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Australia, Philippines expand anti-terror links

Australia may provide surveillance equipment and ships to help the Philippines tighten its maritime borders as the two countries boost cooperation against terrorism, Philippine and Australian officials said on Friday. Australia, the second biggest foreign provider of training to the Philippine military, will also open 80 extra training slots for Filipino troops over the next year to boost the country’s counter-terrorism and maritime security capabilities. About 70 officers are already due to get military training this year under Canberra’s $1.8 million defence cooperation programme for the Philippines. Full Story

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