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Relatives of US oil industry ‘hostages’ in Venezuela make emotional appeal for their release

Relatives of US oil industry ‘hostages’ in Venezuela make emotional appeal for their releaseThe six men – five US citizens and one permanent resident, and all employees of Citgo, the US subsidiary of Venezuela’s state-run Petróleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) – were detained in November 2017 after being called to Caracas from Houston for a meeting. President Nicolas Maduro went on television to denounce them as “traitors”, saying: “They’re properly behind bars, and they should go to the worst prison in Venezuela.” Asdrubal Chavez, a cousin of the late president, was appointed company’s new president. For 16 months, the relatives of the Venezuelan Americans, who have become known as the Citgo 6, were advised to remain silent.



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5 people 'senselessly murdered' after gunman takes hostages in Sebring, Fla., bank

5 people 'senselessly murdered' after gunman takes hostages in Sebring, Fla., bankFive people were 'senselessly murdered' after a gunman took hostages in a Florida bank, forced them to the floor and began shooting, authorities said.



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Gunman Kills Four Child Hostages Then Himself After Florida Standoff

Gunman Kills Four Child Hostages Then Himself After Florida StandoffThe suspect was identified as 35-year-old Gary Wayne Lindsey Jr.



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Hostages and rebels leave Douma under evacuation deal: state media

Hostages and rebels leave Douma under evacuation deal: state mediaThe first batch of freed hostages from rebel-held Syrian city of Douma arrived on Sunday at an army-controlled crossing in the first phase of a far-reaching deal to evacuate thousands of rebels to northern Syria, state media’s live footage showed. In parallel with the first batch of hostages, a bus carrying dozens of fighters and their families left the besieged enclave enroute to opposition-held areas in northern Syria in an arrangement expected to be completed within several days.



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Suspected IS gunman takes hostages in France

Suspected IS gunman takes hostages in FranceA gunman claiming allegiance to the Islamic State group fired shots and took hostages at a supermarket in southwestern France on Friday, a local prosecutor said. Security forces were responding to two separate incidents, one at a supermarket in the town of Trebes and the second, a 15-minute drive away, in the town of Carcassonne where a policeman was shot. It was unclear if the two incidents were linked.



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1 of 3 Hostages Killed at Veterans Home Was Pregnant, Family Says

1 of 3 Hostages Killed at Veterans Home Was Pregnant, Family SaysThree hostages and the suspected gunman were found dead at a California veterans home on Friday.



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Gunman takes hostages at California veterans home

Gunman takes hostages at California veterans homeOfficials say an armed man has taken at least two people hostage at a veterans home in Northern California. Authorities are responding to the scene in Yountville, north of San Francisco. Reena Ninan reports.



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Active shooter takes three hostages at California veterans home

Active shooter takes three hostages at California veterans homeLaw enforcement authorities from multiple agencies responded to a report in the morning of shots being fired at the Yountville Veterans Home in Napa County, working to clear buildings and establish a perimeter. A sheriff’s deputy exchanged gunfire with the assailant, a California Highway Patrol spokesman said. In the early evening, California Highway Patrol spokesman Sgt Robert Nacke said he knows of no contact on Friday with the gunman or the people who were holed up with him at the veterans home.



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'Disgruntled Employee' Shoots 1 Dead, Takes Hostages In Charleston

'Disgruntled Employee' Shoots 1 Dead, Takes Hostages In CharlestonPolice were responding to an active shooter situation in Charleston, South Carolina, on Thursday.



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Suspect Dead After Holding 2 Hostages in Georgia Bank

Suspect Dead After Holding 2 Hostages in Georgia BankWhile holding two women hostage, Brian Easly called a local television station and said he had been robbed of his life’s savings by the the Veterans Administration.



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