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A man rides a motorcycle past a poster promoting Vietnam' sovereignty in the East Sea on Phu Quoc island

Philippine, Vietnamese troops play soccer and sing on disputed island

By Manuel Mogato MANILA (Reuters) - Vietnamese and Philippine troops played soccer and sang karaoke on a South China Sea island on Wednesday in a sign of the growing security ties between the two Southeast Asian nations most at odds with Beijing over the contested waterway. Cooperation has blossomed between Hanoi and Manila since they shelved decades of enmity over their competing claims in the …