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The Pope said what?!? More stunners from Francis

The Pope said what?!? More stunners from Francis
(CNN) — In politics, they call it going “off message.” In acting, they call it going “off script.” In the Catholic Church under Pope Francis, it has become business as usual. Put the 77-year-old pontiff in front of a microphone, and he will make news. Case in point, a brief press conference on Monday aboard the papal plane from the Philippines to Rome, when Francis sounded off, in his very unpope-like way, on birth control, corruption and kicking grifters where the sun don’ (wgno.com)

Faith leaders mark Holocaust Memorial Day by pledging to fight xenophobia together

Faith leaders mark Holocaust Memorial Day by pledging to fight xenophobia together
(From left) Rabbi Herschel Gluck, Ambassador to Albania Mal Berisha, Camden Council Leader Sarah Hayward, Camden Mayor Lazzaro Pietragnoli, Chair of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust Cathy Ashley, Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Green Party Natalie Bennett and Ambassador for Kosovo, Lirim Greiçevc Published: 27 January, 2015By ALINA POLIANSKAYA MUSLIM, Jewish and Christian community leaders came together with local politicians to take a stand against xenophobia and (camdennewjournal.com)

Albanian opposition holds up traffic in fuel protest

TIRANA, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Drivers who back the opposition Democratic Party blocked traffic in some streets and roads of Albania on Monday to protest taxes they say are keeping fuel prices high. They complain the drop in oil prices worldwide should be Sreflected in local fuel prices, which would cut costs for Albanians and help to revive the sluggish Albanian economy, among Europe's poorest. Joining the seven-minute blockade of two streets in a busy crossroads on Tirana's main avenue (trust.org)

Rwanda: Kiyovu Sign Pair, Hope to Land Kagere

By Peter KamasaSC Kiyovu have signed two players, Alexis Ganza from Police FC, and Hussein Habimana from Rayon Sports. Goalkeeper Ganza and midfielder Habimana have signed initial six-month contracts. Meanwhile, the Mumena-based side is also on the verge of signing former Amavubi forward Meddie Kagere from KF Tirana of Albania. "We have signed the two players for six months, until end of the season, and we believe they will help us in the second half of the season," Kiyovu spokesperson (allafrica.com)

Death Toll in Greek Ferry Fire Rises to Ten

Death Toll in Greek Ferry Fire Rises to Ten
Photo: Italian Navy / MGN BARI, Italy (AP) - Fighting high winds and stormy seas, helicopter rescue crews on Monday evacuated hundreds of people trapped aboard a Greek ferry that caught fire off Albania. The death toll climbed to 10 as survivors told of a frantic rush to escape, caught among flames, pelting rain and passengers who fought others for rescue. The evacuation of the overnight ferry from Greece to Italy was completed in the early afternoon with the rescue of 427 people, (kolotv.com)

Pope Francis says good Catholics don’t have to “be like rabbits”

Pope Francis says good Catholics don’t have to “be like rabbits”
ATALNTA, GA — In politics, they call it going “off message.” In acting, they call it going “off script.” In the Catholic Church under Pope Francis, it has become business as usual. Put the 77-year-old pontiff in front of a microphone, and he will make news. Case in point, a brief press conference on Monday aboard the papal plane from the Philippines to Rome, when Francis sounded off, in his very unpope-like way, on birth control, corruption and kicking grifters where the sun (fox2now.com)

Ex-dictator Hoxha's nephew held in Albania drug bust

Ex-dictator Hoxha's nephew held in Albania drug bust
The nephew of Albania's former dictator Enver Hoxha was on Thursday arrested on suspicion of running a cocaine laboratory.Police held 13 people, including Ermal Hoxha and two Colombians, in a raid on the alleged lab, seizing 120 kilograms (264 pounds) of cocaine worth 24 million euros ($33 million).They said they had also confiscated four tons of chemicals used to process the drug, which investigators said was destined for Germany.The raid, in the village of Xibrake, near Elbasan, 50 (digitaljournal.com)

Kuwait donates $450,000 for orphans

Kuwait donates $450,000 for orphans
Manama: Kuwait has donated $450,000 (Dh1.65 million) to an institute for orphans in Albania under a programme to help with the completion of humanitarian projects funded by the Gulf state. Kuwaiti Ambassador to Albania Najeeb Abdul Rahman Al Bader said on presenting the funds that the donation was important to help the institute kick-start its projects, the Kuwait News Agency (Kuna) reported on Wednesday. The donation will reinforce relations between the two countries, he added. (gulfnews.com)

Eurovision 2015: Who are the European contenders so far?

