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U.S. flying ‘manned missions’ to find 200 abducted Nigerian girls

The United States said it is flying "manned" missions over Nigeria in search of over 200 abducted schoolgirls, after the Lagos government dismissed a prisoner-swap offer from the Boko Haram kidnappers. "We have shared commercial satellite imagery with……

Study finds 40,000 people were abducted during 40-year Colombian civil war

Almost 40,000 people were abducted during the 40 years of Colombia’s civil war, according to a study published on Thursday, the first attempt to quantify the scourge of kidnapping. The research, released by the Center for Historical Memory in Bogota, was commissioned by police and prosecutors and compiled with help…

Philippine gunmen free U.S. hostage

Kidnappers in a lawless part of the Philippines have freed an American woman after more than two months in captivity, but held on to her son and nephew, according to authorities. Gerfa Yeatts Lunsmann, her 14-year-old son Kevin and her Filipino teenage nephew were abducted on July 12 on a resort island…

“Red” rocker Sammy Hagar says abducted by aliens

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – No doubt Sammy Hagar, a former lead singer for Van Halen, has enjoyed a lot of far out experiences in life, but on Monday, the rocker told perhaps his farthest out tale to MTV. He was abducted by aliens. Or, at least, his brain was. In…

Abduction of woman, 78, unnerves Vermont village

FBI gets involved in search for 78-year-old Vermont woman authorities believe was abducted After moving to northern Vermont, Pat O’Hagan immersed herself in crafts, kayaking, and volunteering at a local food bank and the historical society. The 78-year-old widow, who lives alone, was so hardy she would go camping by…

‘Abducted’ scientist wants to return to Iran: TV

TEHRAN (AFP) – An Iranian nuclear scientist Tehran claims was abducted by US intelligence agents has taken refuge in the Islamic republic’s interest section in Washington, state media reported on Tuesday. “Shahram Amiri, the abducted Iranian expert, took refuge in Iran’s interest section in Washington hours ago,” state television’s website…

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