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N. Korea fires fifth missile in three days

North Korea fired another short-range missile into the Sea of Japan on Monday, the latest in a series of missile drills that have been condemned by South Korea and UN chief Ban Ki-moon.

N. Korea fires fifth missile in three days
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Rising sea levels threaten migratory birds - study

Millions of birds that stop at coastal wetlands during annual migrations could die as rising sea levels and land reclamation wipe out their feeding grounds.

Rising sea levels threaten migratory birds - study
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Kazakhstan to expand its ferry fleet

There is currently a need for expansion of the ferry fleet and increase of freights transportation: Kazakhstan Transport Minister.

Kazakhstan to expand its ferry fleet
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Turkey to offer Kazakhstan new seaside holiday

It is expected that the total number of tourists from Kazakhstan travelling to Turkey will triple in the next three years.

Turkey to offer Kazakhstan new seaside holiday
Taiwan boat leaves islands after Japan water cannon duel
Taiwan boat leaves islands after Japan water cannon duel

A boat carrying Taiwanese activists headed for disputed Japanese-controlled islands turned back Thursday after coastguard vessels from the two sides converged and duelled with water cannon.

Taiwan boat leaves islands after Japan water cannon duel
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Climate: 'Rock' fix for oceans is badly flawed: study

Claims that global warming can be braked by dissolving huge quantities of rock in the sea to absorb carbon emissions are laden with flaws.

Climate: 'Rock' fix for oceans is badly flawed: study
Record 40,000 Dutch in New Year North Sea dip
Record 40,000 Dutch in New Year North Sea dip

A record 40,000 people braved icy temperatures on the Netherlands's North Sea coast Tuesday to take a cold plunge, setting a new record for the traditional New Year's Day dip.

Record 40,000 Dutch in New Year North Sea dip
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What's eating the sea butterfly? CO2, study says

Rising acidity is eating away the shells of tiny snails, known as "sea butterflies", that live in the seas around Antarctica, leaving them vulnerable to predators and disease.

What's eating the sea butterfly? CO2, study says
Obama set to dive into South China Sea turmoil
Obama set to dive into South China Sea turmoil

US President Barack Obama is set to dive into the tumultuous diplomatic waters of the South China Sea on Tuesday at a summit dominated by rival claims to the strategically vital area.

Obama set to dive into South China Sea turmoil
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Conference seeks to curb exploitation of high seas

Long spared because of their remoteness, the high seas have become an important hunting ground for fish trawlers and oil prospectors, putting at risk many marine species that call these waters home.

Conference seeks to curb exploitation of high seas
Anti-Japan protests across China on war anniversary
Anti-Japan protests across China on war anniversary

Thousands of anti-Japan protesters rallied across China over a territorial row on Tuesday, a key historical anniversary, as Japanese firms including car giant Toyota shut or scaled back production.

Anti-Japan protests across China on war anniversary
Clinton heads to China with hopes over sea tensions
Clinton heads to China with hopes over sea tensions

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton heads Tuesday to Beijing after talks in emerging US ally Indonesia as she voiced hope for progress in managing soaring tensions in the South China Sea.

Clinton heads to China with hopes over sea tensions
Nyad braves night of jellyfish on Cuba-Florida swim
Nyad braves night of jellyfish on Cuba-Florida swim

US endurance swimmer Diana Nyad pressed on Sunday in her bid to swim from Cuba to Florida after a night of being swarmed and stung by jellyfish as she paddling through choppy seas.

Nyad braves night of jellyfish on Cuba-Florida swim
Limbless Frenchman swims between US, Russian islands
Limbless Frenchman swims between US, Russian islands

Quadruple amputee Philippe Croizon swam between islands in the icy Bering Strait Friday to cross from America to Asia in the final part of a quest to link all continents.

Limbless Frenchman swims between US, Russian islands
Chinese state media blast US over sea criticism
Chinese state media blast US over sea criticism

China's state-controlled media lashed out at the United States on Monday, accusing Washington of "trouble-making" over criticism of Beijing's claims to a wide swathe of the disputed South China Sea.

Chinese state media blast US over sea criticism
Brent below $100 as Norway strike ends
Brent below $100 as Norway strike ends

Brent crude fell below $100 in Asia Tuesday, hours after a Norwegian crude supply disruption due to an oil workers' strike was ended by the government.

Brent below $100 as Norway strike ends
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The Caspian Sea got on the list of “irreplaceable” ecosystems of the world

The list also includes Lake Baikal, Hawaii, the Galapagos Islands, the Amazon River basin, the Mediterranean Sea, the Yangdze, Indus and Gang Rivers, San Felix and Juan Fernández islands and the Kerguelen Archipelago.

The Caspian Sea got on the list of “irreplaceable” ecosystems of the world
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First Kazakhstan around-the-world sea expedition resumed

Chokan Valikhanov yacht took off from Antigua island in the Mexican Gulf to the Caribbean Sea.

First Kazakhstan around-the-world sea expedition resumed
Kazmortransflot to run a People’s IPO in 2012

According to Ms. Altynai Ualieva, Director for the Company’s Astana Office, the raised funds [coupled with own funds and funds of the shareholders] could be used to finance purchasing of new vessels.

Kazmortransflot to run a People’s IPO in 2012