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Indonesia says coal on hold for PH after 7 sailors abducted

Indonesia’s foreign minister said on Friday a halt on coal shipments to the Philippines will continue until Manila guarantees security in its waters after seven Indonesian sailors were taken hostage, the latest in a string of abductions.

Seven Indonesian sailors have been taken hostage in the Sulu Sea in the southern Philippines, Indonesia’s foreign minister said yesterday, the latest in a string of abductions in the waters between the two Southeast Asian neighbors.

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MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Suspected Muslim militants attacked government troops guarding a school construction site in a rebel stronghold in the southern Philippines on Sunday, igniting a clash that killed 13 gunmen and two marines, a marine commander said. About 50 gunmen attacked two marine detachments in hilly Talipao town in Sulu province at dawn, […]

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