Michel Marquez

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French troops rescue Dutchman Sjaak Rijke held in Mali since 2011

French special forces “surprised” to find Dutch hostage during desert raid on al-Qaeda fighters in Mali<p>French special forces unexpectedly found and freed a Dutch hostage during a dawn assault on <b>al-Qaeda fighters in the Sahara desert</b>in northern <b>Mali</b>on Monday.<p>Sjaak Rijke, 54, was kidnapped more than …

Hundreds of enslaved fishermen rescued in Indonesia

More than 300 fishermen who were rescued by the Indonesian government from forced labour and slavery in the remote island of Benjina have arrived safely in the port of the neighbouring Tual island.<p>The group of fishermen, who mainly came from Myanmar, as well as from Cambodia, and Thailand, were …


Pedophile Raymond Frolander, Beaten by Child’s Dad, Sentenced to 25 Years

An 18-year-old Florida man who was badly beaten by the father of the child he is accused of molesting was sentenced to 25 years in prison Thursday.<p>Raymond Frolander took a deal to avoid a mandatory life sentence, pleading no contest to the charge of lewd or lascivious molestation of a child, …


Attack at Kenya's Garissa University College

<b>(CNN) —</b> The sun hadn't risen at Garissa University College. Most students slept in their beds. A few had woken up to head to early morning Christian prayers.<p>Then the terror began.<p>It started with an explosion and gunshots around 5:30 a.m. Thursday (10:30 p.m. ET Wednesday) at the Kenyan school's …