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Mexico widens scope of investigation into 43 missing students

Mexico’s special prosecutor in the suspected massacre of 43 students in 2014 is now to examine the role of federal and state police.

Mexico’s special prosecutor in the suspected massacre of 43 students in 2014 is now to examine the role of federal and state police.

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Son of Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' Guzman kidnapped

A son of Mexico’s infamous drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman was among a group of suspected criminals abducted in a top tourist resort.

A son of Mexico’s infamous drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman was among a group of suspected criminals abducted in a top tourist resort.

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American and Australian abducted in Kabul - reports

Officials in the Afghanistan say there are looking for an Australian and an American who have been abducted by gunman in the city of Kabul.

Officials in the Afghanistan say there are looking for an Australian and an American who have been abducted by gunman in the city of Kabul.

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Brazil: Helicopter pilot held after kidnapped Ecclestone mother-in-law is freed

There have been emotional scenes as the mother-in-law of Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone was reunited with loved ones, after being rescued by police from the Brazilian hideout where she had been he

There have been emotional scenes as the mother-in-law of Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone was reunited with loved ones, after being rescued by police from the Brazilian hideout where she had been he

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Spanish journalist freed in Colombia

Spanish journalist Salud Hernández has been freed by after six days in captivity in Colombia.

Spanish journalist Salud Hernández has been freed by after six days in captivity in Colombia.

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Freed son of former Pakistani Prime Minister returns home

The freed son of a former prime minister of Pakistan has returned to his family home in Lahore. Ali Haider Gilani was freed from Taliban captivity by

The freed son of a former prime minister of Pakistan has returned to his family home in Lahore. Ali Haider Gilani was freed from Taliban captivity by

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Pakistan: Ex-PM's son rescued in Afghanistan

The kidnapped son of Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani has been rescued in Afghanistan following a joint operation by Afghan and

The kidnapped son of Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani has been rescued in Afghanistan following a joint operation by Afghan and

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Journalists freed in Syria return home to Spain

Three Spanish freelance journalists who were kidnapped in Syria last July have returned home on Sunday after being released. On Saturday it was

Three Spanish freelance journalists who were kidnapped in Syria last July have returned home on Sunday after being released. On Saturday it was

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Independent probe into Mexico's missing 43 slams government interference

Thousands of activists have taken to the streets of Mexico City to demand the government implement the recommendations of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

Thousands of activists have taken to the streets of Mexico City to demand the government implement the recommendations of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

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ISIL claims to have shot down Syrian plane and captured pilot

ISIL fighters said they had shot down a government warplane in Syria on Friday. They released footage of what they said was the burning wreckage of

ISIL fighters said they had shot down a government warplane in Syria on Friday. They released footage of what they said was the burning wreckage of

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Syria: ISIL alleged to have kidnapped 250 factory employees

Approximately 250 Syrians are feared kidnapped following an alleged ISIL attack east of Damascus. The cement factory employees have been unreachable

Approximately 250 Syrians are feared kidnapped following an alleged ISIL attack east of Damascus. The cement factory employees have been unreachable

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Nigeria's president offers to negotiate schoolgirls' release

Nigeria’s new president says the government is prepared to negotiate with the Islamist militant group Boko Haram “without preconditions” to secure

Nigeria’s new president says the government is prepared to negotiate with the Islamist militant group Boko Haram “without preconditions” to secure

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Mexico: parents of 43 missing students protest

The parents of 43 college students who disappeared 15 months ago protested in Mexico City on Saturday (December 26) demanding to know what happened

The parents of 43 college students who disappeared 15 months ago protested in Mexico City on Saturday (December 26) demanding to know what happened

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Doha working with Iraq to secure release of 26 kidnapped Qataris

The Foreign Ministry in Doha says it is working with Iraqi authorities to organise the release of twenty six of its citizens. Around a hundred

The Foreign Ministry in Doha says it is working with Iraqi authorities to organise the release of twenty six of its citizens. Around a hundred

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Son of former Libyan leader Gadhafi freed after being kidnapped

Hannibal Gadhafi, a son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi, has reportedly been freed after being kidnapped by an unknown Lebanese group. He

Hannibal Gadhafi, a son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi, has reportedly been freed after being kidnapped by an unknown Lebanese group. He

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Polish cargo crew kidnapped off Nigeria are freed

A Polish cargo vessel crew, kidnapped last month off the Nigerian coast, have been freed. “Everything ended happily. The sailors are safe and sound

A Polish cargo vessel crew, kidnapped last month off the Nigerian coast, have been freed. “Everything ended happily. The sailors are safe and sound

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Army official says kidnap of tourists in Philippines was planned

Three foreigners and a Filipino national have been kidnapped by gunmen from a popular Philippines resort on Samal island. A local army captain said

Three foreigners and a Filipino national have been kidnapped by gunmen from a popular Philippines resort on Samal island. A local army captain said

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At least 17 Turks abducted in Habibiya, Iraq

At least 17 Turkish workers have been abducted in Iraq. They were building a sports complex in the Baghdad suburb of Sadr City. Security officials

At least 17 Turkish workers have been abducted in Iraq. They were building a sports complex in the Baghdad suburb of Sadr City. Security officials