The Washington Times - November 30, 2008, 10:29AM

A BBC reporter who had failed to contact the Somali pirates by phone let her 12-year-old daughter try, and the pirates opened up to the girl, the BBC is reporting.

The girl’s mother then realized the she had been trying to contact the Pittsburgh Pirates.

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The girl has been asked to join the diplomatic corps at the Foreign Office, but she has declined the offer, saying it would interfere with chores at home.