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​Water birth: 25 pregnant sailors airlifted off Royal Navy ships, FoI reveals
Twenty-five expectant sailors have been subject to emergency medical evacuation from Royal Navy warships over the last nine years, official figures have revealed.

20.04.2015 09:16

Hundreds feared dead as boat carrying over 900 migrants capsizes off Libya
A rescue operation is underway after a boat carrying up to 950 migrants, including hundreds of women and children, capsized in Libyan waters, 120 miles south off Lampedusa. Numerous casualties are feared as only a few dozen people have been saved so far.

19.04.2015 07:43

​US, UK thank Russia for evacuation of their citizens from Yemen
The British Foreign Office, as well as the US Secretary of State, have thanked Moscow for the evacuation of their citizens from war-torn Yemen, as Russian planes and ships take hundreds of Russian and foreign nationals from the conflict zone.

13.04.2015 17:50

Sweden confirms mystery ‘Russian sub’…was in fact a workboat
The unknown foreign vessel the Swedish Navy searched for near Stockholm last autumn was actually a “workboat,” a senior navy official says. Local media had alleged a hunt was on to try and find a Russian submarine, which was believed to be in the area.

13.04.2015 02:26

Russian naval ship evacuates over 300 people stranded in Yemen
The Russian Navy vessel Priazovye has helped to evacuate 308 people from war-torn Yemen. The Russian Defense Ministry stated citizens from 19 countries had been rescued, including Russian, Ukrainian, US and Yemini nationals.

12.04.2015 01:42

Icebound: 10-15 ships stranded in frozen Lake Superior
Harsh spring weather has caused up to 15 American and Canadian ships to become stranded in ice-covered Lake Superior, with coastguards working on a rescue operation. One of the freighters has been damaged by the crushing grip of the ice.

08.04.2015 22:31

Russia develops Arctic quadcopter to detect oil pollution, measure thickness of ice
Russian scientists have developed a flying robot specifically designed to work on Arctic research missions. The vehicle can measure the thickness of ice to help icebreakers, as well as detect oil pollution.

08.04.2015 13:21

Iran sends warships to monitor Yemen's coast
Two Iranian vessels have arrived in the Gulf of Aden, off the coast of Yemen, where Saudi Arabia is on a bombing campaign against anti-government Houthi rebels.

08.04.2015 13:38

​Interstellar reality? Spider-like droids to build giant space structures
A NASA-funded program called SpiderFab is developing a revolutionary system which aims to use spider-like droids to build large objects in orbit or beyond. The technology may help humanity to build a new home in space.

07.04.2015 05:45

Russian company develops ice-cutting lasers for icebreakers
New laser devices mounted on Russian icebreakers, which would cut through the ice as they plough their way through the frozen seas, may soon support Russia’s bid for Arctic dominance.

06.04.2015 14:05

British nuclear sub suffers £500k damage tracking Russian vessels - report
British nuclear submarine HMS Talent suffered a huge gash to her conning tower after hitting ice floes while tracking Russian vessels and will be out of action for several months for repairs, according to Royal Navy sources.

05.04.2015 13:31

Lost at sea for 2 months, South Carolina man found on capsized boat
A man who survived more than two months lost at sea in the Atlantic Ocean has been rescued and safely returned home.

04.04.2015 00:15