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# kidnap - Thursday 1 January, 1970


# kidnap - Monday 8 June, 2015

New York puts bounty on the heads of two escaped murderers after “Shawshank” style breakout

David Sweat and Richard Matt cut through steel walls to make their getaway.

# kidnap - Saturday 18 April, 2015

Man charged with kidnap, rape and murder of girl (9) snatched from playground

Zbigniew Huminski was arrested on Wednesday.

# kidnap - Monday 2 March, 2015

Two arrested on suspicion of murder following disappearance of Becky Watts

The man and woman had previously been arrested on suspicion of kidnap.

# kidnap - Monday 23 February, 2015

89 boys abducted by armed soldiers while doing their exams

UNICEF says that armed soldiers searched the area house by house.

# kidnap - Sunday 18 January, 2015

Boko Haram kidnap 60 people, mostly women and children, in cross-border attack

The Islamist militants ‘burst into two villages and torched homes’.

From The42 Aussie golfer Allenby ‘glad to survive’ apparent kidnap from a Honolulu wine bar Allenby Abduction

Aussie golfer Allenby ‘glad to survive’ apparent kidnap from a Honolulu wine bar

The Melbourne man was returned to safety by some kindly Hawaiian strangers.

# kidnap - Monday 22 September, 2014

Frenchman kidnapped by terrorists in Algeria

It is unclear which group is behind the latest kidnapping.

# kidnap - Friday 11 July, 2014

“They beat me with their fists, a chair, anything they could find. They stubbed out cigarettes on my leg and electrocuted me.”

Amnesty International says the bulk of the kidnappings are carried out by pro-Russian rebels.

# kidnap - Monday 16 June, 2014

Israel arrests Palestinian politician in giant manhunt for kidnapped teenagers

More than 150 Palestinians have been arrested in the search for the three teenagers who were snatched from a settlement on Thursday night.

# kidnap - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

Chemical watchdog denies claim from Syrian government its team has been kidnapped

All members are “safe”, and are currently returning to base after an attack.

# kidnap - Friday 23 May, 2014

Californian man charged with decade-long kidnap of ex-girlfriend’s daughter

Garcia allegedly groomed her while still living with her mother, and then kidnapped her after a fight.

# kidnap - Friday 18 April, 2014

Assault victim kidnapped by group of men, taken to town’s outskirts for beating

The 28-year-old man was injured during an assault that took place in fields on the outskirts of Coleraine.

# kidnap - Thursday 17 April, 2014

Two women arrested this morning over the Jean McConville case have been released

The women, aged 57 and 60, were questioned at Antrim police station.

# kidnap - Monday 4 November, 2013

Family of young Irish boy abducted to Egypt want help from Government

Six-year-old Faris Heeney was kidnapped by his uncle in 2009 and taken to Egypt where he remains with his father.

# kidnap - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

Victim, 16, tells her followers about her kidnap and family’s murder

Hannah Anderson went online barely 48 hours after her rescue last Saturday following a manhunt across the United States.

# kidnap - Friday 9 August, 2013

Turkey tells citizens to leave Lebanon after two Turkish pilots kidnapped

Lebanese policemen stand guard outside a hotel where the rest of the Turkish Airlines crew are staying.

# kidnap - Thursday 1 August, 2013

Ariel Castro sentenced to life without parole

Judge Michael Russo imposed the hefty sentence for an aggravated murder charge laid after Castro forcibly terminated the pregnancies of one of his captives.

# kidnap - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

Photos: Kevin McGeever charged in court with wasting garda time

MCGeever appeared in court in Roscommon today to face charges in relation to his alleged kidnapping.

# kidnap - Monday 15 July, 2013

China rape victim’s mother wins damages over labour camp

The mother of a child who was kidnapped, raped and forced into prostitution had been sent to labour camp because of her demands that her daughter’s attackers be punished.

# kidnap - Tuesday 9 July, 2013

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Here are the nine stories you need to know this morning.

Three women in Ohio kidnap case thank public for support after ‘ordeal’ Cleveland This post contains videos

Three women in Ohio kidnap case thank public for support after ‘ordeal’

Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight were held captive for a decade.

# kidnap - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

Man pleads not guilty to the kidnap and rape of three women for a decade

Ariel Castro has also been charged with two counts of aggravated murder after he caused the termination of one of the women’s pregnancies.

# kidnap - Monday 3 June, 2013

Man bundled into van by men in balaclavas in Down kidnapping

The 27-year-old was released uninjured later that day but police are appealing for witnesses.

# kidnap - Monday 27 May, 2013

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.

# kidnap - Sunday 26 May, 2013

Man charged over alleged false imprisonment

A 47-year-old been charged in connection with an incident of alleged false imprisonment involving a woman in Dublin last week.

# kidnap - Friday 10 May, 2013

Prosecutor may seek death penalty in US kidnap case

Prosecutors say that charges will be sought against Ariel Castro for every act of sexual violence, rape, every day of kidnapping, every felonious assault, attempted murder and aggravated murder alleged.

# kidnap - Thursday 9 May, 2013

The Evening Fix… now with added terrible (and expensive) rooms for rent

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

# kidnap - Wednesday 8 May, 2013

Neighbours ‘saw naked woman crawling’ in backyard of Ohio kidnap house

Charges have yet to be filed against the three brothers who were arrested in connection with the Cleveland kidnapping.

# kidnap - Friday 12 April, 2013

Police warn public after attempted snatching in Down

An eight-year-old girl escaped after a suspicious approach this morning.

# kidnap - Friday 15 March, 2013

The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

# kidnap - Sunday 17 February, 2013

Gunmen abduct seven foreign workers in Nigeria

A security guard was killed in the attack, police have said.

# kidnap - Monday 21 January, 2013

Death toll climbs past 80 in siege in Algerian hostage crisis

As many as 48 hostages are believed to have been killed in the crisis.

# kidnap - Wednesday 16 January, 2013

The Evening Fix… now with added ice hockey humiliation

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

# kidnap - Sunday 23 December, 2012

Woman (20) allegedly kidnapped from Dundalk and taken to Newry

Two people appeared in court in connection with the alleged incident. The woman escaped to safety after being held in a house in Newry, police said.

# kidnap - Wednesday 17 October, 2012

Girl held for 3 days escapes in Germany

A 28-year-old man is being held by police after allegedly kidnapping the girl at knifepoint.

# kidnap - Sunday 7 October, 2012

Taken 2 tops North American box office on debut

Liam Neeson’s Taken 2 brought in around $50 million at the US box office this weekend.

# kidnap - Saturday 1 September, 2012

Belgium vows to toughen parole after Dutroux ex-wife outcry

Belgium’s Prime Minister has vowed to toughen parole rules following the release of the accomplice and ex-wife of paedophile serial killer Marc Dutroux.

# kidnap - Tuesday 31 July, 2012

Court releases wife of notorious Belgian paedophile and child murderer

Michelle Martin was jailed in 2004 for complicity in the imprisonment and death of her husband’s young victims.

# kidnap - Friday 13 July, 2012

Cold case experts start review of Natascha Kampusch kidnap case

Investigators are searching for errors and missed opportunities in the probe into Kampusch’s abduction in 1998 when she was 10.

# kidnap - Wednesday 18 April, 2012

Eight arrested after video of girl being raped circulates

Eight men and boys have been arrested in South Africa after a video showing the rape of a 17-year-old girl, said to have the mental capacity of a 5-year-old, was circulated online.

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