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Somali Pirates Hijack Oil Tanker Headed for U.S.

Somali pirates hijacked a Saudi-owned supertanker Saturday hundreds of miles off the Horn of Africa, seizing the ship loaded with crude oil and its 25-member international crew, the U.S. Navy said Monday.

Ethiopian troops in Somalia to defend the country's embattled government exchanged heavy gunfire with Somali Islamist forces Wednesday, a day after an Islamist deadline passed demanding that the Ethiopians leave or face war.

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