Somali pirates demand $1.5 million in ransom for the release of a Danish freighter and its crew.
Pirates holding a Danish freighter off the Somali coast are demanding a $US1.5 million ($1.7 million) ransom for the release of the ship and its crew, according to a Kenyan maritime official.
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