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8 hrs ago | The Economist

The hostage trade: Handsome ransoms

IT IS never about the money, at least not to start with. For the jihadist groups that have, in the past decade, pocketed several hundred million dollars in ransom for the release of kidnapped infidels, there are always other justifications.

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13 hrs ago | Kent Online

Roundabout Festival 2014

A five-day performance festival will be held in a new state-of-the-art, pop-up amphitheatre within a theatre.

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Related Topix: Kent County, England, United Kingdom

14 hrs ago | Daily Mail

Six months on desperate search for MH370 commences and Dutch...

Six months on.... desperate search for MH370 commences: Dutch company reveals new images of their seabed search as the 'Equator' heads out on its third mission... while its sister ship is diverted to avoid PIRATES Six months on, a year long deep sea search for the Malaysian airlines plane, missing in the Indian Ocean, will commence in September.

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Related Topix: Australia, Oceania, World News

Wed Aug 27, 2014

NEWS.com.au

Abbott's inertia set to sink Pirates

GLENN Lazarus has declared he and Jacqui Lambie "love each other deeply" and even shared a kiss, rejecting any claim of tensions within the Palmer United Party.

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Related Topix: Family, Parenting, Australia, Oceania, World News

CNN

Literature in a land with no alphabet

The Hargeisa Book Fair in Somaliland is hoping to revive the country's lapsed literary tradition.

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Related Topix: Arts, Literature, Dale Carnegie, Vocal

Tue Aug 26, 2014

American Reporter

Make My DayTHE Problem with British Job Titles

Somewhere in the godforsaken waters off Somalia, a rowboat with four pirates and a brave hostage aboard is holding off an American destroyer.

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Related Topix: Economics News, Bankruptcy

Hispanic Business

G2: the Price is Right: Hostage-taking is big business for the...

G2: THE PRICE IS RIGHT: Hostage-taking is big business for the pirates and terrorists who increasingly use it as a lucrative source of revenue.

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Related Topix: Terrorism

Marine News

OP/ED: The State of Piracy

The predominant narrative for the Indian Ocean is that Piracy has been suppressed to an extent that ship-owners are requesting fewer guards, even unarmed in some cases.

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Related Topix: Opinion

PanArmenian Network

Qatar working to help free Americans hostages in Syria: report

PanARMENIAN.Net - Qatar is working to help free four Americans held hostage in Syria by various armed groups, a Gulf source familiar with the matter said on Monday, a day after the Gulf Arab state's diplomacy helped free a journalist held since 2012, Reuters reported.

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Related Topix: World News, Qatar, Middle East, Iraq

Sat Aug 23, 2014

American Reporter

Make My DayTHE Problem with British Job Titles

Somewhere in the godforsaken waters off Somalia, a rowboat with four pirates and a brave hostage aboard is holding off an American destroyer.

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Related Topix: Economics News, Bankruptcy

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.

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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 .

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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.

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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.

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

Yahoo!

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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