John Ridsdel

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Norwegian former hostage Kjartan Sekkingstad after he was freed in Sulu, in southern Philippines. Photograph: Nickie Butlangan/Reuters

A Norwegian man freed by militants after a year of jungle captivity in the southern Philippines has described the ordeal as “devastating”. Kjartan S(...)

Philippine National Police (PNP) Crime Lab Director PCSupt Emmanuel Aranas answers questions during a news conference inside the police headquarters in metro Manila, Philippines June 14th, 2016, following the execution of hostage Canadian Robert Hall. Photograph: Romeo Ranoco/Reuters

The Philippines confirmed on Tuesday the execution of a Canadian who had been held hostage by the al-Qaeda-linked Abu Sayyaf Islamist militant group o(...)

Undated file photos of abducted tourists Kjartan Sekkingstad (l), a Norwegian national, John Ridsdel (centre photos) of Canada and Robert Hall. Photograph: Armed Forces of the Philippines/Reuters

Two Canadian tourists, a Norwegian resort manager and a Filipino woman have been kidnapped by unidentified gunmen from a popular resort island in t(...)