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Philippines protests sinking of boat in disputed waters<
The Philippines' top diplomat says he has filed a diplomatic protest after an anchored fishing boat was hit by a suspected Chinese vessel which then abandoned the 22 Filipino fishermen as the boat sank<
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Eds: Updates with Philippine foreign secretary filing protest, Chinese foreign ministry comment. With AP Photos.<
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