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# captive
Austrian man held Dutch family against their will at farm for nearly a decade, police suspect
The 58-year-old man, identified by media as Josef B, was arrested after police discovered the family of six.
# Ruinerwold
Dutch family locked in cellar for years were 'waiting for the end of time'
A man has been arrested by police.
# captive
Paris attacker wanted to blow himself up at Stade de France but changed his mind
Salah Abdeslam was arrested yesterday following a shootout in Molenbeek, Belgium.
# Abduction
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.
# Prisoner of War
Only US soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan freed after five years
Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl was freed in exchange for the release of five Afghan prisoners from Guantanamo Bay.
# dogs of war
Taliban capture US Military sniffer dog, insist he is 'alive and well'
A video shows “Colonel” wearing a black vest with pouches for equipment and perking his ears when the militants begin chanting.
# Consular Assistance
Irish Embassy in London look to establish details behind woman freed from slavery
The Department of Foreign Affairs said tonight that consular assistance is available if needed.
# Fish Farm
Objections to proposed Galway Bay organic fish farm
The Irish Wildlife Trust says it has concerns about sea lice infestation, pollution and harmful algal blooms.
# shackled
Man charged with keeping wife captive for ten years
The woman had burns on her body from irons and frying pans and scars on her wrists and ankles from being frequently shackled.
# Natasha Kampusch
Questions over 'lone perpetrator' theory of Austrian girl's kidnapping
The chairman of the Austrian committee inquiring into the 1998 abduction of Natasha Kampusch says it’s hard to believe Wolfgang Priklopil acted alone.
# captive
Woman locked in bathroom for 10 years is freed
The Palestinian woman (20), said she was locked up by her father from the age of 10. She said she survived by dreaming of seeing sunshine again.
# Yemen
Aid workers freed in Yemen
The three French workers had been held hostage by al-Qaeda militants for six months. Meanwhile, demonstrations continue (pictured) against the country’s president, Ali Abdullah Saleh.