Rescued Canadian-U.S. couple reunited with family; receiving medical attention

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TORONTO (Reuters) – A U.S.-Canadian couple freed in Pakistan this week, nearly five years after being abducted in Afghanistan, reunited with the husband’s family on Saturday, the Associated Press reported.

Joshua Boyle and Caitlan Coleman arrived with their three children late on Friday in Toronto, where the husband said one of his children was murdered and his wife had been raped.

Citing an email from Boyle, the AP reported the family had “reached the first true ‘home’ that the children have ever known — after they spent most of Friday asking if each subsequent airport was our new house hopefully.”

Boyle, a Canadian, and Coleman, an American were kidnapped while backpacking in Afghanistan in 2012 by the Taliban-allied Haqqani network.

Pakistani troops rescued the family this week in the northwest of the country, near the Afghan border. The United States has long accused Pakistan of failing to fight the Haqqani network. The couple had three children while in captivity.

Boyle opened his Friday media statement by saying he was delayed due to a medical emergency involving one of his children.

AP, citing Boyle’s email, said his daughter had a cursory medical exam and hospital staff were “enthusiastically insistent that her chances seemed miraculously high based on a quick physical.”

Boyle made a brief statement at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport late on Friday, calling on the Taliban “to provide my family with the justice we are owed.”

“God willing, this litany of stupidity will be the epitaph of the Haqqani network,” he said.

Reporting by Maggie Parkhill; Writing by Denny Thomas; Editing by Bill Trott

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Family held captive by Taliban-linked group released

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An American woman, her Canadian husband and their three young children have been released after years held captive by a network with ties to the Taliban.

U.S. officials say Pakistan secured the release of Caitlan Coleman and her husband, Canadian Joshua Boyle. The two were abducted five years ago while traveling in Afghanistan and have been held by the Haqqani network.

Coleman was pregnant when she was captured. The couple had three children while in captivity.

The family’s current location, however, was unclear. And officials declined to say when the family planned to return to North America.

The U.S. has criticized Pakistan for failing to aggressively go after the Haqqanis.

A U.S. national security official, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss an ongoing operation, commended Pakistan for their assistance.

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American Caitlan Coleman, family freed from Afghanistan captors

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An American woman, her Canadian husband and their three young children — who had been held captive since 2012 by the Taliban-affiliated Haqqani network — were freed after an operation involving Pakistani forces, officials announced Thursday.

Caitlan Coleman, 32, was seven months pregnant when she and her husband, Josh Boyle, were abducted.

The operation that set Coleman, Boyle and their children free was undertaken by Pakistani forces based on actionable intelligence provided by U.S. authorities, according to a statement by the ISPR. U.S. intelligence agencies had been tracking the hostages and shared the location with Pakistani counterparts when the hostages shifted into Pakistani territory Wednesday.

President Trump appeared to hint at the news of Coleman’s release during a speech in Coleman’s home state of Pennsylvania on Wednesday.

“Something happened today, where a country that totally disrespected us called with some very, very important news,” Trump said. “And one of my generals came in. They said, ‘You know, I have to tell you, a year ago they would’ve never done that.’ It was a great sign of respect. You’ll probably be hearing about it over the next few days. But this is a country that did not respect us. This is a country that respects us now. The world is starting to respect us again, believe me.”

Coleman and Boyle were last seen in a hostage video in December 2016 pleading for their governments to intervene.

The two vanished after setting off in the summer of 2012 for a journey that took them to Russia, the central Asian countries of Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, and then to Afghanistan.

Coleman’s parents, Jim and Lyn Coleman, last heard from their son-in-law on Oct. 8, 2012, from an internet cafe in what Josh described as an “unsafe” part of Afghanistan.

The announcement of the release comes a month after President Trump announced a new strategy to deal with Afghanistan and Pakistan, saying the Taliban and other militant groups would no longer find safe haven in Pakistan.

