6,000 meters under water: Beijing plans AI-driven deep-sea base in disputed South China Sea

Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged scientists to get working on a deep sea base for unmanned submarine exploration in the South China Sea – one of the world’s most disputed waterways. The plan was unveiled at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing this month, after President Xi visited a deep sea research institute […]

China’s navy ‘warned off’ US warships that sailed through disputed South China Sea

China’s military warned off US warships conducting “unauthorized” sailing in waters Beijing claims in the South China Sea. China’s defense ministry said two US warships, the Antiem guided missile cruiser, and the USS Higgins destroyer, entered disputed waters around the Paracel Islands on Sunday. The move comes at a sensitive time between the US and […]

King of Kong star says “original tape” will prove his disputed scores [Updated]

Enlarge / Mitchell only obliquely addressed many of the accusations made against him in a lengthy conversation on The East Side Dave show earlier this week. (credit: The East Side Dave Show) Over the weekend, Donkey Kong Forum moderator Jeremy Young removed competitive video gamer Billy Mitchell’s highest claimed Donkey Kong scores from the forum after […]

‘Worse than Afrin’: Erdogan’s aide threatens to ‘break legs’ of Greek ministers over disputed isles

Greek officials who set foot on contested islands in the Aegean Sea will face Turkey’s wrath that will be “worse than that in Afrin,” a Turkish presidential advisor has charged. Athens swiftly denounced his rant. “We will break the arms and legs of the [Greek] Prime Minister [Alexis Tsipras] or of any minister, who dares […]

McCullum accuses Bailey over disputed run-out

BRISBANE Heat captain Brendon McCullum accused rival captain George Bailey of missing a chance to uphold the spirit of cricket by a claiming a wicket for obstructing the field at the Gabba. Controversy raged after the Brisbane Heat’s last ball Big Bash loss to the Hobart Hurricanes with Alex Ross controversially dismissed for obstructing the […]

7 claims that have been disputed in Michael Wolff’s bombshell book on Trump so far

NBC Journalist and author Michael Wolff’s bombshell book, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” came out on Friday after its publisher moved up the release date in light of the massive attention and controversy that have surrounded its claims about President Donald Trump. Demand for the book was so high in fact that […]

Japan files protest against Chinese coast guard patrols near disputed islands

Tokyo has lodged a protest over four Chinese coast guard vessels it says violated its waters near disputed East China Sea islands. The complaint comes a week after the Japanese Navy sent its flagship helicopter carrier close to waters claimed by Beijing. Four China Coast Guard ships sailed into the disputed territorial waters in the […]

‘Friendship with China’ makes Duterte reconsider raising Philippines flag on disputed islands

The Philippines leader has cancelled his visit and flag raising ceremony at Spratly Islands in the South China Sea whose sovereignty is disputed with China; backtracking on his recently issued order for the military to occupy and fortify the disputed land. In July 2016, The Hague Tribunal awarded the Philippines sovereignty rights over the Spratly […]

China can now deploy warplanes to disputed artificial South China Sea islands at any time

Thomson Reuters WASHINGTON (Reuters) – China appears to have largely completed major construction of military infrastructure on artificial islands it has built in the South China Sea and can now deploy combat planes and other military hardware there at any time, a U.S. think tank said on Monday. The Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative (AMTI), part […]

Critics say Facebook’s ‘disputed’ news tag doesn’t go far enough

Mariana Bazo/Reuters MARCH 6, 2017 —Facebook released a new system to fight the spread of fake news on Friday amid ongoing pressure from groups calling for more accurate information from the site many rely on as a significant news source. While the review of news articles by independent fact-checkers could have a positive effect, some […]