Eurovision 2015: Who are the European contenders so far?
It may be just over four months away, but countries across Europe are already selecting their candidates for the Eurovision Song Contest 2015.Spain was the latest nation - and first confirmed finalist - to put forward its act for the competition last night (January 13), selecting Edurne with the song 'Amanecer'. © Facebook / edurne oficial Albania will be represented by Elhaida Dani, Belarus has selected Uzari & Maimuna, while Malta has put forward Amber and her song 'Warrior'.What's (digitalspy.co.uk)

Overseas target?

Overseas target?
Harambee Stars play-maker Francis Kahata has confirmed he is not going back to the Kenya Premier League (KPL) soon or in the near future. The former Thika United midfielder poured cold water on rumours that he might be going back to the Thika-based club, where he earned his stripes after his contract with Albania’s Tirana FC expired late this year. Kahata said he will be joining a top foreign club which he declined to name in the next few weeks and urged local clubs to stop making (the-star.co.ke)

Prosecutors order ferry back to Italy

BY LLAZAR SEMINI, COLLEEN BARRY and NICOLE WINFIELD The Associated Press TIRANA, Albania Italian prosecutors today ordered the crippled Greek ferry Norman Atlantic back to Italy as part of a criminal investigation, saying they fear more bodies will be found aboard the vessel when it is properly searched.Thank you for reading some of our articles, please login or subscribe if you would like to read more. (timesrecord.com)

News from The Associated Press

TIRANA, Albania (AP) -- The grandson of the communist dictator who ruled Albania with an iron fist for four decades has been arrested on suspicion of belonging to an international criminal ring that smuggled cocaine from Colombia to western Europe. Ermal Hoxha, 40, faces a maximum 20-year prison sentence if convicted on charges of drug trafficking and processing. Police said Thursday a further eight Albanians and two Colombians have also been arrested. Hoxha is the eldest grandson of (hosted.ap.org)

Ferry victim 'bitten after death'

Ferry victim 'bitten after death'
(ANSA) - Bari, January 14 - An autopsy has shown one of the victims of the December 28 Norman Atlantic ferry disaster was bitten by sharks after freezing to death, sources at the Bari coroner's office said Wednesday.    The ferry caught fire off the coast of Albania while traveling from Greece to Italy, claiming at least 11 lives and forced the rescue of more than 400 people.    Medical examiners have finished autopsies on nine recovered bodies, the sources said.    ALL (ansa.it)

Serbia and Albania appeal to CAS over sanctions

Serbia and Albania appeal to CAS over sanctions
The football associations of Serbia and Albania have appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) over their UEFA sanctions.The Euro 2016 Group I qualifier in Belgrade back in October took place amid a fractious political backdrop, and was abandoned shortly before half-time when a drone carrying a flag featuring Albanian national symbols entered the Partizan Stadium and hovered over the pitch. Serbia defender Stefan Mitrovic attempted to pull the flag down, which sparked (fourfourtwo.com)

Greek ferry tragedy turns to murder mystery

© Provided by AFP Passengers are rescued by helicopter from the burning ferry "Norman tlantic" adrift off Albania, in this still image from a Marina Militare Italiana video on December 29, 2014 Ten passengers dead, dozens unaccounted for and no-one able to say with any certainty how many people were on board the Norman Atlantic when it burst into flames.A Greek ferry tragedy in the Adriatic turned into a murder mystery on Tuesday as a fiasco over the accuracy of the (msn.com)

Tirana allows ferry in Adriatic disaster to be towed to Italy

Tirana allows ferry in Adriatic disaster to be towed to Italy
The operation will start as soon as weather conditions allow says an Albanian prosecution office spokesman EVACUATION. A photo grab taken from a video made available by the Marina Militare Italiana on December 28, 2014, shows the evacuation of passengers from the burning ferry "Norman Atlantic" (L) adrift off Albania. AFP photo/HO/Marina Militare TIRANA, Albania - Albania on Wednesday, December 31, allowed the Norman Atlantic ferry, which left at least 13 people dead when it burst into (rappler.com)

