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Pirates hijack Chinese cargo ship near Iranian port

A Chinese cargo ship was hijacked by pirates on Friday in the Gulf of Oman, not far off the south of Iran, state media said, citing China’s embassy in Tehran. The vessel was attacked on Friday morning near the Iranian port of Chabahar, according to the Xinhua news agency. The…

Another worker ‘suicide’ at Apple, Sony manufacturer in China

‘Blood-stained dagger’ found at site of alleged suicide Seven employees of a thriving tech firm based in southern China have fallen to their deaths so far this year. Foxconn’s long client list includes Apple and Sony Ericsson, and the welfare of its employees has begun drawing international attention as stories…