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The questions abducted photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed answered to prove he is alive

It was these 10 questions that helped determine almost a year after Mohamed was kidnapped in Syria that he is still alive, the family said

Peru hostages rescued after 25 years

The 13 adults and 26 children had been used as slaves in remote mountain communities.

Hypocritical West balks at hostage swaps

When in the past European governments have paid ransoms of whatever kind to free their nationals, they have been accused of letting the side down.

Car chase, hostage drama as Charlie Hebdo suspects cornered

Shots were fired during a car chase and at least one hostage taken in Paris as the search for the gunmen who attacked the paper's officers heightened.

Gunman takes hostages in Sydney, demands Isis flag

Five people fled a central Sydney cafe where a gunman is holding terrified hostages after displaying an Islamic flag at the window.

Sure beats a stock home invasion

Kidnappers hold a ?family to ransom ?in a tense and ?complex drama.

New al-Qaeda video shows SA hostage Steve McGowan

Al-Qaeda has released a new video of seven foreign hostages, including South African Stephen McGowan, urging negotiations for their release.

France battles Mali extremists as hostage crisis unfolds

Al-Qaeda-linked fighters have killed two people in Algeria, taking more than 40 foreign hostages, while French troops battled Islamist rebels in Mali.

Militants take US hostages in Algeria

The US has confirmed that American citizens are among hostages being held in Algeria after an attack by Islamist militants near a southern gas field.

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The City of Cape Town in June twice knocked down structures on land allocated for other purposes. The city says these were not evictions; residents ask why no police are available for rapes and murders

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Corruption allegations: It’s a family affair at Dihlabeng municipality

The mayor, her relatives and their friends keep landing lucrative tenders and using state resources. Yet Lindiwe Makhalema has failed to declare the list of her relationships with people and companies benefiting from the municipality

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Security and Compliance Evolution in the Data Revolution

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