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2 still missing after tourist boat sinks near Bali

yesterdayNews : The Newsroom

Eight more tourists and five Indonesian crew were found floating in a lifeboat on Monday. This is nearly two days after the tourist boat they were on sank in the Indian Ocean.

Plucky Madagascar car maker hopes to shift up a gear

For a start, only a dozen are built each year, by hand, on the Indian Ocean island of Madagascar and none are exported outside the impoverished nation. "Everything is based on design and the previous Karenjys looked very bulky," said Nantenaina Andrianaivoson, a young Malagasy father who drives a Peugeot 307.

Spotlight on green news & views: Saving the salmon, climate summit action, dying oceans

Wind turbines on the Kumeyaay Indian Reservation in southern California Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention they deserve. To help get more eyeballs, Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue) appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Show More Summary

Indo-Pacific security links: China's nukes, Korean intelligence, middle-power coalitions, India's naval ambitions and more

The Indo-Pacific is a strategic system encompassing the Indian and Pacific oceans, reflecting the expanding interests and reach of China and India as well as the enduring role of the US. The Lowy Institute's International Security program...Show More Summary

Ebola fears infiltrate African sports

last weekNews : The Newsroom

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — It started when the small Indian Ocean island of Seychelles refused entry to Sierra Leone's soccer squad, fearing that the deadly Ebola virus would arrive from West Africa along with the players.

4-Year-Old Washed Away in Tsunami Reunited With Parents 10 Years Later?

Post by Kiri Blakeley. This is an incredible story and one that goes to show you should never give up hope. When the Indian Ocean was rocked by a tsunami on Boxing Day 2004, Indonesia's province of Aceh was one of the hardest hit areas. Show More Summary

Tsunami Miracle: Girl Swept Away In 2004 Found Alive Decade Later, Reuinited With Family

A four-year-old girl was swept away to sea by the massive waves of the most fearsome tsunami in modern times back in 2004, when the deadly tsunami hit Indonesia. The “Christmas tsunami” which struck the Indian Ocean on December 26, 2004, killed a staggering 230,000 people, making it one of the worst natural disasters ever

Fugro Vessels to Conduct Deep Sea Search for Missing Flight MH370

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has awarded Dutch engineering company Fugro an additional contract for a comprehensive deep-water search for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 in the Indian Ocean. The post Fugro Vessels to Conduct Deep Sea Search for Missing Flight MH370 appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

Indo-Pacific security links: ICBMs,drone sales, intelligence sharing, Russian subs and more

By David Schaefer, an intern in the Lowy Institute's International Security program.The Indo-Pacific is a strategic system encompassing the Indian and Pacific oceans, reflecting the expanding interests and reach of China and India as well as the enduring role of the US. Show More Summary

Indo-Pacific security links: Japan's constitution, Malabar, SLBMs, defence hotline and more

The Indo-Pacific is a strategic system encompassing the Indian and Pacific oceans, reflecting the expanding interests and reach of China and India as well as the enduring role of the US. The Lowy Institute's International Security program...Show More Summary

Kenya Charges 9 Foreigners over Heroin Haul

Nine foreign nationals were charged in a Kenyan court on Thursday with trafficking the biggest ever single seizure of drugs at the Indian Ocean port of Mombasa.

Famine in the Horn of Africa (1984) was caused by El Nino and currents in the Indian Ocean

Oceanic patterns are important drivers of climatic variability. There is a clear link between periods of drought in the North Ethiopian Highlands and oceanic phases of El Nino, the Indian Ocean Dipole and the Southwestern Monsoons.

Local Communities Playing Vital Role in Marine Conservation

A first of its kind assessment of community-led marine conservation in the Western Indian Ocean adds to growing evidence that marine conservation works best when local communities are responsible for fisheries management.

Fagen’s Critical Catalogue (July 2014, Part 2)

3 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

In part 2 of this month, reviews of Lana Del Rey, Sam Smith, Indian Ocean, and Kitten.

Indo-Pacific security links: Japan as a great power, RIMPAC, China's oil rig and more

The Indo-Pacific is a strategic system encompassing the Indian and Pacific oceans, reflecting the expanding interests and reach of China and India as well as the enduring role of the US. The Lowy Institute's International Security program...Show More Summary

Western Indian Ocean communities play vital role in conservation

An international team of researchers led by the University of York has carried out the first assessment of community-led marine conservation in the Western Indian Ocean. The results, reported in the journal PLOS ONE, point to a revolution...Show More Summary

Photograph of the week: Sugarloaf Rock, Australia

This stunning shot of Sugarloaf Rock as seen from the Cape to Cape track shows the sun setting over the Indian Ocean in Australia’s South-West. The Cape to Cape track is an iconic Australian coastal walk in the world-renowned Margaret River region, which winds through beach, bush and the Boranup Karri forest. Show More Summary

Bill Clinton visits Indonesian city hit by 2004 tsunami

Former President Bill Clinton on Saturday visited a mosque in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, an area hit by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, and paid his respects at a memorial to the victims.

Indo-Pacific security links: Collective self-defence, North Korea collapse, Indonesia's police and more

The Indo-Pacific is a strategic system encompassing the Indian and Pacific oceans, reflecting the expanding interests and reach of China and India as well as the enduring role of the US. The Lowy Institute's International Security program...Show More Summary

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