News Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has accused the country's national broadcaster ABC of being unpatriotic

Mr Abbott is infuriated by ABC's revelation that intelligence agencies tapped the phone of the Indonesian President and by allegations that asylum-seekers were mistreated by navy personnel 

Armed police prepare to enter the Washington Navy Yard as they respond to a shooting in Washington

US Navy Yard massacre: Gunman among 13 dead after rampage at Washington military site

Two suspected attackers wearing military-style clothing go on rampage

Scientists are hoping that haricot beans could soon be grown in Britain

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Radio 2 DJ David Jacobs pictured in August 2012

Legendary Pick Of The Pops presenter David Jacobs dies aged 87

Tributes have been pouring in for the much-loved radio and television presenter David Jacobs who has died aged 87.

The News Matrix: Thursday 29 August 2013

Man held over teacher’s killing

Over one hundred missing and thirty-one dead in Philippines Thomas Aquinas ferry disaster

Investigation into how the ferry collided with a cargo ship will begin after rescue operations are complete

No hope of finding anyone alive as four bodies are discovered aboard sunken Indian submarine

Indian navy divers have recovered the bodies of four sailors who were trapped inside a submarine damaged by twin explosions, a navy spokesman confirmed.

Admiral Joshi, left, meets India’s Defence Minister A K Antony, second left, by the sunken submarine

Divers search for Indian sailors trapped in submarine

Eighteen sailors are trapped after an explosion in Mumbai naval yard

Mumbai submarine explosion: No contact with possible survivors in hunt for trapped sailors after fireball engulfs Indian vessel

INS Sindhurakshak caught fire and sank in its home port in Mumbai

Spain vows to defend its Gibraltar interests while British fleet sails in (coincidentally, of course)

Mariano Rajoy says Britain should act with 'common sense and good judgement'

As tensions with China grow, Japan unveils largest warship since Second World War

Pacific nations fear new $1.2bn destroyer could be part of efforts to boost country's military profile

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The coast at Messanges, Landes, was described as potentially 'extremely dangerous'

Foreign Office names British teenager feared drowned off French coast

Kieran Knight, 16, was on holiday with his family in the Landes region near Bordeaux

In pictures: HMS Queen Elizabeth (the Royal Navy's largest ship) nears completion

Completed carrier will be amongst the second largest class of warships in the world

Four dead as boat carrying asylum seekers capsizes in Indian Ocean

Hundreds have died making the journey from Indonesia to Christmas Island and the Australian mainland in recent years

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