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  • South Korea fires shells at North Korean waters after drills 31-03-2014 11:14 AM

    South Korea on Monday returned fire into North Korean waters after shells from a North Korean live-fire drill fell south of the rivals' disputed western sea boundary, a South Korean military official said. Residents on a front-line South Korean island said they were evacuated to shelters during the exchange. No...
  • 'MH370 could have flown as low as 5,000 feet to avoid radar' 17-03-2014 08:27 PM

    No trace of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has been found since it vanished on March 8 with 239 people aboard. A Malaysian newspaper quoted investigators saying that the plane dropped to a height as low as five thousand feet to avoid radar detection. A search unprecedented in its scale is...
  • Crimea votes to decide whether or not to join Russia 17-03-2014 10:06 AM

    Just two weeks after Russian troops seized their peninsula, Crimeans voted on Sunday to leave Ukraine and join Russia, overwhelmingly approving a referendum that sought to unite the strategically important Black Sea region with the country it was part of for some 250 years. ...
  • Missing Malaysia jet: 25 countries help in search, rescue operation 17-03-2014 08:52 AM

    Malaysia has appealed for help and international coordination in a search for its missing passenger jet stretching across two corridors from the Caspian Sea to the southern Indian Ocean, diplomats said on Sunday. ...
  • Missing Jet: Malaysian officials brief 20 countries, ask for help 16-03-2014 04:45 PM

    Malaysia has appealed for help and international coordination in a search for its missing passenger jet stretching across two corridors from the Caspian Sea to the southern Indian Ocean, diplomats said on Sunday. Malaysian officials briefed envoys from about 20 countries on progress in the investigation after calling off a...
  • US investigators suspect missing Malaysian plane flew for hours 13-03-2014 01:55 PM

    Kuala Lumpur: US investigators suspect that Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 stayed in the air for about four hours past the time it reached its last confirmed location, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing two people familiar with the details. The report comes as authorities remain uncertain about which ocean to...
  • Missing jet may have strayed toward Andaman Sea: Malaysian air force 12-03-2014 08:21 PM

    Malaysia's military has traced what could have been the jetliner missing for almost five days to an area south of the Thai holiday island of Phuket, hundreds of miles from its last known position, the country's air force chief said on Wednesday. After a series of at times conflicting statements,...
  • Austin Tech firm had 20 employees on missing Malaysian plane 09-03-2014 10:17 AM

    An Austin, Texas, technology company says 20 of its employees were aboard the Malaysia Airlines plane that went missing over the South China Sea. Jacey Zuniga, a spokeswoman for Freescale Semiconductor, says 12 Malaysian and 8 Chinese employees are "confirmed passengers." She says no American citizen Freescale employees were on...
  • Russia gives Ukrainian forces in Crimea ultimatum to surrender 03-03-2014 09:45 PM

    Russia issued an ultimatum Monday, demanding that the crew of two Ukrainian warships in Crimea immediately surrender or be stormed and seized, a Ukrainian military spokesman said. Four Russian navy ships in Sevastopol harbor were blocking the Ukrainian anti-submarine warship Ternopil and the command ship Slavutych from leaving the dock,...
  • Ukraine cites Russian troop movements as Crimea sliding from its grasp 01-03-2014 07:37 PM

    Ukraine accused Russia on Saturday of sending thousands of extra troops to Crimea and placed its military in the area on high alert as the Black Sea peninsula appeared to slip beyond Kiev's control. Russia's RIA news agency said pro-Russian authorities in the region, which has an ethnic Russian majority,...
  • Armed men seize two airports in Ukraine's Crimea, Yanukovich reappears 01-03-2014 07:46 AM

    Simferopol: Armed men took control of two airports in the Crimea region on Friday in what the new Ukrainian leadership described as an invasion by Moscow's forces, and ousted President Viktor Yanukovich surfaced in Russia after a week on the run. Yanukovich said Russia should use all means at its...
  • El Salvador fisherman returns home after drifting at sea for more than a year 12-02-2014 03:13 PM

    A fisherman who says he drifted at sea for more than a year has finally made it home to El Salvador, exhausted and speechless. Jose Salvador Alvarenga tried to address a media throng waiting at the airport, eager to fill in details about what many people have viewed as a...
  • Maharashtra toll booth violence: 25 MNS workers detained 28-01-2014 02:33 PM

    Mumbai: The Mumbai Police on Tuesday detained 25 Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) workers have for vandalising Bandra Worli sea link. This comes a day after MLA Pravin Darekar and 71 MNS workers were arrested on Monday for vandalising a toll booth in Dahisar. The MNS workers were charged with sections...
  • Andaman boat tragedy: 3 people including the boat owner detained 27-01-2014 05:09 PM

    The owner of the overcrowded boat carrying 51 tourists which capsized in the Andaman and Nicobar islands was among the three persons detained on Monday even as a Union Minister said there were no life jackets and divers on board the vessel. Conflicting claims were also made on the response...
  • Photo: A transparent fish? Fisherman in New Zealand catches mysterious creature from ocean 22-01-2014 01:16 PM

    A New Zealand fisherman was left awestruck when he caught a see-through, shrimp-like creature that was swimming near the surface of the ocean. Stewart Fraser spotted the translucent 'shrimp' 43 miles north off the North Island's Karikari Peninsula when he had gone fishing with his two sons Conaugh and Finn....
  • China confirms near miss with US ship in South China Sea 18-12-2013 11:51 AM

