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49 min ago | The China Post

Taiwanese vessel seen in the background of high-seas killing video

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.


5 hrs ago | Jalopnik

The Ten Most Daring Rescue Missions Ever Attempted

Captain Richard Phillips was captured by Somali pirates and held hostage on the lifeboat of the Maersk Alabama .


Related Topix: Autos

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Detroit News

Somalia TV sales grow as many avoid public places

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.


Related Topix: Somalia, Africa, World News, Terrorism

The Globe and Mail

Ransom payments major income for extremist groups

In this Friday, May 27, 2011, file photo, journalist James Foley poses for a photo during an interview with The Associated Press, in Boston.


Related Topix: Prison, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Terrorism


Failure to Rescue Foley Shows Special Ops Limitations

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.


Christian Science Monitor

How the Founding Fathers grappled with hostage ransom demands

In this June 17, 2011 photo, journalist James Foley receives applause from students at the Christa McAuliffe Regional Charter Public School in Framingham, Mass.


Related Topix: World News

Thanh Nein News

India to unveil first warship to deter Chinese submarines

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.


Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, US News, World News, China, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Sunday Herald

Fringe: Theatre reviews

HOW life-affirming can you get about suicide? If that's not an easy question to answer, try asking the hero of Duncan Macmillan's solo play, who probably has it filed away in his list of great things in life that keep you going.


Thu Aug 21, 2014

Daily Kos

Libya Is Fast Following Somalia's Road to Ruin

The way things are going in Libya the only question is whether to compare it to 1992 Somalia or 1994 Afghanistan.


Related Topix: World News, Africa, Libya, Asia, Afghanistan, Terrorism, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)

The Independent

James Foley death: Governments' lack of consistency on paying ransoms puts lives at risk

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.


Related Topix: Turkey, World News, Middle East, Terrorism

The New Zealand Herald

A look at govt ransom polices in US, Europe

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.


Related Topix: Europe, Italy, Francois Hollande


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.


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 .



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.


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.


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


.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.


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.


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.


Tue Aug 19, 2014

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.


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


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.


Related Topix: Somalia, World News, Africa