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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘kidnapped’

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 fighters also released a group of women and some children. The Syrian government appeared to confirm rumors that the government …

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Antonio Cermeno Shot To Death In Venezuela

Violence in Venezuela continues to be in the news after former world boxing champion Antonio Cermeno was kidnapped and killed in his native country. Local police chief Eliseo Guzman said they found Cermeno’s body on Tuesday on a road in the state of Miranda. Guzman added that Cermeno and other family members, including Cermeno’s wife, were kidnapped on Monday in …

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Hailey Owens: Candlelight March Planned

Across the Ozarks and around the world, thousands of people who never met Hailey Owens or her family paid tribute to her memory on February 19th. In a simple and poignant gesture of support, they left their porch lights on in remembrance of her short life. Those who knew and loved the 10-year-old girl had hoped for a better outcome …

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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 Islamist group kidnapped the 42-year-old priest November 13 in Cameroon. The armed men then took him to northern Nigeria where …

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Libyan Prime Minister Zeidan Kidnapped

Earlier this morning Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan was kidnapped. Though the story is still developing, it has been confirmed by an aide to Prime Minister Zeidan that the story is indeed true. It is being reported that Zeidan was kidnapped from the Corinthian Hotel in Tripoli by unknown gunmen. The hotel was serving as his current residence. An unnamed …

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Allen Iverson Accused of Kidnapping Children

Former NBA all-star Allen Iverson has been accused of kidnapping his own children. According to TMZ, Allen’s ex-wife has filed courtroom documents claiming that Iverson has not returned his five children after taking them on vacation. Tawanna Iverson states that Allen took their children, who range in age from three to 16, on a trip to North Carolina on May …

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165 Rescued: Kidnapper Caught Near U.S. Border

Mexican authorities this week rescued 165 kidnapped people near the U.S.-Mexican border. According to a Reuters report, the kidnapped people were mostly Central American migrants, and included women and children. Groups of them were reportedly attempting to cross the border into the U.S. when they were kidnapped by gunman and held less than a mile from the border, in a …

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Alabama: Kidnapping Involves Crimson Tide Forward Devonta Pollard

Devonta Pollard, an 18-year-old sophmore forward for the University of Alabama’s basketball team, is one of seven people charged in connection with the kidnapping of a 6-year-old girl back in April. Pollard has been charged with conspiracy to commit kidnapping. According to a Tuscaloosa News report, the charge stems from the kidnapping of Jashayla Hopson, who was taken from her …

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3 Arrests Made For $3 Million Ransom Plot

Three men on Wednesday were charged in a New York kidnapping and ransom plot. According to a statement from Queens County District Attorney Richard Brown, the three men, Christian Acuna, Dennis Alves, and Eduardo Moncayo, have all been charged with kidnapping and unlawful iprisonment. They each face up to 25 years in prison. The men allegedly kidnapped an Ecuadorian man …

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Housewife Raised by Monkeys to Release Book

Rudyard Kipling wrote The Jungle Book as a collection of morality tales with a motivational bent, but the stories were all fiction. It’s unthinkable that someone could be raised in the jungle, like Kipling’s Mowgli, and grow up to have a productive adulthood, right? Well, one woman claims that very thing happened to her, and she has penned a memoir …

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