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Nine sailors abducted by suspected pirates off African coast
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Nine sailors abducted by suspected pirates off African coast

Nov 4th 2019, 7:59 AM 16,390 Views 11 Comments

The Gulf of Guinea has become one of the most dangerous maritime regions in the world.

The EU is continuing its war with Somali pirates
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The EU is continuing its war with Somali pirates

Nov 29th 2016, 6:12 AM 6,874 Views 10 Comments

That is despite attacks essentially stopping in recent years.

Sailors held hostage for nearly five years 'ate rats' to survive
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Sailors held hostage for nearly five years 'ate rats' to survive

Oct 24th 2016, 1:01 PM 27,023 Views 13 Comments

The men – from China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Cambodia and Taiwan – were captured by Somali pirates in 2012.

Microsoft is giving Windows 10 pirates an easier way to go official
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Microsoft is giving Windows 10 pirates an easier way to go official

Oct 30th 2015, 9:10 AM 12,199 Views 14 Comments

It’s offering a one-click purchase option to US users that pirated Windows 10, and will expand it to other countries if successful.

MATHS WEEK: See how you do with Tuesday's pirate puzzle
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MATHS WEEK: See how you do with Tuesday's pirate puzzle

Oct 13th 2015, 12:04 PM 12,927 Views 15 Comments

Can you figure this one out?

A dead sound Pirates fan threw his ball to a girl and her reaction would melt a heart of stone
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A dead sound Pirates fan threw his ball to a girl and her reaction would melt a heart of stone

Jun 4th 2015, 10:39 AM 10,813 Views 5 Comments

Shock as baseball fan does the decent thing.

Norwegian people aren't pirating music any more - here's why
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Norwegian people aren't pirating music any more - here's why

Feb 1st 2015, 10:15 AM 22,778 Views 41 Comments

The answer is pretty simple, it seems.

The day a radio contest literally melted-down Dublin's phone network
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The day a radio contest literally melted-down Dublin's phone network

Oct 26th 2014, 9:03 PM 52,148 Views 34 Comments

Yes. LITERALLY.

Pirates, the CRC, and porn: The week in numbers
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Pirates, the CRC, and porn: The week in numbers

Jan 18th 2014, 7:30 PM 15,198 Views 16 Comments

Plus: How many Irish people used Swiss euthanasia clinic Dignitas last year?

Clampdown on Somali pirates leads to 40 per cent drop in incidents worldwide
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Clampdown on Somali pirates leads to 40 per cent drop in incidents worldwide

Jan 15th 2014, 7:45 PM 9,950 Views 23 Comments

15 incidents were attributed to Somali pirates last year — down from 237 in 2011.

Somali piracy is down 90 per cent from last year
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Somali piracy is down 90 per cent from last year

Dec 15th 2013, 5:00 PM 13,602 Views 19 Comments

New security measures take effect – but there are still “suspicious approaches” to ships.

Britney Spears' music is being used to scare away Somali pirates
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Britney Spears' music is being used to scare away Somali pirates

Oct 29th 2013, 2:06 PM 1,819 Views 2 Comments

Apparently they really can’t stand her.

Two Americans kidnapped by pirates off Nigerian coast
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Two Americans kidnapped by pirates off Nigerian coast

Oct 24th 2013, 9:37 PM 11,081 Views 26 Comments

The US Navy and the Marine Corps had not yet received orders to intervene.

Game of Thrones makers think illegal downloading is "better than an Emmy"
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Game of Thrones makers think illegal downloading is "better than an Emmy"

Aug 9th 2013, 4:22 PM 2,188 Views 3 Comments

Land of torrents and files.

Four LulzSec hackers sentenced to jail for "cowardly and vindictive" attacks
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Four LulzSec hackers sentenced to jail for "cowardly and vindictive" attacks

May 16th 2013, 8:57 PM 12,249 Views 84 Comments

“You cared nothing for the privacy of others but did everything you could through your computer activities to hide your own identities while seeking publicity,” a judge told the four men.

Women 'embarrassed' after dressing as pirates to meet former Somali hostage
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Women 'embarrassed' after dressing as pirates to meet former Somali hostage

May 3rd 2013, 10:52 AM 20,546 Views 27 Comments

“There he was delivering this harrowing story about how he was held hostage and feared for his life, and we were all sitting there dressed as Captain Hook.”

7 ways to celebrate International Talk Like A Pirate Day
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7 ways to celebrate International Talk Like A Pirate Day

Sep 19th 2012, 11:56 AM 3,510 Views 10 Comments

Arrr! It’s today, me hearties.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday
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The 5 at 5: Tuesday

May 15th 2012, 4:48 PM 3,745 Views 5 Comments

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

EU carries out air strikes on Somali pirates
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EU carries out air strikes on Somali pirates

May 15th 2012, 10:14 AM 3,510 Views 24 Comments

Attack helicopters took part in the attacks early this morning along the coastline of Somalia.

Kidnapped British woman freed by Somali pirates
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Kidnapped British woman freed by Somali pirates

Mar 22nd 2012, 2:31 PM 2,609 Views 7 Comments

Judith Tebbutt and her husband David were kidnapped in September. David was killed during the attack – a fact Judith, who spent six months in captivity, did not find out until weeks after.

In pictures: Passengers finally escape crippled Costa Allegra
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In pictures: Passengers finally escape crippled Costa Allegra

Mar 2nd 2012, 11:02 AM 3,009 Views 6 Comments

So, er, where’s my suitcase?

