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Apollo Quiboloy detained in Hawaii for alleged possession of gun parts, $350K cash

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Friday, February 16th, 2018

Plane owned by Apollo Quiboloy

MANILA, Philippines — Federal agents temporarily detained Kingdom of Jesus Christ founder Apollo Quiboloy after discovering $350,000 cash in his private plane.

Authorities found cash slipped inside socks placed in a suitcase.

Several parts of firearms were also reportedly found on the aircraft.

A certain Felina Salinas, who was with Quiboloy on the plane, claimed ownership of the money.

Authorities arrested Salinas and is now facing charges of bulk cash smuggling.

She was released after posting $25,000 bail.

The plane was supposed to depart for Manila when authorities boarded it.

The leader of the said religious group has no statement yet regarding the matter. — UNTV News & Rescue

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Hawaii volcano forces series of evacuations on Big Island

by UNTV   |   Posted on Monday, June 4th, 2018

 

 

Soldiers from the Hawaii National Guard monitor sulfur dioxide gas levels near a lava flow in Leilani Estates during ongoing eruptions of the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii, U.S., June 3, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester

The Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii has forced series of evacuations on Hawaii’s Big Island.

Three people were airlifted to safety on Sunday morning (June 3) as lava from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano threatened an isolated area where they had become trapped, the National Guard said.

The two men and a woman became the latest in a series of evacuations on Hawaii’s Big Island forced by the volcano, which has been erupting since May 3.

On Saturday, National Guard troops, police and firefighters ushered evacuees from homes on the eastern tip of the island, hours before lava cut off road access to the area, officials said.

Authorities since Wednesday had been urging residents of the area to leave before lava spewing from a volcanic fissure at the eastern foot of Kilauea reached the area.

The final phase of the evacuation was carried out late on Friday and early on Saturday by fire and police department personnel, with help from the Hawaii National Guard and public works teams, county civil defense spokeswoman Janet Snyder told Reuters by email. — Reuters

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Ocean, jungle explosions new risks from Hawaii eruption

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

 

 

Aerial view of erupting fissure 22 and lava channels flowing southward from the fissure is seen from the air during an early morning overflight during ongoing eruptions of the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii, U.S. May 21, 2018. Courtesy Volcano Helicopters/USGS/Handout via REUTERS

Lava from Hawaii’s erupting Kilauea Volcano is exploding as it pours into the ocean, shooting rock fragments that are a danger to boaters. Inland, where molten rock is burning through the jungle, methane explosions are hurling boulders while toxic gas is reaching some of the highest levels seen in recent times.

These were new risks geologists warned of on Tuesday (May 22) as Kilauea’s 19-day eruption showed no sign of easing, with repeated explosions at its summit and fountains of lava up to 160 feet (50 m) from giant cracks or fissures on its flank.

Lava edged towards a geothermal power plant on Tuesday after destroying an old warehouse near the facility, County of Hawaii Civil Defense said.

The site marked the latest challenge facing authorities during what geologists call an unprecedented, simultaneous eruption at Kilauea’s summit and from giant fissures 25 miles (40 km) down its eastern side.

About 3 miles (4.8 km) to the east of the plant on the coast, noxious clouds of acid fumes, steam, and fine glass-like particles billowed into the sky as lava poured into the ocean from two lava flows. — Reuters

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Hawaii residents face new challenge from Kilauea Volcano

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Monday, May 21st, 2018

Flames are seen in a lava flow on Highway 137 southeast of Pahoa during ongoing eruptions of the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii, U.S., May 20, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester

 

Hawaii residents face a potentially deadly new challenge as lava that reached the Pacific Ocean threatened to send up laze, a hazardous mix of glass particles and noxious gas.

Authorities said the new threat came when a stream of lava from the volcano cut through Highway 137 on the south coast of Hawaii’s Big Island late on Saturday and then poured into the sea.

Hawaii county civil defense said in a statement, the mix of erupting lava, which can reach 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit and seawater could send up plumes of laze, a mix of hydrochloric acid, steam and volcanic glass particles.

The U.S. geological survey noted the blaze killed two people in 2000 when a lava flow reached the coast, saying even a wisp can irritate eyes and lungs and make it hard to breathe. — Reuters

 

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