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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Taiwan: Plane craches into River

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Plane Crashes Into Taiwan RiverA Taiwanese commercial flight with 53 passengers aboard clipped a bridge shortly after takeoff and crashed into a river in the island's capital of Taipei on Wednesday morning, authorities say. Taiwan's Central News Agency said at least 10 people were being taken to safety after the incident but gave no immediate information about the other passengers and crew aboard the TransAsia Airways flight. The plane was identified as a twin-engine turboprop ATR 72 with a two-pilot air crew. Its fuselage was seen half-submerged in the shallow river, with passengers and rescuers standing on the hull and swimming in the water. According to the BBC, aviation authorities say at least two people died in the crash. 
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Jordan Hangs Woman ISIS Wanted to Free

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Jordan has made good on its vow to execute the Iraqi woman ISIS had sought in a prisoner swap as retaliation for the execution of pilot Muath al-Kaseasbeh. Officials say failed suicide bomber Sajida al-Rishawi was hanged at dawn along with Ziyad Karboli, a top Iraqi al-Qaeda operative, Reuters reports. Jordan had said it was willing to trade al-Rishawi, who was sentenced to death for her role in a 2005 hotel bombing, for the captured pilot, but the country demanded to see proof he was still alive. Officials now believe he was already dead when negotiations were taking place and the horrific video of the pilot being burned alive in a cage was made on Jan. 3, less than two weeks after his capture, reports the New York Times.
Sajida al-Rishawi opens her jacket and shows an explosive belt as she confesses on Jordanian state-run television to her failed bid to blow herself up in a hotel.
Sajida al-Rishawi opens her jacket and shows an explosive belt as she confesses on Jordanian state-run television to her failed bid to blow herself up in a hotel.
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ISIS today released a video showing the execution of Jordanian pilot Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh

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 ISIS today released a video showing the execution of Jordanian pilot Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh
ISIS today released a video purporting to show the execution of Jordanian pilot Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh, and in it he is burned alive. Images being posted by militants on Twitter show a man in a cage, and a line of fuel leading to it. The line is set on fire, and as Sky News puts it, "the cage bursts into flames." Al-Kaseasbeh had been held since his plane crashed just before Christmas in ISIS-held territory just outside Raqqa, Syria. He had been the subject of intense negotiations between Jordan and the militants, who sought the release of an Iraqi woman convicted in Jordan. Jordanian state media confirmed al-Kaseasbeh's death, adds the BBC, and said that he was killed a month ago.
Jordan had recently demanded proof of life; none was forthcoming, so it's unclear when the video might have been filmed. The Daily Beast notes that Jordan, which faced intense domestic pressure to secure al-Kaseasbeh's release, had vowed to kill ISIS prisoners if the pilot was executed.
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