JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- A South African woman and her Italian partner were handcuffed throughout the nearly two years they were held by Somali pirates, who fed them little but rice, pasta and bread, the now-freed couple said Wednesday after arriving in South Africa....

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    06/26/2012 - 7:54 pm | View Website
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