Egypt plane drama ends: hijacker arrested, passengers freed

LARNACA, Cyprus (AP) — An Egyptian man who hijacked an EgyptAir plane during a routine domestic flight to Cairo and forced it to land on the island of Cyprus on Tuesday has surrendered and was taken into custody after he released all the passengers and crew.

  • Written by MENELAOS HADJICOSTIS, Associated Press HAMZA HENDAWI, Associated Press

Asia: A look at where journalists face renewed pressure

In many countries across Asia, governments are growing less tolerant of critical reporting, even arresting journalists and closing media outlets in some cases. In China, authorities recently removed an online story from a financial magazine about censorship — a taboo topic — while Thailand's military junta has detained journalists for what it calls "attitude adjustment" and shut down TV and radio stations.