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GLOBAL PULSE: Pirates of the 21st Century (10/16/2008)

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Published on Oct 16, 2008

(October 16, 2008) The stand-off between US forces and Somali pirates holding a ship full of weapons has received coverage around the world. There is sympathy for the Ukrainian crew members, and for the refugees of a long bloody war who are going hungry because the pirates steal UN food shipments. But there is also sympathy for the pirates themselves, who see piracy as their patriotic duty.

SOURCES: Comedy Central, U.S.; CNN, U.S.; TV5, France; Russia Today, Russia; Al Jazeera English, Qatar; BBC, U.K.

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