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Three women, suspect dead in California hostage standoff

7 months, 5 days ago
LOS ANGELES: A gunman and three women thought to be his hostages were found dead Friday at a California veterans home after an hours-long standoff with police. The assailant struck at 10:20 am (1820 GMT) at the Veterans Home of…

Hostages held by Somali pirates ‘ate rats’ to survive

1 year, 11 months ago
NAIROBI: A group of 26 hostages freed from nearly five years in the hands of Somali pirates touched down in Kenya on Sunday, with both tears and smiles marking the end of their ordeal. "Am so, so happy. Really, am so, so happy. For UN, for…

At least 20 foreigners killed in Dhaka attack, army confirms

2 years, 3 months ago
DHAKA, BANGLADESH: Twenty foreigners were killed by their captors after being taken hostage at a cafe in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka and most of the victims were either Italian or Japanese, an army officer said on Saturday.

Gunmen storm Dhaka cafe, take diners hostage

2 years, 3 months ago
DHAKA: Gunmen stormed a crowded restaurant popular with foreigners in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka on Friday night, taking dozens of people hostage and triggering a deadly firefight with police, witnesses and officials said.

Twelve dead as Mali hotel siege ends, hostages freed

3 years, 2 months ago
BAMAKO: Malian security forces on Saturday stormed a hotel used by United Nations staff and freed four hostages held there by suspected Islamist militants during a nearly 24-hour siege in which 12 people died.

Police free 18 hostages from Paris store hold up 

3 years, 3 months ago
PARIS: Police freed 18 hostages held by gunmen inside a Primark store near Paris after what appears to be an attempt to rob the shop, police said, adding that special forces were dispatched to the scene.