Marina Chapman tells riveting story exclusively with The Mail On Sunday
She was abandoned aged four in South American rainforest by kidnappers
Mrs Chapman copied monkeys’ eating habits and learned to climb trees
A monkey cured her stomach pain by encouraging her drink from a river
It is an amazing – some might say unbelievable – tale: how a Yorkshire housewife spent five years as a young child being raised by monkeys in the [...]
Forty-one Westerners, including 7 Americans were taken hostage today on a gas site east of Algeria, said a spokesman for the Islamist group that has abducted two city sites information Mauritania, Nouakchott information Agency and Sahara Media.
Islamists claim 41 Western hostages at Algerian gas field: media
Islamist militants claimed Tuesday they were holding 41 Western hostages at an Algerian gas field.
Islamist rebels seize 5 Japanese nationals, 1 French citizen in south Algeria, [...]
Algerian security officials say two people have been killed and several foreigners abducted in an attack on a gas facility near In Amenas in the east of the country.
IRISHMAN CONFIRMED TO HAVE BEEN KIDNAPPED.
Ireland’s Deputy Prime Minister Eamon Gilmore called for the Irishman’s immediate release.
He said: “The Government stands ready to use all the resources available to us to ensure that our citizen is released as soon as possible.
BRUSSELS - In Greek mythology, the Phoenician princess Europa was abducted and raped by the king of the gods, Zeus.
But her image will from next year replace pictures of windows and doors on euro banknotes as a security and deocrative feature.
“Portraits have long been used in banknotes around the world and research has shown that people tend to remember faces. Is there any better figure than Europa to serve as the [...]
Colonel Gaddafi beat and raped kidnapped schoolgirls he used as sex slaves in between checking his emails, according to a new book.
French reporter Annick Cojean gathered horrific accounts from the girls forced into the former Libyan dictator’s harem for the account published last week.
One victim, named as Soraya, was 15 when she was abducted in 2004 by the late tyrant’s ‘talent scouts’ after she was chosen to give him a bouquet when [...]
Saudi Arabia has urged its citizens to leave Lebanon “immediately” after a string of kidnappings in the country.
The Saudi embassy in Beirut cited the “reported threats to kidnap Saudi citizens” in Lebanon, which borders Syria, state-run Spa news agency said.
Earlier, a clan in Lebanon said it had abducted a number of Syrians who belonged to the rebel Free Syrian Army.
It said this was in retaliation for the kidnapping of [...]
“Armed terrorist groups kidnapped 48 Iranian pilgrims on their way to the airport,” Majid Kamjou told the IRIB network, which gave the report on its website.
“There are no reports about the fate of the pilgrims. The embassy and Syrian officials are trying to trace the kidnappers,” he said.
Syrian rebel leader says over 3,000 Iranian snipers have arrived in Damascus to join the Syrian regime’s ranks; army no longer trusts local [...]
Syrian troops ‘used tanks, mortars and heavy machine guns’ on the town of Houla
As well as 90 dead, more than 100 others have been wounded, activists claim
Amateur video of ‘attack’ – which has yet to be independently verified – shows at least 12 bodies
Up to 90 people – including 25 children – were killed in when Syrian forces attacked the town of Houla in the central province of Homs, opposition [...]
Michael Rafferty guilty of raping and murdering eight-year-old Tori Stafford
Rafferty remained stone-faced as verdict was being read
He faces life sentence without possibility for parole before 25 years; partner already serving life sentence after pleading guilty to crime in 2010
Tori’s family burst into tears and later hugged outside Ontario courthouse
The man accused of abducting, raping, and beating to death an eight-year-old girl was found guilty of first-degree murder Friday in an [...]
Captured: Bowe Bergdahl was abducted by militants in June 2009, and is believed to be alive
The father of the only American POW in Afghanistan is speaking publicly for the first time in a year, revealing that his son is in the middle of a contentious prisoner-swap plan that is currently stalled.
Sgt Bowe Bergdahl, 26, has been a prisoner of the Taliban since his abduction on June 30, 2009, and is [...]
HOUSTON — Long after tiny Miguel Morin disappeared in late 2004, the infant’s family still paused to mark the milestones of his life, holding a celebration every year on his birthday and praying for his safe, swift return.
Now that wished-for reunion may be only days away after police arrested the boy’s former babysitter on charges she abducted him and began raising Miguel as her own.
“It’s kind of hard to believe,” [...]
March 1, 2012
How would you like to wake up some morning only to find a tattoo on your arm that says Intel Inside? The idea first started to gain traction back in 2002, when one company (Allied Digital Solutions via a subsidiary) sought FDA approval for its VeriChip, a radio-frequency identification (RFID) device. The purpose of the implant was to make it possible to identify a person — someone [...]
Alexander Higgins Blog
Saturday, September 3, 2011
Take freedom of speech and other personal liberties — including protections against cruel and unusual punishment, right to face your accuser, and right to trial by jury — and throw them right out the window. All for the crime of uploading a YouTube.
That is what a 24 year old Virginia man, Jubair Ahmad, faces as the feds charge him with providing [...]
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that former Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld can be sued personally for damages by a former U.S. military contractor who says he was tortured during a nine-month imprisonment in Iraq.
The lawsuit lays out a dramatic tale of the disappearance of the then-civilian contractor, an Army veteran in his 50s whose identity is [...]
A federal judge has ruled that former Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld can be sued personally for damages by a former U.S. military contractor who says he was tortured during a nine-month imprisonment in Iraq.
The lawsuit lays out a dramatic tale of the disappearance of the then-civilian contractor, an Army veteran in his 50s whose identity is being withheld from court filings for fear of [...]
WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court refused Monday to review a ruling that blocked a lawsuit alleging a Boeing Co. subsidiary helped the Central Intelligence Agency seize terrorism suspects abroad and secretly transfer them to other countries for interrogation.
The high court rejected an appeal by five men who said U.S. operatives—with support from Jeppesen Dataplan Inc., a Boeing unit—abducted them and sent them to other countries where they [...]
Three French aid workers disappeared in Yemen’s southern province of Hadramout today.
A local security official said they were believed to have been kidnapped.
The French Foreign Ministry said the three were missing in the Arabian Peninsula country, in the grip of civil unrest for months, but it was unclear whether they had been abducted.
“We confirm that we are aware of the disappearance of some French citizens in Yemen. We are talking about three [...]
Elizabeth Smart told reporters Wednesday that she “couldn’t be happier” with the sentencing.
A homeless street preacher who abducted, raped and kept a 14-year-old Elizabeth Smart captive for nine months was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison.
Brian David Mitchell was found guilty in December of kidnapping Smart from her Utah home in 2002 and transporting her across state lines with the intent to engage in sexual activity. [...]
SOUDERTON, PENNSYLVANIA (BNO NEWS) — A 24-year-old Pennsylvania man was charged on Tuesday in connection with the kidnapping, sexual assault, and brutal murder of a 9-year-old girl.
9-year-old Skylar Kauffman was abducted at around 7 p.m. local time on Monday while she was playing in the parking lot of her apartment complex in Souderton, a normally quiet borough in Montgomery County. Police later found her body [...]
Yevgeny Kaspersky is one of Russia’s leading internet entrepreneurs
Secret service and regular police have been searching for Ivan Kaspersky, 20, for at least two days, a police source told Interfax news agency.
His father’s firm, Kaspersky Lab, told a newspaper it could not confirm news he had been abducted.
Yevgeny Kaspersky made his fortune developing anti-virus software.
News of his son’s abduction was reported by Russian news website Life News, [...]