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 

Navy frigate raids pirate vessels

A Royal Navy frigate has undertaken three counter-piracy operations during a seven-month deployment in the Indian Ocean.

Invisible Ink: No 123 - James Hanley

Sometimes it seems that the more you produce and the better you write, the less you are likely to be remembered.

Falco in 2009 aboard his boat 'Fleur de Lys', a converted German vessel from the Second World War

Albert Falco: Diver who worked with Jacques Cousteau

The underwater films of the late Jacques Cousteau enchanted and entranced several generations of cinema-goers and TV viewers throughout the 1950s, '60s and '70s and played an important part in raising environmental awareness. The diver, Albert Falco, was Cousteau's right-hand man for 37 years and helped make the Oscar-winning documentaries The Silent World in 1956 and World Without Sun in 1964, as well as the celebrated television series The Undersea World Of Jacques Cousteau.

Officer on grounded submarine lacked charts

The commanding officer of a Royal Navy submarine that ran aground off the Isle of Skye failed to "appreciate the proximity of danger", lacked charts and was uncomfortable navigating in the dark, according to the findings of an official inquiry.

US marines fired over 24 unarmed Iraqi civilian deaths in Haditha

The US Navy is initiating dismissal proceedings against two Marines from a squad that killed 24 unarmed Iraqi civilians in 2005.

Making waves: Rihanna in the special-effects sci-fi thriller ‘Battleship’

Why girl power is outgunning the mega-buck movie

A run of flops could spell the end of the macho supermovie, says Francesca Steele

American novelist Herman Wouk has sold his new book to the publishers at the age of 96

An author proves you're never too old for a happy ending

Herman Wouk is so old he remembers Simon and Schuster (the people)... which is a good thing because the great American novelist has sold his new book to the publishers at the age of 96.

Submerged vessel 'may be war grave'

A suspected submerged submarine has been discovered in Northern Ireland, the Government has said.

US sends second carrier to Gulf

The United States Navy has deployed a second aircraft carrier to the Gulf region amid rising tensions with Iran over its nuclear programme.

World War II German GC mine being destroyed by Royal Navy divers in the Thames Estuary at Sheerness off the Kent coast

Bomb destroyed in Thames Estuary

A plume of smoke billows above the Thames Estuary yesterday as a bomb-disposal team destroys a German mine from the Second World War.

Marines from the Navy frigate HMS Portland intercepting and disarming pirates in the Gulf of Aden in 2009

Navy frees four out of five suspected Somali pirates

Britain criticised for 'particularly poor record' in international crackdown on Indian Ocean piracy

The burning fuselage of an F/A-18 Hornet lies smoldering after crashing into a residential building in Virginia Beach

US navy jet crashes in residential Virginia

A US navy jet crashed in Virginia today with the two pilots aboard believed to have ejected before the impact, according to reports.

Warship sets sail for Falklands

Crowds of people gathered today to wave off one of the Royal Navy's newest and most powerful warships as it set sail for the Falkland Islands a day before the 30th anniversary of the British task force setting sail for war.

Navy chief's April Fool sails close to the wind

Sailors aboard three Israeli missile ships were on the verge of weighing anchor for a 10-day exercise abroad only to find out the entire operation was the Israeli naval chief's idea of an April Fool's prank.

The Belgrano sinks amid orange life rafts holding survivors in the South Atlantic in May 1982

Sinking the Belgrano: the Pinochet connection

No incident in the Falklands War divided opinion so bitterly. Some even called it a war crime. Now a member of the War Cabinet has revealed how Argentine orders intercepted by Chile convinced the British that their enemies' prize cruiser had to be sunk

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