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Argentine kidnap victim credits Messi for his release
Argentine kidnap victim credits Messi for his release

An Argentine agronomist who was kidnapped in Nigeria has credited his release to his mention of Lionel Messi, the Argentine football great.

Argentine kidnap victim credits Messi for his release
Sister's boyfriend arrested in search for Miss Honduras
Sister's boyfriend arrested in search for Miss Honduras

Officials arrested a suspect in the disappearance of the reigning Miss Honduras, Maria Jose Alvarado, whose sister's boyfriend is now being heldю

Sister's boyfriend arrested in search for Miss Honduras
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Reaction of Kazakhstanis to kidnapping tested

A South-Kazakhstani TV channel has tested public reaction to kidnapping of a girl in Kazakhstan's southern city of Shymkent.

Reaction of Kazakhstanis to kidnapping tested
U.S. journalist James Foley. ©Reuters
Family of slain US reporter launches foundation

The family of James Foley, the US reporter murdered by Islamist militants in Syria, launched a foundation in his name to support kidnap victims.

Family of slain US reporter launches foundation
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Bride kidnapping incident in Kazakhstan

Medieval traditions or not, but bride kidnapping continues in some parts of Kazakhstan. A bystander took a video of a failed attempt to kidnap a woman.

Bride kidnapping incident in Kazakhstan
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Japanese man feared kidnapped by Syrian militants

Japan's government said it was investigating a video that appears to show a kidnapped Japanese man being interrogated by Syrian militants.

Japanese man feared kidnapped by Syrian militants
Suspected militants kidnap Cameroon minister's wife, kill 6: police
Suspected militants kidnap Cameroon minister's wife, kill 6: police

Suspected Boko Haram militants kidnapped the wife of a senior Cameroonian minister and a traditional leader in attacks in the far north of the country that left at least six dead.

Suspected militants kidnap Cameroon minister's wife, kill 6: police
Indian nurses walk after they were released by Iraqi Islamist militantsIndian nurses walk after they were released by Iraqi Islamist militants. ©Reuters/Stringer
Trapped Indian nurses on way home from Iraq

A group of 46 Indian nurses who were trapped in an area of Iraq seized by Islamic militants were set to be welcomed home by anxious relatives Saturday after being freed from the rebel-held city of Mosul.

Trapped Indian nurses on way home from Iraq
Japan to lift some sanctions on North Korea: PM Abe
Japan to lift some sanctions on North Korea: PM Abe

Japan will revoke some of its unilateral sanctions on North Korea, the prime minister announced Thursday, after talks on the Cold War kidnapping of Japanese nationals.

Japan to lift some sanctions on North Korea: PM Abe
Tunisian diplomat Al-Aroussi Kontassi. ©Reuters/Anis Mili
Two Tunisian ex-hostages return home from Libya

A Tunisian diplomat and a fellow embassy staffer who were abducted in Libya returned to Tunisia on a military plane early Monday after being freed by their unknown captors.

Two Tunisian ex-hostages return home from Libya
US warns Russia against sending troops into Ukraine
US warns Russia against sending troops into Ukraine

The United States warned it would not accept any use of Russian troops in Ukraine as it confirmed that Moscow had redeployed "significant" military forces near the border.

US warns Russia against sending troops into Ukraine
30 new arrests as Israel presses West Bank hunt for teens
30 new arrests as Israel presses West Bank hunt for teens

Israeli troops have arrested some 30 Palestinians in the West Bank as they ramped up a search for three teenagers believed kidnapped by Hamas, the army said.

30 new arrests as Israel presses West Bank hunt for teens
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Danish hostage freed in Syria after 13 months

A Danish freelance photographer has been freed after being held hostage in Syria for 13 months, the Danish government said.

Danish hostage freed in Syria after 13 months
Frenchman convicted of kidnapping daughter's killer
Frenchman convicted of kidnapping daughter's killer

A 76-year-old Frenchman was convicted Wednesday of having kidnapped a German ex-doctor who had killed his daughter, but he avoided jail time as the court handed down a suspended sentence.

Frenchman convicted of kidnapping daughter's killer
40 Indians in northern Iraq 'uncontactable'
40 Indians in northern Iraq 'uncontactable'

Forty Indian employees stranded in violence-hit Iraq are "uncontactable", the foreign ministry said Wednesday, with a newspaper reporting the construction workers have been kidnapped.

40 Indians in northern Iraq 'uncontactable'
Three Israeli teens missing in West Bank: army
Three Israeli teens missing in West Bank: army

Three Israeli teenagers went missing in the West Bank, the army said, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu saying he held the Palestinian leadership responsible for their safety.

Three Israeli teens missing in West Bank: army
Rakhat Aliev. Photo courtesy of krone.at
Former son-in-law of Kazakh leader arrested in Austria

The former son-in-law of Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev was arrested in Vienna late Thursday in connection with murder and kidnapping charges, the APA press agency reported.

Former son-in-law of Kazakh leader arrested in Austria
Gao Huayun. ©Reuters
Kidnapped Chinese, Filippino rescued in Malaysia

A Chinese tourist and a Filippino worker have been rescued nearly two months after they were abducted from a Malaysian dive resort, Prime Minister Najib Razak said.

Kidnapped Chinese, Filippino rescued in Malaysia
'We know where missing girls are': Nigeria's top brass
'We know where missing girls are': Nigeria's top brass

Nigeria's highest ranking military officer on Monday gave a glimmer of hope to the families of more than 200 schoolgirls held by Boko Haram militants, revealing they had located the missing teenagers.

'We know where missing girls are': Nigeria's top brass
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Boko Haram kill 24 in Nigeria village raid: residents

Boko Haram kill 24 in Nigeria village raid: residents