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ASEAN alarm over China sea spat

Southeast Asian leaders have expressed "serious concern" over territorial disputes in the South China Sea, according to a statement released Monday, amid a growing row between Vietnam and Beijing over contested waters.

ASEAN alarm over China sea spat
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North, South Korea trade live fire over sea border

The two Koreas traded live artillery fire across their disputed maritime border Monday, forcing South Korean islanders to take shelter a day after the North drove up tensions by threatening a new nuclear test.

North, South Korea trade live fire over sea border
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Venezuela holds US-operated oil ship in spat with Guyana

Venezuela on Friday said it has detained a US-operated oil exploration ship sent from Guyana in disputed waters off its coast, in a fresh border spat between the two neighbors.

Venezuela holds US-operated oil ship in spat with Guyana
Four Chinese ships in disputed waters: Japan
Four Chinese ships in disputed waters: Japan

Four Chinese ships entered waters around islands at the centre of a bitter dispute with Japan on Saturday with no sign of a compromise seen between Asia's two largest powers.

Four Chinese ships in disputed waters: Japan
Japan summons China envoy over ships near disputed isles
Japan summons China envoy over ships near disputed isles

Tokyo said Thursday it summoned Beijing's envoy after Chinese government ships entered Japanese territorial waters near islands at the centre of a row between the Asian giants.

Japan summons China envoy over ships near disputed isles
Japan summons China envoy in island row
Japan summons China envoy in island row

Tokyo summoned China's envoy Tuesday in protest at what it says was another incursion into its territorial waters, after Beijing's ships sailed near islands at the centre of a bitter dispute.

Japan summons China envoy in island row
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China ships in waters around disputed islands: Japan

Three Chinese government ships Saturday entered Japanese territorial waters around disputed islands, Japan's coastguard said, hours after a veiled US warning to Beijing not to challenge Tokyo's control.

China ships in waters around disputed islands: Japan
Chinese ships enter waters disputed with Japan
Chinese ships enter waters disputed with Japan

Four Chinese government ships entered territorial waters around disputed Tokyo-controlled islands early Thursday, the Japanese coastguard said, sparking a strong protest from Japan.

Chinese ships enter waters disputed with Japan
China ships in Japan waters off isles: coastguard
China ships in Japan waters off isles: coastguard

Three Chinese government ships were in Japanese territorial waters off a disputed island chain Monday, the coastguard said, in the latest salvo of an increasingly heated international dispute.

China ships in Japan waters off isles: coastguard
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