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AseanPlus News 24 Nov 2016 | 12:00 AM

Indonesia to help solve missing shipwrecks mystery

JAKARTA: Indonesia has agreed to work with the Netherlands to investigate the mysterious disappearance of several World War II shipwrecks – considered war graves – from the bottom of the Java Sea, the Dutch prime minister said.

AseanPlus News 18 Nov 2016 | 12:00 AM

‘Missing WWII wrecks not our fault’

Jakarta: Indonesia has refused to take the blame for the disappearance of at least six British and Dutch World War II shipwrecks – considered war graves – that investigators believe could have been salvaged for scrap.

World 10 Nov 2016 | 4:17 PM

Indian PM heads to Japan to seal nuclear deal amid uncertainty over US policy

NEW DELHI/TOKYO (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi headed to Japan on Thursday to seal a landmark nuclear energy pact and strengthen ties, as China's regional influence grows and Donald Trump's election throws U.S. policies across Asia into doubt.

World 02 Sep 2016 | 10:32 AM

Obama visits Midway Atoll, a symbol for his climate, Asia legacy

MIDWAY ATOLL (Reuters) - President Barack Obama snorkelled on Thursday in the electric-blue water off Midway Atoll, a remote coral reef that serves as a reminder of both modern global climate challenges and the United State's dominance in the Pacific since its World War Two victory there.

World 26 Apr 2016 | 11:13 AM

U.S. Ospreys win Japanese hearts and minds with quake relief flights

IWAKUNI, Japan (Reuters) - The U.S. military's MV-22 Osprey aircraft has been a lightning rod for opposition to U.S. bases in Japan since 24 of them were deployed on the southern island of Okinawa in 2014.

World 03 Apr 2016 | 5:33 PM

Japan sub makes first call to Philippines in 15 years amid China tensions

SUBIC BAY, Philippines (Reuters) - A Japanese submarine made a port call in the Philippines, the first in 15 years, on Sunday in a show of growing military cooperation amid tension triggered by China's growing assertiveness in the South China Sea.

Nation 18 Mar 2016 | 12:00 AM

WWII artefacts donated to museum

KEMAMAN: Artefacts from World War II battle cruisers HMS Repulse and HMS Prince of Wales have been officially handed over to the military museum in Port Dickson by the British government.

World 11 Feb 2016 | 12:08 AM

U.S., India consider joint patrols in South China Sea - U.S. official

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The United States and India have held talks about conducting joint naval patrols that a U.S. defence official said could include the disputed South China Sea, a move that would likely anger Beijing, which claims most of the waterway.

World 09 Jan 2016 | 3:11 AM

South Korea-Japan ties improve in fallout of North Korea's nuclear test

TOKYO/SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's nuclear test this week set off alarm bells in Japan and South Korea, but its more enduring outcome may be the cementing of a fragile reconciliation that could lead to military cooperation between the two key U.S. allies.

World 23 Dec 2015 | 4:04 PM

Japan says armed Chinese ship seen near disputed islands - Kyodo

TOKYO (Reuters) - A Chinese coastguard ship equipped with what appeared to be four gun turrets was sighted near disputed islands in the East China Sea, Japan's coastguard said on Wednesday.