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# kidnapped

Last year
Kidnapped teenager rescued when she signalled passersby with handwritten 'Help Me!' sign
All time
Two French soldiers killed in operation to free four hostages in Burkina Faso
National Assembly deputy 'kidnapped' by Maduro regime, says Venezuela's opposition leader
Kidnapping suspect 'kept teenager under bed for nearly three months' after shooting her parents
90 students kidnapped by gunmen in Cameroon have been freed
North American family freed from Taliban captivity after 'Kafkaesque nightmare'
'Mountain man' released on parole 32 years after kidnapping world-class athlete
Westmeath man who kidnapped his ex-partner handed 7-year jail term
Cyprus police make arrests in hunt for kidnapped girl
26 members of hunting party kidnapped in Iraq in 2015 freed
Bernie Ecclestone's mother-in-law rescued from kidnappers after week in captivity
F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone's mother-in-law 'kidnapped and held for €33 million'
Olympiakos footballer rescued after being kidnapped in Mexico
Questions raised about Nigerian woman after claim she was among 219 kidnapped girls
North Korea wants the South to prove it didn't kidnap 12 women
Two years on, video appears to show schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram
Seven-week-old baby kidnapped from shopping centre as his mam took a phone call
Video of journalist missing in Syria emerges as kidnappers look for ransom
"She's not well. It's very difficult for her to face him" - trial begins of 'Sweden's Fritzl'
Group of American civilians kidnapped in Iraq
I learned how to write in the dirt as a child soldier - now I'm an aid worker in the same conflict
Rapist who carved a cross into victim's forehead jailed for 17 years
Baby kidnapped days after birth reunited with parents 17 years later
US journalist and South African teacher killed in Yemen during rescue operation
Honduran beauty queen and sister found dead
Three women taken at gunpoint during 'tiger kidnapping' in Dublin
'Great escape' Irish troops get ready to leave Golan Heights
Mother of killed James Foley felt like "annoyance" to US government
Interpol chase parents who took ill son from hospital
Man fakes his own kidnapping to stay out partying, causes police manhunt
Grandmother finds stolen grandson after 35-year search
Israeli soldier was 'dragged into a tunnel' by Gaza militants, says IDF
Carlos Tevez' father released unharmed after being held captive for eight hours
Israel blames Hamas for teens' kidnapping as massive search enters third day
Student uses psychology skills to convince kidnapper to set her free
Boko Haram kidnap 20 women close to where 300 schoolgirls were abducted in April
US town cancels celebration for soldier captured by the Taliban over safety fears
Nigerian authorities 'furious' parents of four girls failed to say children had safely returned
US says no one else is helping find abducted girls in Nigeria - despite help from Britain, France, Israel
US sends 80 extra troops to Chad to help in search for missing schoolgirls