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Thursday 5 October 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Abducted

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Nigeria steps up search for 39 students kidnapped from hostels
Dozens of students were kidnapped in northwestern Kaduna after gunmen stormed a college.
Children abducted from school in Nigeria freed after ten days
42 people, including 27 children, have been freed.
Quinn Industrial Holdings director suffered 'severe and savage' attack before being dumped on side of road
The 50-year-old man was treated in hospital for serious injuries to his face and leg.
Gardaí investigate whether friend of Mark Hennessy saw suspected killer hours before he was shot dead
Gardaí are attempting to trace every movement between Saturday afternoon and his death on Sunday.
Brutal gang rape and murder of eight-year-old girl in India triggers nationwide outrage
She was abducted and forced to take sedatives while held captive in a shed and Hindu temple.
Woman found safe 18 years after she was abducted as a baby in Florida
Her biological family are said to be “elated”.
Man in his 60s released without charge in 1991 disappearance case
On 26 April 1991, Charles Brooke Pickard was bundled into his own van by a group of masked men.
Gardaí are to begin digging in a Kerry forest for a man missing for 25 years
The search is just 1km from where Charles Brooke Pickard’s car was found 25 years ago.
California mother reunited with abducted son 21 years after he went missing
Maria Mancia had been left with just a single photo of her son since his father took him in 1995.
Charles Brooke Pickard was bundled into a van in Kerry 25 years ago and never seen again
Charles Brooke Pickard is believed to have been murdered after he was abducted in 1991.
Watch: The heartwarming moment police find an abducted young girl in a car park
The child had been taken in Albuquerque after her mother’s car was stolen.
'I believe he was abducted': Brother of Philip Cairns says DNA could be key to finding the truth
The 13-year-old went missing 29 years ago this month. Gardaí are still actively investigating his disappearance.
89 boys abducted by armed soldiers while doing their exams
UNICEF says that armed soldiers searched the area house by house.
New Boko Haram video claims to show missing Nigerian schoolgirls
A total of 276 girls were abducted on April 14 from the northeastern town of Chibok, 223 are still missing.
Jean McConville daughter: I don't fear the IRA anymore and I'll happily name names
Meanwhile, Gerry Adams is still being questioned by Antrim police about the woman’s abduction and murder.
Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday
Everybody’s talking about Savita, arrests in connection with a murder, and a cash-in-transit robbery.
Police analysing tourists' phone data in Madeleine McCann investigation
Police are trawling through the phone records of people who were staying at the Portuguese resort at the time the little girl went missing.
Man found guilty of murdering 5-year-old April Jones
The young girl’s body has still never been found, though blood and tiny bone fragments that were a near-perfect DNA match were found at Bridger’s cottage.
NBC journalist and TV crew escape abduction in Syria
More than a dozen armed gunmen kidnapped and held NBC chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel and several colleagues for five days in Syria.
April Jones murder suspect “tearful” in court
Mark Bridger, 46, appeared at Aberystwyth Magistrates’ Court charged with the murder of the missing girl.
Police now treating April Jones disappearance as murder investigation
Police also say it is “no longer appropriate” for members of the public to continue helping in the search for the five-year-old.
April Jones: Leading forensic psychologist now aiding search
The search for five-year-old April Jones has will continue today, despite adverse weather conditions.
Update: Search for April Jones to continue through the night
Earlier today, the missing girl’s older sister made an emotional appeal for April’s return. “It’s been too long,” she said.
Argentina jails former dictators over stolen baby scandal
Infants were illegally taken from their political prisoners parents 30 years ago.
German engineer kidnapped in Nigeria killed
Reports of the killing say it’s unclear if the hostage was killed before or during a failed rescue attempt.
Nurse charged with murder after woman shot, baby snatched
The three-day-old boy was taken from his mother after she was fatally wounded outside a Houston hospital.
Three tourists kidnapped, another killed in Mali
The four were in a restaurant in Timbuktu when four armed men forced them out of the building.
Gardaí searching for abducted man find body in Co Meath
Twenty-nine-year-old Ciarán Noonan was abducted from the East Wall area of Dublin on 20 October.
14 injured in grenade attack at Kenyan nightclub
Kenyan police say they believe Somali militant group al-Shabab is behind the attack, which comes after the group’s recent warning of “bloody battles” which would endanger the lives of civilians.
Frenchwoman abducted in Kenya dies weeks after kidnapping
The 66-year-old woman was taken from her rented house on a Kenyan island earlier this month by suspected Somali militants.
Vehicle found during search for Spanish aid workers
The MSF employees were kidnapped from the world’s largest refugee camp in Kenya by gunmen believed to be part of Somalia’s al-Shabab militant group.
Suspected pirates take Frenchwoman from Kenya to Somalia
Kenyan and French authorities are working to free Marie Dedieu from her captors in Somalia. She was abducted amid a shoot-out on the sea yesterday.
The Daily Fix: Saturday
All of the day’s main news, plus the little bits and pieces you may have missed…
Six-year-old Irish girl abducted and brought to Syria
Six-year-old May Assad Monaghan was taken by her father from Cyprus on Wednesday and brought to Syria. He is demanding that her Irish mother travel to Syria to live with them.
Search for Arlene's remains resumes tomorrow
Police in Northern Ireland will resume a search for the remains of murdered teenager Arlene Arkinson tomorrow.
Doubts over the identity of kidnapped Syrian blogger
Images used to portray the blogger Amina Arraf have been revealed as those of a London woman, who says she’s never met Arraf.
Girl who was kept captive for 18 years says she's "relieved" by her kidnappers' guilty pleas
Jaycee Lee Dugard was snatched from the street she lived on in June 1991, and was kept hidden in a back garden for 18 years. She gave birth to two daughters during that time.