Defense Secretary James Mattis and Gen. Joseph Dunford told Congress last week Pakistan would no longer be a sanctuary for terrorism.

In the 2016 YouTube video, Coleman refers to “the Kafkaesque nightmare in which we find ourselves” and urges “governments on both sides” to reach a deal for their freedom. She then adds: “My children have seen their mother defiled.”

Two young children appear in the video with them, and Coleman has told her family that she gave birth to two children in captivity. It was revealed Thursday that Coleman had a third child.

“Please don’t become the next Jimmy Carter,” Coleman says in the 2016 video, reading a prepared statement and making a plea to former President Barack Obama. “Just give the offenders something so they and you can save face so we can leave the region permanently.”

The video came to public attention through the Site Intelligence Group, which monitors extremist activity online. SITE said it was dated Dec. 3.

“We are deeply concerned for the safety and well-being of Joshua Boyle, Caitlan Coleman and their young children and call for their unconditional release,” Canadian Global Affairs spokesman Michael O’Shaughnessy said. The State Department also said at the time that it was reviewing the footage.

The Haqqani network has orchestrated a vast array of brutal attacks in Afghanistan in recent years, against both locals and the U.S. military, but unlike their Taliban associates, they are deemed to be more motivated by money than faith.

Fox News’ Lucas Tomlinson and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Police Called to Harvey Weinstein’s Daughter’s House for Family Disturbance

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Authorities reportedly responded to a call made by Harvey Weinstein‘s daughter Remy on Wednesday.

TMZ reports that Weinstein’s 22-year-old daughter made the call to 911 to “say her dad was suicidal.” Law enforcement tells the site that Weinstein was at Remy’s house in the Los Angeles area when they had an argument that ended up in the street.

Weinstein went back inside and authorities arrived soon after. Law enforcement sources confirmed to TMZ that Remy made the call and she said her father was “suicidal and depressed.”

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An LAPD spokesperson confirms to E! News that they responded to Harvey’s daughter’s house shortly after 10:30 a.m. for a “family disturbance.” The investigation revealed there was no evidence of crime, it was just a family dispute.

The spokesperson also tells us that the Wilshire division LAPD officers responded to the home and the person who resides there called the police initially because they were having a dispute.

The person that the caller was concerned about was not there when police arrived and a public information officer is unable to confirm that the call into police was about Weinstein.

However, a friend of Weinstein’s told Page Six Wednesday evening the he’s not suicidal but that “his heart is breaking for his kids.” The pal also told the publication that Remy “overreacted” when she called the police Wednesday morning.

“Harvey’s daughter Remy was very upset and concerned for her father, because of what she’d read in the media,” the friend explained to Page Six. “She was crying, so he left his therapy and went to her house on Wednesday morning to comfort her.”

But when Weinstein believed he saw photographers, he left Remy’s house.

Weinstein has three children Remy, Emma and Ruth from his first marriage to Eve Chilton. This news comes just one day after Weinstein’s second wife Georgina Chapman, with whom he also has two children, announced that she’s leaving him

On Sunday, Weinstein was terminated from The Weinstein Company, three days after the New York Times published a story about his years and years of alleged misconduct. In response to the article, one of Weinstein’s attorneys Charles J. Harder told E! News last week that the article was “saturated with false and defamatory statements.”

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Amitabh Bachchan birthday special: Candid family pictures

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Amitabh Bachchan birthday special: Candid family pictures

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Amitabh Bachchan is an evergreen actor who is loved by his fans since time for decades now. The veteran has fans of all ages and in all parts of the world. The actor, who gave Hindi cinema a face to ‘the angry young man’, has turned 75 today. The ‘102 Not Out’ actor has given Bollywood various blockbusters one can binge watch. He’s that husband any wife could kill to have and that father any child would look up to. Apart from being loved for the kind of work he does onscreen, Big B is loved for his generosity, kind-heartedness, and warmth towards people off screen too. On account of his birthday, here are some candid pictures of their family. by Niyati Budhiraja

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