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Man charged with kidnapping after trying to enter Canada

Dec. 04, 2021 09:56 AM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Connecticut man who court documents say tried to enter Canada with a 16-year-old girl he allegedly abducted in their home state has been charged with kidnapping. A complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Burlington on Friday says the...

Germany arrests suspected Libyan extremist

Dec. 03, 2021 10:18 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities have arrested a 29-year-old man on suspicion of being part of a Libyan extremist group and extorting money through kidnappings, officials said Friday. Federal prosecutors said the man, a Libyan citizen identified only as Ahmed B. for...

China calls on citizens to leave eastern Congo after attacks

Dec. 01, 2021 04:38 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China on Wednesday urged its citizens to leave three provinces in eastern Congo as violence intensifies in the mineral-rich region. A posting from the Chinese Embassy in Kinshasa on the WeChat online messaging said a number of Chinese citizens had been...

Rights group: Taliban kill, abduct dozens of ex-officers

Nov. 30, 2021 08:25 AM EST

KABUL (AP) — Taliban fighters have summarily killed or forcibly “disappeared” more than 100 former police and intelligence officers since taking power in Afghanistan, Human Rights Watch said in a report Tuesday. The group pointed to continuing retaliation against the armed forces of the...

Rideshare driver arrested in Beaverton, accused of rape

Nov. 24, 2021 15:20 PM EST

BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) — A suburban Portland rideshare driver has been accused of raping and kidnapping a passenger. KOIN-TV reports the Washington County Sheriff’s Office said Omar Al Naser was arrested Tuesday at his Beaverton home on four charges related to an...

Maryland officer accused of perjury and kidnapping

Nov. 24, 2021 15:19 PM EST

FAIRMOUNT HEIGHTS, Md. (AP) — A grand jury indicted Maryland police officer Philip Dupree on charges of kidnapping, perjury and misconduct in office. The Maryland State Prosecutor's Office said Dupree, an officer from Fairmont Heights, conducted an illegal traffic stop...

Chile court raises sentence in torture-killing of singer

Nov. 23, 2021 14:31 PM EST

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A Chilean court on Tuesday increased the prison sentence for six former soldiers convicted in one of the most notorious killings by the former military dictatorship — the kidnapping, torture and murder of folk singer Víctor Jara— as well as that of a government...

Tennessee man charged in California with kidnapping, assault

Nov. 22, 2021 19:31 PM EST

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Tennessee man has been charged in Southern California with kidnapping his 3-year-old son and sexually assaulting his 16-year-old niece after authorities said he drove across the country with the children. The kids were found safe and Jacob...

Two accused of kidnapping man in Cedar Falls, burning him

Nov. 22, 2021 10:44 AM EST

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — A man and woman face charges for allegedly restraining a man while striking and burning him in Cedar Falls. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports that 46-year-old Donovan James Danielson and 32-year-old Nicole Elise...

Kidnappers release 2 of 17 missionaries abducted in Haiti

Nov. 22, 2021 00:06 AM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Two of 17 members of a missionary group who were kidnapped more than a month ago are safe and “in good spirits” after being freed in Haiti, their U.S..-based church organization announced. Christian Aid Ministries issued a statement...