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#Indian Ocean

# indian-ocean - Thursday 7 November, 2019

Hand of missing Scottish tourist found in tiger shark’s stomach

The 44-year-old man disappeared while snorkelling off Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean.

# indian-ocean - Thursday 23 May, 2019

The UN has voted 116-6 that the UK should give up control of the Chagos Islands

Resolutions adopted by the General Assembly are not legally binding but they do carry political weight.

# indian-ocean - Monday 25 February, 2019

Britain should give up control of Chagos Islands 'as rapidly as possible' - UN court

The International Court of Justice said in a legal opinion that Britain had illegally split the islands from Mauritius.

# indian-ocean - Tuesday 25 September, 2018

Irish yachtsman who was marooned in Indian Ocean on way back to Australia

The two men were left waiting for help in a remote part of the Indian Ocean.

# indian-ocean - Tuesday 29 May, 2018

Mystery unsolved: Private search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is called off

Ocean Infinity stood to make up to $70 million if the plane was found.

# indian-ocean - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

Highly contagious plague kills 30 people in Madagascar

Madagascar has a history of plague outbreaks almost every year since 1980, often sparked by rats fleeing forest fires.

# indian-ocean - Tuesday 17 January, 2017

Search for missing flight MH370 called off after 3 years

The Malaysia Airlines aircraft disappeared en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on 8 March, 2014.

# indian-ocean - Thursday 12 May, 2016

Washed up engine part and work table 'almost certainly' from missing flight MH370 Indian Ocean This post contains videos

Washed up engine part and work table 'almost certainly' from missing flight MH370

The two pieces were found 220km apart in December and February.

# indian-ocean - Wednesday 12 August, 2015

Island at centre of MH370 find is hounded by sharks

At least 18 people have been attacked and seven have been killed since 2011.

# indian-ocean - Sunday 2 August, 2015

Island 'on alert' as more plane wreckage washes up

Could it be from the doomed Malaysian Airlines flight?

# indian-ocean - Friday 31 July, 2015

Washed up wing debris confirmed as Boeing 777, the same plane as missing MH370

It’s looking more and more like the debris is from the doomed airliner.

# indian-ocean - Thursday 16 April, 2015

No one is giving up in the search for MH370

“We are confident we have the best search equipment .. if the plane is in the area we will find it.”

# indian-ocean - Friday 26 December, 2014

Flashback: The massive devastation caused by the tsunami which tore lives apart

Today is the tenth anniversary of the devastating 2004 tsunami which hit thirteen countries from Africa to Thailand.

# indian-ocean - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

Have scientists discovered a recorded sound of MH370 crashing into the Indian Ocean?

Australian researchers say it’s unlikely, but they’re investigating it.

# indian-ocean - Friday 30 May, 2014

No MH370 debris found where underwater pings were detected

A US Navy official queried whether the missing plane ever went there.

# indian-ocean - Monday 28 April, 2014

"Highly unlikely" surface wreckage from missing Malaysia plane will be found

It has been forty days since the search began in the remote ocean off the Western Australian coast.

# indian-ocean - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

Ninth sub search for missing plane returns empty-handed

The cost of the ongoing search for flight MH370 is ‘not an issue’, Australia said.

# indian-ocean - Saturday 19 April, 2014

MH370 search: "We have pursued every possible lead presented to us at this stage"

Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said the search is at a “very critical juncture”.

# indian-ocean - Friday 18 April, 2014

Sub searching for missing Malaysia plane reaches 'record depths'

It’s on its fifth seabed mission, and reached a record depth of 4,695 metres.

# indian-ocean - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

MH370 searchers hopeful of finding wreckage within 'days'

Four transmissions have been detected by an Australian ship from what is believed to be the plane’s black box.

# indian-ocean - Monday 7 April, 2014

MH370: What do we know? What have we yet to find out?

Here are some of the key questions in the search so far…

# indian-ocean - Sunday 6 April, 2014

Teams detect three underwater signals in search for missing plane

More ships and planes were diverted to the area in the Indian Ocean today to investigate whether they could have come from the plane’s black box.

