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Italian, Maltese rescuers say 19 dead on migrant boat

Last Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014, 01:17

Italian and Maltese rescuers found 18 bodies on an overcrowded migrant boat on Saturday, with Italian officials blaming toxic fumes from the engine and the Maltese military saying there could have been a stampede.

Brangelina to reunite on silver screen

Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 14:45

Actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are set to reunite on the big screen for the first time since the 2005 film Mr. and Mrs. Smith, this time appearing in the character-driven drama By the Sea

Underwater vehicle to measure Antarctic Sea ice

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 19:58

In a bid to get a better understanding of the effects of global climate change, New Zealand scientists will begin a project to measure Antarctic sea ice from below this coming southern summer.

Pirates attack Malaysian tanker in South China Sea

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 15:38

Pirates have attacked a Malaysian tanker and stolen the gas oil cargo before releasing it in the latest attack in Southeast Asian waters, officials said today.

China ends drilling operations in disputed sea

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 13:46

China today was moving a massive oil rig away from waters claimed by Vietnam after announcing the end of operations, a development that should end a tense standoff between the nations in the South China Sea.

China tells US to stay out of South China Seas dispute

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 12:36

China told the United States on Tuesday to stay out of disputes over the South China Sea and leave countries in the region to resolve problems themselves, after Washington said it wanted a freeze on stoking tension.

Windsurfing makes waves in Turkmenistan

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 12:22

Better known for its inhospitable desert plains than beach breaks, isolated ex-Soviet Turkmenistan this month welcomed an unlikely group of visitors: a sun-tanned crop of the world`s top windsurfers.

North Korea fires dozens of artillery shells into sea

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 12:02

North Korea fired dozens of artillery shells into the sea Monday in a live-fire drill near the disputed maritime border with South Korea that followed a recent series of missile tests.

North Korea fires two ballistic missiles into sea

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 12:45

North Korea fired two ballistic missiles into its eastern waters Sunday, Yonhap news agency quoted the South Korean military as saying.

US proposes construction freeze in South China Sea

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 01:00

The US is calling for Asian nations to freeze new construction and establishment of outposts in the disputed South China Sea to lower the risk of a conflict.

Japan PM handed letter from Sea Shepherd founder

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 12:56

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) in April ruled that Japan`s whaling campaign in the Southern Ocean was a commercial venture and had no research value, which Tokyo said justified the hunt.

Army kills Gaza militants entering Israel by sea

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 23:34

Israeli forces killed four Palestinian militants on Tuesday who landed on a beach in southern Israel a short distance from the Gaza Strip and attacked a military base, the army said.