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

Nov 7th 2019, 1:12 PM 72,590 Views 51 Comments

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

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

May 23rd 2019, 5:36 PM 29,334 Views 56 Comments

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

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

Feb 25th 2019, 11:03 PM 33,380 Views 36 Comments

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

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

Sep 25th 2018, 7:27 AM 12,268 Views 0 Comments

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

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

May 29th 2018, 8:55 AM 21,736 Views 20 Comments

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

Highly contagious plague kills 30 people in Madagascar
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Highly contagious plague kills 30 people in Madagascar

Oct 4th 2017, 10:04 PM 21,272 Views 3 Comments

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

Search for missing flight MH370 called off after 3 years
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Search for missing flight MH370 called off after 3 years

Jan 17th 2017, 7:06 AM 13,582 Views 27 Comments

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

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

May 12th 2016, 8:35 AM 26,854 Views 37 Comments

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

Island at centre of MH370 find is hounded by sharks
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# Swimming Ban

Island at centre of MH370 find is hounded by sharks

Aug 12th 2015, 6:52 PM 31,038 Views 25 Comments

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

Island 'on alert' as more plane wreckage washes up
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Island 'on alert' as more plane wreckage washes up

Aug 2nd 2015, 2:49 PM 29,856 Views 10 Comments

Could it be from the doomed Malaysian Airlines flight?

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

Jul 31st 2015, 3:25 PM 28,086 Views 46 Comments

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

No one is giving up in the search for MH370
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No one is giving up in the search for MH370

Apr 16th 2015, 8:51 AM 9,532 Views 21 Comments

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

Flashback: The massive devastation caused by the tsunami which tore lives apart
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# Ten Years On

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

Dec 26th 2014, 7:45 AM 11,144 Views 5 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 4th 2014, 4:30 PM 26,658 Views 28 Comments

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

No MH370 debris found where underwater pings were detected
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No MH370 debris found where underwater pings were detected

May 30th 2014, 8:39 AM 10,803 Views 38 Comments

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

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

Apr 28th 2014, 8:02 AM 9,953 Views 28 Comments

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

Ninth sub search for missing plane returns empty-handed
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Ninth sub search for missing plane returns empty-handed

Apr 23rd 2014, 7:58 AM 5,323 Views 17 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 19th 2014, 3:29 PM 12,436 Views 45 Comments

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

Sub searching for missing Malaysia plane reaches 'record depths'
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Sub searching for missing Malaysia plane reaches 'record depths'

Apr 18th 2014, 11:56 AM 14,070 Views 19 Comments

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

MH370 searchers hopeful of finding wreckage within 'days'
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MH370 searchers hopeful of finding wreckage within 'days'

Apr 9th 2014, 7:14 AM 8,272 Views 12 Comments

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

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

Apr 7th 2014, 3:15 PM 14,241 Views 60 Comments

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

Teams detect three underwater signals in search for missing plane
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Teams detect three underwater signals in search for missing plane

Apr 6th 2014, 7:54 PM 39,780 Views 68 Comments

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.

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

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

Apr 2nd 2014, 9:27 AM 10,224 Views 32 Comments

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

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

Mar 31st 2014, 8:37 AM 22,356 Views 33 Comments

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

British Airways has apologised for this unfortunate Indian Ocean flight ad
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# Ad Fail

British Airways has apologised for this unfortunate Indian Ocean flight ad

Mar 27th 2014, 4:42 PM 51,471 Views 34 Comments

Oh dear.

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

Mar 27th 2014, 9:03 AM 14,715 Views 23 Comments

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

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

Mar 26th 2014, 1:14 PM 19,135 Views 13 Comments

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

Two dead as asylum-seeker boat carrying 95 capsizes
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# Capsized

Two dead as asylum-seeker boat carrying 95 capsizes

Mar 25th 2013, 9:47 AM 5,277 Views 13 Comments

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

This island is a toxic dump in the centre of paradise
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This island is a toxic dump in the centre of paradise

Mar 19th 2013, 7:15 AM 15,501 Views 18 Comments

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

Prehistoric Indian Ocean mini-continent found
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Prehistoric Indian Ocean mini-continent found

Feb 24th 2013, 7:35 PM 15,072 Views 34 Comments

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

146 presumed dead in Tanzania ferry accident
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146 presumed dead in Tanzania ferry accident

Jul 21st 2012, 1:11 PM 3,480 Views 3 Comments

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

7 stunning natural wonders you really should see
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7 stunning natural wonders you really should see

Jun 10th 2012, 8:45 AM 13,639 Views 4 Comments

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…

Tsunami warnings lifted after two earthquakes off Indonesian coast
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Tsunami warnings lifted after two earthquakes off Indonesian coast

Apr 11th 2012, 2:20 PM 6,755 Views 4 Comments

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.

In pictures: Passengers finally escape crippled Costa Allegra
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In pictures: Passengers finally escape crippled Costa Allegra

Mar 2nd 2012, 11:02 AM 3,011 Views 6 Comments

So, er, where’s my suitcase?

Costa cruise ship adrift off the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean
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# Costa Allegra

Costa cruise ship adrift off the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean

Feb 27th 2012, 4:57 PM 7,223 Views 22 Comments

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

Indonesia on brief tsunami alert after 7.3-mag offshore earthquake
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Indonesia on brief tsunami alert after 7.3-mag offshore earthquake

Jan 10th 2012, 9:10 PM 2,959 Views 0 Comments

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

Armed ship called in to protect Volvo Ocean Race from pirates
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# Volvo Ocean Race

Armed ship called in to protect Volvo Ocean Race from pirates

Dec 29th 2011, 4:44 PM 3,641 Views 8 Comments

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

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

Oct 12th 2011, 1:24 PM 700 Views 6 Comments

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.

Naked Irish rower forced to abandon solo Indian Ocean crossing
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Naked Irish rower forced to abandon solo Indian Ocean crossing

Jun 9th 2011, 11:42 AM 1,131 Views 2 Comments

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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