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Youtube do dia: Pirates of the Caspian

As I just discovered this morning, Al Jazeera has been putting news clips from its English channel onto Youtube for about two months now.

Maritime pirates have been romanticised over the years, whether it's Errol Flynn as Captain Blood, Johnny Depp as Keith Richards, or Captain Feathersword as The Fifth Wiggle. But the fact is that piracy happens on the high seas even today and it's a pretty nasty business.

Fishing boats on the Caspian Sea can now often be seen with a Kazakh soldier on deck. Authorities in Kazakhstan are refusing to bow to pressure from pirates who are trying to steal sturgeon from boats plying the world's largest lake.

Al Jazeera takes up the story, and the video of their report is my Youtube Do Dia.