A Philippines navy patrol boat in Sulu province, southern Philippines, in 2014 after the abduction of a Chinese tourist and a Filipino resort worker in the Malaysian state of Sabah. Photo: EPA

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A Philippines navy patrol boat in Sulu province, southern Philippines, in 2014 after the abduction of a Chinese tourist and a Filipino resort worker in the Malaysian state of Sabah. Photo: EPA
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