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#Indian Ocean

From TheJournal.ie Hand of missing Scottish tourist found in tiger shark’s stomach Reunion Island

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.

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Britain should give up control of Chagos Islands 'as rapidly as possible' - UN court Indian Ocean Territory

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.

From TheJournal.ie Irish yachtsman who was marooned in Indian Ocean on way back to Australia Gregor Mcguckin

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.

From TheJournal.ie Mystery unsolved: Private search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is called off Indian Ocean

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.

From TheJournal.ie Highly contagious plague kills 30 people in Madagascar Widespread Panic

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.

From TheJournal.ie Search for missing flight MH370 called off after 3 years Malaysia Airlines

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.

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie Island at centre of MH370 find is hounded by sharks Swimming Ban

Island at centre of MH370 find is hounded by sharks

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

From TheJournal.ie Island 'on alert' as more plane wreckage washes up MH370

Island 'on alert' as more plane wreckage washes up

Could it be from the doomed Malaysian Airlines flight?

From TheJournal.ie Washed up wing debris confirmed as Boeing 777, the same plane as missing MH370 Indian Ocean

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.

From TheJournal.ie No one is giving up in the search for MH370 NEW AREA

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.”

From TheJournal.ie Flashback: The massive devastation caused by the tsunami which tore lives apart Ten Years On

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.

From TheJournal.ie Have scientists discovered a recorded sound of MH370 crashing into the Indian Ocean? Long Shot

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

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

From TheJournal.ie No MH370 debris found where underwater pings were detected Black Box

No MH370 debris found where underwater pings were detected

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

From TheJournal.ie "Highly unlikely" surface wreckage from missing Malaysia plane will be found Flight MH370

"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.

From TheJournal.ie Ninth sub search for missing plane returns empty-handed Flight MH370

Ninth sub search for missing plane returns empty-handed

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

From TheJournal.ie MH370 search: "We have pursued every possible lead presented to us at this stage" Critical Juncture

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”.

From TheJournal.ie Sub searching for missing Malaysia plane reaches 'record depths' Mystery

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.

From TheJournal.ie MH370 searchers hopeful of finding wreckage within 'days' Malaysia Airlines

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.

From TheJournal.ie MH370: What do we know? What have we yet to find out? Q And A

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Teams detect three underwater signals in search for missing plane MH370

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.

From TheJournal.ie British nuclear sub joins search for MH370 as time is running out to find black box HMS Tireless

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.

From TheJournal.ie Daughter of MH370 pilot accuses Daily Mail of 'making up' quotes from her Missing Flight

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.

From TheJournal.ie Thailand spots 300 floating objects in Indian Ocean as weather halts search MH370

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.

From TheJournal.ie 122 new objects spotted in the Indian Ocean, but nobody's sure they're MH370 Search Goes On

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.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Monday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Two dead as asylum-seeker boat carrying 95 capsizes Capsized

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.

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie Prehistoric Indian Ocean mini-continent found Mauritia

Prehistoric Indian Ocean mini-continent found

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

From TheJournal.ie 146 presumed dead in Tanzania ferry accident Indian Ocean

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.

From TheJournal.ie 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…

From TheJournal.ie Tsunami warnings lifted after two earthquakes off Indonesian coast Indonesia

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.

From TheJournal.ie 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?

From TheJournal.ie Costa cruise ship adrift off the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean Costa Allegra

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.

From TheJournal.ie Indonesia on brief tsunami alert after 7.3-mag offshore earthquake Indonesia

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.

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.

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie Naked Irish rower forced to abandon solo Indian Ocean crossing Naked Adventurer

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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