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Japan, US to back ASEAN`s sea surveillance: Report

Last Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014, 10:22

Japan and the United States will pledge to jointly help Southeast Asian nations boost their marine surveillance capabilities, a newspaper said Saturday, as tensions over territorial disputes in the region simmer.

Smartphone made from sea deposits?

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 18:13

Your future smartphone may be made out from deep-sea rocks, according to scientists who say that an untapped source of rare earth elements widely used in cell phones may lie under the sea.

How electrical energy naturally produced at sea floor may have given rise to life

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 10:12

Researchers have described how electrical energy naturally produced at the sea floor might have given rise to life.

Indian tourist dies on `sea walk` tour in Thailand

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 17:34

An Indian tourist died of heart failure after he went for a "sea walk" near Thailand`s popular beach town of Pattaya, bringing the country`s marine safety standards under the scanner yet again.

Pentagon says Russian jet flies near US warship

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 05:42

A Russian fighter jet flew near a US warship in the Black Sea for 12 times Saturday amid rising tensions in eastern Ukraine, the Pentagon said Monday.

Russian fighter jet passes near US warship

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 00:11

A Russian fighter jet was engaged in "provocative action" when it repeatedly passed near a US Navy guided missile destroyer for over 90 minutes in the international waters of the Black Sea off the coast of Romania, the Pentagon claimed on Monday.

Life on Earth may have originated at deep sea vents millions of years ago

Last Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014, 23:46

In the race to know how life finally originated on earth, a thrilling research now reveals that simple metabolic reactions emerged near ancient seafloor hot springs, enabling the leap from a non-living to a living world.

Philippines using `moral suasion` vs China

Last Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014, 21:02

The Philippines is using "moral suasion" in its conflict with Asian giant China over their claims to parts of the South China Sea, a government spokesman said.

US sends Navy destroyer to Black Sea amid Ukraine crisis

Last Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014, 11:39

The US Navy destroyer -- USS Donald Cook -- the second American military ship to be deployed in the Black Sea amid the Ukraine crisis, is scheduled to arrive in the designated waters Thursday, a Pentagon spokesman has said.

Chinese military cadets grill Hagel over US Pivot to Asia

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014, 21:46

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel faced grilling from Chinese military cadets here, a day after he traded barbs publicly with his Chinese counterpart over Washington`s role in sensitive territorial disputes in the Asia Pacific region to counter Beijing`s rise.

US, China defence chiefs wrangle publicly over Japan

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014, 21:56

The defence chiefs of China and the US traded barbs publicly, with China questioning Secretary Chuck Hagel`s support for Japan and warning that it will not allow an "iota of violation" of its territory.

US sends warship to Black Sea amid Ukraine crisis

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014, 02:42

The United States is sending a guided missile destroyer to the Black Sea in order to reassure European allies in the region following Russia`s annexation of Crimea, sources confirmed on Monday.