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'Emotional' Ukraine president urges Putin to free sailors

Kiev - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Thursday made an "emotional" plea to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to free 24 sailors captured last November near Crimea.

Global tribunal tells Moscow to free Ukrainian sailors 'immediately'

Berlin - An international tribunal on Saturday urged Russia to release "immediately" 24 Ukrainian sailors seized last November off the Crimea peninsula.

Global court to rule on Russia's detention of Ukrainian sailors

Berlin - An international tribunal is due to rule Saturday on a dispute over Russia's holding 24 Ukrainian sailors and three naval vessels seized off the Crimea peninsula late last year.

Russian TV shows detained Ukrainian sailors

Moscow - Russian state television on Monday aired images of Ukrainian sailors held by Moscow after it seized three of Kiev's ships in a confrontation at sea on the weekend.

No longer just a job: The unlikely crew saving lives in the Mediterranean

Cagliari - They are unlikely members of the same crew: career seamen for whom it was initially just another job and landlubber humanitarian workers trying to make the world a better place.But together, aboard the MS Aquarius, they get the job done.

Two US Coast Guardsmen killed (updated 4-13-2012)

Kodiak - Two US Coast Guardsmen have been killed on Kodiak Island, schools in the area were locked down and then cleared to reopen.

Video: HMS Ocean returns to Plymouth base

Plymouth - The helicopter carrier vessel HMS Ocean, largest vessel in the Royal Navy, has returned to Plymouth base with its crew whose music video, that showed them miming Mariah Carey's 1994 hit "All I Want for Christmas Is You," became an instant Internet hit.

Soldiers 'All I Want for Christmas' video becomes viral hit

British sailors returning from deployment showed their Christmas spirit in a video posted on YouTube where, and with the help of Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas," the men and women aboard the HMS Ocean spread their holiday cheer around the world.

Pirates attack tanker off West Africa coast, 23 sailors kidnapped

Cotonou - Armed pirates raided an idling tanker on Wednesday as it was attempting to transfer its crude oil cargo, about 62 nautical miles from the Benin capital of Cotonou, and hijacked 23 sailors in waters seeing a marked increase in piracy.

'Brits should've known' Aussie sailors had problems with Iranians in 2004

Curiouser and curiouser. The information has finally been dragged out of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) that an incident similar to that which occurred with Royal Navy (RN) personnel happened to Australian sailors- in 2004.

British sailors held captive in Iran can sell stories to the media

The Royal Navy sailors held captive in Iran will be allowed to sell their stories to the media.

British Sailors and Marines Home at Last

The fifteen Royal Navy sailors and marines held by Iranians have finally made it home... but they're not exactly happy. Read why.

UK sailors were caught at the gun point

The ministry of defence says the Iranian forces had caught 15 British Navy personnel at gunpoint.

Crystals may have aided Viking sailors

Special crystals called sunstones may have helped the Vikings find their way to their next pillage.

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