British couple freed by pirates

A British couple was released Sunday, after being held captive for over a year by Somali pirates.

Paul and Rachel Chandler were sailing for Tanzania on Oct. 23, 2009, when their yacht was boarded by pirates. According to the Associated Press, a huge ransom was demanded, one that the Chandler's could not pay.

CNN reported that in negotiations for the couple's release, there was trouble conveying that the Chandler's were retirees and not part of big commercial business. Finally, a ransom of about $750,000 was paid.

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