Can you “abduct-proof” your kids?

2015-05-07 13:53

Tips to help impress the importance of stranger danger.

Czechs returned after 2 years

2015-03-28 20:13

Two female Czech tourists kidnapped in Pakistan in 2013 have been released and have returned to the Czech Republic.

"House of Horrors" - What made him do it?

2014-06-27 09:59

What drives men to commit such despicable crimes, and is there anything we can do about it?

Sudan sex video man gets 40 lashes

2014-02-20 22:30

A Sudanese man whose video of others having sex with a pregnant Ethiopian teenager created a rare case of internet controversy in the conservative nation has been sentenced to 40 lashes.

Jhb kidnappers caught red handed

2014-02-06 22:22

Eight men, including a police officer, have been arrested for allegedly kidnapping a man in Lenasia, south of Johannesburg.

Greek cops arrest 3 over 'abducted' baby

2013-10-23 22:22

Greek police have arrested 3 Roma people on suspicion of abducting a 2 1/2-month-old boy.

Chinese police rescue 92 abducted kids

2013-09-28 08:00

Chinese authorities say 92 abducted children have been rescued in a police operation that netted 301 suspects in a massive child trafficking scheme.

Ohio kidnapper Castro commits suicide

2013-09-04 07:08

Ohio corrections officials say Ariel Castro who held three women captive in his home for nearly a decade has committed suicide at a state prison facility.

Nigeria hostages rescued

2013-05-24 18:21

Nigeria's military says it has rescued women and children taken hostage by Islamic extremists after an attack on a police barracks.

French hostages abducted in Cameroon freed

2013-02-21 13:16

Seven French nationals taken hostage in northern Cameroon earlier this week have been freed, reports say, citing Cameroonian military sources.


Abducted girl seeks interdict to stop media naming her

2015-04-02 19:41

The legal team of a girl who was abducted as a baby is to apply for an urgent court interdict preventing the media from revealing her name when she turns 18 at the end of the month.

SA mesmerised by baby snatching case

2015-03-06 17:04

The case of an abducted baby, who was reunited with her parents after 17 years, has mesmerised South Africa and there has been a public outpouring of support for the biological parents.

Missing Nigerian girls start 2nd month in captivity

2014-05-14 15:08

More than 200 schoolgirls have begun their second month as Boko Haram hostages, with Nigeria's government indicating it is willing to talk to the militants to secure their release.

Radebe welcomes ukuthwala conviction

2014-02-15 06:30

Justice Minister Jeff Radebe has welcomed the first conviction of a man linked to the ukuthwala practice in the Western Cape.

False kidnap case postponed

2013-12-20 21:44

A woman accused of falsely claiming her baby was kidnapped has appeared in the Kempton Park Magistrate's Court.

2 Roma kids removed from Irish families

2013-10-23 21:17

Irish authorities say they removed two children from Roma families due to concerns about their identity, sparking warnings about racial profiling following the Greek “mystery girl” inquiry.

Ohio reviews Castro's prison cell suicide

2013-09-06 08:03

The family of Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro plans to claim his body as investigations sought to determine how the notorious prisoner managed to hang himself with a bed sheet.

Cop appears for Mpuma kidnapping

2013-07-22 18:57

A Gauteng policeman has appeared in the Carolina Magistrate's Court in connection with a house robbery and kidnapping, Mpumalanga police say.

4 Turkish hostages freed in Afghanistan

2013-05-14 20:23

Taliban insurgents have released the final four Turkish engineers held hostage since their helicopter crashed in eastern Afghanistan last month.

Pirates kidnap six foreigners in Nigeria

2013-02-20 19:46

Armed pirates who stormed an oil service ship off Nigeria have kidnapped six foreigners and demanded a $1.3m ransom for their release, the police and military say.

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