Two Albanian Seamen Killed in Effort to Salvage Ferry

Two Albanian Seamen Killed in Effort to Salvage Ferry
TIME World Greece Two Albanian Seamen Killed in Effort to Salvage Ferry A rescue operation of the burned ferry "Norman Atlantic" adrift in the Adriatic Sea off Albania on Dec. 29, 2014. AFP/Getty Images Ten passengers of Norman Atlantic confirmed dead Two more people have died in the aftermath of a ferry fire that occurred in the Adriatic Sea near Greece. A pair of Albanian seamen who were attempting to salvage the multideck car ferry were killed when the cable connecting their boat to (time.com)

Briton terrified as flames engulfed ferry

Briton terrified as flames engulfed ferry
London - A British man rescued from a burning ferry in the Mediterranean on Monday, his face covered in soot and grease, said he felt "terrified" and "helpless" as flames engulfed the ship.At least eight people died after the Norman Atlantic car ferry with 478 passengers and crew caught fire off the coast of Albania.Nick Channing-Williams, 37, who teaches horse jumping in Athens, said he was part of a group of crew members and passengers who had tried to link the ship to a tug boat in (news24.com)

10 killed amid panic as ferry catches fire

‘We experienced the Titanic — the only thing was we didn’t sink’.Survivors have told of a frantic rush to escape the flames and pelting rain as they waited to be rescued from the stricken Greek ferry that caught fire off Albania and led to 10 deaths. A Greek truck driver described the scene as “a chaos, a panic”. He said the fire alarm came after most passengers, alerted by smoke filling their cabins, had gone outside, and there was no crew in sight to direct passengers (irishexaminer.com)

10 dead after ferry catches fire in Adriatic

10 dead after ferry catches fire in Adriatic
Rome - The death toll from a ferry fire in the Adriatic rose to 10 on Monday as the search for survivors went on into the night in seas off Albania.It was unclear how many people had been on board and whether any were still missing, but the Italian navy kept up its search, with almost 40 people still officially unaccounted for.As the search went on, survivors recounted the terrifying moments that the Norman Atlantic became engulfed by thick smoke in rough seas, forcing many into the (news24.com)

427 People Rescued From Ferry Traveling From Italy To Greece, At Least 10 Killed In Disaster

BARI, Italy (AP) -- Fighting high winds and stormy seas, helicopter rescue crews on Monday evacuated hundreds of people trapped aboard a Greek ferry that caught fire off Albania. The death toll climbed to 10 as survivors told of a frantic rush to escape, caught among flames, pelting rain and passengers who fought others for rescue.The evacuation of the overnight ferry from Greece to Italy was (huffingtonpost.com)

Greek ferry tragedy belatedly claims more lives

Greek ferry tragedy belatedly claims more lives
A wounded passenger is helped as he leaves the "Spirit of Piraeus" container ship at Bari harbor, after the car ferry Norman Atlantic caught fire in waters off Greece, Dec. 29, 2014. REUTERS Last Updated Dec 30, 2014 7:50 AM EST TIRANA, Albania -- Two Albanian tugboat sailors died Tuesday during operations to secure a Greek ferry adrift for three days since a fire broke out on a car deck, with 10 people killed in the ensuing chaos.The sailors were apparently hit by a line that they (cbsnews.com)

Greek ferry disaster: Two tugboat sailors killed while salvaging smouldering wreck of Norman Atlantic

Greek ferry disaster: Two tugboat sailors killed while salvaging smouldering wreck of Norman Atlantic
A photo grab taken from a video shows the ongoing rescuing operation of passengers by helicopter from the burned ferry ‘Norman Atlantic’ adrift in the Adriatic Sea off Albania (Picture: Getty)Two sailors have been killed while trying to salvage the wreckage of stricken car ferry the Norman Atlantic, raising the death toll for the disaster to at least 12. The seamen, who are both Albanian, died after a high-tension cable between their tugboat and what was left of the Norman (metro.co.uk)

