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French tanker hijacked off Ivory Coast; 17 held

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ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Pirates hijacked a French-owned fuel tanker off Ivory Coast, abducting 17 sailors in the latest attack by criminal gangs targeting the ships to steal their valuable cargo, officials said Monday. Meanwhile, a sailor died in a similar attack Monday near Nigeria's largest city. The M/T Gascogne had offloaded some of the diesel fuel in its hold before the attack...