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Posterada Filinka “Captain Phillips” Hollywood-ka & Xumaynta Soomaalida

Waxaa lasoo gaaray xilligii Hollywood-ku uu mar kale Soomaalida u tusi lahaa inay yihiin dad waalan oo qorya wata oo foolfoolxun, waa xasuusataan Black Hawk Down. Horay ayaan idiin tusnay Trailer-kii biririftii filinkii laga sameeyey Burcad badeedii qabsatay kuna guuldaraysatay … read more »

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Somali pirates ‘could cause huge catastrophe’ (VIDEO)

Somali pirates could create a “huge catastrophe” by disrupting the UK’s energy supply, former head of the Royal Navy Lord West of Spithead has warned. WATCH VIDEO At question time on 15 March 2011, the Labour peer, who was First … read more »

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US sentences Somali pirates to life

Five Somali men, convicted of attacking a US Navy ship, have been sentenced to life in prison by a Virginia court. Tuesday’s sentencing is the harshest yet for accused pirates as the US tries to halt piracy off Africa’s coast. … read more »

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Danish hostages ‘detained in Somali village’

COPENHAGEN — A group of seven Danes, including three adolescents, who were captured by pirates in the Indian Ocean over a week ago are now being detained in a village in northeast Somalia, a report said Sunday. The Johansen family … read more »

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Former Bush Administration Official Ari Fleischer Urges Obama To Retaliate Against Somali Pirates

ABC News’ Michael Falcone reports: Former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer issued a stern warning to the Obama administration in the aftermath of the killings of four Americans at the hands of Somali pirates on Tuesday: Retaliate or face … read more »

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‘Silly mistake’ in pirates’ hijack attempt

NAIROBI, Kenya – These Somali pirates picked the wrong ship to hijack. Troops aboard the Dutch warship HNLMS Tromp fired warning shots Wednesday off the coast of East Africa as suspected Somali pirates in two small skiffs raced toward their … read more »

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Somali pirates release ship for $3.7 mln ransom

MOGADISHU — Somali pirates said Thursday they had released a Greek cargo vessel and its Ukrainian crew after a payment of 3.7 million dollars more than six months after it was captured in the Indian Ocean. “After serious negotiations over … read more »

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(VIDEO) Anguish grows in Somalia over piracy

When the US captain of the freighter Maersk Alabama was rescued earlier this year, three of his captors were shot by the American Navy. The fourth – a teenager – was arrested and is currently facing trial in the US. … read more »

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Japan ‘can fire’ on Somali pirates

 Yasukazu Hamada, Japan’s defence minister, issued an order on Friday to prepare for “an immediate and appropriate implementation” of the navy’s new mission after the law takes effect in late July, the AFP news agency reported. The law will also allow Japanese … read more »

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Interpol Chief Seeks Police Alliance to Fight Piracy Off Somalia

PARIS — While warships pursue pirates around the Horn of Africa, the secretary general of Interpol, Ron Noble, is pressing for a global alliance of criminal investigators to hunt the bandits by examining the money trail of million-dollar ransoms. On … read more »

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Chasing the Somali piracy money trail

  Piracy off the coast of Somalia has made many people very rich. By Mary Harper (BBC NEWS) — A new economy has developed both within Somalia and further afield, as security companies, lawyers and negotiators reap huge profits from their … read more »

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Fear of revenge attacks in Kenya over piracy

The trail of more than 20 suspected pirates arrested by Nato and European Union forces patrolling the Gulf of Aden and the frequent incursions by suspected al-Shabaab militants are raising concern within the Kenyan security agencies. There is fear that … read more »

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EU poses as Somalia’s white knight… …but hides its own dirty hands

Radio Netherlands — A meeting billed as a donor conference for Somalia has tried to punch high above its weight by promising to help the new government end poverty and insecurity. But the EU’s efforts are largely driven by its … read more »

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WHO DUNNIT? Somali pirates not to be solely blamed for growing crisis on the Horn of Africa

By Peter O’Neil, Europe Correspondent, Canwest News Service PARIS — Somali pirates plundering one of the world’s most lucrative shipping routes, while leading navies from Canada and 16 other countries on costly and often fruitless chases, shouldn’t be taking the … read more »

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German envoy praises fight against piracy

A masked French naval officer with one of the suspected Somali pirates as they disembark from the French naval ship MV Frigate Nivose soon after the ship docked at a Mombasa port today with eleven suspects. Photo by Gideon Maundu. … read more »

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Pirates and the Law

By ROBERT BECKMAN and TOMMY KOH SINGAPORE — The world heaved a sigh of relief when Captain Richard Philips of the U.S. flagged ship, Maersk Alabama, was rescued by the U.S. destroyer Bainbridge. By a coincidence of history, Bainbridge was … read more »

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Somali Teenager In New York To Face Piracy Charge but who has the jurisdiction to try this boy?

Omar Jamal gave a good interview on Rick Sanchez. Also The guardian wrote: Muse’s father, Abdiqadir Muse, told Associated Press his son had been tricked by older pirates into going along with them. “He just went with them without knowing … read more »

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Federal judge in NYC says piracy suspect is adult

NEW YORK (AP) — The sole survivor of a pirate attack on an American cargo ship off the Somali coast was charged as an adult Tuesday with piracy after a prosecutor said he gave wildly varying ages for himself but … read more »

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‘Saving Captain Phillips’ – Online Game or Kill some pirates in your mouse?

NEW YORK, April 21 /PRNewswire/ — Games2win.com announced the release of its real life inspired online game titled ‘Saving Captain Phillips’ on. The thrilling game is inspired by the courageous and dangerous high sea rescue mission of Captain Richard Phillips, … read more »

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Maersk Alabama’s Ken Quinn on The Colbert Report

Second Mate Ken Quinn and Stephen are going back out to sea to hunt pirates in a two-man paddleboat. (02:52) The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c Maersk Alabama – Ken Quinn colbertnation.com

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