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ISIS fighter in overseas ‘Beatles’ cell pleads guilty to killing Americans and other hostages

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More than two years after one of two ISIS soldiers refused to offer an apology for his role in the kidnapping and brutal murders of four Americans and other hostages in Syria, he has pleaded guilty in federal court....

Hostages strapped to getaway cars as robbers target banks in Brazil

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Sao Paulo, Brazil A gang of armed robbers in Brazil carried out a series of deadly bank heists using human shields strapped to their getaway cars on Monday. The attackers targeted banks in the small city of Aracatuba...

McCarthy says Biden is leaving US hostages for the Taliban: ‘He turned his back on our own citizens’

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"The president's misguided decisions run the risk of creating the largest international hostage situation we've ever faced as a nation," McCarthy, R-Calif., said at Capitol news conference on Wednesday.  Biden has fa...

Beijing has denied taking political hostages. Experts say the fates of two Canadians suggest otherwise

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A version of this story appeared in CNN's Meanwhile in China newsletter, a three-times-a-week update exploring what you need to know about the country's rise and how it impacts the world. Sign up here. Hong Kong Afte...

Suspect in Minnesota bank robbery threatened hostages and wanted a ‘big show’ with the FBI, authorities say

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A man who allegedly held five people captive during an eight-hour standoff at a Wells Fargo bank in St. Cloud, Minnesota, wanted a "big show," authorities said. Those held hostage in the bank said the suspect wanted...

National security adviser says White House has started to communicate with Iran over American hostages

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Washington The Biden administration has begun to communicate with Iran over American hostages in the region, national security adviser Jake Sullivan said Sunday, calling the issue a "significant priority" for the Whi...

Feds investigating if Capitol rioters wanted to take hostages

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Federal authorities are working to determine the level of planning and coordination among insurgents, including members of law enforcement and the military, that carried out the attack last week on the US Capitol, l...

Families of US hostages and detainees look to Biden to keep up efforts to free loved ones

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As President-elect Joe Biden prepares to take over from the outgoing Trump administration, the goal for the families of Americans unlawfully detained and held hostage abroad remains the same: to see their loved ones...