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Saturday March 24th, 2018 evening edition

image for THE CODE: A declassified and unbelievable hostage rescue story

Some had been hostages for more than 10 years, and many suffered from a grim, flesh-eating disease caused by insect bites.

But the threats persisted, and fearing for his safety, his employer urgently transferred Ortiz to its New York office.

A high-profile move to rival ad agency DDB in Miami followed, but Ortiz could never forget his enmity toward the FARC.

He became the go-to guy for the Colombian army’s more bizarre requests in their battle against the guerillas.

On the telephone, Colonel Espejo explained that he urgently needed to get a message to the captured Colombian soldiers: help was coming.

They had to create a message that could be understood by the hostages, but remain invisible to their captors.

"The code message said, ‘you’re next’ because the hostages thought if they ran away, they would die in the jungle. »

Arnaud Beltrame: France lauds policeman who swapped with hostage

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Tributes are pouring in for a French police officer who died saving the lives of hostages in a supermarket siege by an Islamist gunman on Friday.

If that doesn't make him a hero, I don't know what would," Col Arnaud's brother Cedric told a French radio station on Saturday.

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The supermarket was sealed off by police as the siege unfolded. »

Delete Facebook. Permanent Account Deletion.

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How To Permanently Delete A Facebook Account.

Here is the shortcut link to the official Facebook account deletion page.

Facebook owns WhatsApp, Instagram, Oculus and can share data between these and its own products e.g. Facebook Messenger. »

White House announces ban on most transgender service members

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President Trump announced Friday a new transgender policy for the military that would ban most transgendered people from military service.

The announcement was expected, since it was part of President Trump's executive memo in August 2017 reinstating a pre-2016 ban on transgender military service.

The ban does not go into effect immediately because the ban is the subject of several ongoing lawsuits. »

Fortnite searches on Pornhub up 824% since March 15

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Search results for Fortnite on PornHub are up 824% since Ninja and Drake played the game live on Twitch.

Apparently the site contacted the Insights team to see if “the media attention around Fortnite,” had any effect on Pornhub searches.

“Fortnite’s biggest search increase occurred on March 15 after Drake played the game live on Twitch,” said the PornHub Insights team. »