Belarus hijacked plane to seize opposition journalist | Learn the phrasal verb ‘cover up’

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A Ryanair flight from Greece bound for Lithuania was hijacked by the government of Belarus. The flight received a message that there was a bomb threat against the plane, so it had to be diverted for inspection in Minsk, Belarus. The bomb threat turned out to be a ploy, because shortly after landing, 26-year-old opposition activist and his girlfriend were arrested. Plus, learn “cover up.”

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