K&R News


2012-07-13 | Recovery of Super jet disaster - ID of bodies difficult
The identification of the bodies is underway, but the process could take up to six months given the scale of the tragedy. “The death toll is very big and there are only body parts left behind and, as such, it is very difficult to find and identify the remains of every casualty,” said the head of Jakarta’s Agus Prayitno hospital.

2012-07-13 | Married couple 'masterminded kidnap of British boy, five, and held him for 13 days as they demanded £100,000 ransom
A married couple living in Spain masterminded the kidnap of a British boy by an armed gang in Pakistan, a court heard today.

2012-07-13 | Police identify 22 fingerprints of the ill-fated Sukhoi’s victims
A total of 22 fingerprints of the ill-fated Russian-made airliner’s victims have already been identified by the National Police’s Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) unit, a spokesman says.

2012-07-13 | The Cultural Roots Of Kidnapping in Yemen
Given the absence of the state in Yemen, and due to weak and sparsely applied laws, child abduction has become a common tactic with which to carry out extortion, ransom, etc.

2012-07-13 | Coroner still recovering bodies from site of plane crash
Coroner Barb McLintock says the "Identification and Disaster Recovery Unit" has managed to recover one of the three bodies from the scene, near Brenda Mine off Highway 97C.

2012-07-13 | 2 Dismembered bodies found in central Mexico
Mexico City – The dismembered bodies of two men were found buried in trash bags at a house in Temixco, a city in the central Mexican state of Morelos, prosecutors said.

2012-07-13 | Migrant Kidnappings in Mexico 'Systemic'
“Today, the kidnapping of migrants is a systematic and generalized crime, because it is one of the most profitable activities for organized crime in Mexico,” said the report, co-edited by the Centro de Derechos Humanos Miguel Agustin Pro Juarez and the Casa del Migrante de Saltillo.

2012-07-13 | Traders concerned at kidnapping for ransom cases
All Karachi Tajir Ittehad (AKTI) on Thursday showed concerns over the kidnapping of businessmen against ransom, saying some police investigation officers had ganged up with extortionists who were jointly running private torture cells in the city. Talking to Business Recorder, AKTI Chairman Atiq Mir alleged some unidentified police investigators of joining the outlaws in the city who were abducting traders for ransom and beat them up severely in the torture cells.

2012-07-13 | Beirut to receive kidnapping suspects
A previously unknown group calling itself the Renaissance and Reform Movement issued an e-mail statement to Lebanese media demanding an unspecified ransom. Lebanese authorities had expressed concern that Syria might be behind the abductions.

2012-07-13 | Journalist kidnapped and killed in northern Mexico
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The tortured body of a Mexican police reporter was found on the side of a road in the northern state of Sonora on Friday, a day after he was kidnapped by gunmen while waiting at a car wash, authorities said.

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