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The jolly life of a pirate ring

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November 20, 2008
International News
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With a reported nine commercial ships hijacked over the past 12 days – including a spectacular strike on a Saudi Arabian oil supertanker – the world has become captivated by pirates. Specifically, a loose band of some 1,500 freebooters drawn from Somalia’s ranks of unemployed fishermen and hardscrabble Islamic militias by the lure of easy money and, one can only assume, a life of high adventure. (More)