US to recognise Somali government The US will on Thursday officially recognise Somalia's government in Mogadishu after more than 20 years, says a US official. The move could pave the way for US and international economic aid for the Horn of Africa nation. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will announce the news on Thursday at a meeting in Washington with Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud. More
U.S. involved in botched French raid U.S. troops lent "limited technical support" in France's bloody and unsuccessful bid in Somalia to rescue an intelligence agent who'd been held hostage for years, President Barack Obama said Sunday. More
France ups terror threat level after Mali strike The French president says the country will raise its domestic terror threat level after military action in Mali and Somalia, promising to increase protection at public buildings and transportation networks. More
Verizon chokes pirates' bandwidth US telecommunications group Verizon declares war on illegal downloaders, or pirates, who use technologies such as BitTorrent to steal copyrighted material. More
Africa, West combine to rout militants in Somalia The first Ugandan soldiers to fly into Somalia 5 1/2 years ago came under attack as soon as they arrived: Militants fired mortars at the new mission's welcome ceremony. Today, backed by a sweeping multinational effort that includes $338 million in U.S. More
The High-Tech Battle Against Pirates - Popular Science ... or an attack ship for Navy SEALs. But the mission it appears best suited to is fighting pirates. ... in 2013, the assault on the MV Maersk ... 03/30/2015 - 1:13 pm | View Link
The High-Tech Battle Against Pirates Sancoff tells me Ghost could serve many functions, including as a luxury speedboat or an attack ship for Navy SEALs. But the mission it appears best suited to is fighting pirates ... the assault on the MV Maersk Alabama seemed like an epitaph for a ... 04/22/2015 - 9:00 pm | View Link
Somali pirates attack Maersk Alabama again For the second time in seven months, Somali pirates attacked the Maersk Alabama, although private guards were able to repel the attack with a high-decibel noise device and gun fire. The ship, headed to the Kenyan coast, is now being monitored by a ... 11/19/2009 - 12:04 am | View Link
Pirates Attack Maersk Alabama Again The European Union's naval force says guards on board the U.S.-flagged cargo ship repelled the takeover attempt. A spokeswoman for Maersk Line Limited in Norfolk, Virginia says the crew and captain are safe. Pirates hijacked the Maersk Alabama last April ... 11/18/2009 - 11:00 am | View Link
Somali pirates once again attack Maersk Alabama This time the Maersk Alabama was ready. This time it did what a multinational naval force couldn't. Guards used guns and a sound blaster Wednesday to repel the second pirate attack on the U.S.-flagged ship in seven months. But while the effort was hailed ... 11/18/2009 - 11:00 am | View Link
Somali pirates attack US-flagged Maersk Alabama a second time Gunmen in a small skiff opened fire on the merchant vessel soon after dawn 350 miles east of the Somali coast. Armed guards aboard the 510ft ship immediately returned fire and the attack was thwarted, said Major Marten Granberg, a spokesman for Navfor, the ... 11/18/2009 - 3:03 am | View Link
Hostage captain rescued; Navy snipers kill 3 pirates U.S. Navy snipers fatally shot three pirates holding an American cargo-ship captain hostage after seeing that one of the pirates "had an AK-47 leveled at ... 04/25/2015 - 8:29 pm | View Website
Pirate Attacks on Sailing Yachts Four Somali pirates armed with AK-47s attacked the U.S. flagged container ship Maersk Alabama while it was traveling about 250 miles off the coast of Somalia. 04/25/2015 - 5:51 pm | View Website
Pirate Attacks : Cruise Law News An article today by Wolfgang H. Thome of eTurboNews (ETN) raises two disturbing scenarios: 1. It is only a matter of time before Somali pirates hijack a cruise ship, and 04/25/2015 - 10:20 am | View Website
CAPTAIN PHILLIPS SOMALIA PIRATES HIJACKING MAERSK ALABAMA The true story of Captain Richard Phillips aboard the Maersk Alabama during the 2009 hijackink by Somali pirates. 04/24/2015 - 3:00 pm | View Website
The Real Maersk Alabama/Somali Pirate story (Never seen ... This is a new docudrama from the discovery channel, it tells what happened at high seas with the Somali pirates that took Maersk Alabama and its crew for ... 04/24/2015 - 11:33 am | View Website
Near Kathmandu's famed Dharahara Tower, a historic nine-story structure reduced to an enormous pile of red brick dust, dozens of people clambered around the debris clicking selfies and photos of their friends posing in front of the wreckage.
Pawan Thapa, a 21-year-old business student who arrived from the suburbs to try to help with the recovery effort, was dismayed by the scene.
Man accused in Ponzi scheme sentenced to prison
(AP) — A 32-year-old man must serve several years in prison and pay $6.5 million in restitution for defrauding investors of millions of dollars in what prosecutors described as a Ponzi scheme.