Death toll in the Greek ferry fire rises to 8

By ANDREA ROSA and NICOLE WINFIELDAssociated Press BARI, Italy (AP) - Fighting high winds and stormy seas, helicopter rescue crews on Monday evacuated the last of hundreds of people trapped aboard a Greek ferry that caught fire off Albania. The death toll climbed to eight as survivors told of a frantic rush to escape the flames and pelting rain. The evacuation of the ferry was completed in the early afternoon with the rescue of 427 people, including 56 crew members, said Italy's (kwwl.com)

Italian coast guard lifts Greek ferry fire death toll to 7

Italian coast guard lifts Greek ferry fire death toll to 7
BARI, Italy: Fighting high winds and stormy seas, helicopter rescue crews on Monday evacuated the last of the hundreds of people trapped aboard a Greek ferry that caught fire off Albania. The death toll climbed to seven as survivors told of a frantic rush to escape the flames and pelting rain. The evacuation was completed in the early afternoon and the captain was the last to leave the ferry, the Italian Coast Guard said. It said two more bodies were recovered Monday afternoon, adding (dailystar.com.lb)

160 still trapped on Greek ferry as 49 reach land

160 still trapped on Greek ferry as 49 reach land
Bari - A cargo ship with 49 people evacuated from a Greek ferry that caught fire in the Adriatic Sea arrived in the Italian port of Bari on Monday, the first big group to reach land.More than 160 people remained trapped on the smoke-filled vessel adrift in rough seas between Italy and Albania.One person was killed in the risky rescue operation and two others were injured as Italian and Greek rescue ships and helicopters plucked passengers off the stricken vessel and brought them to (news24.com)

First group of ferry victims reach safety

World Breaking News World A cargo ship with 49 survivors from a ferry that caught fire in the Adriatic Sea has arrived in the Italian port of Bari, the first big group of victims to reach land. The Spirit of Piraeus came ashore after first trying to dock overnight down the coast in Brindisi. Rough seas forced a change in plans. More than 200 more passengers and crew remain stranded aboard the smoke-filled ferry adrift between Italy and Albania. Two dual-Australians were among those (theage.com.au)

Ferry fire: hundreds trapped on burning ferry off Greece

Ferry fire: hundreds trapped on burning ferry off Greece
AN international rescue operation is underway to try to save hundreds of passengers trapped on a burning ferry in treacherous weather in the Adriatic Sea. Greek and Italian authorities say one person has died and more than 170 of the nearly 500 onboard have been airlifted to safety. Military and emergency crews from Greece, Italy and Albania are battling fierce storms and darkness as they attempt to rescue more than 300 people remaining onboard. A fire broke out on the car deck (northernstar.com.au)

160 still trapped on Greek ferry as 49 reach land

By ANDREA ROSA and NICOLE WINFIELDAssociated Press BARI, Italy (AP) - A cargo ship with 49 people evacuated from a Greek ferry that caught fire in the Adriatic Sea arrived in the Italian port of Bari on Monday, the first big group to reach land. More than 160 people remained trapped on the smoke-filled vessel adrift in rough seas between Italy and Albania. One person was killed in the risky rescue operation and two others were injured as Italian and Greek rescue ships and helicopters (kswo.com)

'We experienced the Titanic. The only thing missing was that we didn't sink' - Survivors of ferry inferno describe frantic rush to escape flames - Independent.ie

'We experienced the Titanic. The only thing missing was that we didn't sink' - Survivors of ferry inferno describe frantic rush to escape flames - Independent.ie
Press Association Published 29/12/2014 | 17:07 Survivors have told of a frantic rush to escape the flames and pelting rain as they waited to be rescued from the stricken Greek ferry that caught fire off Albania.A Greek truck driver described the scene as "a chaos, a panic". He said the fire alarm came after most passengers, alerted by smoke filling their cabins, had gone outside, and there was no crew in sight to direct passengers. In this image released by the Italian Navy, smoke (independent.ie)

Greek Coast Guard: 432 people rescued from ferry fire

By ANDREA ROSA and NICOLE WINFIELDAssociated Press BARI, Italy (AP) - Fighting high winds and stormy seas, helicopter rescue crews on Monday evacuated the last of the hundreds of people trapped aboard a Greek ferry that caught fire off Albania. The death toll climbed to seven as survivors told of a frantic rush to escape the flames and pelting rain. The evacuation was completed in the early afternoon and the captain was the last to leave the ferry, the Italian and Greek coast guards (ktvn.com)

