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‘Save our oceans,’ Oscar winner Javier Bardem tells UN

Spanish actor Javier Bardem, a keen environmental activist, calls on countries to agree to a treaty that would protect at least 30% of the world's oceans by 2030.

James Cameron is making a Nat Geo ocean documentary series

The new documentary series follows a team of scientists to the heart of the Indian Ocean aboard an ultra-sophisticated submarine.

Descend, Eat, Marvel: Europe’s first underwater restaurant

The restaurant serves up Poseidon's delicacies in an architectural showpiece that stretches down five metres underwater, offering a unique closeup of ocean life.

Dozens of Rohingya land in Perlis after perilous sea journey

They are believed to be the first group arriving by sea for almost a year.

Malaysia-S’pore maritime dispute can be settled with give-and-take, says Chandra

The International Movement for a Just World president says any major disruptions in ties could have serious repercussions because both countries are incredibly close.

Rescued migrants face Christmas at sea after Italy closes ports

Italy's anti-immigration minister says the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms had asked to allow the men, women, children and babies rescued on Friday to disembark in Italy after Malta turned them away.

No conditions set for Malaysia-Singapore dispute talks, says Khaw

Singapore transport minister urges Malaysia to withdraw its vessels from the area to prevent any sea accidents.

Ex-Singapore diplomat takes dig at Saifuddin over dispute de-escalation plan

Bilahari Kausikan says ‘Good try, but no cigar’ to Saifuddin over his suggestion that both countries cease sending assets into the disputed area pending discussions.

Chemical spill leaves 52 ill in east China

The incident happened in the early hours of Sunday when a tube connecting a transport vessel to the wharf broke, spilling 6.9 tonnes of C9 aromatics into the sea.

‘Miracle’ as New Zealand baby rescued from sea

Gus Hutt was preparing for an early morning fish when he saw what appeared to be a doll bobbing past him in a rip current at Matata Beach in the North Island's Bay of Plenty.

Diver dies in search for Indonesia jet crash dead

Syachrul Anto, 48, who died on Friday, was part of the team searching for body parts and debris from the jet in the Java Sea.

‘Black boxes’ the top priority for Lion Air crash investigators

The top priority for investigators will be finding the cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder to help determine the cause, safety experts said.

Malaysian mosques of remarkable architecture

Whether bearing Mogul, Arab or colonial era influences, many of the mosques in Malaysia are architectural delights steeped in history.

Embrace Europe’s environs safety standards, Aliran tells DoE

Aliran also calls for review of Penang Transport Master Plan to check on long-term impact of such a massive project on environment.

Malta rescues 100 migrants from boat in distress

The boat the migrants were on was taking in water and two had already died by the time rescuers reached them.

Great white spotted off Spain in decades first

The Alnitak group captured footage of the shark, which it said was five metres (16 feet) long, on Thursday in the seas off Cabrera island and followed it for over an hour.

Dead plankton, stunned fish: the harms of human-made ocean noise

Human-made ocean noise has caused many problems for marine life.

Mediterranean could become a ‘sea of plastic’: WWF

Plastic represents 95% of the waste floating in the Mediterranean and on its beaches, with most coming from Turkey and Spain, followed by Italy, Egypt and France, the report said.

Landlocked Ethiopia plans new navy as part of military reforms

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said that he wanted to increase Ethiopia's naval force capacity.

Pacific US military outpost eyes shifting strategic seas

Thanks to more than a century of military history and a changing power dynamic in the region, Wake Island will continue to pack an outsized strategic punch for America.

Coastal waters tied to swimmers’ risk of infections

Those who swim in the sea are 29% more likely to contract gastrointestinal illnesses than those who don't.

Philippines ‘concerned’ as U.S. intelligence tags Duterte a threat to democracy

The report places Duterte alongside Cambodian's Hun Sen, the Rohingya crisis and Thailand's military-backed constitution as threats to democracy.

Sabah needs new airport urgently as KKIA reaching full capacity

One option is for KK airport to have new runway stretching out to the sea while another is to have new airport built at Kimanis, 45km from Kota Kinabalu.

Navy warns Sabah, Sarawak fishermen of rough seas

Strong winds and turbulent seas expected in waters of Condore, North Reef, Labuan and Pulau Layang-Layang.

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