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International, Society

Canadian kidnap victim returns home only to face COVID-19 quarantine

A Canadian woman who was kidnapped in Western Africa 15 months ago along with her Italian boyfriend has finally arrived in Canada after the pair managed to escape their captors in northern Mali earlier this month, the woman’s family said »


Chinese student charged for allegedly staging his own kidnapping

Police in the northern Toronto suburb of Markham have charged a 16-year-old international student from China for allegedly staging his own kidnapping last month. York Regional Police said Tuesday officers were called to a residence on Huntington Park Drive on »


Canadians kidnapped in Ghana, Global Affairs Canada says

Authorities in Ghana say two Canadians on an exchange program have been abducted. Police and local media say the two were attending Kumasi Technical University in the West African country’s second-largest city and the capital of the Ashanti region. Guillaume »


Suspect in kidnapping of Chinese student turns himself in

One of the four men suspected of kidnapping a Chinese student in the Toronto suburb of Markham last month has turned himself in to police. Abdullahi Adan, 37, surrendered to police overnight after York Regional Police issued a Canada-wide warrant »


Abducted Chinese student found safe, police search for 4 kidnappers

A 22-year-old Chinese student who was abducted from a Toronto suburb last Saturday is talking to police investigators after he turned up Tuesday night bruised but largely unscathed in the sleepy cottage town of Gravenhurst, some 170 kilometres from where he was »


Police arrest one man in Chinese student’s kidnapping case

Police investigators have arrested a 35-year-old Toronto man in connection with the armed kidnapping of a Chinese citizen studying in Canada, but have yet to locate the missing man, York Regional Police announced Tuesday. Wanzhen Lu, 22, was grabbed by »

Health, International, Politics, Society

Children of war; happier in conflict than in peace?

It seems a strange situation, children who were happier in a rebel camp at war, than they are after they gain their freedom. These are children who were abducted as child fighters or female sex slaves, and camp workers, and »