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# Abduction

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Man arrested after 10-year-old boy saves his little sister from abduction
It is believed that yesterday afternoon the man was driving the car and begging for money in the midlands.
UK re-launches inquiry into Ben Needham disappearance after 23 years
The toddler was 21-months-old when it is believed he was snatched outside a farmhouse his family was renovating on the Greek island Kos.
Two men arrested over Jean McConville abduction and murder are let go
Eleven people have been arrested in the investigation.
Father of murdered schoolgirl Sarah Payne found dead at his home
Michael Payne has struggled with alcoholism since his daughter’s death.
Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
Everyone’s taking about a child abduction in Wexford, the discovery of Gerard Daly’s body and Michael Noonan’s good news.
There were 64 cases of children being abducted from Ireland last year
There were also 45 cases of abducted children being brought here.
It has been 100 days since the Nigerian schoolgirls were abducted
A timeline of what has happened since 14 April.
Student uses psychology skills to convince kidnapper to set her free
The woman was forced into a car and tied up in a car park near her college campus.
Madeleine McCann: Police search wasteland near holiday apartment
The area in Praia da Luz on the Algarve was cordoned off and police officers were seen in the area with sniffer dogs.
Man due in Omagh court over attempt to abduct child outside family home
The incident happened on Wednesday and police had been appealing for anyone with information about the man to come forward.
Boston College testimony used to bring veteran republican to court over Jean McConville
77-year-old Ivor Bell is accused of aiding and abetting in the murder. He was remanding in custody at a court appearance today.
77-year-old charged in connection with the murder of Jean McConville
The 77-year-old, arrested earlier this week in West Belfast, also charged with membership of the IRA.
77-year-old man arrested in connection with Jean McConville murder
Jean McConville was abducted by the IRA in 1972.
Ukranian activist says he was tortured and crucified
Thirty-five-year-old Dmytro Bulatov appeared on national television today, more than a week after being reported missing.
Gardaí to launch free Child Rescue Ireland Alert app tomorrow
It’s hoped the CRI alert app will be an added tool to help gardaí locate abducted children.
Court appearance for couple as authorities search for Maria's true identity
The couple suspected of abducting the child are due to appear in court today.
Photo of new suspect in Madeleine McCann case to be released
Metropolitan Police said they will release the ‘relevant material at the relevant time’.
Athlone incident reminds us to be vigilant when it comes to child safety, says RCNI
The Rape Crisis Network of Ireland (RCNI) has urged anyone concerned about a neighbour to work with gardaí.
Photos: Kevin McGeever charged in court with wasting garda time
MCGeever appeared in court in Roscommon today to face charges in relation to his alleged kidnapping.
British teacher found guilty of abduction after eloping with pupil, 15
Jeremy Forrest and the schoolgirl moved to France and dyed their hair – with the schoolgirl saying she encouraged the relationship.
Man bundled into van by men in balaclavas in Down kidnapping
The 27-year-old was released uninjured later that day but police are appealing for witnesses.
Second suspect arrested over Indian girl's rape
Police in New Dehli have arrested a second suspect in their investigation into the abduction and rape of a five-year-old girl in the city last week.
Man arrested in connection with Kevin McGeever abduction
The man is currently being questioned in Gort, Co Galway.
147 new cases of suspected child abductions reported in 2012
Nearly half of the new cases involved the United Kingdom.
Gardaí investigate tiger kidnapping in Co Meath
The incident involved a postmistress from the Oldcastle Post Office, Co Meath.
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.
Hundreds gather for church service for missing April Jones
The search for the missing five-year-old is ongoing as hope of finding her alive fades.
April Jones: Mark Bridger charged with her murder and abduction
46-year-old Bridger was also charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice. Police in Wales say they remain committed to searching for April.
Police search home of April Jones suspect
Police are searching the rented home of Mark Bridger, the 46-year-old arrested in connection with April’s disappearance.
April Jones: Police looking at 20 sites as search continues
Sky News is now reporting that the missing 5-year-old suffers from Cerebral Palsy.
Jill Meagher's family: 'We'll play frisbee with you again'
Jill Meagher’s parents and brother are “looking ahead to that time when we can be with you again – and play frisbee.”
Police use heat-seeking technology in bid to find missing April Jones
Welsh police have narrowed their search and employed thermal imaging technology in their search for the missing five-year-old following the arrest of a man last night.
Police to continue to look for clues into Jill Meagher murder
Emergency service vehicles have been slowly tracking roadsides in the outskirts of Melbourne as the search for evidence relating to the murder of the 29-year-old continues.
Jill Meagher case: Facebook refuses to remove possibly prejudicial comments
A series of hate pages against Adrian Bayley, the man charged with Jill Meagher’s murder, have sprung up in recent days.
Jill Meagher flowers relocated after 'overwhelming number' of tributes
Victoria Police have been forced to relocate floral tributes to Jill Meagher, due to their overwhelming number.
Thousands march in memory of Jill Meagher
Meagher’s mother Edith McKeon thanked the people of Melbourne for their support and said she hoped more cameras would be installed to keep people safe.
Runaway British teen heads home, teacher in French prison
Megan Stammers and her 30-year-old maths teacher Jeremy Forrest were found in France yesterday.
Four arrested over reported abduction in Co Antrim
An 18-year-old man is thought to have been kidnapped in Ballycastle, with a ransom demand made.