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# hostage - Tuesday 21 July, 2020

Ukrainian police say hostages freed and man detained after bus siege

The assailant was armed and carrying explosives, police said.

# hostage - Friday 31 January, 2020

Man shot dead in India after taking over 20 children hostage at his daughter's birthday

His wife was also beaten to death during the incident.

# hostage - Tuesday 20 August, 2019

Gunman shot dead by police after holding bus passengers hostage in Rio

The man boarded a bus in Rio de Janeiro earlier today.

# hostage - Friday 31 May, 2019

Three dead after man takes two women hostage in Zurich flat

Zurich police confirmed that three people – two women and a man – have died.

# hostage - Tuesday 7 May, 2019

Four people taken hostage in shop in France

Police have surrounded the convenience store and evacuated the area.

# hostage - Monday 26 March, 2018

Far-left French politician arrested over tweet appearing to celebrate heroic policeman's death

The policeman offered himself in exchange for a woman being used as a human shield.

# hostage - Saturday 24 March, 2018

Policeman who swapped himself for hostage in supermarket siege dies of injuries

Lieutenant-Colonel Arnaud Beltrame died early this morning. Emmanuel Macron has paid tribute to his bravery.

# hostage - Sunday 21 January, 2018

18 people killed in Kabul Intercontinental Hotel attack, including 14 foreigners

Afghan security forces killed all six attackers during the night-time siege.

# hostage - Monday 23 October, 2017

'There was a guy walking towards us with a sawn-off shotgun': Witnesses to bowling alley hostage situation

The arrest came after police evacuated the area on being alerted to the gunman.

# hostage - Wednesday 14 June, 2017

Eleven people killed as gunmen hold hostages at Somali city restaurant

The attack began when a car bomb exploded outside a Pizza House restaurant in the Somali capital of Mogadishu.

# hostage - Monday 5 June, 2017

Possible terror link probed as police shoot dead hostage-taker in Melbourne

Three officers were injured as police stormed the building in the Brighton suburb.

# hostage - Friday 17 February, 2017

Court hears man 'threatened to break his wife's teeth with knuckle-duster' at Ballyogan house

The man was refused bail and is due to appear in court again on 24 February.

# hostage - Thursday 16 February, 2017

Hostage situation at south Dublin house ends after woman released unharmed

The man who allegedly held her hostage has left the house this afternoon.

# hostage - Monday 2 January, 2017

60 killed in Brazil prison riot with many beheaded and guards held hostage while inmates escaped

Officials say it’s the biggest prison massacre ever to take place in the area.

# hostage - Thursday 1 December, 2016

Hostages rescued after standoff with gunman in Florida Bank Robbery This post contains videos

Hostages rescued after standoff with gunman in Florida

A SWAT team stormed the building after the gunman was distracted by two people making a run for it.

# hostage - Monday 24 October, 2016

Sailors held hostage for nearly five years 'ate rats' to survive

The men – from China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Cambodia and Taiwan – were captured by Somali pirates in 2012.

# hostage - Wednesday 27 July, 2016

Men who killed French priest pledge allegiance to Islamic State in video

The young men hold hands as they swear “obedience” to IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

# hostage - Saturday 2 July, 2016

20 hostages killed in Bangladesh, many "brutally hacked to death"

Around 20 people of different nationalities are being held hostage.

# hostage - Wednesday 30 March, 2016

British hostage had photo taken with EgyptAir hijacker

“I figured if his bomb was real I’d nothing to lose anyway”.

# hostage - Friday 4 September, 2015

People-smuggling gang sentenced to over 80 years in prison

Immigrants had paid £10,000 before leaving India and were then held hostage at a flat in England.

# hostage - Wednesday 26 August, 2015

Teacher talks down 14-year-old who held classmates at gunpoint

“We all held hands and said a prayer.”

# hostage - Wednesday 12 August, 2015

Croatia's PM says he fears the worst for ISIS hostage, can't confirm death

The Islamic State group claims to have beheaded Tomislav Salopek, who was abducted last month in Egypt.

# hostage - Thursday 6 August, 2015

Isis threatens to execute European hostage unless jailed women are freed

In a video posted online by the jihadists, the Croatian identifies himself as Tomislav Salopek.

# hostage - Wednesday 6 May, 2015

Woman escapes from hostage situation by ordering a pizza

The woman and her three children were being held hostage inside the house by her boyfriend.

# hostage - Sunday 12 April, 2015

Former FBI hostage-negotiation trainer explains how to get people to do what you want

Sometimes it’s more about listening to other people than making sure yours is the loudest voice.

# hostage - Sunday 1 March, 2015

Police officer stabbed in the head by man who took baby hostage

The 20-year-old man has been arrested.

# hostage - Friday 6 February, 2015

IS claims an American hostage was killed in a coalition air strike

US officials have declined to comment on the reports.

'We will eradicate them' - Jordan launches full assault on Islamic State after hostage killing

The state says it is going after Isis “with everything that we have “.

# hostage - Tuesday 3 February, 2015

Jordanian pilot held hostage by Islamic State 'burned alive'

The video appears to show Maaz al-Kassasbeh locked in a metal cage.

# hostage - Sunday 1 February, 2015

Islamic State claims it has beheaded Japanese hostage

Both US and Japanese authorities are trying to verify the footage.

# hostage - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

'Decapitate him, burn him alive': Islamic State supporters call for hostage's death

Moaz al-Kasasba was captured last week after his plane was reportedly shot down in Syria.

# hostage - Wednesday 24 December, 2014

Pilot captured after Islamic State shoots down coalition jet for the first time

It is believed a heat-seeking missile shot down the warplane.

# hostage - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

'I'll Ride With You': A blueprint for how we should deal with terrorism

Yesterday’s gesture by a Sydney commuter was an extraordinary show of solidarity and humanity – showing what differentiates us is negligible in comparison to what unites us.

The Morning After: Australia remembers heroes of Sydney siege In Pictures This post contains images

The Morning After: Australia remembers heroes of Sydney siege

Tori Johnson and Katrina Dawson were killed yesterday.

Offensive letters, sexual assault and murder: The man who held a Sydney café hostage

Man Haron Monis was well known to police and had a significant number of charges against him before yesterday’s siege.

# hostage - Monday 15 December, 2014

Three gunmen in Belgian siege 'taken outside with their hands in the air'

The victim is understood to be safe and well.

Australian commuters offer to accompany Muslims to work if they don't feel safe

It follows fears that Muslims may be targeted after a gunman took several people hostage in a cafe.

# hostage - Thursday 4 December, 2014

Al Qaida threatens to kill US hostage and mocks 'foolish' rescue attempt

“I’m certain that my life is in danger…If anything can be done, please let it be done.”

# hostage - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

Captured British journalist warns of "another Vietnam" in war with Islamic State

John Cantlie claims he was “abandoned” by the British government.

# hostage - Sunday 21 September, 2014

Wife of British taxi driver captured by Islamic State pleads with captors to release him

“I cannot see how it could assist any State’s allow the world to see a man like Alan dying,” she said.

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