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Paris: Seven Somali men go on trial over fatal yacht hijacking

Seven Somali men have gone before a court in Paris, accused of hijacking a French yacht in the Arabian Sea four years ago. Owner Christian Colombo

Seven Somali men have gone before a court in Paris, accused of hijacking a French yacht in the Arabian Sea four years ago. Owner Christian Colombo

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Somali pirates in line for compensation after rights violated.

Nine Somali pirates are to receive compensation of up to 9000 euros after the European court of Human Rights in Strasbourg decided they had been

Nine Somali pirates are to receive compensation of up to 9000 euros after the European court of Human Rights in Strasbourg decided they had been

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Promise of silver screen traps Somali pirate captain

The lure of celebrity has proven irresistible for accused Somali pirate Mohamed Abdi Hassan, who has been arrested in Belgium after a sophisticated

The lure of celebrity has proven irresistible for accused Somali pirate Mohamed Abdi Hassan, who has been arrested in Belgium after a sophisticated

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Hijacking horror for the screen

‘The Hijacking’ tells the gripping story of four months of negotiations over a Danish merchant, seized by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean. Fans

‘The Hijacking’ tells the gripping story of four months of negotiations over a Danish merchant, seized by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean. Fans

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Longest-held Somali pirate hostages fly home

Twenty-two hostages held for nearly three years by Somalian pirates arrived in Nairobi, Kenya before being taken back to their own countries. Since

Twenty-two hostages held for nearly three years by Somalian pirates arrived in Nairobi, Kenya before being taken back to their own countries. Since

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Mohamud is new president of 'lawless' Somalia

Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has begun the task of overseeing a nation often described as a ‘lawless country’ after being inaugurated as Somalia’s new

Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has begun the task of overseeing a nation often described as a ‘lawless country’ after being inaugurated as Somalia’s new

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Somalis go on trial in Paris accused of piracy

The trial has opened in Paris of six Somalis accused of taking a French yacht crew hostage in the Gulf of Aden four years ago. The men, aged

The trial has opened in Paris of six Somalis accused of taking a French yacht crew hostage in the Gulf of Aden four years ago. The men, aged

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India and Italy row over marines who 'shot fishermen'

An Indian court has postponed a decision concerning the fate of two Italian marines who are accused of killing two fishermen, supposedly after

An Indian court has postponed a decision concerning the fate of two Italian marines who are accused of killing two fishermen, supposedly after

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Stricken Allegra faces slower journey to dry land

An Italian cruiser left adrift in the Indian Ocean after a power failure is not expected to reach land until Thursday. The Costa Allegra is being

An Italian cruiser left adrift in the Indian Ocean after a power failure is not expected to reach land until Thursday. The Costa Allegra is being

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Clinton warns US will act against Somali militants

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned on Thursday that Washington will look to act against Somali militant and pirate groups deemed as a

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned on Thursday that Washington will look to act against Somali militant and pirate groups deemed as a

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Germany debates battling Somali pirates on land

How the European Union should tackle pirates is causing a stir in Germany, after a conservative newspaper reported a plan to extend fighting onto the

How the European Union should tackle pirates is causing a stir in Germany, after a conservative newspaper reported a plan to extend fighting onto the

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Italian cargo ship hijacked by pirates

An Italian-owned cargo ship with 18 crew on board has become the latest vessel to be hijacked. The Enrico Ievoli was carrying a shipment of

An Italian-owned cargo ship with 18 crew on board has become the latest vessel to be hijacked. The Enrico Ievoli was carrying a shipment of

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Somali pirates free Italian tanker after 10 months

An Italian-owned oil tanker and its crew have been released by Somali pirates amid reports a ransom of over 8.5 million euros has been paid. The

An Italian-owned oil tanker and its crew have been released by Somali pirates amid reports a ransom of over 8.5 million euros has been paid. The

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France tries Somali men accused of piracy

A French court is prosecuting six Somali men accused of holding a French couple hostage on their boat. The trial begins in Paris today

A French court is prosecuting six Somali men accused of holding a French couple hostage on their boat. The trial begins in Paris today

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Kenya fears for future of Lamu tourism

