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Syrian Nuns Freed By Kidnappers After Three Months Syrian Nuns Freed By Kidnappers After Three Months

Syrian insurgents have finally released the 13 nuns and three attendants who were kidnapped from a Greek Orthodox monastery in November. The release of the Syrian nuns was part of a hostage swap. In return for the nuns’ release, rebel …

Ethiopian Airlines Co-Pilot Hijacks Flight To Rome Ethiopian Airlines Co-Pilot Hijacks Flight To Rome

Early Monday morning, Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 767-300 was bound for Rome when it was hijacked by a co-pilot identified as Hailemedehin Abera Tagegn. The hijacker waited for the pilot to take a toilet break then locked himself inside the cockpit. …

Colorado Standoff: Hostage Rescued, Suspect Killed Colorado Standoff: Hostage Rescued, Suspect Killed

A standoff between the Arvada SWAT team and an alleged “absconded parolee” lasted for 18 hours in a residential neighborhood. What started as a domestic dispute between a man and woman on Monday later turned into a hostage situation after …

Boko Haram: Priest Kidnapped in Cameroon Set Free Boko Haram: Priest Kidnapped in Cameroon Set Free

On Tuesday December 31, the Islamic militia of Boko Haram set free French priest Georges Vandenbeusch following a seven-week captivity. He arrived in France Wednesday, greeted by President Francois Hollande at an air base near Paris. Members of the radical …

Inglewood Hostage Standoff Suspect Identified Inglewood Hostage Standoff Suspect Identified

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department identified the suspect from the Inglewood hostage standoff on Thursday, November 28, 2013. The suspect, 45-year-old Christopher Warsaw, shot two Inglewood police officers and was arrested late Wednesday night after an approximately nine-hour standoff. …

Inglewood Shootout Suspect Apprehended Inglewood Shootout Suspect Apprehended
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An Inglewood, California man, who barricaded himself inside a house after taking two female hostages, surrendered to authorities after an eight-hour standoff on Wednesday. Several shots were fired as officers arrived at a residence on South 5th Avenue at 12:35 …

Colombian FARC Rebels Release American Hostage Unharmed Colombian FARC Rebels Release American Hostage Unharmed
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Latin America’s oldest left-wing guerrilla group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia or FARC, released an American hostage over the weekend that CNN reports being captured back in June. “We are pleased to have facilitated his release so he can …

Kenya Hostage Situation Still Unresolved Kenya Hostage Situation Still Unresolved

On Saturday, al-Shabaab, and Islamic terrorist group from Somalia, seized control of a Kenyan shopping mall. Reports state that the goal of the attack was to target non-Muslims. Early reports stated that 39 people were killed in the attack, including …

AT&T Backs Down on Holding Apple’s FaceTime Hostage AT&T Backs Down on Holding Apple’s FaceTime Hostage
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AT&T today announced that it will enable Apple’s FaceTime software for use on its data customers for all of its customers on any type of tiered data plan – not just those with one of the new AT&T Mobile Share …

Facebook Post Results in Hostage Rescue Facebook Post Results in Hostage Rescue

While there are millions of Facebook users around the world, it’s doubtful any of them feel as thankful for the platform’s existence than a Utah mother who used the service to escape a hostage situation. The woman in question, who’s …