Rice pirates

A boat carrying more than 1.87 million pounds of rice for still-starved fishermen off the coast of Somalia was hijacked by "pirates," according to the United Nations World Food Program. The boat with its 10 crew members was intercepted while sailing north of Mogadishu, the country's capital. Thousands of people are dependent on U.N. food donations in the wake of the December tsunami, which devastated not only Indonesia and Sri Lanka, but also parts of Somalia. According to this Bloomberg report, it is believed that the crew and its cargo are still safe.


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