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By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, December 18th, 2018
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2018 was a deadly year for journalists, 80 killed, nearly 350 in prison, 60 more are hostages

A total of 80 journalists were killed this year, 348 are currently in prison, and 60 are being held hostage, according to the annual worldwide round-up of deadly violence and abusive treatment of journalists released More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Tuesday, October 31st, 2017
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California: Castle View Elementary School teacher Linda Montgomery held hostage by angry parent

A Riverside elementary school was evacuated Tuesday when an angry parent barricaded himself in a classroom with 70-year-old female teacher. The hostage situation was at Castle View Elementary School, located on More...

By Butter Bracco On Wednesday, August 10th, 2016
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Pastor Saeed Abedini confirms Iran waited ‘for another plane’ to arrive before setting hostages free

photo/ Public domain pictures via Pixabay President Obama and the White House officials continue to deny the Iranian payoff of $400 million is not connected to the release of prisoners from Iranian jail, but Pastor Saeed More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, August 4th, 2016
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Obama administration defends $400 million ‘ransom’ payment to Iran

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest denied $400 million paid to the Iranians was linked to the release of prisoners in January, saying the payment settled a longstanding dispute between the two countries from More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, February 16th, 2015
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Egypt attack Libya after Islamic State murders Coptic Christians in video

Islamic State released a video on Sunday to show the beheadings of 21 Egyptian Christians in Libya and President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi warned that his country would respond to the deaths as it saw fit. Speaking on More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015
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New ISIS video depicts Jordanian pilot Muath al-Kaseasbeh burned alive

A video circulating on social media on Tuesday appears to show the murder of a Jordanian fighter pilot by militants of the Islamic State group. Muath al-Kaseasbeh dressed in an orange jumpsuit standing in a cage, More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, February 2nd, 2015
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Kenji Goto beheaded in latest ISIS video

The Islamic extremists group called Islamic State murder another hostage after blackmailing Japan for millions. Kenji Goto and Haruna Yukawa were hostages of ISIS, both brutally murdered by the Sunni Muslim group. Prime More...

By Butter Bracco On Monday, January 5th, 2015
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Damien Williams identified as NC man who took hostages at a motel, killed himself

The North Carolina man suspected of murder, who holed up in a motel room in Charlotte with hostages and later apparently shot himself, has been identified by police. Damien Lamer Williams, 24, used a firearm in More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, August 27th, 2014
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American female aid worker held by ISIS for $6.6 million ransom, release of Aafia Siddiqui

The Islamic State has a female hostage and is now blackmailing America for her release. $6.6 million and the release of a prisoner is the current price for the unidentfied American aid worker. The Sunni Muslim terror More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, May 18th, 2014
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Brazil: Prisoners capture over 120 hostages following riot

Authorities in Brazil are working to free 122 hostages taken during a prison riot in the country’s state of Sergipe. The Sunday AFP report says negotiations have begun to rescue “mainly visitors” More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013
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Taliban captures Turks, Afghan and Russians from NATO helicopter

Taliban insurgents seized an Afghan pilot and nine foreign nationals from a transport helicopter after it was forced to make an emergency landing late Sunday night in eastern Afghanistan, authorities said Tuesday. Taliban More...

By Stephen Nevets On Thursday, February 21st, 2013
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Discovery Channel set to air ‘Argo’ Inside story to examine Iran hostage crisis, narrated by Bryan Cranston

The day before Sunday’s Oscars, where Argo is nominated for seven awards, Discovery Channel is giving viewers an inside look at what really happened during the operation that inspired the film. Warner Bros Narrated More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, February 6th, 2013
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FBI confirm Jimmy Lee Dykes fired on authorities, had explosives planted on property

As FBI and police negotiators sought for days to end a hostage crisis in Alabama as Jimmy Lee Dykes held a young boy hostage in an underground bunker. Authorities now report that Dykes had rigged the bunker with More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, February 4th, 2013
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Alabama hostage crisis ends, Jimmy Lee Dykes dead, Ethan free and doing well

Officers decided to storm the underground bunker where Jimmy Lee Dykes had been holding the boy after they determined he was in ‘imminent danger.’ Jimmy Lee Dykes The 5-year-old kindergartner, Etha, More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, February 2nd, 2013
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Authorities still negotiating with Jimmy Lee Sykes as Alabama hostage crisis hits day five

Authorities said Saturday that they still have an open line of communication with an Alabama man accused of abducting a 5-year-old boy and holding him hostage in a bunker, after he shot and killed a bus driver during More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013
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Algerian Prime Minister gives death toll update on hostage crisis

A total of 37 foreign hostages from eight different countries, along with 11 Algerian workers, were killed in last week’s attack on a gas facility in southern Algeria, the Algerian prime minister has said. Militia More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, September 21st, 2012
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Klein Michael Thaxton, Pittsburgh man, is center of hostage situation, updating status on Facebook

An armed Pittsburgh man, identified as Klein Michael Thaxton, took a hostage inside an upper floor of a downtown office building on Friday, forcing police to evacuate the high-rise. Klein Michael Thaxton facebook More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, March 9th, 2012
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Boko Haram blamed for murder of Chris McManus, Franco Lamolinara

The Nigerian president blames the deaths of two european men on radical Islamist group Boko Haram, after a failed British-Nigerian rescue attempt. Chris McManus and Franco Lamolinara A new report confirms that two More...


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