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# pirates - Monday 4 November, 2019

Nine sailors abducted by suspected pirates off African coast

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

# pirates - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

The EU is continuing its war with Somali pirates

That is despite attacks essentially stopping in recent years.

# pirates - Monday 24 October, 2016

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

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

# pirates - Friday 30 October, 2015

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

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

# pirates - Tuesday 13 October, 2015

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

Can you figure this one out?

# pirates - Thursday 4 June, 2015

From The42 A dead sound Pirates fan threw his ball to a girl and her reaction would melt a heart of stone Hero

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

Shock as baseball fan does the decent thing.

# pirates - Sunday 1 February, 2015

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

The answer is pretty simple, it seems.

# pirates - Sunday 26 October, 2014

# pirates - Saturday 18 January, 2014

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

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

# pirates - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

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

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

# pirates - Sunday 15 December, 2013

Somali piracy is down 90 per cent from last year

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

# pirates - Tuesday 29 October, 2013

From The Daily Edge Britney Spears' music is being used to scare away Somali pirates It's Britney Pirates

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

Apparently they really can’t stand her.

# pirates - Thursday 24 October, 2013

Two Americans kidnapped by pirates off Nigerian coast

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

# pirates - Friday 9 August, 2013

From The Daily Edge Game of Thrones makers think illegal downloading is "better than an Emmy" My Dragons

# pirates - Thursday 16 May, 2013

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

“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.

# pirates - Friday 3 May, 2013

From The Daily Edge Women 'embarrassed' after dressing as pirates to meet former Somali hostage Aaaargh This post contains videos

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

“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.”

# pirates - Wednesday 19 September, 2012

From The Daily Edge 7 ways to celebrate International Talk Like A Pirate Day Arrr This post contains videos

7 ways to celebrate International Talk Like A Pirate Day

Arrr! It’s today, me hearties.

# pirates - Tuesday 15 May, 2012

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

EU carries out air strikes on Somali pirates

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

# pirates - Thursday 22 March, 2012

Kidnapped British woman freed by Somali pirates

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.

# pirates - Friday 2 March, 2012

In pictures: Passengers finally escape crippled Costa Allegra Cruise Ship Fire This post contains images

In pictures: Passengers finally escape crippled Costa Allegra

So, er, where’s my suitcase?

# pirates - Wednesday 29 February, 2012

Two hostages dead after pirates hijack ship off Somali coast

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

# pirates - Saturday 7 January, 2012

Iran welcomes US rescue of sailors from pirates

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.

# pirates - Thursday 29 December, 2011

The Daily Fix: Thursday

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.

From The42 Armed ship called in to protect Volvo Ocean Race from pirates Volvo Ocean Race

Armed ship called in to protect Volvo Ocean Race from pirates

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

# pirates - Wednesday 19 October, 2011

Frenchwoman abducted in Kenya dies weeks after kidnapping

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

# pirates - Wednesday 12 October, 2011

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

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 - Monday 10 October, 2011

Pirates attack Italian ship near Somalian coast

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

# pirates - Tuesday 4 October, 2011

Somali pirates receive life in jail for fatal hijacking

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

# pirates - Sunday 2 October, 2011

The Daily Fix: Sunday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Sunday

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

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 - Saturday 1 October, 2011

Pirates kidnap elderly Frenchwoman from Kenyan resort

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

# pirates - Wednesday 7 September, 2011

Danish family kidnapped over six months ago released by Somali pirates

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

# pirates - Friday 24 June, 2011

The week in photos Week In Photos This post contains images

The week in photos

This is the week that was, in pictures.

# pirates - Saturday 28 May, 2011

From The Daily Edge Blackbeard's anchor recovered off coast of North Carolina Blackbeard

Blackbeard's anchor recovered off coast of North Carolina

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

# pirates - Friday 15 April, 2011

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

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

# pirates - Monday 14 March, 2011

Indian navy captures 61 pirates in Arabian Sea

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

# pirates - Tuesday 1 March, 2011

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

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

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 - Tuesday 22 February, 2011

Pirates kill four American hostages on hijacked yacht

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

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