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Japan Frees 14 Chinese Crew Members

     Japan has freed 14 crew members of Chinese ship that collided with two Japanese patrol boats, but the captain remains in custody.

     The Japanese Coast Guard says authorities finished questioning the men over the collision last week near the disputed islands in the East China Sea.

    Chinese officials say the confrontation could damage its relations with Japan underlining the sensitivity of the territorial dispute in the area.

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