Pirates take children
THREE children are among seven Danes who were kidnapped by pirates in the Indian Ocean. The three, aged 12 to 16, were taken captive along with their parents and two other adults aboard a sailing vessel that put out a distress call, the Danish Foreign Ministry said. Reports said the ship was on its way to Somalia. It’s believed to be the first time that children have been victims in the spate of hostage-taking bedevilling the waters off of eastern Africa.