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Two American tourists who were being held hostage by an Egyptian Bedouin have reportedly been released.
Intervention by Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi helped rescue some 135 tourists in Lakshadweep after they were held hostage by the local people, according to an official spokesman.
MUMBAI, India – Teams of heavily armed gunmen stormed luxury hotels, a popular tourist attraction and a crowded train station in at least seven attacks in India's financial capital, killing at least
Caracas, Venezuela - President Hugo Chávez said he will try to facilitate the release of three Americans held captive by Colombia's largest rebel group – even though he has lost contact with the guerrillas.
DUBAI — An internet statement posted in the name of Al-Qaeda on Monday said the group had extended until next weekend its ultimatum for the release of prisoners in exchange for two Austrian tourists. The jihadist network's north African branch also threatened to kill the two hostages in the event of any attempt to free them by force in the statement posted on an Islamist website.
LAGUNILLA EL SALVADOR, Guatemala - Security forces in boats and helicopters were searching Guatemala's eastern jungle Saturday for four Belgian tourists and two Guatemalans who were taken hostage by farmers demanding freedom for their imprisoned leader.
Left-wing Colombian rebels have freed four local tourists kidnapped in January, according to the International Committee of the Red Cross. Ana Maria Aldana, Cesar Hoyos, Hernando Martinez and Jose Rodriguez were in good health when turned over in the western province of Choco, near where they were abducted almost two months ago, the Red Cross said.
There is no indication a Chinese man who took 10 Australians hostage overnight chose to specifically target Australians, Foreign Minister Stephen Smith says. A man armed with explosives took the Australian tourists hostage in the Chinese city of Xi'an, keeping one NSW woman captive for several hours before he was shot and killed by police.