Death toll from Greek ferry fire reaches 5

Death toll from Greek ferry fire reaches 5
The Greek Coast Guard said the death toll from a fire on board a Greek ferry in the Adriatic between Albania and Italy has increased to five. Coast Guard spokesman Nikos Lagadianos said four more people were found dead on Monday. One Greek man died on Sunday after becoming trapped in a lifeboat chute. Of the 478 passengers and crew on board the ferry, 391 have been rescued so far. The fire broke out on a car deck on board the Norman Atlantic before dawn on Sunday as it sailed from (thehindu.com)

Dozens still trapped on Greek ferry as 49 reach land

Dozens still trapped on Greek ferry as 49 reach land
BARI, Italy (AP) — Exhausted and cold but safe, a group of 49 people arrived at the Italian port of Bari Monday after they were rescued from a Greek ferry that caught fire in the Adriatic Sea. Some 150 people remained trapped on the smoke-filled vessel adrift in frigid temperatures and rough seas between Italy and Albania. At least one person was killed in the risky rescue operation and two others were injured as Italian and Greek rescue ships and helicopters worked through the (heraldstandard.com)

Foreign Office 'in close touch with Italian authorities'

Rescue efforts are continuing after a ferry carrying almost 500 people caught fire while sailing from Greece to Italy. A blaze broke out on the Norman Atlantic ferry around 40 nautical miles north-west of Corfu. Less than 200 people remain on board the ship, which was caught in rough seas between Italy and Albania. One man has died during the rescue operation. Two Britons are believed to have been on board but it is not known whether they have yet been rescued. (itv.com)

Rescuers battle to help hundreds trapped on burning ferry

ATHENS, Greece–Rescuers battled in the dark to save hundreds of passengers still trapped on a burning Italian ferry in the early hours of Monday, as coastguards reported one man had died in the high-seas drama. Ships and helicopters fought choppy seas, strong winds and billowing clouds of smoke through the night in a race to help 227 passengers left aboard the “Norman Atlantic”. The blaze, which rescuers said was now largely contained, was said to have started on the ferry’s (inquirer.net)

2 Albanian tugboat sailors killed during operation to secure Greek ferry

2 Albanian tugboat sailors killed during operation to secure Greek ferry
Llazar Semini and Colleen Barry, The Associated Press Published Tuesday, December 30, 2014 6:08AM EST TIRANA, Albania -- Two Albanian tugboat sailors died Tuesday during operations to secure a Greek ferry adrift for three days since a fire broke out on a car deck, with 10 people killed in the ensuing chaos. The sailors were apparently hit by a line that they had been trying to attach to the crippled, fire-blackened Norman Atlantic, said Dionis Dulaj, the police spokesman in the (ctvnews.ca)

Ten dead after ferry catches fire in Adriatic

Ten dead after ferry catches fire in Adriatic
ROME // The death toll from a ferry fire in the Adriatic rose to 10 on Monday as the search for survivors went on into the night in seas off Albania.It was unclear how many people had been on board and whether any were still missing, but the Italian navy kept up its search, with almost 40 people still officially unaccounted for.As the search went on, survivors recounted the terrifying moments that the Norman Atlantic became engulfed by thick smoke in rough seas, forcing many into the (thenational.ae)

1 dead, hundreds stranded in Greek ferry disaster

By DEMETRIS NELLAS and FRANCES D'EMILIOAssociated Press ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Hundreds of passengers and crew endured a second night of smoke, frigid temperatures and gale-force winds as they waited to be evacuated from a burning ferry adrift early Monday in rough seas between Italy and Albania. At least one person died and two were injured in the risky rescue operation. The Italian coast guard said 201 of the 478 people on the ferry, sailing from the Greek port of Patras to Ancona in (whig.com)

