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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Nov. 21, 2011.
By United Press International

Man freed by Pirates told his father died

NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- British couple Paul and Rachel Chandler, held by Somali pirates for more than a year, were told after their release that his father had died, officials said.

Pirates free kidnapped British couple

MOGADISHU, Somalia, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Somali maritime pirates who held a British couple for 388 days released them Sunday after a ransom was paid, Somali government officials said.

Britons support anti-piracy stance

LONDON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- A majority of the British public supports the government's refusal to negotiate with Somali pirates for release of a couple held since October, a survey says.

Pirates set deadline for British captives

MOGADISHU, Somalia, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Somali pirates have set a deadline for ransoming a British couple, threatening to kill Paul and Rachel Chandler if their demands are not met within two months.

British couple remain in hands of pirates

HARADHEERE, Somalia, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- A British couple whose yacht was seized by Somali pirates two months ago will probably be spending Christmas in captivity, their captors say.

Royal Navy watched pirates abduct couple

LONDON, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- A Royal Navy ship withheld fire as it watched Somali pirates kidnap a British couple on the high seas, British authorities said Friday.

Kidnapped Brits taken to pirate haven

MOGADISHU, Somalia, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- The pirates who kidnapped a British couple off Somalia last month say they have moved them further inland for better protection from Islamist militants.

Britain won't pay ransom for yacht couple

LONDON, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- The British government says it won't pay a $7 million ransom demanded by the Somali hijackers of a couple's yacht.

Report: Pirates' demand for couple nears

MOGADISHU, Somalia, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Somali pirates were expected to issue ransom demands for a British couple captured by gunman in the Indian Ocean last week, the BBC reported Friday.

British couple kidnapped by pirates

VICTORIA, Seychelles, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Somali pirates say a British couple kidnapped aboard their 38-foot boat are in good health at an undisclosed location in the Indian Ocean.
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