Indian Ocean

Indian Air Force 'hits' warships in deep sea, carries out attacks on targets

While showcasing its extensive reach, the Indian Air Force carried out long-range strike missions in deep sea on both eastern and western seaboard …


Study: "Belt and Road" Ports Align with China's Military Interests

A new report by non-profit C4ADS suggests that China's "Belt and Road" seaport projects in the Indo-Pacific may be intended to serve strategic, …


Tidal fluctuations: control rooms opened in district

Following sea erosion threats, the Revenue Department opened four control rooms in the district on Sunday. Temporary rehabilitation centres were also …

Indian Ocean

Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba begins five-day visit to Iran to boost equations

Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba began a five-day visit to Iran starting Sunday where he would attend a conference of major naval powers of the region. …


Famous Oxford dodo died from gun shot in head, study shows - Xinhua

LONDON, April 22 (Xinhua) -- The famous dodo specimen held at Oxford University's museum was lately found to have died from a gun shot in the back of …

News (China)

A normal monsoon, really?

The India Meteorological Department (IMD), the government’s principal agency that does weather forecasting and rainfall monitoring, expects the countr


The Top 5 Best Hotels With Private Pools in Bali

Heavenly Bali requires a special hotel with a private pool! It’s just one of those places; forested volcanic mountains, achingly beautiful beaches, …


Police use tear gas, stun grenades after Chiefs players forced to flee

2018-04-22 06:00<p>Crowd violence at the Nedbank Cup semi-final.<p>Johannesburg - Police fired tear gas and stun grenades in Durban on Saturday to disperse …

Sport (South Africa)

10 Best Places That You Can See The Most Beautiful Sunset With Your Love

Sunset is a phenomenon of daily disappearance of the sun below the western horizon as a result of Earth rotation. This is most amazing for the people …

Asia Travel

The Top 5 Best Beachfront Hotels In Lombok

Escapism is at its best on the divine island of Lombok, Bali’s Indonesian neighbour; packed with stunning beaches, surfing spots, dramatic volcanos …

Asia Travel

Coastal areas put on high alert

Ramanathapuram<p>Police closed the newly laid Dhanushkodi road for traffic and mounted surveillance on the beaches in the Rameswaram island and other …

Tamil Nadu

Rough seas in South may 'gift' pre-monsoon 'low' for Bay of Bengal

Two strong low-pressure areas prevail over the South Indian Ocean, sending out strong waves on the sly far northward along the West and East coasts …


East Africa - Tanzania

East Africa - Tanzania (PDF Chapter)<p>This is the Tanzania chapter from Lonely Planet’s <i>East Africa</i> guidebook.<p>Tanzania is the land of safaris, but it’s not just the wildlife that enchants visitors. The Indian Ocean coastline is magical, with its tranquil islands and coastal villages, and its people, …

National Parks

Clashes at Madagascar oppostion protest leave one dead, 16 injured: medic

“We received 17 wounded today, one of whom succumbed to his wounds,” Olivat Alison Aimee Rakoto, head of the hospital HJRA in Antanannarivo, told …


Deitz, Morton

<b>Oral History Session #1</b><p><b>Date:</b><p>June 12, 2009<p><b>Place:</b><p>Boynton Beach, FL<p><b>Interviewers:</b><br>Shaun Illingworth<p><b>Transcript Production Team:</b><p>Domingo Duarte<p>Shaun …

New Jersey

Malaysia Says MH370 Investigation Report to Be Released After Latest Search Ends

<b>Kuala Lumpur:</b> The full investigation report into the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 will be released after the latest search efforts …


U.S. Grain Ships Change Direction Mid-Voyage After China Tariffs

At least two ships loaded with sorghum have changed course while sailing across the Indian Ocean after China imposed a hefty tariff on U.S. supplies …


Pilot who was hauled off plane is charged with trying to fly drunk

A British Airways pilot allegedly four times over the drink-fly limit has been charged after he was hauled off a plane.<p>Julian Monaghan, 49, was …

Indian Ocean

US sorghum armada U-turns at sea after China tariffs

Several ships carrying cargoes of sorghum from the United States to China have changed course since Beijing slapped hefty anti-dumping deposits on …


South Asia climate meet comes up with monsoon forecast for region, says it will be normal

The forecast is helpful for India’s neighbouring nations, which don’t have advanced facilities to issue forecasts and make predictions.


Africa’s donkeys slaughtered for Chinese ‘miracle elixir’

Every year, China slaughters millions of donkeys to make Ejiao, a traditional medicine hailed as a ‘miracle elixir’ which is used to treat various ailments. As China’s donkey population plummets, Chinese firms are now forced to turn to African donkeys – at the risk of wiping them out. Our …


From LAX, $1,243 round trip to the Seychelles on Etihad

You can fly round trip from LAX to Mahé Island, Seychelles, for $1,243, including all taxes and fees, on Etihad Airways.<p>The travel period is short: It is for trips Nov. 1-20.<p>You may be able to find a lower fare on Ethiopian Airlines, but that trip requires two connections.<p>Beside the date …


Announcing: New Human Forecasts for Maldives During Southern Hemi Season

Spring in the Northern Hemisphere <br>means summer is right around the corner -- and that translates to winter approaching south of the equator. But …


Mueller zeroing in on Seychelle's meeting as potential Russia back channel

Erik Prince met with a Putin-connected Russian on remote Indian Ocean island. He says it was no big deal, others say it was a back channel meeting. Ali Velshi lays out a timeline of contact between people involved in the Trump campaign and Russia. Former U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade and Vox …


Jaojoby - New Songs, Playlists & Latest News - BBC Music

Eusèbe Jaojoby (born 29 July 1955), commonly known by his surname Jaojoby, is a Malagasy composer and singer of salegy, a musical style of northwestern Madagascar. Critics consider him to be one of the originators of the modern salegy style that emerged in the 1970s, and credit him with …

New Singles

Photos reveal new luxury underwater hotel residence in the Maldives

Scuba Diving

A Bunch of Bizarre Deep-Sea Creatures Have Been Found in Javan Waters

Go home, ocean, you're drunk.<p>The first scientific expedition to the depths of the Indian Ocean southwest of Java has returned with some amazing …


When India’s Strategic Backyard Meets China’s Strategic Periphery: The View From Beijing

<i>Editor’s Note: This is the twentieth installment of “Southern (Dis)Comfort,” a series from War on the Rocks and the Stimson Center. The series seeks</i> …


The world’s first undersea villa is set to open in the Maldives

A wise, singing crab once said, “Darling it’s better, down where it’s wetter, under the sea.” And come this fall, you’ll be able to test that hypothesis at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island as it opens Muraka, the world’s first underwater villa.<p>The 100-square-metre lodge – named after the local …

Lifestyle (Canada)

South China base for deep-sea vessels under discussion

A South China base for deep-sea research vessels is under discussion and pending approval for completion in Hainan Province by 2019, project …