• Bill and I thought that Ebenezer would pay a ransom of two thousand dollars to get his boy back.

    VOA: special.2011.01.22

  • Somalia's Prime Minister is calling for a halt to ransom payments to pirates and kidnappers.

    VOA: special.2009.04.25

  • In recent years, Somalia has seen a surge in ship hijackings that has netted pirates millions of dollars in ransom.

    VOA: standard.2009.08.26

  • But the millions of dollars they demand in ransom payments are not used to help pastoral communities and in-land towns.

    VOA: standard.2009.10.06

  • The U.S.Navy and the navies of dozens of other countries are patrolling the narrow waterway to deter ship hijackings-for-ransom by pirate gangs.

    VOA: standard.2010.01.07

  • "But a lot of groups that are responsible for the abductions are also very keen in obtaining ransom.

    VOA: standard.2009.09.10

  • A Hisbul Islam spokesman, Mohamed Osman Aruus, denied that anyone in his group had received a ransom.

    VOA: standard.2009.08.26

  • He says it is not,however, appropriate to talk about whether a ransom payment was made.

    VOA: standard.2009.11.26

  • (Voice) He says he will soon be negotiating a ransom demand with the owners.

    VOA: standard.2009.11.10

  • On land,gunmen have carried out scores of kidnappings-for-ransom, targeting mostly journalists and aid workers.

    VOA: standard.2009.08.26

  • Separately, a French foreign ministry official told reporters in Paris the agent had escaped on his own, without incident, and that no ransom had been paid.

    VOA: standard.2009.08.26

  • Shipping companies are known to pay hundreds of thousands - and sometimes millions - of dollars in ransom for the release of their crews and vessels.

    VOA: standard.2010.04.20

  • The governments of Canada and Australia have a strict policy against making ransom payments.

    VOA: standard.2009.11.26

  • Security consultants say a foreigner gets kidnapped, on average,once every other month in the country, with ransom payments for their release reaching hundreds of thousands of dollars.

    VOA: standard.2009.09.10

  • On Thursday, Somalia's Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Sharmarke refused to comment on reports that a ransom of as much as $700,000 was eventually paid to the kidnappers.

    VOA: standard.2009.11.26

  • Some were released,but many killed. Many Iraqis have also been kidnapped, mostly for ransom,amid the chaos and lawlessness that swept the country in the aftermath of the invasion.

    VOA: standard.2009.12.30

  • Abducted workers are often released in exchange for a ransom payment.

    VOA: standard.2009.03.16

  • An international security analyst with experience in kidnapping and ransom negotiations in Somalia tells VOA that an undisclosed amount of money was raised and subsequently paid through local Somali contacts.

    VOA: standard.2009.11.26

  • Sources in Mogadishu tell VOA that there are reports that some members of a hard-line Islamist insurgent group called Hisbul Islam arranged for the release of Obriere in exchange for a ransom.

    VOA: standard.2009.08.26

词组短语

a king's ransom ◎作为被俘国王赎金的巨款 , ◎一笔巨款(常用于否定句或假设句)  

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