Model "held for cancer treatment cash"

In his police testimony, Lukasz Herba said he got involved with the group behind the alleged kidnap near Milan because he had leukaemia.

Ms Ayling's lawyer Francesco Pesce has said the 20-year-old was told she would be sold in the Middle East "for sex".

Ms Ayling was allegedly held by a group called Black Death for five days.

She came home on Sunday, after talking to police investigators, 26 days after she flew to Milan for a photo shoot.

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K10,000 reward for return of kidnapped daughter

The girl, Freda Bruce Don Kapilyo from Enga and in Grade five, was kidnapped by an unknown person outside the school gate at around 3pm.

Her father Don Kapilyo told Loop PNG today that he had filed a missing person report with the police.

He is appealing to the public to contact the police or himself if they have information to his daughter’s whereabouts.

The concerned father said he doesn’t know the motive behind his daughter’s kidnapping but has urged the kidnapper to return his daughter.

Kapilyo can be contacted on 71267040.

Gunmen kidnap senior Iraqi official in Baghdad

Brig. Gen. Saad Maan says the gunmen intercepted the convoy of acting Deputy Minister Abdul-Karim al-Saadi in the mainly Shiite eastern part of the city on Tuesday, kidnapping him and two guards.

Maan says the guards were later freed, without providing further details. The motive for the kidnapping was not immediately clear.

Kidnapping for ransom has been common in Iraq since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein.

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