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#Hostages

# hostages - Wednesday 22 July, 2020

The Ukranian President has defended posting a film recommendation in order to end a hostage crisis
# Hostages
# Hostages

The Ukranian President has defended posting a film recommendation in order to end a hostage crisis

Jul 22nd 2020, 7:41 PM 15,643 Views 14 Comments

The hostage situation ended after the president posted about a documentary narrated by actor Joaquin Phoenix.

# hostages - Friday 31 May, 2019

Three dead after man takes two women hostage in Zurich flat
# Hostage Situation
# Hostage Situation

Three dead after man takes two women hostage in Zurich flat

May 31st 2019, 4:54 PM 14,174 Views 1 Comment

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

# hostages - Friday 10 May, 2019

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

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

May 10th 2019, 12:05 PM 13,720 Views 6 Comments

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

# hostages - Sunday 22 July, 2018

Woman killed after gunman takes hostages at Los Angeles supermarket
# Gun Battle
# Gun Battle

Woman killed after gunman takes hostages at Los Angeles supermarket

Jul 22nd 2018, 1:46 PM 16,156 Views 19 Comments

The gunman eventually handcuffed himself and surrendered to police.

# hostages - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

Four children and suspected gunman found dead after Orlando hostage situation
# Florida
# Florida

Four children and suspected gunman found dead after Orlando hostage situation

Jun 12th 2018, 8:03 AM 21,534 Views 19 Comments

The children aged one, six, 10 and 11 were found dead by officers overnight.

# hostages - Friday 23 March, 2018

Policeman critical after swapping himself for hostage as three die in France terrorist attack
# Trebes
# Trebes

Policeman critical after swapping himself for hostage as three die in France terrorist attack

Mar 23rd 2018, 7:35 PM 121,581 Views 75 Comments

The attacker had pledged allegiance to Islamic State.

# hostages - Friday 2 March, 2018

Englishman who took hostages at bowling alley jailed for 12 years
# Nuneaton
# Nuneaton

Englishman who took hostages at bowling alley jailed for 12 years

Mar 2nd 2018, 2:59 PM 8,299 Views 7 Comments

David Clarke believed his ex-partner was on the premises.

# hostages - Saturday 21 October, 2017

Couple had children while being held hostage in Afghanistan as they dreamed of a big family
# Family Planning
# Family Planning

Couple had children while being held hostage in Afghanistan as they dreamed of a big family

Oct 21st 2017, 3:00 PM 32,446 Views 53 Comments

“We’re Irish, haha,” the father said as way of explanation.

# hostages - Saturday 14 October, 2017

Freed hostage says militants killed his infant daughter and raped his wife
# Joshua Boyle
# Joshua Boyle

Freed hostage says militants killed his infant daughter and raped his wife

Oct 14th 2017, 8:28 AM 48,988 Views 94 Comments

Boyle provided a written statement to The Associated Press saying his family has “unparalleled resilience and determination.”

# hostages - Thursday 24 August, 2017

Hostage situation in South Carolina ends after 'disgruntled employee' shot by police
# Charleston
# Charleston

Hostage situation in South Carolina ends after 'disgruntled employee' shot by police

Aug 24th 2017, 9:23 PM 17,369 Views 36 Comments

“This is not an act of terrorism,” the mayor of Charleston said.

# hostages - Thursday 1 December, 2016

Hostages rescued after standoff with gunman in Florida
# Bank Robbery
# Bank Robbery

Hostages rescued after standoff with gunman in Florida

Dec 1st 2016, 5:53 PM 11,326 Views 6 Comments

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

# hostages - Thursday 7 July, 2016

Attack targets school as 250,000 prayed nearby to mark end of Ramadan
# Bangladesh
# Bangladesh

Attack targets school as 250,000 prayed nearby to mark end of Ramadan

Jul 7th 2016, 7:12 AM 14,705 Views 23 Comments

It is believed to have been carried out by Islamists.