    China on Wednesday confirmed an incident between a Chinese naval vessel and a US warship in the South China Sea, after Washington said a US guided missile cruiser had avoided a collision with a Chinese warship manoeuvering nearby. Experts have said the near-miss between the USS Cowpens and a Chinese...
  • China scrambles jets to new defence zone, eyes US, Japan flights 29-11-2013 11:54 PM

    Beijing: China scrambled jets on Friday in response to two US spy planes and 10 Japanese aircraft, including F-15 fighters, entering its new air defence zone over the East China Sea, state news agency Xinhua said, raising the stakes in a standoff with the United States, Japan and South Korea....
  • China sends warplanes into new air defence zone amid tensions 29-11-2013 12:09 PM

    Beijing: China has dispatched fighter jets to a newly declared air defence zone over the East China Sea as a "defensive measure", after the US, Japan and South Korea all sent their military planes through the airspace in defiance of Beijing's unilateral move. Several fighter jets and an early warning...
  • Vietnam appreciates India's role in South China Sea 18-11-2013 05:29 PM

    Vietnam, on Monday, appreciated India's "constructive role" in the disputed South China Sea region notwithstanding China's objections to Indian involvement in that area. General Secretary of Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong, who will arrive in New Delhi on a four-day trip on Tuesday, also stressed the need for...
  • Chris Hemsworth to shed weight for 'Heart of the Sea' 07-11-2013 07:57 AM

    Los Angeles: Actor Chris Hemsworth, who gained 20 pounds of muscle to play superhero Thor, is now working on losing weight by going on a crash diet. The 30-year-old, who will be seen in 'Heart of the Sea', shared back story of why he needs to lose weight for the...
  • Japnese PM Abe says won't tolerate use of force to change regional status quo 27-10-2013 10:33 PM

    Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told Japanese troops on Sunday that Japan would not tolerate the use of force to change the region's status quo, comments likely to rile Beijing which is locked in a long and bitter territorial dispute with Tokyo. "Use of force for changing the status quo" is...
  • Philippines spots new typhoon after 19th howler 13-10-2013 11:08 PM

    A typhoon blew out of the northern Philippines, on Sunday, after leaving 13 people dead, but officials remained on alert after another howler was spotted in the Pacific. Typhoon Nari also flooded farmlands and destroyed thousands of houses in provinces north of Manila before blowing away into the South China...
  • Sea turns rough ahead of cyclone Phailin landfall 11-10-2013 10:18 PM

    Kendrapara (Odisha): With Cyclone Phailin apprehended to hit the land at Gopalpur in less than 24 hours from now, the sea has already turned turbulent forcing the fishing vessels that had ventured into the deep sea to return. Paradip Marine Fisheries Officer Ranjit Keshari Dash said there were no reports...
  • Odisha sounds cyclone alert, informs MHA to keep choppers ready 09-10-2013 09:25 AM

    With a depression in the Bay of Bengal intensifying and likely to take the shape of a cyclonic storm in the next two days, Odisha government on Wednesday asked the Union Home Ministry to keep helicopters ready for rescue and relief operations. The depression over the north Andaman Sea might...
  • Italy shipwreck: Tunisian man suspected of being ship captain detained; death toll 275 09-10-2013 09:02 AM

    Italy on Tuesday detained a 35-year-old Tunisian man suspected of being the captain of a boat carrying African migrants that sank off the tiny island of Lampedusa. Divers, meanwhile, recovered dozens of additional bodies from the wreckage, raising the death toll to 275. Just 155 migrants, most if not all...
  • What would a war on Syria mean for India and the World? 04-09-2013 12:08 AM

    Israel's joint missile test in the Mediterraneam Sea raised fear of an attack on Syria. The world was spooked after Russia on Tuesday detected the launch of two ballistic "objects". The Indian markets plunged 650 points and the rupee breached 68 marks against the US dollar following the reports. ...
  • 'Percy Jackson - Sea of Monsters' review: It's engaging 31-08-2013 05:17 PM

    Cast: Logan Lerman, Alexandra Daddario, Douglas Smith, Leven Rambin, Brandon T Jackson Director: Thor Freudenthal Rating: 2.5 out of 5 Set in Greek mythology, 'Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters' is the second film adapted from Rick Riordan's book series 'Percy Jackson and the Olympian'. It is a light adventure film...
  • Coast Guard begins community interaction programme to strengthen coastal security 09-08-2013 01:20 AM

    Aiming to create awareness among people on measures to be taken to strengthen coastal security, the Indian Coast Guard launched a community interaction prorgamme in Ahmedabad on Thursday. "The programme called 'If You See Something, Say Something' aims to create awareness in the local population to report any unusual activity...
  • Japan says Fukushima leak worse than thought, government joins clean-up 08-08-2013 07:04 AM

    Highly radioactive water from Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is pouring out at a rate of 300 tonnes a day, officials said on Wednesday, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ordered the government to step in and help in the clean-up. The revelation amounted to an acknowledgement that plant operator Tokyo...
  • Japan: Highly radioactive water pouring out of Fukushima nuclear plant 07-08-2013 09:59 PM

    Tokyo: Highly radioactive water from Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is pouring out at a rate of 300 tonnes a day, officials said on Wednesday, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ordered the government to step in and help in the clean-up. The revelation amounted to an acknowledgement that plant operator...