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  Ukraine awaits fresh prisoner swaps  Donbass: More prisoner exchanges are expected between Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels in the east - a day after the two sides swapped hundreds of captives   NY Times: ISIS hostages were tortured before beheadings  New York: A new report states that Foley and other ISIS captives were threatened with execution, tortured and starved ahead of their beheadings   Report: ISIS waterboarded captives   Syria: At least four ISIS hostages in Syria were waterboarded during their captivity, the Washington Post reported Thursday Hostage death toll 'rises to 48' Map of Amenas Algeria   Algeria: At least 48 hostages are now thought to have died in a four-day siege at a gas plant. 25 bodies found at the complex were all those of captives Hostages missing in Algeria raid Map of Amenas Algeria
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B. 2016-08-14 Chibok girls: Boko Haram video shows captives Chibok, Nigeria
C. 2015-05-03 Boko Haram freed women tell of captivity horror Northern Nigeria
3. 2015-05-02 Islamic State: Militants 'kill 300 Yazidi captives' Tal Afar, Mosul
4. 2014-12-26 Ukraine awaits fresh prisoner swaps Donbass
F. 2014-10-26 NY Times: ISIS hostages were tortured before beheadings New York
G. 2014-08-29 Report: ISIS waterboarded captives Syria
H. 2013-01-20 Hostage death toll 'rises to 48' Amenas, Algeria
2013-01-17 Hostages missing in Algeria raid Amenas, Algeria
9. 2013-01-09 Syria deal: 2,100 captives for 48 Iranians Syria

  Boko Haram freed women tell of captivity horror  Northern Nigeria: Former hostages held by Boko Haram militants in northern Nigeria say some fellow captives were stoned to death as the army approached   Islamic State: Militants 'kill 300 Yazidi captives' Map of Tal Afar Iraq
  Chibok girls: Boko Haram video shows captives Map of Chibok Nigeria

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   Nigeria: The Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram has released a video showing some of the schoolgirls they abducted from the northern town of Chibok

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  Mosul: Several hundred Yazidi captives have been killed in Iraq by Islamic State (IS) militants west of Mosul, Yazidi and Iraqi officials say

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  An Algerian army operation to free hostages at a gas facility in the desert has left a number of Islamist militants and their captives missing
Jan.9     Syria deal: 2,100 captives for 48 Iranians  Thousands of mostly Syrian prisoners were exchanged Wednesday for a few dozen Iranians in Damascus, a Turkish charity said

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Feb.11     Farc rebels release more captives   Colombia: Colombia's rebels have released two hostages, bringing the number released so far this week to three

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Sep.7     Video shown of captives   Colombia: Colombian tv has broadcast video footage of 10 soldiers and policemen held captive by Farc rebels for up to 11 years Jun.6 Police captives killed    Peru: 9 police officers seized by indigenous protesters have been killed during a rescue bid which freed 22 others

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Jul.3   Betancourt urges FARC peace talks   Colombia: Freed hostage Ingrid Betancourt has urged that leftist guerrillas release all their captives and engage in a peace process

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Oct.12   Captives ' kept in squalor'   Myanmar: Hundreds of political prisoners locked in a police compound are facing squalid living conditions following a government crackdown Apr.7   Naval captives can sell stories
  London: The 15 personnel held captive by Iran are to be allowed by the Ministry of Defence to sell their stories to the media Mar.31   Navy captives 'face legal action'
  Iran: Legal action is being taken against 15 British personnel held captive by Iran for 'entering Iranian waters' Mar.30     US rejects Iran captives exchange  Washington: US officials have ruled out an exchange 15 UK personnel captured in the Gulf for 5 Iranians seized by American forces Mar.28   British captives shown on Iranian TV
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  The female British sailor detained by Iran in the Persian Gulf said her crew 'trespassed' in Iranian waters.    Leading Seaman Turney, 26, said they had been seized in the Gulf because 'obviously we trespassed' i...

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Oct.26   140 die in theatre siege climax  Moscow: The death toll at the end to the 3-day siege has risen to 90 captives and 50 hostage-takers. 750 hostages were rescued Feb.9   War captives baffle US interrogators  Guantanamo: The military has admitted to difficulties in identifying Taleban and al-Qaeda detainees as 34 more are put in cells Jan.15     US defends captives' conditions  Guantanamo: Defence Secretary Rumsfeld has insisted that 50 al-Qaeda and Taleban prisoners are being treated humanely Jan.11   Afghan captives start detention
  Guantanamo: The first group of 20 prisoners are now in a detention camp at a military base at Guantanamo

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Jun.11   Kidnappers snatch new captives   Philippines: Muslim gunmen seized 15 new hostages, mostly children, in a village swoop

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