Kidnapping

Armed separatists kidnapped at least 79 students and three staff members from a Presbyterian school in a troubled English-speaking region of Cameroon, the governor said Monday.
November 05, 2018 - 5:34 pm
YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — Armed separatists kidnapped at least 79 students and three staff members from a Presbyterian school in a troubled English-speaking region of Cameroon, the governor said Monday. North West Region Gov. Deben Tchoffo said the students abducted Sunday night were ages 11-17, and...
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Japanese journalist Jumpei Yasuda is interviewed in a flight from Turkey to Japan Oct. 25, 2018. Yasuda returned to Tokyo on Thursday after being freed from more than three years of captivity in Syria. (Kyodo News via AP)
October 25, 2018 - 11:01 am
TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese journalist returned to Tokyo on Thursday after being freed from more than three years of captivity in Syria, and was greeted at the airport with hugs from his wife and his favorite handmade rice balls from his mother. Jumpei Yasuda was released in Syria on Tuesday and taken...
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FILE - This file photo provided by the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office in Wichita, Kan., shows Stephen Bodine, of Wichita, who was convicted Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, of first-degree murder in the May 2017 killing of a 3-year-old Evan Brewer whose body was found encased in concrete in the laundry room of his home four months after his death. (Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
October 24, 2018 - 3:23 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man has been found guilty of first-degree murder in the horrific abuse and slaying of a 3-year-old boy whose body was found encased in concrete in the laundry room of his home four months after his death. Stephen Bodine, 41, of Wichita, was convicted Wednesday in the...
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In this image released by the Hatay governorate in Turkey, Jumpei Yasuda of Japan, talks in Antakya, Turkey, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018. Japan confirmed Wednesday that a man freed from Syria is the Japanese freelance journalist Yusuda, who was kidnapped three years ago by al-Qaida's branch in Syria, known at the time as the Nusra Front, and said he appears to be in good health. (Antakya Governorate via AP)
October 24, 2018 - 8:55 am
TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese freelance journalist who was freed after more than three years of captivity in Syria said Wednesday he is safe in neighboring Turkey. Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono said Japanese Embassy officials met with the journalist, Jumpei Yasuda, at an immigration center in...
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Volunteers cross a creek and barbed wire near Barron, Wis., Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, on their way to a ground search for 13-year-old Jayme Closs who was discovered missing Oct. 15 after her parents were found fatally shot at their home. The search for Closs was expanded Tuesday, with as many as 2,000 volunteers expected to take part in a search of the area. (AP Photo/Jeff Baenen)
October 23, 2018 - 8:57 pm
BARRON, Wis. (AP) — Investigators are assessing several items that volunteers found Tuesday during an expanded search for clues that might lead to a missing 13-year-old Wisconsin girl whose parents were killed, but none of them yet seem to be linked to her disappearance, a sheriff said. Barron...
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Louie Lauderdale, of Lake Geneva, Wis. searches near a cornfield along 15th Ave. near highway 25 just North of Barron, Wis., Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, for 13-year-old Jayme Closs, who was discovered missing Oct. 15 after her parents were found fatally shot at their home. (Jerry Holt/Star Tribune via AP)
October 23, 2018 - 5:39 pm
BARRON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the search for a Wisconsin girl whose parents were killed (all times local): 4:35 p.m. A Wisconsin sheriff says some items were found during a search for clues into the disappearance of a 13-year-old girl whose parents were killed, but they're still being assessed...
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October 16, 2018 - 9:25 am
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Islamic State-linked extremists in Nigeria have killed another abducted health worker despite an urgent plea from the International Committee of the Red Cross to spare her life, the global aid organization confirmed on Tuesday. "It's utterly devastating that we have to write...
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October 15, 2018 - 4:42 pm
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Islamic State-linked extremists in Nigeria have killed another abducted health worker despite an urgent plea from the International Committee of the Red Cross to spare her life, Nigeria's government said late Monday. The statement did not say which of the two abducted health...
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October 14, 2018 - 1:05 pm
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Jordan and Syria agreed Sunday to reopen a vital border crossing between the two countries, three years after the commercial lifeline fell to rebel groups and traffic was halted. Israel also said Sunday the Quneitra crossing with Syria will reopen Monday to U.N. observers,...
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October 13, 2018 - 9:06 am
BEIRUT (AP) — A U.S.-backed Syrian force and a war monitor say members of the Islamic State group have stormed a settlement for displaced people in the country's east and kidnapped scores of civilians. The Syrian Democratic Forces said in a statement that fighting Friday night in the Hajin camp for...
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