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Friday 31 March 2023 Dublin: 9°C

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# Abducted
New Boko Haram video claims to show missing Nigerian schoolgirls
A total of 276 girls were abducted on April 14 from the northeastern town of Chibok, 223 are still missing.
# Portugal
Madeleine McCann: Police begin ground searches near apartment complex
Earlier this year British detectives said they were looking for a paedophile who sexually abused five girls during break-ins at holiday homes between 2004 and 2010.
# bring back our girls
Kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls reportedly sold into marriages
Around 220 schoolgirls are still missing after being abducted by Islamic extremist group Boko Haram.
# Ibadan
Rotting bodies and skeletons found in Nigerian ‘House of Horror’
Police also rescued several severely malnourished people found wandering nearby. It’s reported that others were found alive, shackled inside.
# War on Terror
New video shows only American soldier still held by Taliban is alive
The video, sent to officials in the US, is the first proof in more than three years that Bowe Berghdal is still alive.
# kidnapped
Two French journalists have been killed in Mali
The journalists had recently interviewed a rebel leader in the country.
# Missing
Discovery of girl in Greek Roma camp gives hope to missing boy's family
Ben Needham went missing in 1991 on the Greek island of Kos and links were previously made to the Roma community in the area he disappeared from.
# Syria
Three kidnapped Red Cross staffers are 'free and safe'
Seven staff had been kidnapped when their convoy was stopped at a roadside.
# kidnapped
Seven Red Cross workers kidnapped in northern Syria
The group was kidnapped early this morning.
# Libya
Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan freed just hours after kidnapping
The pre-dawn seizure of Zeidan came five days after US commandos embarrassed and angered Libya’s government.
# Nigeria
British national kidnapped in Lagos
It is reported that the man was abducted while travelling into the city after landing at the airport.
# April Jones
Man found guilty of murdering 5-year-old April Jones
The young girl’s body has still never been found, though blood and tiny bone fragments that were a near-perfect DNA match were found at Bridger’s cottage.
# Taiz
Gunmen kidnap two foreign tourists in Yemen
A man and a woman were seized today while they were outside a hotel in the eastern part of the central Yemeni city of Taiz.
# missing children
The anguish of parents and families highlighted on International Missing Children's Day
A child going missing is every parent’s nightmare – but what services are available to support the parents and families of missing children?
# kidnapped
Miracle escapes: The kidnapped children who returned home
Jaycee Dugard, Shawn Hornbeck, Elizabeth Smart: All were kidnapped, all returned home.
# kidnapped
Afghan Taliban capture Turkish civilians after helicopter lands
Eight Turks and an Afghan from a civilian helicopter which made an emergency landing have been captured by Taliban insurgents.
# kidnapped
Seven French holidaymakers kidnapped in Cameroon
A family of French citizens, including four children, have been kidnapped by a Nigerian terrorist group suspected to be Boko Haram.
# Rescue
'Brave' five-year-old safe after week-long hostage ordeal
The kidnapper was killed during the rescue operation.
# kidnapped
Two kidnapped Dutch children found in Bosnia
Bosnian have located two Dutch children who were kidnapped in the Netherlands last year and arrested their former foster parents.
# Algeria
Irish citizen among oil-workers kidnapped from BP plant in Algeria
The Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has called for the immediate release of an Irish citizen reportedly among those kidnapped from a BP oil field in the south of Algeria.
# Syria
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.
# Ransom
Berlusconi's accountant held hostage for €35 million ransom
Armed intruders demanded the ransom from the former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi after holding his accountant hostage for a night.
# Trouble
Hulk's sister 'kidnapped' in Brazil - reports
The player’s mother was quoted by the daily Correio as saying that the family are “waiting for a contact”.
# kidnapped
VIDEO: Syria rebels say hostages are elite soldiers from Iran
The rebels say that the Iranians kidnapped yesterday are actually Revolutionary Guards and not pilgrims, as was originally claimed.
# Middle East
48 pilgrims from Iran kidnapped in Syria - reports
The 48 Iranians were abducted by armed terrorists who boarded their bus in the Syrian capital of Damascus.
# Argentina
Argentina jails former dictators over stolen baby scandal
Infants were illegally taken from their political prisoners parents 30 years ago.
# Nigeria
German engineer kidnapped in Nigeria killed
Reports of the killing say it’s unclear if the hostage was killed before or during a failed rescue attempt.
# Pakistan
Al-Qaeda releases video of American hostage
In the video, hostage Warren Weinstein says he will be killed unless President Barack Obama agrees to the militant group’s demands.
# Texas
Nurse charged with murder after woman shot, baby snatched
The three-day-old boy was taken from his mother after she was fatally wounded outside a Houston hospital.
# Baby Snatched
Three-day-old baby abducted as mother lay fatally wounded
The infant was found later yesterday after being grabbed from his dying mother.
# pic of the day
Fake Retro Gangster Pic of the Day
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# Free
Kidnapped British woman freed by Somali pirates
Judith Tebbutt and her husband David were kidnapped in September. David was killed during the attack – a fact Judith, who spent six months in captivity, did not find out until weeks after.
# Iraq
US citizen released by Iraqi captors
However, confusion surrounds release of man who says he was kidnapped after serving with the US military in Iraq.
# Found
Parents to be reunited with son eight years after he was kidnapped
US authorities found the boy living with his former babysitter in Texas.
# Mali
Three tourists kidnapped, another killed in Mali
The four were in a restaurant in Timbuktu when four armed men forced them out of the building.
# Syria
Syrian violence takes an even bloodier turn
Syrians have been snatched from their homes and killed during Syria’s bloodiest month yet in its eight-month-old uprising.
# Gardaí
Gardaí searching for abducted man find body in Co Meath
Twenty-nine-year-old Ciarán Noonan was abducted from the East Wall area of Dublin on 20 October.
# Philadelphia
Three charged over alleged imprisonment of four people in Philadelphia basement
The four adults aged between 29 and 41 were found locked in a basement boiler room on Saturday.
# kidnapped
Suspected pirates take Frenchwoman from Kenya to Somalia
Kenyan and French authorities are working to free Marie Dedieu from her captors in Somalia. She was abducted amid a shoot-out on the sea yesterday.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Saturday
All of the day’s main news, plus the little bits and pieces you may have missed…