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Philippines arrests 11 Chinese fishermen poaching off Palawan

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The Philippine National Police (PNP) maritime group intercepted a Chinese fishing boat with 500 turtles on Tuesday, May 6, off the coast of Palawan, a PNP official confirmed to Rappler.

PNP spokesperson Senior Superintendent Theodore Sindac said that the Chinese boat, with a crew of 11, were found on Hasa-Hasa Shoal (Half Moon Shoal), which is just 60 nautical miles off the coast of Palawan.

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Philippines, United States reach agreement on new security deal

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Philippines Defense Undersecretary Pio Lorenzo Batino (left) shakes hands with Ambassador Eric John (right) chair of the US negotiating panel, during the seventh round of talks between the Philippines and the US on the Enhanced Defense Cooperation between the two countries at the Armed Forces of the Philippines General Headquarters in Quezon city north-east of Manila on March 24, 2014. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

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China calls on U.S. to restrain ally Japan as tension simmers

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U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel (L) and Chinese Minister of Defense Chang Wanquan participate in a joint news conference at the Chinese Defense Ministry headquarters in Beijing April 8, 2014. REUTERS/Alex Wong/Pool

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