December 17, 2013 The MT Althea is attacked off the Niger Delta in a part of the world that has seen a recent upsurge in piracy.
Fighters with the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), pictured in 2008. The rebel group claimed responsibility for the kidnapping.
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November 12, 2013 The captain and engineer from the U.S.-flagged C-Retriever, a 222-foot offshore resupply, were abducted on Oct. 23 when gunman boarded the vessel.
Captain Edward Teach, better known as Blackbeard, is said to have tucked slow-burning fuses into his beard and lit them on fire before plundering towns for gold and rum.
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August 16, 2013 Pirates, pokers and alleged demonic origins — the history of rum is filled with raucousness and rebellion. To celebrate National Rum Day, we bring you tales from this drink's past, including its laudable origins as a food waste solution.
February 24, 2011 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, single motherhood, Libya and Gasland. In the second hour, how the U.S. should respond to Libya, and pirate hijackings.
April 29, 2010 The most terrifying taxpayer-funded bailout protester ever.
April 13, 2009 Our dilemma today: pirates, or no pirates? ... Do we follow the story (just because it is instrinsically iteresting)? Or, do we wait to see if there's a unique angle we can add.
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