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Briefs, March 3, 2013

A bomb squad unit inspects the motorcycle wreckage. Photo: AFP

The US government is looking into reports that three Laotian-Americans have gone missing in southern Laos. According to relatives, the Minnesota residents went missing in early January in Savannakhet province. 

Sunday, 3 March, 2013, 6:12am

US court agrees with Japan, rules anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd are pirates

Sea Shepherd ship Bob Barker collides with the Japanese whaling fleet fuel tanker the San Laurel. Photo: AFP

A US appeal court has labelled militant conservationist group Sea Shepherd a group of pirates, and cleared the way for Japanese whalers to pursue legal action against them.

28 Feb 2013 - 4:10am

Briefs, February 27, 2013

Two US sailors yesterday admitted raping a Japanese woman in Okinawa, in a case that has generated huge anti-American anger in Japan.

27 Feb 2013 - 3:37am

Sea Shepherd claims Japan whalers rammed protest ships

Japanese whale hunter Nisshin Maru (left) fires water cannons at the Sea Shepherd ship Steve Irwin in Antarctic waters. Photo: Reuters

Sea Shepherd said the Japanese factory boat the Nisshin Maru had deliberately collided with the vessels Steve Irwin and Bob Barker, which were crewed by anti-whaling campaigners.

21 Feb 2013 - 2:22am

Briefs, February 6, 2013

A royal barge carries the ashes on the Mekong. Photo: AP

The companion of an Indian medical student who died after being gang-raped identified the bus on which the attack took place as he testified in the trial of five adults accused of her murder. 

6 Feb 2013 - 5:31am

Briefs, December 29, 2012

Le Quoc Quan. Photo: AP

The Philippines said yesterday it "strongly objects" to China's deployment of a new patrol vessel in the South China Sea, where the two countries have a seething territorial dispute.

29 Dec 2012 - 3:54am

Sea Shepherd’s Watson to join anti-whaling fight

Paul Watson founder and president of conservation group Sea Shepherd. Photo: AFP

Militant conservationist and Sea Shepherd founder Paul Watson will join this year’s campaign against Japanese whalers despite an Interpol notice for his arrest, the group said on Friday.

2 Nov 2012 - 2:52pm

Whaling loophole needs to be closed

Historical sensitivities still set the bilateral relationship between Japan and Korea apart. Now they see eye-to-eye on an activity that many of their friends find repugnant and inhumane. South Korea has announced that it plans to resume catching and killing whales for 'scientific research', a loophole in the 26-year moratorium on commercial whaling long exploited by Japan and Iceland.

16 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Hunt causes worldwide ripple effect

The Issues

Some dolphins are caught and sold to theme parks, but most are killed for food. Some are killed for 'pest control', or culled, because there are too many dolphins eating fishermen's catch and affecting their livelihood.

29 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Bloody truth of man's cruelty to creatures

Animals feel pain and should be treated with respect, just like you and me. In some countries, anyone that deliberately beats, injures, or slaughters animals in a way that makes them suffer can be charged with animal cruelty.

28 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Amazing Sailing Stories

Amazing Sailing Stories by Dick Durham Audible (audiobook)

29 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Study finds mammals alive and well

Up to 29 beluga whales can be removed from the wild each year without harm says a four-year sustainability assessment commissioned by five aquariums worldwide, including Ocean Park.

19 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Whale crusader's shark fin swoop

A Hong Kong man involved in an operation that helped to stop a Japanese whaling mission in the seas off Antarctica early this year is planning another coup - to halt the killing of sharks by educating the next generation.

31 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Whale Rider

Starring: Keisha Castle-Hughes Directed by: Niki Caro Year of original release: 2002 Genre: Drama


Whale Rider was a small independent film in 2002 that took the world by storm. Produced in New Zealand and shot at locations where the story takes place, Whale Rider starred a 12-year-old girl who had never acted before.

29 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

All eyes on Japan's next move on whale hunting

It is curious trivia whether whales blink like we do or just close their eyes occasionally. But there is no question that their human predators have blinked in the latest confrontation at sea with anti-whaling protesters. Japan's whaling fleet has raised the white flag and turned tail for home with barely a fifth of this season's targeted catch.

21 Feb 2011 - 12:00am