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8 min ago | American Reporter
Somewhere in the godforsaken waters off Somalia, a rowboat with four pirates and a brave hostage aboard is holding off an American destroyer.
4 hrs ago | The China Post
Taiwanese authorities yesterday confirmed that one of the boats caught on an online video that recorded the killing of four castaways on the high seas was a Taiwanese fishing vessel.
Technicians crimp wires and test signal strength of boxes while others go to homes across the Somali capital to install new systems or fix faulty ones.
In this Friday, May 27, 2011, file photo, journalist James Foley poses for a photo during an interview with The Associated Press, in Boston.
They have had high-profile successes for sure, such as the killing of Osama bin Laden and the rescue of Captain Richard Phillips, the American merchant mariner, from Somali pirates.
In this June 17, 2011 photo, journalist James Foley receives applause from students at the Christa McAuliffe Regional Charter Public School in Framingham, Mass.
A Chinese Navy submarine attends an international fleet review to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Liberation Army Navy on April 23, 2009 off Qingdao in Shandong, China.
The way things are going in Libya the only question is whether to compare it to 1992 Somalia or 1994 Afghanistan.
Four months ago, four French journalists held by Isis in Syria were freed after, it was claimed, FranA ois Hollande's government paid a hefty ransom.
A look at how the United States and various European nations have dealt with hostage-taking and ransom demands for their citizens in recent years: U.S. policy prohibits government negotiation with terrorists, including paying ransom demands.
U.S. Special Forces attempted to free James Foley, the American journalist beheaded by the Islamic State , earlier this summer, but Foley and other American hostages thought to have been at the location inside Syria were not there .
President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them, the Obama administration said Wednesday.
The Zambia Bus and Taxi Workers' Union has backed the Road Traffic and Safety Agency directive to public operators to paint or fix a 10 centimetre diameter reflective ribbon on their vehicles by end of August 2014.
Somali security forces have arrested one of the country's most powerful pirate chiefs, who once hijacked giant vessels earning him multi-million dollar ransoms, security sources said on Tuesday.
Marine transport companies must strictly follow safety protocols and maintain frequent communications with their dispatchers, the state-owned corporation said in a statement.
Updated: Sat Aug 23, 2014 12:12 pm
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