Ex-hostage Ingrid Betancourt confronts captors 13 years later
04 July 2021 | 3:50 pm
For the first time since being rescued 13 years ago from the hands of FARC guerillas who had held her hostage for more than six years in the Colombian jungle, Franco-Colombian politician Ingrid Betancourt was able to confront her captors a meeting with ex-combatants.
5 Mar 2017
The Philippine military says it had recovered the body of an elderly German hostage who was beheaded by Islamic militants last week.
7 Mar 2017
Australian police recover a 22-year-old British woman, who was allegedly raped and assaulted a number of times while she was held hostage by a man during a two-month ordeal.
14 May 2017
A SWAT team shoots and kills a county jail inmate Saturday afternoon after the inmate grabs a guard's gun and holds a female employee hostage for hours at Delnor Hospital in Geneva, Illinois.
29 Jul 2017
Suspected Boko Haram militants released a video on Saturday (July 29) showing three kidnapped members of an oil exploration team in north eastern Nigeria, one of whom asks the government to reduce the use of force against the jihadists.
23 Mar 2018
A hostage situation is ongoing at a supermarket in southwestern France. The mayor of the town of Trebes has said that at least one person was killed in the attack.
29 Nov 2018
Senator narrates how a Nigerian woman held hostage delivered in captivity.
24 Mar 2019
All of the children on board a hijacked school bus that was set on fire in northern Italy have escaped unscathed. Police said the man who took the vehicle claimed he wanted migrant deaths at sea to come to an end.
12 Apr 2019
Hostage ransoms: To pay or not to pay?
4 Jun 2019
Ewold Horn from the Netherlands was Islamist militant group Abu Sayyaf's longest-held hostage. The military said that it also killed the Abu Sayyaf commander's wife during its raid.
31 Jan 2020
Subhash Batham was attempting to get authorities to drop a murder charge against him. He was out on bail when he held the 23 partygoers at gunpoint in an all-night standoff with police.
3 Aug 2020
It is the third hostage situation in the country in less than three weeks. The suspect's demands were not immediately clear, with Ukraine's interior minister labeling the man mentally unstable and a "terrorist."
28 Aug 2020
The Nigerian army says it has "full control" of a northeastern town where sources say hundreds of people have been taken hostage by jihadists. Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters stormed the town Kukawa on Tuesday and seized hundreds of residents who had only just returned after fleeing their homes for nearly two years, according to locals and militia sources.
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After being driven out of Uganda, the Lord's Resistance Army ran riot in the Central African Republic, where it behaved more like a criminal gang than a terrorist militia. Now the LRA's days seem to be numbered.
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A blaze took hold as two gangs from rival ethnic groups in the province of West Papua fought to settle a quarrel. The two sides used machetes, arrows and Molotov cocktails to attack each other.
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Papers focus on Vladimir Putin as the US moves to put troops on standby in Ukraine. Also, a new study in the US finds that giving cash aids to parents increases babies' brain activity. A Dutch university is accused of pandering to China after one of its Chinese-funded research institutes denied human rights abuses in a recent visit. Finally, French scientists set a world record for the longest floating gas bubble!
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Africa's biggest football tournament is on in Cameroon and Rwanda's Salima Rhadia Mukansanga is the first woman to referee a match at the AFCON tournament. Salima took charge of the Zimbabwe vs Guinea game on January 21 and managed the men with grace and firmness.
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The US saw 7% year-over-year price increases in December, the largest hike in nearly four decades. This comes as omicron threatens to snarl supply chains once again.
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Bilingual schools across France are struggling to find people who can teach in German as English becomes more popular. A group of parents have set up a recruiting agency to help the government.