday after a trial in New York. The three defendants are […]

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