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A brief history of failed US rescue bids
Time and again special forces have tried to bring back hostages safely but often the missions have been unsuccessful.
Last updated: 06 Dec 2014 20:37 GMT
US gives Somali pirate negotiator life terms
Mohammad Shibin receives 12 life sentences for role as middleman in abduction of four Americans from a yacht in 2011.
Last updated: 14 Aug 2012 10:51 GMT
US snatches 'Somali pirate negotiator'
Alleged pirate chief faces charges in a US court for his role in a yacht hijacking that left four Americans dead.
Last updated: 14 Apr 2011 10:18 GMT
Americans on hijacked yacht killed
US military's Central Command says four hostages found dead after forces boarded the vessel in the Arabian Sea.
Last updated: 22 Feb 2011 19:44 GMT
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'Enough is enough': US anti-racism protests
'Justice for All' demonstrations swell across the US over the deaths of African Americans in police encounters.
Uruguayans cautiously welcome former inmates
Six former Guantanamo detainees are now free in Uruguay with some hailing the decision to grant them asylum.
Australia's indigenous incarceration crisis
Disproportionately high number of Aboriginal people in prison highlights inequality and marginalisation, critics say.
Canada's sexual harassment at work problem
Nearly half of Canadians have suffered inappropriate advances on the job - and the political arena is no exception.
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Why #illridewithyou is an ill ride
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