Two hostages dead after pirates hijack ship off Somali coast
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Two hostages dead after pirates hijack ship off Somali coast

Feb 29th 2012, 10:10 AM 1,595 Views 0 Comments

The Danish warship had been following the hijacked vessel for several days before attempting to board it.

Iran welcomes US rescue of sailors from pirates
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Iran welcomes US rescue of sailors from pirates

Jan 7th 2012, 5:09 PM 3,799 Views 17 Comments

Iran’s government has called the US Navy’s rescue of 13 Iranian fishermen held by pirates “a positive humanitarian gesture” – but some of the country’s media outlets see things differently.

The Daily Fix: Thursday
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The Daily Fix: Thursday

Dec 29th 2011, 7:57 PM 5,417 Views 0 Comments

In tonight’s fix: Irish people’s biggest worry for 2012, a rise in the number of tourists visiting Ireland (finally!) – and time travel exists. Kind of.

Armed ship called in to protect Volvo Ocean Race from pirates
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Armed ship called in to protect Volvo Ocean Race from pirates

Dec 29th 2011, 4:44 PM 3,639 Views 8 Comments

Director Jack Lloyd declares the race’s anti-piracy plan a success following delicate eight-hour operation.

Frenchwoman abducted in Kenya dies weeks after kidnapping
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Frenchwoman abducted in Kenya dies weeks after kidnapping

Oct 19th 2011, 11:32 AM 655 Views 2 Comments

The 66-year-old woman was taken from her rented house on a Kenyan island earlier this month by suspected Somali militants.

The Daily Fix: Wednesday
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The Daily Fix: Wednesday

Oct 12th 2011, 7:51 PM 1,463 Views 3 Comments

In tonight’s Fix: The latest in the Áras race; sparks fly between RTÉ and TV3; and can we tell what babies are thinking?

Pirates attack Italian ship near Somalian coast
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Pirates attack Italian ship near Somalian coast

Oct 10th 2011, 9:35 PM 376 Views 23 Comments

Some 23 crew members were aboard the vessel, which was reportedly attacked by five armed men.

Somali pirates receive life in jail for fatal hijacking
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Somali pirates receive life in jail for fatal hijacking

Oct 4th 2011, 2:21 PM 327 Views 3 Comments

Four American citizens were killed earlier this year after their yacht was hijacked by Somali pirates off the coast of Oman.

The Daily Fix: Sunday
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The Daily Fix: Sunday

Oct 2nd 2011, 7:56 PM 1,668 Views 4 Comments

In this evening’s fix: the latest from the presidential campaign trail and the Sinn Féin/Fine Gael war of words, 700 arrested in New York, and an early Halloween fright…

Suspected pirates take Frenchwoman from Kenya to Somalia
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Suspected pirates take Frenchwoman from Kenya to Somalia

Oct 2nd 2011, 1:55 PM 465 Views 0 Comments

Kenyan and French authorities are working to free Marie Dedieu from her captors in Somalia. She was abducted amid a shoot-out on the sea yesterday.

Pirates kidnap elderly Frenchwoman from Kenyan resort
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Pirates kidnap elderly Frenchwoman from Kenyan resort

Oct 1st 2011, 10:53 AM 463 Views 0 Comments

The woman, who uses a wheelchair to get around, was taken from her home on Manda Island this morning.

Danish family kidnapped over six months ago released by Somali pirates
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Danish family kidnapped over six months ago released by Somali pirates

Sep 7th 2011, 1:23 PM 2,488 Views 2 Comments

The family, including three teenagers, and two crew members were kidnapped by pirates as they sailed in the Indian Ocean – a piracy hotspot.

The week in photos
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The week in photos

Jun 24th 2011, 7:02 PM 724 Views 3 Comments

This is the week that was, in pictures.

Blackbeard's anchor recovered off coast of North Carolina
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Blackbeard's anchor recovered off coast of North Carolina

May 28th 2011, 1:04 PM 955 Views 0 Comments

The anchor of the Queen Anne’s Revenge – weighting well over a tonne and measuring 11 feet long – is salvaged.

Somali pirates take multi-million dollar ransom - but keep hostages
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Somali pirates take multi-million dollar ransom - but keep hostages

Apr 15th 2011, 6:44 PM 1,476 Views 0 Comments

Pirate group deviates from own practice of ransom-then-release in retaliation for the Indian navy’s arrest of over 100 pirates.

Indian navy captures 61 pirates in Arabian Sea
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Indian navy captures 61 pirates in Arabian Sea

Mar 14th 2011, 1:19 PM 559 Views 0 Comments

A hijacked fishing boat from Mozambique is reclaimed after Indian ships exchange gunfire, a military statement says.

Danish family and crew snatched by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean
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Danish family and crew snatched by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean

Mar 1st 2011, 9:40 AM 2,000 Views 0 Comments

The incident happened last week but the Danish government has only announced it now as they attempt to rescue the captured family and their crew.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday
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The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Mar 1st 2011, 8:09 AM 1,380 Views 0 Comments

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Full recount ordered in Galway West; Irish banks tap the EU for more emergency funding, and the €288 million yacht being built by an African dictator’s son.

Pirates kill four American hostages on hijacked yacht
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Pirates kill four American hostages on hijacked yacht

Feb 22nd 2011, 4:18 PM 1,317 Views 0 Comments

Four US citizens who were taken hostage off the coast of Oman last Friday have been killed by their captors.

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