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Italy Senate opens way for trial of ex minister Salvini over migrant ship

ROME (Reuters) - Italy's Senate lifted the immunity of former Interior Minister Matteo Salvini on Thursday, opening the way for a trial of the right-wing leader on charges of kidnapping over the detention of those on a migrant ship at sea last year.


Australian police warn Chinese students of 'virtual kidnap' scam

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian police have warned universities and Chinese officials about a spurt in "virtual kidnapping" scams that coerce foreign students to fake their own abductions and trick families overseas into paying ransoms.


Pirates kidnap seven Russian sailors in Gulf of Guinea

LAGOS (Reuters) - Pirates have kidnapped seven Russian sailors from the crew of a ship in the Gulf of Guinea, the Russian Embassy in Nigeria said on Monday.


Curfew in Esszone waters extended to Aug 3

KOTA KINABALU: The maritime curfew on seven districts in the Eastern Sabah Security Zone (Esszone), which is supposed to end at 6pm today, has been extended to Aug 3.