Hostages, Including Filipinos, Rescued from Pirates

Troops from the Somali region of Puntland rescued 22 hostages, including Filipinos, held by pirates for almost three years after their ship was seized off the Yemeni coast, reports The men bore signs of torture. The crew, from the Dubai-owned and Panamanian-flagged MV Iceberg 1 were freed after two weeks of fighting and a siege of the vessel off the coast of Somalia, Puntland authorities said in a statement.