# hostages - Tuesday 14 June, 2016

Suspect gunman 'shot dead' after workplace incident at a Walmart in Texas
# Amarillo
# Amarillo

Suspect gunman 'shot dead' after workplace incident at a Walmart in Texas

Jun 14th 2016, 7:35 PM 21,629 Views 38 Comments

Earlier reports indicated that he had captured hostages.

# hostages - Saturday 16 January, 2016

Al-Qaeda gunmen kill at least 20 people outside African hotel popular with tourists
# Burkina Faso
# Burkina Faso

Al-Qaeda gunmen kill at least 20 people outside African hotel popular with tourists

Jan 16th 2016, 8:15 PM 39,313 Views 56 Comments

Around 10 vehicles were on fire in the street where the four-star Splendid hotel is located in a busy, central area of Ouagadougou.

# hostages - Thursday 19 November, 2015

Islamic State group says it executed Norwegian and Chinese hostages
# Terrorism
# Terrorism

Islamic State group says it executed Norwegian and Chinese hostages

Nov 19th 2015, 9:05 AM 21,108 Views 32 Comments

Photos of two bodies which appeared to be those of the men featured in the English-language magazine Dabiq.

# hostages - Saturday 24 January, 2015

Japan scrambles to verify footage of Islamic State hostage execution
# Ransom
# Ransom

Japan scrambles to verify footage of Islamic State hostage execution

Jan 24th 2015, 4:13 PM 14,360 Views 58 Comments

It is not yet clear whether the video shows two kidnapped Japanese hostages.

# hostages - Friday 16 January, 2015

Italy denies paying €10m ransom to free young hostages
# Syria
# Syria

Italy denies paying €10m ransom to free young hostages

Jan 16th 2015, 5:42 PM 11,433 Views 7 Comments

The women were kidnapped last July.

# hostages - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

Australian PM: 'I will not rest until the public is as safe as possible'
# Sydney Siege
# Sydney Siege

Australian PM: 'I will not rest until the public is as safe as possible'

Dec 17th 2014, 7:05 AM 3,468 Views 36 Comments

An inquiry will also take place into action by police prior to the siege.

# hostages - Thursday 29 May, 2014

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

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

May 29th 2014, 9:22 AM 12,842 Views 23 Comments

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

# hostages - Saturday 19 April, 2014

French hostage freed from Syria says he is "very happy to be free"
# Freed
# Freed

French hostage freed from Syria says he is "very happy to be free"

Apr 19th 2014, 12:10 PM 3,813 Views 8 Comments

Didier Francois was one of four Frenchmen kidnapped in Syria ten months ago.

# hostages - Monday 3 February, 2014

Police officer and teacher killed at Moscow school shooting
# Russia
# Russia

Police officer and teacher killed at Moscow school shooting

Feb 3rd 2014, 9:03 AM 5,908 Views 4 Comments

The gunman shot and killed a police officer and teacher before taking the students hostage.

# hostages - Wednesday 30 October, 2013

French hostages released after three years return to France
# Kidnapping
# Kidnapping

French hostages released after three years return to France

Oct 30th 2013, 11:45 AM 8,529 Views 4 Comments

The four men were kidnapped in 2010 by the North African wing of al-Qaida.

# hostages - Monday 23 September, 2013

# hostages - Saturday 24 August, 2013

40 years ago, this is how 'Stockholm Syndrome' was born
# Hostage Situation
# Hostage Situation

40 years ago, this is how 'Stockholm Syndrome' was born

Aug 24th 2013, 9:45 AM 28,533 Views 32 Comments

The man who took hostages in a Swedish bank in August 1973 tells his story – and how those he had taken prisoner “more or less sided with me”.

# hostages - Monday 21 January, 2013

Algeria says 37 foreigners killed in gas plant siege
# Hostages
# Hostages

Algeria says 37 foreigners killed in gas plant siege

Jan 21st 2013, 8:44 PM 4,376 Views 0 Comments

The Algerian PM said some of the hostages had been executed “with a bullet to the head” as the four-day crisis ended in a bloodbath.

