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<a href="http://blogs.independent.co.uk/openhouse/2008/10/somali-pirates.html">Roger Middleton: Somali pirates aren't just a threat to their own people</a>

Somali pirates are holding a Ukrainian ship, the Fina, its crew and her cargo which includes 33 Russian-made T72 tanks.