hijacking : Definition, Usages, News and More

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hijacking

hahyja king

  • n  robbery of a traveller or vehicle in transit or seizing control of a vehicle by the use of force
  • v  take arbitrarily or by force
  • v  seize control of

  • Wilfried Bse, a long time member, took part last year in the hijacking of the Air France Airbus to Entebbe.
  • Mullah Omar: I don't think they're in any real danger because the British government has a firm policy on hijacking.
  • The aftermath of the Indian Airlines hijacking suggests that tension over Kashmir is getting worse.
News & Articles

  • Kenya jails nine Somalis to five years for piracy
    MOMBASA, Kenya (Reuters) - A Kenyan court sentenced nine Somali citizens each to five years in prison on Monday after finding them guilty of violently hijacking a vessel, MV Magellan Star, in the Gulf of Aden in September 2010. The nine were captured by international anti-piracy forces before being handed over to Kenya to be prosecuted, because Somalia was not considered able to try them ...
    June 11, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
  • TB bacteria's trash-eating inspires search for new drugs
    When hijacking a garbage truck, one might as well make use of the trash. That logic drives how tuberculosis-causing bacteria feed, say Cornell scientists.
    June 10, 2013 - Cornell News Service
  • Daughter of victim in piracy hijacking case takes stand
    NORFOLK Elizabeth Sem cried Friday as she held the American flag that had flown on her father's yacht, a Christmas gift she had given him. A prosecutor was asking her to identify it. Sem was the first witness called in a trial for three men accused of hijacking a boat in the Indian Ocean and eventually shooting the four Americans on board, including her father, Scott Adam of California.
    June 8, 2013 - The Virginian-Pilot
Quotes

  • Simon Wiesenthal in International Herald Tribune
    Its a clear signal to the international community that this administration refuses to validate the hijacking of human rights by regimes led by Libya and Iran,said the Simon Wiesenthal Center, referring to countries that are supporting the...
  • Sean Parnell in New York Times
    I'm disappointed by the complete hijacking of what should be a fair and objective process,Mr. Parnell said. "It is troubling to see partisan Democrats and Obama supporters abuse their power, the legal system and trust of Alaskans to smear...
  • Carl Icahn in guardian.co.uk
    Shareholders should demand that this board finally act in their interest instead of just attempting to re-elect themselves,Icahn, who has not appeared at the meeting, said in a statement. "Do not let them get away with hijacking the...

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