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YouTube Video of Brutal Killings at Sea Sets Off International Mystery

Three days ago, an extended video popped up on Youtube of five mariners being shot to death in the open ocean on the wreckage of their boat, as their killers guffaw and chatter from the decks of their larger crafts.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

News Max

Report: US Special Forces Attempted to Save Journalist Before Beheading

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 .

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WHDH

US mission to rescue hostages in Syria failed

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.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

In-depth Africa

Bus and Taxi workers union back RTSA over vehicle ribbon deadline

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.

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Related Topix: Zambia Travel, Travel, Africa Travel, Zambia, World News

News24

.com | Somali pirate kingpin finally arrested

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.

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Thanh Nein News

Vinalines warns of rising piracy in Southeast Asia

Marine transport companies must strictly follow safety protocols and maintain frequent communications with their dispatchers, the state-owned corporation said in a statement.

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NEWS.com.au

Ocean killing video mystery deepens

FIJI'S navy says an online video claiming to show fishermen being shot dead does not involve its people, amid speculation the victims were Somali pirates.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Mirror.co.uk

Expert claims Flight MH370 pilot 'deliberately turned off...

A veteran air accident investigator suggests all 239 people lost consciousness up to four hours before the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 disappeared beneath the waves Passengers on flight MH370 died of oxygen starvation hours before the pilot performed a controlled ditching in the Indian Ocean, according to a new study into the disaster.

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Related Topix: Air Accidents, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Boeing 777, Malaysia

Jurist

Security forces arrest Somali pirate commander

Garfanji, second-in-command of Somalia's pirate industry, was arrested [AP report] on Sunday for possessing illegal arms and other charges related to piracy.

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Related Topix: Somalia, World News, Africa

The Straits Times

Somali pirate kingpin arrested: Security sources

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 Tuesday.

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The Washington Post

Somalia TV sales grow as many avoid public places

Inside the small office, the line of sweating clients waiting to renew their satellite TV subscriptions keeps growing.

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Related Topix: Somalia, Africa, World News, Terrorism

The Age

Fiji police investigate high-seas shooting video

A mobile phone left behind in a Suva taxi by an Asian fishing boat crewman is at the heart of a horrific video showing the killing of four castaways on the high seas.

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Related Topix: World News, Fiji, Southeast Asia, Taiwan, Queen Elizabeth

Sydney Morning Herald

Fiji police investigate video of murder at sea

A mobile phone left behind in a Suva taxi by an Asian fishing boat crewman is at the heart of a horrific video showing the killing of four castaways on the high seas.

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Related Topix: World News, Fiji, Southeast Asia, Taiwan, Queen Elizabeth

The Independent

Postcard from... Hargeisa

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Related Topix: Powys County, Wales, United Kingdom, Essex County, England, World News, Greater London County, England

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Slashdot

Rightscorp's New Plan: Hijack Browsers Until Infingers Pay Up

A few weeks ago, Rightscorp announced plans to have ISPs disconnect repeat copyright infringers .

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Related Topix: Internet Service Providers, Cable & Satellite, Comcast

AllAfrica.com

Ghana: Is Ghana Becoming a Piracy Hot Spot?

Two recent attacks have raised concerns that Ghana could be turning into a hot spot for piracy and armed robbery at sea.

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Related Topix: World News, Africa

KWQC-TV Davenport

Somali pirate leader arrested in Mogadishu

At a dinner McDonald's hosted for reporters and bloggers, waiters served cuisine prepared by celebrity chefs using ingredients from the chain's menu.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, James Jeffords

KAUZ

Somali pirate leader arrested in Mogadishu

Former Mayor Buddy Cianci's face beams from the label of his Mayor's Own Marinara Sauce, which also promises that sales are "Benefiting Providence School Children" and have helped hundreds of students... Former Mayor Buddy Cianci's face beams from the label of his Mayor's Own Marinara Sauce, which also promises that sales are "Benefiting Providence ... (more)

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The Miami Herald

Somali pirate leader arrested in Mogadishu

Pictured is Guy Harvey artwork on an athletic clothing line. Artist Guy Harvey has developed his brand into a business empire.

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Related Topix: Somalia, Africa, World News

In-depth Africa

Number two Somali pirate leader arrested in Mogadishu

According to Somali police sources Mohamed and other fifteen people were arrested with weapons and vehicles in Mogadishu house and now held in undisclosed prison in the city.

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Related Topix: Somalia, Africa, World News

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