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Harrison Ford 'seriously injured' in small plane crash

Ford was said to be flying the small plane when it crashed. Credit: Reuters

Actor Harrison Ford has been seriously injured after a small plane he was piloting crashed on a California golf course, NBC News reports.

Ford was reportedly stabilised and taken to a local hospital after the crash, with sources telling the broadcaster he sustained cuts to his head.

Howard Tabe, an employee at the golf course in Mar Visa, said: 'There was blood all over his face ... Two very fine doctors were treating him, taking good care of him. I helped put a blanket under his hip."

Ford is believed to have been flying solo, and crashed shortly after takeoff from Santa Monica Airport, according to the report.

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'State of emergency' in Kentucky as winter storm hits

A "state of emergency" has been declared in Kentucky today after a winter storm stranded hundreds of drivers on interstate highways.

Drivers were stuck on highways for up to 12 hours after becoming stuck in 21.5 inches of snow.

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear declared a state of emergency and the National Guard was deployed to assist the stranded after the winter storm hit.

The storm, which spread from Texas to New England, closed hundreds of school districts and caused the cancellation of nearly 4,000 flights.

According to NBC News, state police said that 30 miles of Interstate 65 and 50 miles of I-24 were still impassable by the afternoon.

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New York La Guardia airport closed after plane slides off runway

New York La Guardia's airport has been closed due to an 'aircraft incident', The Federal Aviation Administration said.

New York Fire Department confirmed an aircraft slid off a runway at the airport but said there were no reported injuries.

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Airliner skids off runway at New York's LaGuardia airport

An aircraft skidded off the runway at LaGuardia Airport and crashed into a fence as New York is engulfed by heavy winter storms, NBC New York has reported.

Eyewitness Kristina Grossmann has posted this image, reportedly of the aircraft, to her Instagram account.

There was no immediate word on injuries, NBC New York also said.

US refuses to speculate on motive behind envoy attack

Bloodstains remain near the scene the US Ambassador was attacked. Credit: Reuters

The motive behind the knife attack on the US Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert is still unknown, the US State Department has said, refusing to be drawn into "speculation" about the incident.

Mr Lippert underwent facial surgery after he was slashed across the face by a Korean nationalist in Seoul.

"We cannot speculate on a motive at this time," US officials said in a statement.

However, South Korean police have said that the attacker screamed "South and North Korea should be reunified" as he assaulted Lippert.

Canadian national detained in North Korea

Canada has confirmed that one of its citizens has been detained in North Korea, the man's family have said.

Canadian officials told Reverand Hyeon Soo Lim's family that North Korea had confirmed his detention.

Reverand Lim is a Pastor in the Light Korean Presbyterian Church in Toronto, and it is reported he was on a humanitarian trip to North Korea, where he supports a nursing home, a nursery and an orphanage.

A spokeswoman said the family and the church community are asking fellow Canadians and the international community to continue praying for his release and safe return home.

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