Privateers

Pirate watch extends to ports

European naval anti-piracy officers are warning Hong Kong shipowners and crews to be vigilant in ports across the Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea as they brace for an expected violent new piracy season in coming months.

Sunday, 6 November, 2011, 12:00am

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (Film)

The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise's foray into the 3D market, subtitled On Stranger Tides, is a bloated, subpar and unnecessarily dragged-out effort by first-time franchise director Rob Marshall.

27 May 2011 - 12:00am

Latest Pirates tale a let-down

The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise's foray into the 3D market is a bloated, sub par and unnecessarily dragged-out effort by first-time franchise director Rob Marshall.

22 May 2011 - 12:00am

Search continues for the fountain of youth

The Fountain of Youth is a legend that dates back thousands of years. Tales involving journeys across treacherous waters in search of this miraculous spring have been passed down for generations. So too have the legendary healing abilities it possesses: it's said that anyone who drinks from - or bathes in, as some legends say - the fountain will have their youth restored.

15 May 2011 - 12:00am

Pirates

1 By what name was Edward Teach better known?

2 Who wrote the comic operetta The Pirates of Penzance?

3 Which American city is home to the Pirates Major League Baseball team?

4 Long John Silver and Jim Hawkins are characters in which classic novel?

5 Which British act's 2002 debut album was called Original Pirate Material?

23 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Explorer finds island campsite of real Robinson Crusoe

After an obsessive 13-year search, a Japanese explorer has identified the campsite of the real-life castaway who was the inspiration for Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe.

24 Sep 2005 - 12:00am