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# kidnapped - Friday 10 May, 2019

Two French soldiers killed in operation to free four hostages in Burkina Faso

One American, one Korean and two French hostages were freed in the operation.

# kidnapped - Thursday 9 May, 2019

National Assembly deputy 'kidnapped' by Maduro regime, says Venezuela's opposition leader

In January, leader of the opposition Juan Guaido declared himself to be the country’s president.

# kidnapped - Tuesday 15 January, 2019

Kidnapping suspect 'kept teenager under bed for nearly three months' after shooting her parents

When Jake Thomas Patterson left the remote cabin on the 88th day of her captivity, Jayme Closs finally made a break for freedom.

# kidnapped - Wednesday 7 November, 2018

90 students kidnapped by gunmen in Cameroon have been freed

It was the first mass kidnapping to hit Cameroon and one of the gravest incidents in 13 months of pro-independence violence.

# kidnapped - Thursday 12 October, 2017

North American family freed from Taliban captivity after 'Kafkaesque nightmare'

Caitlan Coleman and Joshua Boyle were kidnapped during a backpacking trip in Afghanistan in 2012.

# kidnapped - Thursday 24 August, 2017

'Mountain man' released on parole 32 years after kidnapping world-class athlete

Nichols (86) was sentenced to 85 years in prison for kidnapping biathlete Kari Swenson in 1984.

# kidnapped - Tuesday 30 May, 2017

Westmeath man who kidnapped his ex-partner handed 7-year jail term

At the time of the false imprisonment, the accused would not accept that the relationship was over.

# kidnapped - Friday 28 April, 2017

Cyprus police make arrests in hunt for kidnapped girl

The child’s Norwegian father and Greek Cypriot mother have been engaged in a bitter custody battle.

# kidnapped - Friday 21 April, 2017

26 members of hunting party kidnapped in Iraq in 2015 freed

The party is believed to have included members of the Qatari royal family.

# kidnapped - Monday 1 August, 2016

Bernie Ecclestone's mother-in-law rescued from kidnappers after week in captivity

Ecclestone’s 67-year-old mother-in-law Aparecida Schunck Flosi Palmeira was kidnapped on 22 July.

# kidnapped - Tuesday 26 July, 2016

F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone's mother-in-law 'kidnapped and held for €33 million'

Local reports say that the woman was snatched from her home in Sao Paulo.

# kidnapped - Monday 30 May, 2016

Olympiakos footballer rescued after being kidnapped in Mexico

Alan Pulido was reportedly kidnapped by armed men yesterday.

# kidnapped - Friday 20 May, 2016

Questions raised about Nigerian woman after claim she was among 219 kidnapped girls

A campaign group said today the 19-year-old was not on the list.

# kidnapped - Friday 22 April, 2016

North Korea wants the South to prove it didn't kidnap 12 women

The North insists they were tricked into defecting by South Korean spies who effectively “kidnapped” them.

# kidnapped - Thursday 14 April, 2016

Two years on, video appears to show schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram

More than 200 girls were abducted from a secondary school in Chibok on 14 April 2014.

# kidnapped - Friday 1 April, 2016

Seven-week-old baby kidnapped from shopping centre as his mam took a phone call

Young Ashir Simmons was found about five hours later.

# kidnapped - Thursday 17 March, 2016

Video of journalist missing in Syria emerges as kidnappers look for ransom

He has asked his government in Japan to help secure his release from an al-Qaeda linked rebel group.

# kidnapped - Monday 25 January, 2016

"She's not well. It's very difficult for her to face him" - trial begins of 'Sweden's Fritzl'

The trial began today of a man accused of drugging, raping and detaining a young woman in a bunker.

# kidnapped - Monday 18 January, 2016

Group of American civilians kidnapped in Iraq

The individuals were taken from an interpreter’s home in Baghdad.

# kidnapped - Wednesday 19 August, 2015

I learned how to write in the dirt as a child soldier - now I'm an aid worker in the same conflict

The story of James Riak, an aid worker with GOAL in South Sudan, who was kidnapped from his family as a ten-year-old and trained as a child soldier.

# kidnapped - Monday 25 May, 2015

Rapist who carved a cross into victim's forehead jailed for 17 years

Alfio Anthony Granata repeatedly raped a Dutch tourist over the course of six-weeks.

# kidnapped - Friday 27 February, 2015

Baby kidnapped days after birth reunited with parents 17 years later

Pupils at the teenager’s school noticed similarities between her and a younger biological sister.

# kidnapped - Saturday 6 December, 2014

US journalist and South African teacher killed in Yemen during rescue operation

His sister made a plea for his safe return just this morning.

# kidnapped - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

Honduran beauty queen and sister found dead

Both were kidnapped on the eve of this week’s Miss World contest in London.

# kidnapped - Thursday 25 September, 2014

Three women taken at gunpoint during 'tiger kidnapping' in Dublin

Gardaí are searching for two armed men.

# kidnapped - Monday 15 September, 2014

'Great escape' Irish troops get ready to leave Golan Heights

They’re to be replaced by 130 new peacekeepers.

# kidnapped - Friday 12 September, 2014

Mother of killed James Foley felt like "annoyance" to US government

Diane Foley said her family was warned it would be charged if it tried to raise ransom money to free James.

# kidnapped - Friday 29 August, 2014

Interpol chase parents who took ill son from hospital

The boy has a brain tumour and needs medical attention.

# kidnapped - Sunday 24 August, 2014

From The Daily Edge Man fakes his own kidnapping to stay out partying, causes police manhunt Worst Lie Ever

# kidnapped - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

Grandmother finds stolen grandson after 35-year search

The 83-year-old woman is the head of the Argentinian organisation which tracks down babies stolen during the military dictatorship.

# kidnapped - Friday 1 August, 2014

Israeli soldier was 'dragged into a tunnel' by Gaza militants, says IDF

62 people have been killed on the southern Gaza Strip city of Rafah today after the collapse of a US and UN brokered ceasefire

# kidnapped - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

Carlos Tevez' father released unharmed after being held captive for eight hours

The Juventus striker has reportedly now cancelled his return to Argentina.

# kidnapped - Sunday 15 June, 2014

Israel blames Hamas for teens' kidnapping as massive search enters third day

Troops carried out their biggest arrest operation in years last night, detaining 80 Palestinians.

# kidnapped - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

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.

# kidnapped - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

Boko Haram kidnap 20 women close to where 300 schoolgirls were abducted in April

Eyewitnesses say the women were forced into vehicles at gunpoint.

# kidnapped - Thursday 5 June, 2014

US town cancels celebration for soldier captured by the Taliban over safety fears

Bowe Bergdahl’s release has sparked a national debate in the US: was he an American prisoner of war? Or a deserter who abandoned his unit?

# kidnapped - Thursday 29 May, 2014

Nigerian authorities 'furious' parents of four girls failed to say children had safely returned

Authorities have revised down number of girls kidnapped. There are 219 girls still missing.

# kidnapped - Friday 23 May, 2014

US says no one else is helping find abducted girls in Nigeria - despite help from Britain, France, Israel

China has also offered its assistance, while the United Nations imposed sanctions on Boko Haram

# kidnapped - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

US sends 80 extra troops to Chad to help in search for missing schoolgirls

President Barack Obama made the announcement today.

# kidnapped - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

Abducted schoolgirls: Nigeria says it will talk to Boko Haram

Meanwhile, a regional governor has said that all of the girls shown in a video release by the militant group had been identified as students in the school attacked last month.

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