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Indonesian army kills 4 pirates; 20 hostages freed

Indonesian forces killed four Somali pirates in a gunfight after a ship and 20 Indonesian hostages held nearly two months were freed, the military said Tuesday. Full story

Factbox: Ships held by Somali pirates

Here are details of ships still held by Somali pirates after pirates said on Thursday they had released the Panama-flagged bulk carrier MV Renuar. Full story

2nd man charged in Somali pirate attack on ship

A Somali man accused of negotiating a ransom payment during a 2008 pirate takeover of a Danish merchant ship has been indicted on federal charges, prosecutors announced Thursday, becoming the second person charged in Washington in the attack. Full story

SKorean commandos storm ship after pirate attack

South Korean commandos stormed a container ship hours after it was attacked by pirates in the Indian Ocean on Thursday and freed all crew members unharmed, officials said. Full story

Seychelles rescues 4 fishermen from Somali pirates

A presidential spokeswoman for the island nation of Seychelles says its coast guard has rescued four local fisherman whose ship had been hijacked by Somali pirates. Full story

Tanzania to guard oil, gas ships from pirates

Tanzania has ordered its army to escort ships searching for oil and gas off its coast to protect them from Somali pirates. Full story

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  Negotiating with pirates

Major Aram Donigian of the West Point Negotiation Project explains what wrong in talks to rescues four American hostages later shot to death.

  What were murdered Americans doing in ‘Pirate Ally’?

While friends and family mourn the deaths of four Americans murdered by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean, questions surface as to why the two couples ventured into such dangerous waters. Jim Miklasweski reports.

  Somali pirates kill 4 Americans on hijacked yacht

A shocking standoff between Somali pirates and U.S. Naval forces off the coast of Oman ended in the death of four American civilians on Tuesday. NBC's Jim Miklaszewski reports.

  Feb. 22: Nightly News Tuesday broadcast

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  Pirate victims' families member speaks out

The families of four Americans killed by Somali pirates talk about their love ones. NBC's Lee Cowan reports.

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A boarding party from Australia's HMAS Stuart coming alongside a dhow which had been seized by Somali pirates at sea off the Horn of Africa on April 11
A boarding party from Australia's HMAS Stuart coming alongside a dhow which had been seized by Somali pirates at sea off the Horn of Africa on April 11

RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / HO / AUSTRALIAN DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTSA handout photo taken on April 11, 2011 and released on April 14 shows a boarding party from HMAS Stuart coming alongside

Members of a naval boarding party from Britain's HMS Cornwall uncover arms and ammunition during a search of a Somali pirate dhow in the Indian Ocean on Feb. 10.
Members of a naval boarding party from Britain's HMS Cornwall uncover arms and ammunition during a search of a Somali pirate dhow in the Indian Ocean on Feb. 10.

In this image made available by the Ministry of Defence in London, Thursday Feb. 16, 2011, members of a naval boarding party from HMS Cornwall uncover arms and ammunition during a search of a Somali pirate dhow in the Indian Ocean on Thursday Feb. 10, 2011. The vessel was boarded after was spotted a

Jean and Scott Adams
Jean and Scott Adams

TO GO WITH AFP STORY SOMALIA-PIRACY-SHIPPING-US BY SHAUN TANDONThis undated photo courtesy of a family friend shows Jean and Scott Adams. Somali pirates on February 22, 2011 killed four Americans including a retired couple onboard their hijacked yacht in a sudden violent turn to efforts to end a h

Crew members of a ship captured by pirates return home to their families
Crew members of a ship captured by pirates return home to their families

South Korean crew members of South Korean chemical carrier, Samho Jewelry, meet their family members upon their arrival at Gimhae international airport in Busan, about 420 km southeast of Seoul, February 2, 2011. Seven South Korean crew members of the 11,500-ton chemical carrier arrived at their ho