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Mother of Baseball Legend Cal Ripken Safe After Kidnapping

Posted July 25th, 2012 at 4:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The mother of U.S. baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, Jr. is safely back home after an apparent kidnapping. Police say 74-year-old Vi Ripken was taken from her home in Aberdeen, Maryland, north of Baltimore, Tuesday morning. They say an armed man forced her into her own car and drove her around the area. Vi […]

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Libyan Olympics Chief Freed by Kidnappers

Posted July 22nd, 2012 at 5:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The president of Libya’s Olympic Committee has been set free, one week after gunmen grabbed him from his car in the capital, Tripoli. Ahmad Nabil al-Alam was released Sunday and returned home. Libyan officials said it was not clear who kidnapped him, why he was released or where he was held. The Libyan Olympic delegation […]

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2 American Tourists Kidnapped in Egypt

Posted July 14th, 2012 at 4:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Two American tourists have been kidnapped in Egypt by Bedouin tribesmen seeking the release of an imprisoned relative. Officials say the Americans, a man and a woman, were taken Friday along with their Egyptian tour guide, in a mountainous region in the center of the Sinai Peninsula. The names of the victims were not released. […]

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US: No Negotiating With al-Qaida on American Hostage

Posted May 7th, 2012 at 3:00 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. officials say they will not negotiate with al-Qaida over the fate of a 70-year-old American aid worker held hostage in Pakistan, despite the man’s video plea for help from President Barack Obama. White House spokesman Jay Carney said Monday that Washington “cannot and will not” negotiate with al-Qaida, but that there is great concern […]

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Al-Qaida Video Shows US Hostage

Posted May 7th, 2012 at 1:15 pm (UTC-5)
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WEB: factbox #2442451 TYPE: CN )) Al-Qaida has released a video showing an American hostage telling President Barack Obama that his captors will kill him if the U.S. leader does not meet the militant group’s demands. Monitoring groups said al-Qaida’s media arm posted the nearly three-minute video of Warren Weinstein on jihadist forums Sunday. In […]

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Al-Qaida Video Shows US Hostage

Posted May 7th, 2012 at 1:00 am (UTC-5)
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Al-Qaida has released a video showing an American hostage saying he will be killed if President Barack Obama does not meet the militant group’s demands. Monitoring groups said al-Qaida’s media arm posted the nearly three-minute video of Warren Weinstein on jihadist forums Sunday. Weinstein directs a message at Mr. Obama, saying, “If you accept the […]

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Mexican Judge Proposes Release French National Serving Kidnapping Sentence

Posted March 8th, 2012 at 6:05 am (UTC-5)
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WEB: TYPE: CN )) French President Nicolas Sarkozy has welcomed a motion by Mexico’s Supreme Court justice to release a Frenchwoman serving a 60-year sentence for kidnapping. The French leader was quoted Thursday as saying, the decision to overturn Florence Cassez sentence was “the first good news in five and half years”. The judge said […]

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Kidnapped American Freed in Nigeria

Posted January 28th, 2012 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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An American worker kidnapped in Nigeria’s oil rich southern Delta region has been released after being held a week. The U.S. embassy said Friday the 50-year-old man is in a safe location. The circumstances surrounding his release have not been announced. During the kidnapping in Nigeria’s Warri State, the man’s driver was shot and killed. […]

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Kenyan Aid Worker Goes Missing in Pakistan

Posted January 23rd, 2012 at 12:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Authorities in southern Pakistan say a Kenyan aid worker and his Pakistani driver have gone missing. Police officials say the aid worker’s abandoned car was found in Sindh province’s town of Naushero Feroze late Sunday. His bags were left behind in the vehicle. Police say they are looking into the possibility that the Kenyan was […]

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Baseball Star Thankful to Be Alive After Venezuela Kidnapping

Posted November 12th, 2011 at 1:10 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Major League Baseball player Wilson Ramos says he is thankful to be alive after being kidnapped in his home country of Venezuela. Venezuelan police rescued the 24-year-old Washington Nationals catcher on Friday, two days after armed men abducted him from outside his home in the city of Valencia. Ramos tells the media the forces […]

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