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Pirates kill four Americans on hijacked yacht

A round-the-world boating adventure ended tragically Tuesday for four Americans, whom pirates fatally shot after capturing their yacht in the Indian Ocean last week, U.S. officials said.

Somali airline passengers foil hijacking attempt

MOGADISHU, Somalia — A Somali airline official says two men have failed in an attempt to hijack an airplane.

Mexican federal police storms the plane, ends hijacking

MEXICO CITY – A jetliner from the beach resort of Cancun was briefly hijacked as it landed in Mexico City on Wednesday.

Rebels free train passengers in eastern India

PATNA, India – Suspected Maoist rebels hijacked a train with hundreds of passengers aboard in a remote area in eastern India on Wednesday, a day ahead of parliamentary polling that the guerrillas ha

Gunman holds crew on passenger jet in Jamaica

KINGSTON – A gunman was holding five crew members on a commercial jet in Montego Bay, Jamaica, on Monday after all passengers aboard the aircraft were released, authorities said.

Airline hijack fears are allayed

Aviation officials yesterday played down fears following a reported terrorist threat to hijack a flight from India to the Gulf. Sources told the GDN the alert related to a flight to or from Dubai in the UAE last week.Press reports said security on board Air India and Indian flights to the Gulf had been stepped up after the threat.