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Australia: Tourist from UK rescued after being imprisoned, beat, and raped over two months

news.com.au reported: The horrific story made international headlines on Tuesday after the young woman was allegedly kept hostage during a terrifying 1360km road trip across outback Queensland.

A friend of the victim Todd Leahy said the 22 year-old-man accused of keeping her “never left her side” after the pair first met.

The 22-year-old woman was allegedly beaten, choked and repeatedly raped by the man for two months before being rescued by police on Sunday.

Authorities said she was driving a four-wheel drive along the Warrego Highway in Mitchell, south central Queensland, when she was pulled over by police after taking off from a petrol station without paying, about 5pm. Read Article

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Afghanistan: Canadian Tourist Released after four years as a hostage

theguardian.com reported… Canadian tourist taken hostage by Taliban in 2011 freed in AfghanistanmColin Rutherford was 26 years old when he was reported missing in February 2011 while visiting the war-torn nation as a tourist, and was accused of spying. A Canadian man has been freed from captivity in Afghanistan after being taken hostage by the […]

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Philippines: Jihadi group demands $60 million for three Western hostages (Canadian, Norwegian)

breitbar.com reported that terrorists from the Abu Sayyaf Philippines-based jihadi group, an affiliate of the Islamic State, have demanded over $60 million dollars for three Western hostages who were kidnapped at the country’s resort island of Samal. Two Canadians and one Norwegian citizen have been taken into the jungles of the southern Philippines, where the […]

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Phillipines: Islamists threaten to execute German hostage on Friday if ransom not paid

Ransom deadline nears for German hostages in Philippines A German hostage in the Philippines says Islamists have threatened to execute him on Friday if his ransom of over 4 million euros isn’t paid. The man was captured with his wife in the western Pacific in April. Stefan Okonek, aged 74, told a local radio station […]

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Japanese man kidnapped by armed men in Manila suburbs

According to the Japan News, a Japanese resident in his 40s has been kidnapped by two armed men in the suburbs of Manila, the Philippine National Police said Monday. The victim is Hayato Sumi, a secondhand goods dealer in the city of Paranaque, the police said. A Philippine relative of Sumi received a phone call […]

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Jaipur India: French national kidnapped, rescued

NDTV.com reported – Jaipur: A 25-year-old French national was on Sunday rescued by police in Jaipur after he was allegedly kidnapped by a trio. According to tourist police station in-charge Bhagwan Sahay, following an alert from the French Embassy about the alleged kidnapping of Frenchman Anthony Leonitat, they set up check-posts in the city and […]

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Pulau Pom Pom Malaysia: tourist shot dead, other kidnapped

themalaymailonline.com reported that a tourist was shot dead this morning when gunmen stormed a resort in Pulau Pom Pom off the coast of Semporna on Sabah’s east coast, national police chief Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar has confirmed. Lim Min Hsu, 57, was found with two gunshot wounds along the corridor of the water village […]

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Semporna, Sabah, Malaysia: Kidnapping warnings, Philippine groups involved

THIS IS AN OPINION PIECE BUT DOES OFFER SOME IMPORTANT INTELLIGENCE INFORMATION ON KIDNAPPINGS BY PHILIPPINE GROUPS It is understandable that family members of a hostage would want to see their loved one released as quick as possible but paying the ransom only encourages the crime to flourish. Last week, the whisper among the intelligence […]

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Malaysia: Gunmen kill Taiwanese tourist and kidnap his wife

According to bernama.com, a group of gunmen shot dead a Taiwanese tourist and kidnapped his wife in a resort island of Pom Pom near Semporna early Friday. The 57-year-old man was found dead in a pool of blood with gunshot wounds in a room at a resort on the island, said Sabah police commissioner Datuk […]

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Threat of kidnapping keeps tourists away from resorts in Mozambique

According to eturbonews.com, around this time of year hoteliers, tour operators and shop owners at Mozambique’s Indian Ocean resort towns are usually busy preparing for a deluge of visitors and tourists. White-sand beaches, pristine coral reefs and luxury hideaways draw travelers from neighboring South Africa, the continent’s economic powerhouse, and from farther afield for the […]

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