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Google`s Waze app to alert kidnappings in LA

Alerts about hit-and-runs and kidnappings in Los Angeles will soon pop up on traffic app Waze, along with road closure information, the West Coast city`s mayor said Tuesday.

In Garo Hills, a man is abducted every other day

Believe it or not, kidnapping has become the order of the day in the insurgency-hit Garo Hills region of Meghalaya, with one person being abducted every alternate day in the past six months.

Suspected Boko Haram men kidnap 20 women in Nigeria

In the latest incident of abduction, armed militants donning military uniforms, suspected to be from Boko Haram group, kidnapped 20 women from a village in Borno state, close to where they had earlier kidnapped over 200 girls.

Boko Haram using Nigeria schoolgirls as `bargaining chips` to seek militants` release

Almost a month after more than 270 girls were kidnapped by the Boko Haram in Nigeria, the Governor of Borno state has said that he has been informed about the missing girls` possible whereabouts.

Boko Haram menace: Nigeria police offer $300K reward for info on missing girls

The number of girls kidnapped by the Boko Haram militant outfit has risen to 11 on Wednesday after three more girls were reportedly abducted from a village in Nigeria`s northeast.

Egypt diplomats quit Libya after kidnappings

Egypt`s ambassador and his staff
have left Libya for security reasons after the kidnapping of
five of their colleagues, the foreign ministry said on Sunday.

Mullah Omar says kidnappings `bringing bad name` to Taliban

Mullah Mohammad Omar has admitted recently that some of Taliban`s area commanders were involved in the business of kidnapping for ransom, bringing bad name to the Taliban movement.

Peshawar Sikhs worried, insecure over kidnappings

Insecurity has increased in the minority Sikh community of Peshawar city in northwest Pakistan.

`Pak terror groups using kidnappings to earn`

Last year, 10 cases of kidnapping for ransom were reported to Pakistani police.

Kenya deploys troops in Somalia after kidnappings

Kenya`s government has come under intense pressure at home to show it is beefing up defences along its frontier with Somalia.

`Kidnappings for ransom a lucrative biz in Pak`

Abductions for ransom have become a lucrative business in Pakistan, said a leading daily.

Nigerian army says 50 arrested over kidnappings

The gang was responsible for the kidnapping of
19 oil workers, including several foreigners.

Gunmen kidnap 2 Chinese, 4 Afghans in Afghanistan

Two Chinese engineers and four Afghans have been kidnapped by gunmen in northwestern Afghanistan, an official said on Monday.

Al Qaeda calls for foreign civilian kidnappings in Afghanistan

A senior al Qaeda official has called on the Taliban to wage a campaign of kidnapping foreign civilians in Afghanistan in order to force US-led forces to negotiate prisoner exchanges, Australian media reported.

Relatives and friends behind kidnappings in Delhi

Relatives and friends of victims,
not professional gangs, were behind the majority of kidnapping
cases in the national capital this year, police said on Wednesday.