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UN: One-Quarter of Somali Population Now Displaced

Posted July 5th, 2011 at 8:25 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations refugee agency says drought and violence have now driven one-quarter of Somalia’s 7.5 million people from their homes, either to internal camps or to refugee camps abroad. The agency’s estimate Tuesday comes as aid groups seek urgent help for Somalia, where the lack of rain has compounded chaos caused by years of […]

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18 Somali Pirates Detained in India

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 8:55 am (UTC-5)
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Police in western India have detained 18 suspected Somali pirates, the second batch of pirates captured in the same area this month. Police say they took the 18 suspects into custody late Sunday, after their disabled boat drifted ashore in Gujarat state, in the temple town of Dwarka. Three other people on board were believed […]

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Somali Pirates Free Kuwaiti Oil Tanker After Ransom

Posted June 12th, 2011 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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Somali pirates are reported to have released a Kuwaiti oil tanker held since late March. A piracy watchdog group says the pirates were paid $12 million to release the ship. The 29-member crew is said to be doing okay. The MV Zirku was captured in the Gulf of Aden while sailing to Singapore from Sudan. […]

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Somali Pirates Free Kuwaiti Oil Tanker After Ransom

Posted June 12th, 2011 at 5:15 am (UTC-5)
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Somali pirates are reported to have released a Kuwaiti oil tanker held since late March. A piracy watchdog group says the pirates were paid $12 million dollars to release the ship. The 29-member crew is said to be doing okay. The MV Zirku was captured in the Gulf of Aden while sailing to Singapore from […]

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Somali Pirates Free Chinese Ship With 29 Crew

Posted June 9th, 2011 at 7:45 am (UTC-5)
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Somali pirates have released a Chinese cargo ship and its 29 Chinese crew members after nearly seven months in captivity. The European Union’s anti-piracy force said Thursday that the MV Yuan Xiang is heading for a safe port after being freed a day earlier. It said it had no information on the condition of the […]

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Somali Pirate Sentenced to 15 Years in South Korea

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 12:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A South Korean court has sentenced a Somali pirate to 15 years in prison for his involvement in the hijacking of a South Korean ship. Abdulahi Husseen Maxamuud was convicted Wednesday of maritime robbery and other charges connected to the hijacking of the chemical carrier Samho Jewelry in the Arabian Sea. Maxamuud on Wednesday apologized […]

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