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  • Minor tsunami hits Japan after Chile earthquake

    Minor tsunami hits Japan after Chile earthquake

    Small tsunami waves hit northern Japan early on Thursday following a powerful 8.2-magnitude earthquake thousands of kilometres away across the Pacific Ocean in Chile after officials issued an evacuation advisory for certain areas.

  • Malaysia Airlines jet search area: Distant, dangerous, dazzling

    Malaysia Airlines jet search area: Distant, dangerous, dazzling

    The scientists and support staff stationed on Amsterdam Island find professional value in being about as far away from the hubbub of humanity as it's possible to get. But this week, some of them wandered down to the southern Indian Ocean shoreline to...

  • India offers to set up IT centre in Timor-Leste

    India offers to set up IT centre in Timor-Leste

    Timor-Leste is an island nation in the Indian Ocean, situated between Indonesia and Australia.

  • India puts on hold search for Malaysia Airlines plane, awaits new instructions

    India puts on hold search for Malaysia Airlines plane, awaits new instructions

    India on Sunday suspended its search for a Malaysia Airlines plane around the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and in the Bay of Bengal and is awaiting a new request from Malaysia, a defence official said.

  • India to strengthen Andaman and Nicobar Command to take on China

    India to strengthen Andaman and Nicobar Command to take on China

    As the race for the Indian Ocean region heats up with India, China and the United States trying to dominate the region, South Block is all set to hand over the controls of the Andaman and Nicobar Command (ANC) - India's strategic outpost in the Bay o...

  • Mars spacecraft integrated with rocket: ISRO

    Mars spacecraft integrated with rocket: ISRO

    India's Mars spacecraft, whose launch has been delayed by almost a week, has been integrated with launch vehicle, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said today.

  • Hundreds evacuated after Indonesia volcano Mount Rokatenda erupts

    Hundreds evacuated after Indonesia volcano Mount Rokatenda erupts

    More than 500 people have been evacuated from a tiny Indonesian island where a volcano erupted at the weekend, spewing rocks and lava that killed five villagers, an official said today.

  • British teens arrive home after Zanzibar acid attack

    British teens arrive home after Zanzibar acid attack

    Two British teenage girls arrived home on Friday badly burned after acid was hurled in their faces in Zanzibar, while the island's authorities offered a reward for the capture of their attackers.

  • Acid attack on two British women in Zanzibar: police

    Two young British women were recovering after unknown attackers in the Indian Ocean island of Zanzibar threw acid into their faces, the first such assault against foreigners in the popular tourist destination, police said on Thursday.

  • Indonesia earthquake: death toll reaches 24, scramble to reach survivors

    Indonesia earthquake: death toll reaches 24, scramble to reach survivors

    Rescuers battled through landslides and blocked roads Wednesday to reach survivors from an earthquake in Indonesia's Aceh province that killed at least 24 people, including several children who died when a mosque collapsed.

  • Madagascar cyclone death toll climbs to 23

    Madagascar cyclone death toll climbs to 23

    The death toll from tropical cyclone Haruna and heavy rains that have battered Madagascar has risen to 23 with 16 people missing, the national disaster management agency said on Tuesday.

  • Prehistoric Indian Ocean mini-continent found

    Scientists said on Sunday they had found traces of a micro-continent hidden underneath the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius.

  • Gunmen shoot Sri Lanka investigative journalist Faraz Shaukatally

    Gunmen shoot Sri Lanka investigative journalist Faraz Shaukatally

    Unidentified gunmen have shot and seriously wounded a Sri Lankan investigative journalist, colleagues and officials said on Saturday, an incident likely to draw further attention to the Indian Ocean island nation's human rights record.

  • Cyclone lashes Indian Ocean island of Reunion

    Cyclone lashes Indian Ocean island of Reunion

    Nearly 70,000 homes were left without electricity on Thursday as a cyclone lashed the French Indian Ocean island of Reunion.

  • 6.7 magnitude earthquake hits off Mauritius

    6.7 magnitude earthquake hits off Mauritius

    Seismologists have said that a strong 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck north of the Indian Ocean islands of Mauritius. The US Geological Service said the earthquake, early on Thursday, was centered about 250 miles north of the small Rodrigues island a...

  • One dead, 125 rescued from boat capsizing off Aussie isle

    One dead, 125 rescued from boat capsizing off Aussie isle

    A crowded boat carrying asylum seekers to Australia capsized on Wednesday and 125 survivors and one body were recovered from the Indian Ocean, less than a week after more than 90 people drowned on a similar journey.

  • Maldives crisis: Supporters surround ex-president house after court orders arrest

    Maldives crisis: Supporters surround ex-president house after court orders arrest

    The criminal court of Maldives has ordered the arrest of former President Mohamed Nasheed after his supporters rioted through the streets of the capital and seized some remote police stations today to demand his reinstatement, as the country's new le...

  • Violence spreads in Maldives as ex-leader's allies seize few police posts

    Violence spreads in Maldives as ex-leader's allies seize few police posts

    Supporters of the Maldives former president rioted through the streets of the capital and seized some remote police stations today to demand his reinstatement, as the country's new leader appealed for an end to the political turmoil roiling this Indi...

  • China to open its first military base abroad in Indian Ocean

    In a move that may cause unease in India, China has announced that it will set up its first military base abroad in the Indian Ocean island of Seychelles to "seek supplies and recuperate" facilities for its Navy.

  • US is preparing to strike Iran's nuke facilities: Report

    US is preparing to strike Iran's nuke facilities: Report

    Stepping up its preparations for a possible strike on Iran's nuclear facilities, the US is transporting hundreds of 387 'bunker-buster' bombs to its air base on the British island of Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean, a media report has claimed.

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