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The economics of kidnapping
How the criminal underworld operates the ransom business.
Increased security could come to U.S. soft targets
After a terrorist attack in Mali, are major hotels in the U.S. beefing up security?
Death toll rises after terrorists attack a symbol of commerce in Kenya
Dozens are dead as a siege at a Kenyan mall enters its third day.
Hostages held at natural gas facility in Algeria
There is a fast-moving hostage crisis this morning at a natural gas complex in Algeria. The complex is run by BP and Statoil. Islamist militants attacked the facility apparently in protest of France's intervention in Mali.
France accused of fostering market in hostages
Despite official denials, France is accused of being too ready to pay ransoms for hostages -- and so encouraging kidnappers to abduct its citizens.