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/ 21 April 2008

Tight security for Olympic torch in Malaysia

The Olympic torch set off through the Malaysian capital on Monday to rapturous cheers from Chinese supporters and tight security by police keen to avoid the disruption seen on earlier legs. More than 1 000 police and other security forces were deployed on the route from the city centre to the iconic Petronas Twin Towers.

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/ 17 April 2008

Nigeria named number-one piracy hot spot

An international piracy watchdog on Thursday announced an increase in pirate attacks in global waters and warned seafarers of increasing, violence especially in waters off Nigeria. The London-based International Maritime Bureau (said that worldwide piracy attacks jumped to 49 incidents from January to March this year.