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Philippines sends trash back to Canada after Duterte threats

69 containers are on their way to Vancouver

SUBIC, Philippines (Reuters) -- The Philippines has started returning dozens of shipping containers full of trash to Canada after a long-running row over waste exports that has tested diplomatic ties amid threats from firebrand President Rodrigo Duterte.

The 69 containers were loaded overnight onto a vessel at the port of Subic, northwest of Manila, and left on Friday for a month-long journey to the Canadian city of Vancouver.

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