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German court jails Somali pirate for 12 years

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 02:08

A German court today sentenced a Somali pirate chief to 12 years in jail for hijacking a ship off the Horn of Africa and tormenting its crew, mostly Indians, during an eight-month ordeal.

Barkhad Abdi in talks to join Judd Apatow`s `Trainwreck`

Last Updated: Thursday, March 20, 2014, 13:43

Oscar-nominated actor Barkhad Abdi is reportedly in talks to star in his first major film since his stint as a Somali pirate in `Captain Phillips`.

Italian marines case: Court to hear NIA`s plea on March 31

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 19:05

A Delhi court on Tuesday fixed March 31 for hearing arguments on NIA`s plea to take "appropriate steps" to secure the custody of two Italian marines, accused of killing two Indian fishermen off Kerala coast in 2012.

Hugh Jackman set to play pirate in `Pan`

Last Updated: Sunday, January 26, 2014, 19:32

Hugh Jackman has been roped in to play pirate Blackbeard for Warner Bros` upcoming project, tentatively titled "Pan".

US plans to retry alleged pirate

Last Updated: Thursday, December 19, 2013, 02:12

The US Justice Department said today it plans to retry an alleged Somali pirate for hostage-taking, after a jury deadlocked on those charges last week.

Bardem to play Captain Blackbeard in new `Peter Pan` film?

Last Updated: Monday, November 18, 2013, 15:17

Actor Javier Bardem has reportedly been offered the coveted role of the pirate Captain Blackbeard in the upcoming `Peter Pan` film.

Pirate kingpin held in Hollywood-style sting

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 23:40

An alleged pirate kingpin fell into a trap and was arrested after getting lured from Somalia to Belgium in a Hollywood-style sting to work on a fake documentary about crime on the high seas.

Swedish court reduces sentence for Pirate Bay founder

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 20:26

A Swedish appeals court halved a jail sentence on hacking charges handed down to a co-founder of the popular file-sharing site The Pirate Bay.

The Pirate Bay releases anti-censorship web browser

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 12:36

The Pirate Bay has unveiled a new browser to mark its tenth anniversary.

Two cannon raised from ship captured by 18th-century pirate Blackbeard

Last Updated: Saturday, June 22, 2013, 15:29

Two cannon have been raised from the wreck of a ship named the Queen Anne`s Revenge off the North Carolina coast on Thursday.

Swedish court jails Pirate Bay founder for hacking

Last Updated: Thursday, June 20, 2013, 20:41

A Swedish court sentenced the co-founder of file-sharing site The Pirate Pay to 2 years in prison for hacking into the servers of a company managing data for Swedish authorities and banks.

New pirate-ant species discovered in Philippines

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 17:55

Scientists have discovered a new ant species from the Philippines and named it the `pirate ant` because of a distinctive dark stripe across its eyes that resemble a pirate eye patch.