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Philippine coastguards charged with Taiwan fisherman murder

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Eight Filipino coastguards have been charged with the murder of a Taiwanese fisherman who was shot dead last year sparking economic sanctions against the Philippines, authorities said Friday. 

Image grab from video released by the Philippines' National Bureau of Investigation on August 13, 2013, allegedly shows Philippine coastguard personnel pointing a machine gun at a Taiwanese fishing boat

Coastguard patrol officers opened fire last May at a Taiwanese boat sailing close to the northern Philippine coast but in waters also claimed by Taiwan, killing 65-year-old fisherman Hung Shih-cheng.

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