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Stories with place: South China Sea
  • False leads in search for missing jet 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 11:08 am
  • If the signals detected deep in the Indian Ocean are truly from the wreckage from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, they ultimately will close the book on a frustrating long list of false leads in the effort to find the jet. Here are the most prominent moments in which hopes of solving the tragic aviation mystery were dashed:

  • Asia leaders look to bolster unity, coordination 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 11:08 pm
  • HONOLULU - Southeast Asian defense leaders pointed to Russia's recent annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula as one example of why the Pacific nations must be more unified in the face of territorial disputes, U.S. officials said Thursday at the close of a three-day meeting.

  • US: Will stand by allies in disputes with China 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 2:03 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The United States cautioned China Thursday that it will meet its defense commitments to allies as tensions mount over territorial disputes in the South China Sea.

  • MH370: What do we know? What will we ever know? 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 10:20 am
  • BANGKOK - At the time - the evening of March 24 - it seemed like the breakthrough the world was waiting for.

  • Old US ship home to Filipinos in China standoff 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 10:07 am
  • ABOARD BRP SIERRA MADRE, Spratly Islands - On board the crumbling carcass of this World War II-era warship, Filipino marine 1st Lt. Mike Pelotera and his eight men make their way to a mid-level deck to raise the Philippine flag up a leaning pole and then salute it. Across the calm, turquoise waters, two Chinese coast guard ships lurk, looking on.

  • Philippines files evidence against China's claims 
    Updated: Mar-30-14 8:44 pm
  • MANILA, Philippines - The Philippines presented evidence to an international tribunal against China's sweeping territorial claims in the South China Sea, ignoring Beijing's warning that the case will damage ties.

  • Philippine supply ship evades Chinese vessel 
    Updated: Mar-29-14 11:14 pm
  • SECOND THOMAS SHOAL, South China Sea - A Philippine government ship slipped past a Chinese coast guard vessel and brought food and fresh troops to a marooned navy ship used as a base by Filipino troops to bolster the country's territorial claims in the disputed South China Sea.

  • Hagel to host Asia meeting; travel to China, Japan 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 11:19 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will travel to the Pacific next week to convene a meeting of defense ministers from Asia against the backdrop of the massive regional response to the loss of the Malaysian jetliner.