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Pirate Wars

 They are maritime bandits, disrupting some of the world's busiest shipping lanes and costing the global economy billions. Recently, they've stepped up their brutality. What caused this piracy? How can it be stopped? GlobalPost investigates.
Pirates kidnap two US sailors off Nigerian coast: Security sources
Pirates have attacked an oil supply vessel off the Nigerian coast and kidnapped the captain and chief engineer, both US citizens.
Piracy spreads to West Africa
Gulf of Guinea faces piracy that could become more deadly than off Somalia.

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