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Mexican police rescue 25 kidnapping victims in Cancun

Mexican police rescue 25 kidnapping victims in Cancun

The police department of Quintana Roo in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula rescued 25 individuals who had been kidnapped from a Cancun call center, police chief Alberto Capella said Wednesday.

Police rescue Nigerian president's in-law from kidnappers

Police rescue Nigerian president's in-law from kidnappers

Police in the northern Nigerian city of Kano said Tuesday they had rescued an in-law of President Muhammadu Buhari from kidnappers, freeing him after an overnight gunfight with his abductors.

Nigerian police free 27 hostages, including five Chinese

Nigerian police free 27 hostages, including five Chinese

Nigerian police have freed 27 hostages kidnapped in recent weeks, police officials said Thursday, including five Chinese citizens.

Two Shell oil worker hostages freed in Nigeria: police

Two Shell oil worker hostages freed in Nigeria: police

Two Shell oil workers kidnapped in Nigeria's restive oil-rich south have been freed, six days after they were seized by gunmen who killed their guard and driver, police said Wednesday.

Nurse kidnapped by IS five years ago may be alive, Red Cross says

Nurse kidnapped by IS five years ago may be alive, Red Cross says

A New Zealand nurse believed abducted with two drivers by Islamic State militants in Syria in 2013 may still be alive, the International Committee of the Red Cross has revealed for the first time in an appeal for news of her whereabouts.

Uganda makes arrests in kidnap of American tourist and her guide

Uganda makes arrests in kidnap of American tourist and her guide

Uganda said Tuesday some suspects had been arrested in connection with last week's kidnap of an American tourist and her tour guide in a national park while a minister told a local TV ...

American kidnapped on Ugandan safari, $500,000 ransom demanded

American kidnapped on Ugandan safari, $500,000 ransom demanded

An American woman and her driver have been kidnapped at Uganda's most popular wildlife park by gunmen demanding a ransom of $500,000, police said on Wednesday.

Accused captor of 13-year-old Wisconsin girl to face murder, kidnap charge

Accused captor of 13-year-old Wisconsin girl to face murder, kidnap charge

The man accused of kidnapping a 13-year-old Wisconsin girl after murdering her parents is due in court on Monday to face charges, days after the teen ended her 88-day-ordeal ...

Argentine woman rescued in Bolivia 32 years after kidnapping

Argentine woman rescued in Bolivia 32 years after kidnapping

An Argentine woman kidnapped 32 years ago as a teenager has been found alive and well in Bolivia following a joint investigation between the two countries, Argentine police said Wednesday.

Three police killed in Burkina after foreigners kidnapped

Three police killed in Burkina after foreigners kidnapped

Three police officers were killed in a northern region of Burkina Faso where they were hunting for a trio of kidnapped mineworkers, a security official told AFP on Monday.

Taliban kidnap dozens in Afghanistan's north despite ceasefire

Taliban kidnap dozens in Afghanistan's north despite ceasefire

Taliban insurgents kidnapped dozens of passengers after stopping three buses in Afghanistan's northern Kunduz province, a government official said on Monday, a day after the government announced a ceasefire ...

Foreigners kidnapped and killed in Kabul in 'terrorist' incident

Foreigners kidnapped and killed in Kabul in 'terrorist' incident

An Afghan official on Friday described the kidnapping and killing of three foreigners in Kabul province as a terrorist incident, most probably carried out by Taliban militants.