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Piracy and armed robbery at sea has fallen to its lowest levels since 1995, despite a surge in kidnappings off West Africa, according to a new report from the
Despite global improvements, kidnappings are on the rise, with 44 crew captured for ransom in 2016, 24 of them in Nigeria, up from 10 in the first half of 2015.
Manila drops request to refer to court ruling in statement.
Southeast Asian nations overcame days of deadlock on Monday when the Philippines dropped a request