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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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Volcanic “lava bomb” injures 22 people on tour boat in Hawaii

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

A hole, punched through the roof of a tourist boat, is seen, after lava from the Mount Kilauea volcano exploded in the sea off Kapoho, Hawaii, U.S. July 16, 2018. Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources/Handout via REUTERS

REUTERS – A fusillade of volcanic lava struck an ocean tour boat just off the Big Island of Hawaii on Monday (July 16), injuring at least 22 people in the worst casualty incident to date from the ongoing eruption of the Kilauea Volcano.

One woman’s leg was broken when the “lava bomb” landed on the roof of the vessel and crashed into the seating area, said Hawaii County Fire Department Battalion Chief Darwin Okinaka.

“You have seen parts of the lava on the vessel when we pulled up to it. There’s a few big chunks that was on the roof and we could see chunks laying all over the side of the boat and on the floor of the boat,” said Ikaika Kalama who witnessed the bombardment from the adjacent ferry boat.

“Some actually exploded about 300 yards in the air. Part of the lava actually landed on the vessel, damaged most parts of the vessel. From what I heard, actually, a big chunk fell through the roof and partly on passengers,” she added.

Kilauea volcano has shown no signs of quieting since it first began erupting on May 3. Lava spewing from “Fissure 8” has wiped out scores of homes in Kapoho by the Pacific and filled Kapoho Bay with lava.

Even though lava tourism has long existed on Hawaii’s Big Island, tour boat operators have report increased demand from tourists eager to witness the latest eruption of one of the world’s most active volcanoes.

Visitor numbers spike each time Kilauea, which has erupted almost continuously since 1983, sends a tongue of lava toward the ocean. The current eruption is one of the longest and most intense on record.

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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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