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2016-07-31 F1 chief Bernie Ecclestone's mother-in-law freed Sao Paulo
2. 2016-05-03 Hostages held by Abu Sayyaf in the Philippines make video plea Southern Philippines
D. 2015-09-07 Porn app took secret photos of users USA
4. 2014-08-27 ISIS demands $6.6M for release of 26-year-old American woman Northern Iraq
5. 2014-01-27 UN urges end to ransom payments UN Security Council
G. 2013-11-01 Horn of Africa piracy 'nets $400m' Somalia
H. 2013-10-01 Obama: Republicans demand ransom Washington
I. 2012-02-26 Colombia rebels in hostage pledge Colombia
J. 2010-11-06 Somali pirates get record ransom Somalia

Hostages held by Abu Sayyaf in the Philippines make video plea  Southern Philippines: Islamist militants in the Philippines have threatened to kill three more hostages if a ransom is not met, a week after they beheaded a Canadian man Porn app took secret photos of users  USA: A malicious Android app that held people to ransom has been found by US security firm Zscaler   ISIS demands $6.6M for release of 26-year-old American woman  Northern Iraq: Militants are reportedly demanding $6.6 million and the release of a U.S. prisoner before they will free a third American hostage held by the group UN urges end to ransom payments  UN Security Council: The UN Security Council has approved a resolution urging countries to stop paying ransoms to terrorist groups Horn of Africa piracy 'nets $400m'   Somalia: Pirates operating off the Horn of Africa netted more than $400m in ransom money between 2005 and 2012, a new World Bank and UN report says   Obama: Republicans demand ransom
F1 chief Bernie Ecclestone's mother-in-law freed

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  Sao Paulo: Aparecida Schunck, 67, the mother-in-law of F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone, who was kidnapped in Brazil, has been freed without any ransom paid

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  Washington: US President has vowed not to allow Republicans to undermine his signature healthcare legislation as a condition to restart the US government

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   Somalia: Somali pirates are reported to have received a total of $12.3m in ransom money to release two ships South Korean oil tanker, and Singaporean ship.    $9.5m for Samho Dream and nearl...
May.14   Somali pirates free ship after ransom paid   Somalia: Somali pirates have released The St. James Park , a British chemical tanke,r after receiving a ransom payment Mar.17   Sahil Saeed freed after cash paid in Paris   Spain: A ransom of 110,000 was paid to gain the release of five-year-old Sahil Saeed, who was kidnapped in Pakistan

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Oct.30 Ransom demanded for yacht couple   Somalia: Somali pirates who have kidnapped a couple have issued a ransom demand of $7m (4.3m) in a call to the BBC Aug.18     Cargo ship 'was hijacked by pirates'   Russia: The hijackers who seized a Russian ship Arctic Sea and its crew had demanded a $1.5 million ransom earlier this month Aug.15   'Ransom demand' for missing ship   Finland: Finnish police say a ransom demand has been made for a missing Russian-manned cargo vessel, the Arctic Sea, to the ship's Finnish owners Aug.10   Pirates free Italian ship after 4 months   Somalia: Somali pirates freed the merchant vessel Buccaneer after months of negotiations. Italy's ministry strongly denied a ransom had been paid Feb.5   Pirates free arms ship
   Somalia: Pirates who hijacked a Ukrainian ship MV Faina loaded with weapons have received a ransom and have left the vessel
Jan.12   Pirate tells how five drowned   Kenya: One of the pirates who held a Saudi-owned oil supertanker before releasing it for ransom said how 5 in his group drowned in an operation gone...

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Dec.18   Pirates likely to get arms ship ransom   Somalia: Senior U.S. officials: Pirates holding a ship full of tanks and ammunition off the coast of Somalia are likely to be paid millions of dollars... Nov.24 Freed sailors: Pirates are animals  Mumbai: 5 Indian sailors who were among the crew of a Japanese-owned cargo ship hijacked by pirates and held for 2 months before a ransom was paid Nov.19   Saudi owners 'talking to pirates'
   Saudi Arabia: The owners of the Sirius Star, an oil tanker hijacked by Somali pirates, are negotiating a possible ransom Oct.9   NATO sending ships to tackle pirates   Somalia: NATO agreed to send ships soon to protect vessels off Somalia's coast as bandits holding a Ukrainian ship softened ransom demands

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Aug.23   Pirates free crew, ransom paid   Somalia: The pirates released the crew of a hijacked Danish cargo ship Danica White after receiving a ransom payment Jun.26 Children 'seized for ransom'. CAR

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Dec.15 Bus Hijack Siege Ends, Gunmen Surrender
   Greece: All 23 passengers were safely freed and two Albanian gunmen who had demanded a $1 million ransom surrendered

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Feb.4 Raid frees US relief worker. Chechnya Jan.28   Chechens ransom U.S. aid worker
  Chechnya: K. Gluck, regional head of the Doctors Without Borders, kidnapped on January 9, is being ransomed by a rebel group

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