'They were brutally executed' - Hostages describe Algeria siege ordeal
# Algeria
# Algeria

'They were brutally executed' - Hostages describe Algeria siege ordeal

Jan 21st 2013, 1:30 PM 11,201 Views 14 Comments

Survivors of the four-day crisis say they were strapped to explosives while some describe finding bodies riddled with bullets, their heads half blown away by the impact.

# hostages - Saturday 19 January, 2013

Algeria: 18 killed - including seven hostages - in 'final assault'
# Algeria
# Algeria

Algeria: 18 killed - including seven hostages - in 'final assault'

Jan 19th 2013, 3:21 PM 6,676 Views 29 Comments

Algerian security forces are now thought to be sweeping the gas plant to remove landmines planted around it.

Fate of foreign hostages in Algeria hangs in balance
# Algeria
# Algeria

Fate of foreign hostages in Algeria hangs in balance

Jan 19th 2013, 8:33 AM 2,785 Views 3 Comments

It is believed that there are still around 10 hostages, but more workers remain unaccounted for, including 10 Japanese and eight Norwegians.

# hostages - Friday 18 January, 2013

# hostages - Thursday 17 January, 2013

Irish hostage released in Algeria amid conflicting reports of casualties
# Irish Hostage
# Irish Hostage

Irish hostage released in Algeria amid conflicting reports of casualties

Jan 17th 2013, 5:37 PM 11,631 Views 44 Comments

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has welcomed the news that Stephen McFaul has been freed – but confusion remains over the fate of the other hostages.

# hostages - Wednesday 20 June, 2012

Toulouse bank raider releases one hostage
# France
# France

Toulouse bank raider releases one hostage

Jun 20th 2012, 2:37 PM 2,640 Views 5 Comments

Three people are still being held hostage by the gunman at a bank branch in Toulouse.

# hostages - Tuesday 3 April, 2012

# hostages - Thursday 1 March, 2012

Gunman holds two people hostage in northern Greek factory
# Greece
# Greece

Gunman holds two people hostage in northern Greek factory

Mar 1st 2012, 2:35 PM 1,089 Views 1 Comment

Two other men who were injured by the gunman have been taken to hospital.

# hostages - Wednesday 29 February, 2012

Two hostages dead after pirates hijack ship off Somali coast
# Somali Pirates
# Somali Pirates

Two hostages dead after pirates hijack ship off Somali coast

Feb 29th 2012, 10:10 AM 1,595 Views 0 Comments

The Danish warship had been following the hijacked vessel for several days before attempting to board it.

# hostages - Monday 14 November, 2011

Aid workers freed in Yemen
# Yemen
# Yemen

Aid workers freed in Yemen

Nov 14th 2011, 3:23 PM 95 Views 0 Comments

The three French workers had been held hostage by al-Qaeda militants for six months. Meanwhile, demonstrations continue (pictured) against the country’s president, Ali Abdullah Saleh.

# hostages - Monday 3 October, 2011

Three hostages killed after police station siege in Iraq
# Iraq
# Iraq

Three hostages killed after police station siege in Iraq

Oct 3rd 2011, 1:35 PM 84 Views 0 Comments

Local officials say all of the gunmen involved in the siege were killed after security forces stormed the building.

# hostages - Friday 15 April, 2011

Somali pirates take multi-million dollar ransom - but keep hostages
Live Apr 15th 2011, 6:44 PM

Somali pirates take multi-million dollar ransom - but keep hostages

# hostages - Tuesday 29 March, 2011

Hostage siege in Iraq government building leaves 21 dead
# Iraq
# Iraq

Hostage siege in Iraq government building leaves 21 dead

Mar 29th 2011, 3:23 PM 375 Views 0 Comments

Men armed with guns and explosives attacked government headquarters and may have taken three council members hostage.

# hostages - Tuesday 1 March, 2011

Danish family and crew snatched by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean
# Pirates
# Pirates

Danish family and crew snatched by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean

Mar 1st 2011, 9:40 AM 2,006 Views 0 Comments

The incident happened last week but the Danish government has only announced it now as they attempt to rescue the captured family and their crew.

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