World News | Reuters | Friday December 26, 2014
Survivors of Asia's 2004 tsunami and relatives of its 226,000 victims cried and prayed as they gathered along Indian Ocean shorelines today for memorials to mark the 10th anniversary of a disaster that still leaves an indelible mark on the region.
World News | Reuters | Thursday December 25, 2014
As towering waves came crashing into the southern coast of Sri Lanka on Dec. 26, 2004, Kushil Gunasekera gathered up his children and they ran for their lives to a nearby temple, the highest point they could find.
World News | Reuters | Sunday November 2, 2014
Sri Lanka has allowed a Chinese submarine and a warship to dock at its port in the capital Colombo, officials said on Sunday, despite concerns raised by India about China's warming relations with the Indian Ocean island nation.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday August 8, 2014
An Indonesian girl swept away by the devastating 2004 tsunami has been reunited with her family a decade after she was given up for dead, her mother said on Thursday.
World News | Asscociated Press | Tuesday July 29, 2014
The California-based International Surfing Association says the island nation in the Indian Ocean has become its 86th member as part of a drive to promote the sport in Africa.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday June 28, 2014
Refugee campaigners said Saturday that a boat carrying 153 asylum-seekers was in trouble off a remote Australian island, but the government said there were no significant incidents at sea to report.
World News | Indo-Asian News Service | Thursday June 26, 2014
A 50-year-old Indian man holidaying with his family in the Seychelles drowned while snorkeling near Moyenne island here, police said.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday June 14, 2014
One person was killed and several others were wounded in a bomb attack near a mosque on Tanzania's Indian Ocean island of Zanzibar, police said.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Sunday May 18, 2014
A 6.2-magnitude quake struck off the Indonesian island of Sumatra Sunday, with no immediate tsunami warning issued.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday April 3, 2014
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.
World News | Associated Press | Sunday March 23, 2014
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...
Indo-Asian News Service | Wednesday March 19, 2014
Timor-Leste is an island nation in the Indian Ocean, situated between Indonesia and Australia.
India News | Agence France-Presse | Sunday March 16, 2014
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 News | Written by Sudhi Ranjan Sen | Tuesday November 26, 2013
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...
India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday November 5, 2013
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.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday August 12, 2013
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.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday August 10, 2013
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.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday August 8, 2013
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.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday July 3, 2013
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.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday February 26, 2013
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.
India News | Agence France-Presse | Monday February 25, 2013
Scientists said on Sunday they had found traces of a micro-continent hidden underneath the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius.
World News | Reuters | Saturday February 16, 2013
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.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday January 3, 2013
Nearly 70,000 homes were left without electricity on Thursday as a cyclone lashed the French Indian Ocean island of Reunion.
World News | Associated Press | Thursday July 26, 2012
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...