# indian-ocean - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

British nuclear sub joins search for MH370 as time is running out to find black box

Despite extensive scouring ships and planes have so far found nothing that would indicate a crash site.

# indian-ocean - Monday 31 March, 2014

Daughter of MH370 pilot accuses Daily Mail of 'making up' quotes from her

Aishah Zaharie is quoted by the paper as calling her father ‘disturbed’ but she claims the paper invented her words.

# indian-ocean - Thursday 27 March, 2014

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Thailand spots 300 floating objects in Indian Ocean as weather halts search

The pictures were taken by Thailand’s only earth observation satellite on Monday.

# indian-ocean - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

122 new objects spotted in the Indian Ocean, but nobody's sure they're MH370

Two objects seen from a civil aircraft appeared to be rope, and that a New Zealand military plane spotted a blue object.

# indian-ocean - Monday 24 March, 2014

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# indian-ocean - Monday 25 March, 2013

Two dead as asylum-seeker boat carrying 95 capsizes

A woman and a young child have died after an overloaded boat carrying 95 asylum-seekers travelling to Australia sank in the Indian Ocean.

# indian-ocean - Tuesday 19 March, 2013

This island is a toxic dump in the centre of paradise Maldives This post contains images

This island is a toxic dump in the centre of paradise

Thilafushi, an artificial island in the middle of the Maldives archipelago, is the dumping ground for Malé and luxury hotels.

# indian-ocean - Sunday 24 February, 2013

Prehistoric Indian Ocean mini-continent found

Scientists have dubbed the slab ‘Mauritia’, as it was found under the island of Mauritius.

# indian-ocean - Saturday 21 July, 2012

146 presumed dead in Tanzania ferry accident

Rescue efforts have been called off with 77 people still missing after the sinking in the Indian Ocean.

# indian-ocean - Sunday 10 June, 2012

7 stunning natural wonders you really should see Geology Rocks This post contains images

7 stunning natural wonders you really should see

The Giant’s Causeway was rightly spotlighted in this week’s Olympic torch relay – after you’ve visited the Antrim phenomenon, you should consider saving up to see one of these magical sites…

# indian-ocean - Wednesday 11 April, 2012

Tsunami warnings lifted after two earthquakes off Indonesian coast

The earthquake was measured initially as 8.9 magnitude but has since been revised downwards to 8.6 as tsunami warnings were issued in over a dozen countries. Some have since been lifted.

# indian-ocean - Friday 2 March, 2012

In pictures: Passengers finally escape crippled Costa Allegra Cruise Ship Fire This post contains images

In pictures: Passengers finally escape crippled Costa Allegra

So, er, where’s my suitcase?

# indian-ocean - Monday 27 February, 2012

Costa cruise ship adrift off the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean

The ship is part of the same fleet as the Costa Concordia which ran aground off the coast of Italy in January.

# indian-ocean - Tuesday 10 January, 2012

Indonesia on brief tsunami alert after 7.3-mag offshore earthquake

The quake struck around 220 miles off the coast of Sumatra, the province most devastated by the 2004 tsunami.

# indian-ocean - Thursday 29 December, 2011

From The42 Armed ship called in to protect Volvo Ocean Race from pirates Volvo Ocean Race

Armed ship called in to protect Volvo Ocean Race from pirates

Director Jack Lloyd declares the race’s anti-piracy plan a success following delicate eight-hour operation.

# indian-ocean - Wednesday 12 October, 2011

Hijacked crew rescued... after sending SOS message in a bottle SOS

Hijacked crew rescued... after sending SOS message in a bottle

When pirates cut all lines of communication on a hijacked vessel, the ship’s crew turned to more traditional methods to get their message out.

# indian-ocean - Thursday 9 June, 2011

Naked Irish rower forced to abandon solo Indian Ocean crossing

The ‘Naked Adventurer’, Keith Whelan, is forced to give up his attempt due to health concerns and damage to his boat.

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