Passengers plead to be saved from burning ferry in Adriatic

Passengers plead to be saved from burning ferry in Adriatic
ATHENS: Desperate passengers pleaded by mobile phone live on TV to be saved from a burning ferry adrift off Albania on Sunday as rescuers battled gale-force winds and billowing smoke to get to them. "I cannot breath, we are all going to burn like rats - God save us," cried one of the ship's cooks in a call to his wife, she told journalists. But with gusts of up to 100 kilometres (60 miles) per hour making any approach difficult and dangerous, rescuers have so far only managed to get (gulfnews.com)

1 dead, hundreds stranded in Greek ferry disaster

By DEMETRIS NELLAS and FRANCES D'EMILIOAssociated Press ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Italian and Greek military and coast guard rescue crews battled gale-force winds and massive waves Sunday as they struggled to rescue hundreds of people trapped on a burning ferry adrift between Italy and Albania. At least one person died and two were injured. The Italian Navy said 190 of the 478 people on the ferry, sailing from the Greek port of Patras to Ancona in Italy, had been evacuated by late Sunday (ktiv.com)

1 dead, hundreds stranded in Greek ferry disaster

1 dead, hundreds stranded in Greek ferry disaster
Ivan Tortorella / AP Paramedics wait for rescued passengers of the ferry that caught fire in the channel between Italy and Albania, at the Otranto harbor, near Lecce, southern Italy, on Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014. Italian and Greek rescue crews battled gale-force winds and massive waves as they struggled Sunday to evacuate hundreds of people from the ferry on fire and adrift in the channel. At least one person died and two were injured. The fire broke out before dawn Sunday on a car deck (lasvegassun.com)

1 dead, hundreds stranded in Greek ferry disaster

1 dead, hundreds stranded in Greek ferry disaster
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Italian and Greek rescue crews battled gale-force winds and massive waves Sunday as they struggled to evacuate hundreds of people trapped on a burning ferry adrift between Italy and Albania. At least one person died and two were injured. The Italian Defense Ministry said 165 of the 478 people on the ferry had been rescued by Sunday evening, more than 14 hours after the fire erupted. The fire broke out before dawn Sunday on a car deck of the Italian-flagged (beloitdailynews.com)

1 dead, hundreds stranded in Greek ferry disaster

1 dead, hundreds stranded in Greek ferry disaster
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Italian and Greek rescue crews battled gale-force winds and massive waves Sunday as they struggled to evacuate hundreds of people trapped on a burning ferry adrift between Italy and Albania. At least one person died and two were injured. The Italian Defense Ministry said 165 of the 478 people on the ferry had been rescued by Sunday evening, more than 14 hours after the fire erupted. The fire broke out before dawn Sunday on a car deck of the Italian-flagged (kdhnews.com)

Ferry burns in Adriatic; rough seas slows rescue

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A ferry carrying about 470 people caught fire off the Greek island of Corfu early Sunday, trapping passengers on the top decks as gale-force winds and choppy seas hampered the evacuation.Greek and Italian rescue helicopters and vessels struggled to reach the stricken ferry, battered by 90 kilometer per hour (55 mph) winds that sent it up toward the strait between Italy and Albania. Nearby, merchant ships lined up to form a barrier to protect the ferry and (yahoo.com)

One dead, hundreds stranded in Greek ferry disaster

One dead, hundreds stranded in Greek ferry disaster
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Italian and Greek military and coast guard rescue crews battled gale-force winds and massive waves Sunday as they struggled to rescue hundreds of people trapped on a burning ferry adrift between Italy and Albania. At least one person died and two were injured.The Italian Navy said 190 of the 478 people on the ferry, sailing from the Greek port of Patras to Ancona in Italy, had been evacuated by late Sunday night. Most were airlifted by helicopter to other (cbs8.com)

Hundreds await nighttime rescue after Italian ferry catches fire

© Provided by AFP A photo grab from a video made available by the Marina Militare Italiana on December 28, 2014, shows the ongoing evacuation of passengers from the burning ferry "Norman Atlantic" adrift off Albania Rescuers battled in the dark Sunday to save nearly 300 passengers trapped on a burning Italian ferry as coastguards reported the first death in the high-seas drama. By late evening Italian Transport Minister Maurizio Lupi said the flames were under control while (msn.com)

