The sprawling archipelago that straddles the Pacific "Ring of Fire" is prone to earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.
"What does he know? What did he do in life?" said Yossi Beilin, a former Israeli official who held secret talks that resulted in the Oslo Peace Accords.
A flotilla of small boats swarmed the waters off Chuuk airport to pluck 47 passengers and crew to safety.
"They weren't so far that it was a danger to society, in the sense that it was nearly too late. But they were quite far in their preparations," said Minister for Justice and Security Ferd Grapperhaus.
At the U.N. General Assembly, Netanyahu said Iranian officials were keeping tons of nuclear equipment and material in a warehouse in Tehran.
"The Archbishop was in good spirits after settling into his ward. He hopes to be back home in a few days," Tutu's official foundation tweeted Thursday.
"This is a blatant and alarming admission ... of actions by the Erdogan regime in clear violation of international law."
In Denmark, a life sentence equates to 16 years on average, but can be extended.
The state government said it took the step "because of suspicion that the force had probably been infiltrated by criminal groups."
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"China has always carried out approvals case by case, in accordance with the principle of sovereignty and the detailed situation," a Chinese official said.
Militants disguised as soldiers opened fire at the procession of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard while they marched through the oil-rich city of Ahvaz.
In speeches and close to 350 meetings on the assembly sideline, the conflicts, hotspots and issues contributing to that turbulence will be debated.
"The UK would envisage granting permission to EU airlines to continue to operate. We would expect EU countries to reciprocate in turn," the UK Gov't said.
Rouhani said Iran plans to stay in the nuclear deal — for now — despite U.S. withdrawal and sanctions.
Unable to attract passing ships, he caught fish in the mornings and read his Bible in the afternoons.
The strongman has blamed White House pressure for a financial crisis that began long before this summer's spat over detained U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson.
Before leaving Tehran to attend the U.N. General Assembly in New York, President Hassan Rouhani accused the U.S. of being a "bully" that wants to create insecurity in the Islamic Republic.
Officials say an engineer was found alive near the engine of the capsized vessel two days after the deadly disaster.
The issue has for decades caused tensions between the Holy See and Beijing.
No group immediately claimed responsibility for the assault in Ahvaz, in the country's oil-rich southwest.
Bishop Franco Mulakkal, who heads the diocese of Jalandhar, wrote to the Vatican on Sunday asking to step down temporarily as protests and calls for his arrest grew.
As Safi "lay dying after being stabbed, her first thought was to capture the moment for social media."
"We strongly urge the U.S. to immediately correct the mistakes and withdraw the so-called sanctions."
It is not clear how many people were on board. Such ferries often carry hundreds of people and are overcrowded.