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‘I had to find them’: kidnapped filmmaker Mellissa Fung on her mission to find the Boko Haram girls

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The journalist and filmmaker Mellissa Fung is showing me her wound – or to be precise, the scar where her wound once was. It’s from the struggle with one of the Afghan rebels who, 12 years ago, kidnapped Fung near Kab...

‘They said they’d mutilate and kill me,’ says kidnapped Ukrainian journalist

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Around lunchtime on 12 March, Oleh Baturin, a Ukrainian journalist in the occupied region of Kherson, received a phone call from an unknown number. It was the activist Serhiy Tsygipa. “I really need to see you, I’m re...

Driving while kidnapped: Florida man drives erratically to attract police

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A man in Florida who had allegedly been kidnapped and was being held hostage as he drove was able to successfully alert police officers by driving erratically. The resident of Port St Lucie, who works as a dog breeder...

Driving while kidnapped: Florida man drives erratically to attract police

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A man in Florida who had allegedly been kidnapped and was being held hostage as he drove was able to successfully alert police officers by driving erratically. The resident of Port St Lucie, who works as a dog breeder...

Haiti gang releases remaining kidnapped missionaries

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The remaining members of a group of Canadian and American missionaries who were kidnapped in October by a gang in Haiti have been released, police announced on Thursday. The group of hostages, which originally numbere...

Italian woman admits killing ‘kidnapped’ four-year-old daughter

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A woman in Sicily has been arrested after admitting killing her four-year-old daughter, having initially claimed the child was taken by hooded kidnappers for a ransom. The body of Elena Del Pozzo was found in a field ...

Kidnapped woman rescued after sending plea for help via Grubhub order

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A kidnapped woman was rescued on Sunday after sending a note asking for help through the food service app Grubhub. The New York woman sent in an order to the Chipper Truck Cafe, a restaurant in Yonkers, New York, with...

Kidnapped, raped and wed against their will: Kyrgyz women’s fight against a brutal tradition

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Aisuluu was returning home after spending the afternoon with her aunt in the village of At-Bashy, not far from the Torugart crossing into China. “It was 5 o’clock in the afternoon on Saturday. I had a paper bag full o...

Sabaya review – extraordinary documentary shows struggle to free women kidnapped by Isis

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The first 20 minutes of Hogir Hirori’s extraordinary documentary has the beat of a gripping thriller, full of hushed voices, car chases, and the terrifying sounds of gunfight. Much of it shot at night, the film follow...

Tories all at sea in row over trawler ‘kidnapped’ by the French

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It’s war. At least it would be if a handful of Tory MPs got their way. And who better to fight than the French? Our oldest enemy. The cause of the dispute was the British trawler detained overnight by our beastly neig...

Two of 17 kidnapped missionaries freed in Haiti, Christian Aid Ministries says

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Two of 17 abducted members of a missionary group have been freed in Haiti and are safe, “in good spirits and being cared for”, their Ohio-based church organisation has announced. Christian Aid Ministries issued a stat...