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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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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