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Archive for December 28th, 2014

AirAsia plane missing

Posted by wlpo on December 28, 2014

It’s been more than 12 hours with no sign of a missing AirAsia plane that disappeared over the Java Sea with 162 people aboard. Officials say there was no distress call but the plane, headed to Singapore from Indonesia, did request a diversion due to weather.

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500 trapped on burning ferry

Posted by wlpo on December 28, 2014

Gale-force winds and choppy seas have trapped passengers on the top decks of a burning Italian ferry, hampering the evacuation of nearly 500 people. The ship caught fire off the Greek island of Corfu early Sunday.

Greek and Italian rescue helicopters and vessels struggled to reach the stricken ferry, with nearby merchant ships lining up to form a wall against the raging gusts. There are no reports of injuries or imminent danger of sinking.

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Illinois man arrested in Israel

Posted by wlpo on December 28, 2014

An Illinois man is being detained in Israel on charges of plotting anti-Muslim violence. An Israeli court ordered Everett Adam Livvix held until the end of court proceedings against him. He was arrested in November and charged with weapons possession.

The indictment accused Livvix of planning to blow up Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem. His lawyer says Livvix denies the charges.

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