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Tuesday 3 October 2023 Dublin: 16°C

# Indian Ocean

This year
Thousands protest against French government's migration plans
The bill would make a minimum level of French a requirement for a multi-year residence permit and allows for mandatory fingerprinting.
All time
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Washed up engine part and work table 'almost certainly' from missing flight MH370
The two pieces were found 220km apart in December and February.
Island at centre of MH370 find is hounded by sharks
At least 18 people have been attacked and seven have been killed since 2011.
Island 'on alert' as more plane wreckage washes up
Could it be from the doomed Malaysian Airlines flight?
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.
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.”
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.
Have scientists discovered a recorded sound of MH370 crashing into the Indian Ocean?
Australian researchers say it’s unlikely, but they’re investigating it.
No MH370 debris found where underwater pings were detected
A US Navy official queried whether the missing plane ever went there.
"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.
Ninth sub search for missing plane returns empty-handed
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"
Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said the search is at a “very critical juncture”.
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.
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.
MH370: What do we know? What have we yet to find out?
Here are some of the key questions in the search so far…
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.
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.
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.
British Airways has apologised for this unfortunate Indian Ocean flight ad
Oh dear.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Prehistoric Indian Ocean mini-continent found
Scientists have dubbed the slab ‘Mauritia’, as it was found under the island of Mauritius.
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.
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…
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.
In pictures: Passengers finally escape crippled Costa Allegra
So, er, where’s my suitcase?
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.
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.
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.
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.