Amid the calm and the gently lapping waters of the Indian ocean there is a disquiet running through the tourist havens along the northern Kenyan

Amid the calm and the gently lapping waters of the Indian ocean there is a disquiet running through the tourist havens along the northern Kenyan

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Details of kidnap ordeal in Kenya revealed

The partner of an elderly, disabled French woman kidnapped in Kenya has told how six masked men brandishing assault rifles stormed their beach

The partner of an elderly, disabled French woman kidnapped in Kenya has told how six masked men brandishing assault rifles stormed their beach

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French tourist kidnapped in Kenya

More security worries for Kenya with the news that an elderly disabled French woman has been kidnapped from her luxury tourist resort in the north of

More security worries for Kenya with the news that an elderly disabled French woman has been kidnapped from her luxury tourist resort in the north of

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Italian tanker seized by Somali pirates

Somali pirates seized an Italian tanker with 21 crew members onboard off the coast of Oman on Thursday. The hijacking of the ‘Rosalia D’Amato’

Somali pirates seized an Italian tanker with 21 crew members onboard off the coast of Oman on Thursday. The hijacking of the ‘Rosalia D’Amato’

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Danish family seized by pirates in Indian Ocean

A Danish family along with two crew members have been seized by pirates in the Indian Ocean. The Quist Johansens were on a round-the-world voyage

A Danish family along with two crew members have been seized by pirates in the Indian Ocean. The Quist Johansens were on a round-the-world voyage

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Pirates seize US-bound oil tanker off Oman

Pirates seized an oil tanker off the coast of Oman on Wednesday. It was bound for the United States carrying 146 million euros worth of crude oil and

Pirates seized an oil tanker off the coast of Oman on Wednesday. It was bound for the United States carrying 146 million euros worth of crude oil and

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Pirates hijack Italian oil tanker

An Italian oil tanker has been hijacked in the Indian Ocean by pirates armed with guns and rocket propelled grenades. The attack on the Savina

An Italian oil tanker has been hijacked in the Indian Ocean by pirates armed with guns and rocket propelled grenades. The attack on the Savina

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Hot pursuit: tracking the Somali pirates

From the desolate shores of Somalia, modern day pirates continue to launch attacks against international shipping across an area the size of

From the desolate shores of Somalia, modern day pirates continue to launch attacks against international shipping across an area the size of

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Pirates release British couple

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

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

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Pirates release Ukrainian crew off Somali coast

Pirates have freed 12 Ukrainian crew members of a ship taken hostage off the coast of Somalia on Saturday. The Greek-operated cargo ship was

Pirates have freed 12 Ukrainian crew members of a ship taken hostage off the coast of Somalia on Saturday. The Greek-operated cargo ship was

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Hijacked Spanish trawler arrives in the Seychelles  

The 36 crew of the Basque owned fishing boat the Alakrana hijacked by Somali pirates has arrived safely in the Seychelles. The vessel was

The 36 crew of the Basque owned fishing boat the Alakrana hijacked by Somali pirates has arrived safely in the Seychelles. The vessel was

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Families and friends celebrate as hostages freed

In Spain, a vigil which lasted 47 days by family and friends of a Basque owned fishing boat hijacked by Somali pirates has ended in relief

In Spain, a vigil which lasted 47 days by family and friends of a Basque owned fishing boat hijacked by Somali pirates has ended in relief

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Spain plans fast=track trial for 'pirates'

Two men suspected of being part of a gang which hijacked a Spanish fishing boat off Somalia could be tried in Spain within days. The pair were

Two men suspected of being part of a gang which hijacked a Spanish fishing boat off Somalia could be tried in Spain within days. The pair were

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Families fear for fate of captured fishermen

The families of 36 kidnapped Spanish fishermen, under threat of death by Somali pirates, have come together to urge their government to give in to

The families of 36 kidnapped Spanish fishermen, under threat of death by Somali pirates, have come together to urge their government to give in to

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British hostages in Somalia speak of ordeal

One of two Britons being held by Somali pirates has been speaking about their ordeal. In a brief phone interview with British channel ITV News, Paul

One of two Britons being held by Somali pirates has been speaking about their ordeal. In a brief phone interview with British channel ITV News, Paul