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Pirates release British couple

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Somali pirates have released a British couple held hostage for more than a year. It is believed a ransom was paid.

Paul and Rachel Chandler were seized on their yacht near the Seychelles in October 2009.

Piracy is big business in the region. An estimated 500 people and 25 ships are currently being held and ransoms have topped seven million euros.