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Islamist militants kidnap at least one NGO worker in Nigeria, sources...

The abduction comes 9 months after Islamic State's West Africa branch executed a Red Cross aid worker in March 2018.

Philippine troops rescue Malaysian hostage in southern Philippines

Jan Abdullah was shot by his Abu Sayyaf captors while fleeing and was later found by the marines.

Florida bank shooting leaves 5 dead

SWAT team entered the bank after negotiators failed to convince the suspect to leave.

Cops kill hostage-taker after standoff in New Jersey

William Owens barricaded himself and 2 women inside a UPS sorting facility.

Cops kill man who threatened to throw out toddler from 4th...

The man had taken the 2-year-old girl captive at knifepoint after entering a sundry shop.

Five Filipino troops killed in ambush by Islamist gunmen

The militants have also raided and taken hostages from resorts in the southern Philippines and neighbouring Malaysia.

Japanese journalist heads home after 40 months held hostage in Syria

In an earlier video released by Turkish officials, Yasuda gave thanks for his freedom and said he was safe.

Japan’s Abe ‘relieved’ at hostage’s release but awaits confirmation

He was held in Baghdad in 2004 and drew criticism at home for drawing the government into negotiations for his release.

German hostage drama ‘likely a terrorist act’

Heavily armed police opened fire on the 55-year-old suspect, who underwent emergency surgery and remains in a coma.

Syrian in Germany hostage drama had mental problems

Witnesses reported that the man had claimed to be a member of the Islamic State jihadist group, and police said they were investigating whether his motive was terrorism and whether he acted alone or with others.

German police seize Cologne hostage-taker

State rail operator Deutsche Bahn suspended all train traffic through Cologne, a major hub for rail travel through North Rhine-Westphalia state and nationwide.

German police suspect hostage has been taken in Cologne

Germany is on high alert for militant attacks, almost two years after a Tunisian Islamist rammed a hijacked truck into a Christmas market in central Berlin, killing 11 people as well as the driver.

Militants free 3 Indonesian hostages in southern Philippines

The released hostages, Hamdam Salim, Subandi Sattuh and Sudarlan Samansung, were to be handed to the Indonesian ambassador in southern Zamboanga city later Sunday.

Mexican traffickers hold children hostage to force women into sex work

Over the past decade, federal authorities have investigated 169 cases of human trafficking in Puebla and Tlaxcala, including forced prostitution.

At least 27 hostages held by IS in south Syria

The group of mostly women and children were abducted by IS during a massive July 25 assault on the Druze community in Sweida, in which more than 250 people were killed.

Video appears to show missing Japanese journalist pleading for help

Yasuda was reported by Japanese media as being captured by an al Qaeda affiliate after entering Syria from Turkey in 2015.

Afghanistan attackers take dozens hostage in eastern city

The attacks have been concentrated in Jalalabad, the main city of Nangarhar province, on the border with Pakistan where Islamic State fighters first appeared towards the end of 2014.

Syrian army fights IS despite hostage threat

Islamic State holds only a small area of Deraa province near the frontier with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, after army advances last week that forced it to retreat.

Los Angeles grocery store standoff victim was shot by police

The victim, Melyda Corado, 27, identified by relatives as a manager at the store, was one of several people who fled the market after the gunman crashed his car just outside while being chased by police on Saturday.

Nicaragua students freed from church after violent night; one killed

The students took refuge inside the Divine Mercy Catholic Church on Friday after gunmen loyal to President Daniel Ortega began shooting at them.

Arrest of gunman ends hostage seige in central Paris

France has been on high alert after a series of jihadist attacks in the past three years, most recently a Saturday night knife attack in Paris last month in which one person was killed.

‘Killed’ Abu Sayyaf militant gives himself up to Filipino army

Nurhassan Jamiri, who led a militant Abu Sayyaf sub-group, is reported to have given himself up with 13 followers to Philippine troops in Basilan yesterday.

Former Taliban hostage Boyle arrested for 15 charges including assault

The Canadian is also charged with misleading police to 'divert suspicion from himself' and administering a noxious substance.

After 40 years, Penang top cop sent off in style

Retiring state police chief Chuah Ghee Lye wants to spend more time with family and on the fairway.