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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 

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British fishermen reported the attacks to the Marine Management Organisation, which said an estimated 40 French vessels and eight UK vessels were involved

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Royal Navy minehunter returns from Gulf duty

A sailor has been reunited with his baby daughter after spending more than seven months at sea on board a Royal Navy mine hunter.

Osama bin Laden was killed by Navy Seals last May

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Account that al-Qa'ida leader was unarmed when assassinated contradicts official line

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A US Navy submarine commander who faked his own death to end an extra-marital affair has been relieved of his duties.

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The resourceful stunt arranger and performer George Leech epitomised the phrase "unsung hero of the film business".

Geri Halliwell famously donned red, white and blue in the late nineties, perhaps taking it a little too far

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While the world at large has been moaning about the weather which, admittedly, has been remarkably inclement, not to mention the remarkable lack of security at the Olympics, something remarkably strange has been happening to my wardrobe. "You're wearing red, white and blue," says my friend and I realise that there's no arguing with her.

Iran issues new oil blockade warning

Iran could prevent even “a single drop of oil” passing through the Strait of Hormuz if its security is threatened, a naval chief said today, as tensions simmer over Tehran's nuclear programme.

Ernest Borgnine was known for blustery, often villainous roles

Oscar-winning film actor Ernest Borgnine dies aged 95

Oscar-winning film star Ernest Borgnine has died at the age of 95.

Scores of people feared drowned after refugee boat capsizes south of Indonesia

Scores of people are feared drowned after a boat believed to be carrying about 200 asylum seekers capsized south of Indonesia.

Iran 'designing nuclear submarine', claims news agency

Iran has begun to design its first nuclear submarine, a semi-official news agency in the country has reported.

US cargo ship saved from pirates by Iranian navy

Iran and an American-led naval coalition each said today that they responded to a distress call by a US-flagged cargo ship that came under fire from gunmen in the Gulf of Oman a day earlier.

Hopes fading for missing Weymouth fishermen

Hopes were fading today for three popular fishermen missing since yesterday morning as coastguards found an object on the sea bed.

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