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China to show new warships as Beijing flexes military muscle on navy anniversary

China to show new warships as Beijing flexes military muscle on navy anniversary

China will show off new warships including nuclear submarines and destroyers at a parade next week marking 70 years since its navy's founding, a senior commander said on Saturday ...

China 'needs three aircraft carriers': naval expert

China 'needs three aircraft carriers': naval expert

China needs ‘at least three aircraft carriers’ to protect its extensive coastline and its interests abroad, a senior Chinese naval expert said Wednesday.

Russian seizure of Ukrainian naval ships off Crimea sparks alarm

Russian seizure of Ukrainian naval ships off Crimea sparks alarm

Russia has seized three Ukrainian naval ships in waters near Moscow-annexed Crimea, raising fears of military escalation and prompting an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council on Monday.

Under fire from smugglers, Libya's navy rescues 57 migrants at sea

Under fire from smugglers, Libya's navy rescues 57 migrants at sea

Libya's navy has rescued 57 people on a migrant boat off the coast of the North African country, in an operation that involved a clash with armed smugglers.

'Explosion' heard near sub's last known position: navy

'Explosion' heard near sub's last known position: navy

Argentina's navy confirmed Thursday that an unusual noise heard in the ocean near the last known position of an Argentine navy submarine appeared to be an explosion ...

Three US carriers lead naval drill aimed at N Korea

Three US carriers lead naval drill aimed at N Korea

South Korean warships joined three US aircraft carriers Saturday in an unusually strong display of naval force aimed at North Korea, whose nuclear ambitions have been a focus of US President Donald Trump ...

Ten sailors missing after US destroyer collision off Singapore

Ten sailors missing after US destroyer collision off Singapore

Ten US sailors were missing and five injured early Monday after their destroyer collided with a tanker east of Singapore, the second accident involving an American warship in two months.

Sri Lanka names first Tamil navy chief since 1970

Sri Lanka names first Tamil navy chief since 1970

Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena on Friday appointed an officer from the island's Tamil minority to head the navy for the first time since a separatist war erupted 45 years ago.

Sri Lankan navy rescues elephant washed out to sea

Sri Lankan navy rescues elephant washed out to sea

Sri Lanka's navy has rescued an elephant that got into difficulties after being washed out to sea, a spokesman said on Wednesday, calling it a "miraculous escape".

Stranded whales helped back to sea in Sri Lanka

Stranded whales helped back to sea in Sri Lanka

Twenty whales which were stranded onshore at the eastern Sri Lankan town of Sampoor have made it back to sea with the help of the navy and local residents, the navy said on Thursday.

Propulsion problems put Australian warships out of action

Propulsion problems put Australian warships out of action

Australia is investigating if problems in the propulsion systems of two $1.5bn warships built by manufacturers from Spain, Germany and Britain are the result of design flaws.

China aircraft carrier to lead Pacific drills for first time

China aircraft carrier to lead Pacific drills for first time

China's navy sent its sole aircraft carrier into the Pacific for the first time, state media reported -- a move likely to ratchet up regional tensions.