Seawolves: a lifetime dedicated to ocean conservation
In the remote South Atlantic Ocean, scientists, divers and activists brave dangerous conditions in search of an underwater mountain. The unique marine life here is rumoured to be flourishing after an extensive ban on fishing. This Greenpeace research mission is part of its year long pole-to-pole expedition to lobby the UN for an international legally-binding treaty to preserve the oceans. AFP journalists joined the NGO to see the revival of Mount Vema and get to know the men and women who sacrifice life on land for ocean conservation.
Russia launches 'Ural'- a new-generation nuclear icebreaker
Russia has launched the 'Ural' a new-generation nuclear icebreaker, set to explore the Northern Sea Route and reinforce Russia's presence in the Arctic.
32 missing after Iranian oil tanker crash
A tanker carrying Iranian oil and run by the country's top oil shipping operator was ablaze and spewing cargo into the East China Sea on Sunday after colliding with a Chinese bulk ship, leaving its 32 crew members missing, according to the Chinese government.
Libya: 74 dead refugees wash ashore in Zawiya
The bodies of 74 refugees trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe have washed up on the coast of western Libya. Aid agencies believe smugglers may have abandoned them at sea.