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French Indian Ocean island Mayotte erupts over immigration, insecurity

The French government attempted on Monday to end weeks of unrest on the French Indian Ocean island of Mayotte. The people of the island are protesting against insecurity and an influx of migrants from neighbouring African islands that has severely strained public services.

Discovering the paradise islands in the Western Indian Ocean

If you've been searching for that dream paradise island, The Mail on Sunday's Sarah Lucas says you should consider heading to the Western Indian Ocean.

In the Seychelles, coral reefs face climate change threat

Beneath the crystal-clear waters of the Indian Ocean island nation of the Seychelles, a fight is growing to save the coral reefs that shelter a range of creatures, from tiny invertebrates to the sprawling octopus, from climate chang...

A Rape in Paradise? The Alleged Victim Has Shocked the Shady Elites of the Seychelles

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast VICTORIA, Seychelles—What happened in Villa 11 after midnight last May 4 on a remote, windswept island in the middle of the Indian Ocean—one of those places where guests pay $6,500 a week to relax...Show More Summary

Strikes, protests paralyse France’s Mayotte Island

A month-long campaign of strikes and protests on the French Indian Ocean island of Mayotte has shone a light on the simmering resentment in some of France's tropical outposts over perceived neglect by the state.

French government confirms security plan on Mayotte island

The French government hoped on Wednesday to have brokered an end to a month of protests on its Indian Ocean island territory of Mayotte, where locals have been blocking streets to protest living standards and security problems.

Australian Beachgoers Find World’s Oldest Message in a Bottle 132 Years After Being Tossed from German Ship

MELBOURNE, March 7 (Reuters) – The oldest known message in a bottle was found on an Australian beach 132 years after being thrown from a German ship in the Indian Ocean as part of an experiment to track currents, experts said. The Dutch...Show More Summary

NASA sees powerful storms around Dumazile's eye

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) When NASA's Aqua satellite and NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellites passed over Tropical Cyclone Dumazile in the Southern Indian Ocean it measured cloud top temperatures and saw its eye circled by a ring of strong thunderstorms.

A Tiny Island Nation You've Never Heard Of Has Become A Global Battleground

Authored by Darius Shahtahmasebi via, Last week, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates announced a grant of $160 million for “development projects” in the Maldives, a country located in the Indian ocean that is currently...Show More Summary

An 'insider's look' at Tropical Cyclone 11S from NASA's Aqua Satellite

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Infrared imagery provides valuable temperature data in storms, and when NASA's Aqua satellite flew over newly developed Tropical Cyclone 11S in the Southern Indian Ocean, its gathered that data allowing forecasters to see where the strongest storms were located within.

Why is this honeymoon destination in disarray? Maldives explained

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The Maldives, an archipelago made up of more than 1,000 coral islands in the Indian Ocean, has unraveled.        

Seychelles designates huge new marine reserve

A vast new marine protected area has been created in the Indian Ocean around the Seychelle islands, the government announced Thursday.

India To Build Major Overseas Military Base Off Africa To Combat China

India is preparing to construct a significant overseas military base on an island in Seychelles, an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, off East Africa to counter growing Chinese influence in the Indian Ocean. Last month,...Show More Summary

Top 6 romantic luxury properties in Africa

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, many may have romance on their mind – and how better to enjoy time with a loved one than exploring the vast plains of Africa or relaxing on an Indian Ocean island? Here are Africa’s Top 6 most romantic...Show More Summary

Rohan More becomes first Asian to swim across Ocean Seven

Pune-based swimmer, Rohan More became the first Asian as well as the first Indian to swim across the Ocean Seven. Rohan is the youngest person in the world to swim across the Ocean Seven. The Ocean’s Seven marathon consists of seven long-distance open-water swims, which includes the North Channel, the Cook Strait, the Molokai Channel, [...]

Maldives' embattled president sends envoys to China, Saudi for support

MALE (Reuters) - The embattled president of the Maldives has sent envoys to friendly nations such as China, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia to brief them on a political crisis in the Indian Ocean nation that spurred the imposition of emergency, his office said.

Dinosaur-killing asteroid caused molten rock to burst from ocean floor – study

Scientists believe asteroid set off chain of cataclysmic eruptions Violent eruptions occurred on floor of Pacific and Indian oceans The giant space rock that wiped out the dinosaurs may have set off a chain of cataclysmic volcanic eruptions on land and undersea, claims a new study that is already dividing scientists. Show More Summary

Maldives supreme court judge ill-treated in prison: ex-president

MALE/COLOMBO (Reuters) - The exiled former president of the Maldives accused authorities on Wednesday of mistreating a supreme court judge thrown into prison following the imposition of a state of emergency in the Indian Ocean island nation.

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