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Virgin Australia plane in 'hijack' drama

The pilot of a Virgin Australia plane flying from Brisbane to the Indonesian holiday island of Bali reported a hijacking attempt on Friday after a passenger tried to enter the cockpit, an Indonesian transport official said. A Virg

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Co-pilot hijacked jet after locking pilot out

A hijacked Ethiopian plane that landed at Geneva airport early on Monday was diverted from Rome by the co-pilot, who sought asylum due to fear of persecution in Ethiopia, a police spokesman said. The unnamed co-pilot, an Ethiopian

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Co-pilot scripted hijack of Ethiopian plane

Swiss authorities have blamed the co-pilot of an Ethiopian Airlines plane for hijacking the passenger aircraft and landing it in Geneva. They said the co-pilot, who is now seeking asylum in Switzerland, took control of the plane when th

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Hijacker held after Ethiopian plane lands in Geneva

Swiss authorities detained the hijacker of an Ethiopian Airlines flight that was forced to land at Geneva's international airport on Monday, airport police said, adding that passengers and crew were safe. The situation was &qu

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Somali pirates hijack Indian ship in Oman

Somali pirates hijacked a tanker managed by an Indian firm with 21 Indian sailors on board on Saturday while it was being loaded at a port in the Gulf state of Oman, India's government shipping agency and a Gulf shipping source said. The D

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Somali pirates hijack Italian bulk carrier

Somali pirates hijacked an Italian-owned bulk carrier on Thursday about 350 miles (560 km) off the coast of Oman, the European Union's anti-piracy taskforce and the vessel operator said. EU Navfor said the 74,500 tonne MV Rosalia D'Amato w

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UAE forces storm hijacked ship, detain pirates

United Arab Emirates special forces stormed a cargo ship hijacked in the Arabian Sea, freeing the crew and detaining the pirates on Saturday, the official news agency Wam said. Anti-terrorism forces acting in coordination with the US Fift

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Tanker with $200m oil hijacked off Oman

Armed pirates seized a US-bound oil tanker off Oman carrying around $200 million worth of crude on Wednesday in one of the biggest raids in the area to date, escalating the threat to vital shipping lanes. The 333-metre very large crude car

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Somali pirates hijack German ship

Somali pirates have hijacked a German cargo ship called the Beluga Nomination, the ship's operators said on Tuesday. A spokeswoman for Bremen-based Beluga Shipping did not give details regarding the ship's crew, country of registration or

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Somali pirates hijack UAE cargo vessel

Somali pirates hijacked a cargo vessel from the UAE yesterday after firing small arms and rocket propelled grenades at the ship, Europe’s anti-piracy mission said. The Orna was seized in the Indian Ocean around 400 nautical miles northeast

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