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Somali pirates 'increasingly sophisticated'


An estimated 400 people are being held hostage by Somali pirates. Among them is a British couple, Paul and Rachel Chandler, who have been held captive since their yacht was hijacked in the Indian Ocean in October last year. Simon Cox, presenter of Radio 4's The Report, outlines the attempts to tackle the problem and the increasing sophistication of the pirate gangs.

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