At least seven people, reportedly five students and two staff, have been kidnapped by gunmen from an international school in southern Nigeria.
A deputy interior minister has reportedly been killed, after being kidnapped and beaten to death by protesting miners, in Bolivia.
At least 12 people have been killed, and a further 50 people kidnapped, by suspected Taliban militants, in a series of attacks, on highways, in Afghanistan.
At least nine people have been killed, and a further 170 were kidnapped, after gunmen attacked buses, in northern Afghanistan.
A Mexican international footballer has been freed, just hours after he was kidnapped by armed gunmen, in the country’s northeastern region.
A top Mexican footballer, Alan Pulido, who plays for Greek football club Olympiakos, has reportedly been kidnapped in the country’s northern state, Tamaulipas.
Gunmen in Afghanistan have released two road workers from Tajikistan, kidnapped during a cross-border raid last week.
A German aid worker, who had been kidnapped earlier this year, has been released safely, in Afghanistan.
The teenage daughter of a German businessman has been killed, following a botched kidnapping attempt, in the city of Dresden.
Fifteen people have gone missing in a troubled southwestern state in Mexico, where 43 students were feared massacred last year.