Indonesian shaman accused of keeping girl as sex slave for 15 years

By Agustinus Beo Da Costa JAKARTA, Aug 7 : An elderly village witch doctor in Indonesia entrapped a 12-year-old girl and tricked her into having sex with him for the next 15 years by claiming to be possessed by the “jin”, or spirit, of a young boy, police said on Tuesday. The woman, an identified […]

Pakistan army denies involvement in abduction of writer Bukhari

By Asif Shahzad ISLAMABAD, Jun 10 : Pakistan’s army on Saturday denied any involvement in the abduction of a writer and rights activist who was kidnapped for several hours this week. Gul Bukhari, a dual Pakistani-British national, has been a vocal critic of the powerful Pakistani military, and its alleged meddling in politics, on social […]

Ex-lawyer gets 40 years for California abduction first deemed hoax

By Tom James Undated,Mar 17 : A Harvard-educated lawyer was sentenced today to 40 years in prison for a high-profile 2015 California kidnapping that drew comparisons to the film “Gone Girl,” ending a bizarre abduction saga that police first dismissed as a hoax. Matthew Muller, 39, pleaded guilty in September to kidnapping Denise Huskins in […]

Red Cross says employee kidnapped in northern Afghanistan

By Sardar Razmal KUNDUZ, Afghanistan, Dec 19 : An employee of the International Committee of the Red Cross is missing after being pulled from a vehicle in northern Afghanistan today, the aid organisation said. The man was among several ICRC staff members travelling between Mazar-i-Sharif and Kunduz when gunmen stopped the vehicles. The other staff […]

Militants kidnap six Pakistani workers of Polish oil company

By Saud Mehsud DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan, Nov 27 : Six Pakistani workers from a Polish oil and gas surveying company have been kidnapped in northwestern Pakistan, military sources told Reuters, years after a Polish engineer from the same company was beheaded by Pakistani militants. The six Geofizyka Krakow workers were snatched yesterday afternoon from […]

Body found on South Carolina property after kidnap victim rescued

By Gina Cherelus Undated,Nov 5 : Authorities discovered a body on a South Carolina property where they were investigating claims by a woman who was found chained in a storage container there that there were four bodies buried on the site, authorities said. At least one body was found shortly after noon on a 100-acre […]