Somali Pirates Hijack Oil Tanker Going To Us

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Somali pirates seized a tanker carrying crude oil from Saudi Arabia to the United States in the increasingly dangerous waters off East Africa, an official said Monday, an attack that could pose a huge environmental or security threat to the region....

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