Youth fakes his own abduction for extorting money from family

A 22-year-old youth has been arrested for allegedly faking his own kidnapping so that he could squeeze money out of his family.

Two tribals kidnapped in Tripura

Insurgents of banned National Liberation Front of Tripura have allegedly kidnapped two tribal youths from a remote hamlet near the Indo-Bangla border in Gomati district, the police said today.

Spanish woman fakes kidnapping to get cash to record album

A 22-year-old young Spanish woman faked her own kidnapping to try to get ransom money from her father to record a music album, police said on Friday.

Kidnapped SBI official freed in Meghalaya

A State Bank of India official, kidnapped by Garo militants in Meghalaya 16 days ago, was released unharmed on Thursday after his family paid a ransom, officials said.

Amish girls abducted with intent to `victimize`

A US couple arrested and charged with kidnapping two Amish sisters intended to "victimize" the girls after snatching them from their roadside produce stand, authorities said on Saturday.

Abducted girl found murdered in UP

Body of a 15-year-old girl who was abducted along with her sister on July 25 was recovered from Kairana town in Shamli district following which three police personnel have been suspended for alleged negligence.

Youth held for kidnap, rape of teenaged relative in Thane

A 25-year-old man was arrested Tursday for allegedly abducting and raping the minor daughter of a relative in Mira Road area of Thane, police said.

Kidnapped Kanpur woman found murdered in car

Kanpur police recovered the dead body of a woman who was kidnapped by a gang of bikers late on Sunday night after she had gone out for dinner.

Briton kidnapped in Yemen has been released: Foreign Office

Mike Harvey, who was abducted on Feb. 12 on his way from an educational institute, was at the British embassy in the capital Sanaa, it said in a statement.

Nigeria`s abducted girls not forgotten: UN chief

UN Secretary General Ban Ki- moon Wednesday voiced his full support for the worldwide vigils to mark 100 days since the abduction of schoolgirls in Nigeria by Boko Haram terrorists, noting the girls are not forgotten.

Japan denies report on North Korea`s abduction survivor list

Japan on Thursday denied as "sheer misreporting" a front page newspaper story that North Korea had provided a list of some 30 Japanese survivors still living in the isolated country, including known victims of state-sponsored kidnapping.

Abbas demands Israel condemn murder of Palestinian teen

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas today demanded Israel condemn the kidnapping and suspected murder of an east Jerusalem teenager in a suspected revenge attack for the killing of three Israeli youths.

Kidnapped Meghalaya welder rescued, one abductor killed

A welder kidnapped by militants for ransom was Tuesday rescued in Meghalaya following a gunfight in which security forces killed one abductor and arrested two others.

Israel confirms 3 teens found dead, says Hamas responsible

Israel on Monday confirmed finding the bodies of three teenagers who disappeared in the southern West Bank on June 12, blaming the Islamist Hamas movement for their kidnapping and murder.

Nigeria is in darkest phase of history: Goodluck Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan said on Friday Nigeria had entered one of the darkest phases of its history, visiting the scene of a bomb blast that had killed 21 people in an upmarket district of the capital Abuja two days earlier.

Netanyahu praises Abbas remarks, but slams Hamas pact

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas Tuesday for condemning the alleged kidnapping of three teenagers by Hamas, but slammed his unity pact with the Islamist movement.

Chargesheet against man for abducting, raping teenage girl in UP

The police Wednesday filed a chargesheet against a man in a local court for allegedly abducting and raping a 15-year-old girl here on February 24.

After al-Shabab attacks, women kidnapped near Kenya`s Mpeketoni

Having killed over 60 people within two days near the coastal town of Mpeketoni, Somali terror outfit al-Shabab continued to unleash terror as 12 women were reportedly kidnapped on Tuesday.

`Jurassic Park` actor Cameron Thor arrested for 11 counts of kidnapping, rape

Jurassic Park` actor Cameron Thor has been arrested for 11 counts of kidnapping, robbery and rape of a 13-year-old girl in 2008 and 2009, according to reports.

Five Hindu children abducted in Pakistan

Five Hindu children were kidnapped from Pakistan`s Balochistan province by unidentified armed men, media reported Wednesday.