World | Press Trust of India | Sunday November 24, 2013
Taking advantage of anonymous payment services, cyber criminals are increasingly using a malicious software 'Ransomware' that holds a computer hostage until the victim pays to free it, online security firm McAfee says.
Assembly | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Friday November 8, 2013
The Congress in Madhya Pradesh is facing unprecedented rebellion over the selection of candidates for the November 25 state polls, with one veteran party member committing suicide, and an MP in Rahul Gandhi's team virtually 'held hostage' by angry pa...
World | Associated Press | Friday October 18, 2013
French police say a gunman who took four people hostage at a Paris bank has given himself up and all the hostages are safe and unharmed.
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday October 18, 2013
An armed man was holding two people hostage in a bank in Paris today and demanding a negotiator, police said.
World | Associated Press | Sunday September 29, 2013
The Reverend Jesse Jackson said on Saturday that he had agreed to mediate in the case of a former US soldier held captive by Colombia's largest guerrilla group since June, calling the American's release "imminent."
India | Indo-Asian News Service | Saturday September 28, 2013
An Indian-origin Briton was among those killed in the terror attack on a mall in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi after he offered himself as a hostage to save a group of children.
World | Associated Press | Sunday September 22, 2013
A large explosion rocked the Kenyan mall where Islamic extremists are holding hostages a day after attacking the centre and killing 59 people.
World | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi (With inputs from agencies) | Sunday September 22, 2013
Two Indians are among 59 killed in a bloody massacre by armed terrorists at a crowded, upscale mall in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi on Saturday. Nearly 300 people, including four Indians, have been wounded in the lethal assault.
India | Press Trust of India | Thursday September 12, 2013
A 17-year-old girl was allegedly kidnapped and gang-raped by six persons for four days in Odisha's Cuttack district, police said on Wednesday.
World | Agence France-Presse | Saturday September 7, 2013
The Taliban claimed on Saturday that an Afghan female MP held hostage by the militant group since August 10 has been freed in exchange for six prisoners who were relatives of their fighters.
India | Press Trust of India | Monday September 2, 2013
West Bengal Animal Resources Minister Nure Alam Chowdhury was assaulted and kept confined by a mob for over eight hours at a college in Rampurhat in West Bengal on Sunday in Birbhum district over a disputed land.
World | Associated Press | Wednesday August 14, 2013
Authorities say a man who took hostages at a bank in rural Louisiana shot the two remaining hostages before being shot and killed by police.
World | Reuters | Wednesday August 14, 2013
A man armed with a handgun took two women and a man hostage at a bank where they work in Louisiana on Tuesday, and police were negotiating with the gunman to win the release of his captives, authorities said.
World | Agence France-Presse | Monday July 1, 2013
Rioting inmates seized control of a Vietnamese jail for several hours, taking the prison chief hostage in a protest demanding better treatment and conditions, state media said on Monday.
World | Associated Press | Monday June 24, 2013
An American executive said on Monday that he has been held hostage for four days at his medical supply plant in Beijing by scores of workers demanding severance packages like those given to 30 co-workers in a phased-out department.
World | Agence France-Presse | Thursday May 23, 2013
Islamist militants staged twin suicide car bombings on an army base and a French-run uranium mine in Niger on Thursday, killing at least 20 people and taking several trainee officers hostage in the impoverished west African state.
World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday May 21, 2013
North Korea has released 16 Chinese fishermen and their boat, Chinese state-run media said Tuesday, after reports that armed assailants had taken the sailors hostage and demanded a ransom.
World | Associated Press | Sunday May 19, 2013
A New York college student being held by an armed home intruder was shot and killed by a police officer who had responded to a report of a home invasion at an off-campus home, police said on Saturday.
World | Reuters | Tuesday May 14, 2013
Two brothers of a former Cleveland school bus driver accused of holding three women hostage in his house for a decade described Ariel Castro as a "monster" and said they hope he "rots in jail" if convicted of kidnapping and raping the women.
World | Reuters | Monday May 13, 2013
A tense weekend standoff in a South Trenton, New Jersey, neighborhood ended early on Sunday with a hostage taker dead and three children rescued, authorities said.