Hostage situations

In this Monday, Feb. 10, 2020 photo, Buddhist monk Phra Manaswin gestures as he explains a shooting rampage he witnessed at Wat Pa Sattharuam Buddhist temple in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand. The secluded temple complex in the northeastern Thai province had opened its gates for Buddha Day, allowing in dozens of devotees, when a rogue soldier from the neighboring Army base roared through in a stolen Humvee, fatally shooting nine people, including a 13-year-old boy, and injuring more. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
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February 11, 2020 - 7:45 am
NAKHON RATCHASIMA, Thailand (AP) — A rogue soldier whose rampage left 29 people dead and dozens more injured in northeastern Thailand terrorized a Buddhist temple on his way to a shopping mall where he held people hostage in a nearly 16-hour siege. The peaceful seclusion of the Wat Pa Sattharuam...
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February 06, 2020 - 3:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — An American citizen has been kidnapped in Afghanistan by a Taliban-affiliated group, a U.S. official said Thursday, and authorities are working to rescue him. U.S. officials believe Mark Frerichs of Lombard, Illinois, was kidnapped by the Haqqani network, according to an official...
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January 09, 2020 - 12:06 pm
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — A 17-year-old boy who admitted in court to making hoax phone calls to authorities in a half-dozen states should receive a one-year sentence with credit for time served, an Ohio prosecutor said. David Dorbish Jr. pleaded guilty Wednesday in a court in Youngstown to charges...
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FILE - In this March 7, 2019, file photo, Christine Levinson, wife of Robert Levinson, a former FBI agent who vanished in Iran in 2007, left, gets a hug from Babak Namazi, right, the son of Baquer Namazi who has been held in Iran, following their testimony before a House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Capitol Hill in Washington. The killing of a top Iranian general has ratcheted up the anxiety of families of Americans held in Iran. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
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January 07, 2020 - 9:45 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The killing of a top Iranian general has ratcheted up the anxiety of families of Americans held in Iran, one month after the release of a New Jersey student had given them hope. The Trump administration has made a priority of bringing home hostages held abroad, but the prospect of...
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This booking photo provided by the Rockford, Ill., Police Department shows Nicholas August, 39, who was charged Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, with armed robbery, aggravated criminal sexual assault and unlawful restraint. He is being held on $2 million bail. Police say he entered a Rockford, Ill., bank on Friday, took a woman hostage and sexually assaulted her during a standoff with police. (Rockford Police Department via AP)
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January 04, 2020 - 11:41 am
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — A man armed with a pellet gun who took a woman hostage inside an Illinois bank sexually assaulted her before surrendering to authorities following a six-hour standoff, police said Saturday. Nicholas August, 39, of Rockford, was being held Saturday at the Winnebago County Jail...
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December 23, 2019 - 7:19 am
LIBREVILLE, Gabon (AP) — Authorities searched Monday for four Chinese crew members who were taken hostage by pirates in speedboats off Gabon's capital over the weekend. Government spokesman Edgard Anicet Mboumbou Miyakou confirmed Sunday that four vessels anchored in the bay off Libreville were...
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December 13, 2019 - 1:55 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Three of four crew members who were kidnapped by pirates from a Greek-flagged oil tanker off the coast of Togo last month have been released, while the fourth has died, the vessel's managing company said Friday. European Products Carriers Ltd. said in a statement that the...
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In this photo taken on Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, Olga, last name withheld for safety reasons, poses with a window frame in a park in Kyiv, Ukraine. After being snatched by pro-separatist militias from her hometown of Alchevsk in August 2014, Olga survived three mock executions and was rescued by her girlfriend 10 days later. (AP Photo/Zoya Shu)
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December 07, 2019 - 8:51 am
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — For Anna Sergeyeva, rebuilding her life after surviving a week of captivity and torture in Ukraine was often more of a struggle. She was snatched from her apartment in May 2014, when the conflict between Russia-backed rebels and Ukrainian forces in eastern Ukraine had just...
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December 05, 2019 - 8:24 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Pirates boarded a Greek-owned oil tanker off Nigeria and kidnapped 19 Indian and Turkish crew members in what have become the world’s most dangerous waters for such attacks. A statement Wednesday by the owner and Hong Kong-based managers said the Nave Constellation ship was...
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Nazanin Boniadi, left, an actress and activist, listens as Sarah Moriarty, the daughter of Robert Levinson, a U.S. hostage in Iran, speak about her father's captivity, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, in Washington. At front is international human rights lawyer Jared Genser. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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December 03, 2019 - 6:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Families of several U.S. and British people held in Iran expressed fear for their loved ones Tuesday amid the deadliest unrest in decades in the Islamic republic. The relatives spoke at a news conference in Washington to demand the release of spouses and parents held in Iran — in...
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