Somali Pirates free British couple after 388 days

NAIROBI, Kenya -- A British couple who had been captured by Somali pirates, and held in captivity for 388 days, were released on Sunday after a ransom was paid. 'The couple, Paul and Rachel Chandler, were hijacked in October 2009 while sailing in a small yacht in the Indian Ocean in what they had described to friends as "the trip of a lifetim,"' the NY Times said. "The Chandlers were welcomed by the Somali community close to where they had been held, and later met with the Somali prime minister in Mogadishu," the Star Tribune said. The couple was then flown by a private jet to Nairobi's military airport, where they were taken away in a British Embassy vehicle.

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