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Taiwan Gives Philippines Deadline to Apologize for Shooting Death of Fisherman

Taiwan has given the Philippines until Tuesday to apologize to the family of a fisherman who was shot to death by a Philippine official.

Taipei has said that if Manila ignores the ultimatum, it will withdraw its de facto ambassador to Manila and bar migrant labor from the Philippines, affecting about 88,000 Filipinos.

Manila has expressed condolences to the deceased man's family, but is holding off on an apology until an investigation of the incident is finished.

A Philippines fisheries official said one of its vessels, acting under the threat of being rammed, opened fire last Thursday on a Taiwanese fishing boat in overlapping ocean economic zones, killing a 65-year-old fisherman.

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Generosity Overwhelms Quake-Stricken Nepal

Multimedia Quake Overwhelms Nepal

VOA's Steve Herman describes the scene in Kathmandu, where quake survivors persevere despite death toll, which now exceeds 4,300 More

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