Hundreds trapped on burning ferry near Italy; one dead

Hundreds trapped on burning ferry near Italy; one dead
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Italian and Greek military and coast guard rescue crews battled gale-force winds and massive waves Sunday as they struggled to rescue hundreds of people trapped on a burning ferry adrift between Italy and Albania. At least one person died and two were injured. The Italian Defense Ministry said 165 of the 478 people on the ferry had been evacuated by Sunday evening, more than 14 hours after the fire erupted. "It will be a very difficult night. A night in which we (mercurynews.com)

Hundreds trapped on burning ferry near Italy; one dead

ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Italian and Greek military and coast guard rescue crews battled gale-force winds and massive waves Sunday as they struggled to rescue hundreds of people trapped on a burning ferry adrift between Italy and Albania. At least one person died and two were injured. The Italian Defense Ministry said 165 of the 478 people on the ferry had been evacuated by Sunday evening, more than 14 hours after the fire erupted. "It will be a very difficult night. A night in which we (contracostatimes.com)

1 dead, hundreds stranded in Greek ferry disaster

1 dead, hundreds stranded in Greek ferry disaster
ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Italian and Greek rescue crews battled gale-force winds and massive waves Sunday as they struggled to evacuate hundreds of people trapped on a burning ferry adrift between Italy and Albania. At least one person died and two were injured.The Italian Defense Ministry said 165 of the 478 people on the ferry had been rescued by Sunday evening, more than 14 hours after the fire erupted.The fire broke out before dawn Sunday on a car deck of the Italian-flagged Norman (katu.com)

One dead, hundreds still stranded on ferry ablaze in Adriatic

One dead, hundreds still stranded on ferry ablaze in Adriatic
ATHENS, Greece — Italian and Greek rescue crews battled gale-force winds and massive waves Sunday as they struggled to evacuate hundreds of people trapped on a burning ferry adrift between Italy and Albania. At least one person died and two were injured. The Italian Defence Ministry said 165 of the 478 people on the ferry had been rescued by Sunday evening, more than 14 hours after the fire erupted. The fire broke out before dawn Sunday on a car deck of the Italian-flagged Norman (thechronicleherald.ca)

Albania's main opposition ends parliament boycott

TIRANA, Albania (AP) - Albania's main opposition Democrats have ended a four-month boycott of Parliament in a deal brokered by two European Parliament lawmakers. The walkout by the center-right party, headed by Tirana Mayor Lulzim Basha, was triggered by a fistfight in Albania's Parliament in July when two governing Socialist lawmakers allegedly attacked a Democrat colleague. The Democrats started their boycott on Sept. 1 to protest the incident and demand that all legislation of major (njherald.com)

Death toll in the Greek ferry fire rises to 10

Death toll in the Greek ferry fire rises to 10
BARI, Italy -- Fighting high winds and stormy seas, helicopter rescue crews on Monday evacuated hundreds of people trapped aboard a Greek ferry that caught fire off Albania. The death toll climbed to 10 as survivors told of a frantic rush to escape, caught among flames, pelting rain and passengers who fought others for rescue.The evacuation of the overnight ferry from Greece to Italy was completed in the early afternoon with the rescue of 427 people, including 56 crew members, said (abc7news.com)

Greece ferry fire: Death toll rises to 10

Greece ferry fire: Death toll rises to 10
BARI, Italy -- Fighting high winds and stormy seas, helicopter rescue crews on Monday evacuated hundreds of people trapped aboard a Greek ferry that caught fire off Albania. The death toll climbed to 10 as survivors told of a frantic rush to escape, caught among flames, pelting rain and passengers who fought others for rescue.The evacuation of the overnight ferry from Greece to Italy was completed in the early afternoon with the rescue of 427 people, including 56 crew members, said (abc7.com)

Stranded Ferry Passengers Rescued After 10 Dead

Stranded Ferry Passengers Rescued After 10 Dead
Hundreds of stranded passengers were evacuated from a disabled ferry adrift in rough seas between Albania and Italy, but at least 10 people were dead and it was unclear whether or not all passengers and crew were accounted for, authorities said.At least 427 people were evacuated from the Greece-to-Italy ferry, including 56 crew members, Italian officials said.However, the number of dead and evacuated did not match the 478 passengers and crew members listed on the ship's original (abc13.com)

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