Indian Ocean

Why is the cyclone called Roanu?

The cyclonic storm Roanu is named by Maldives. “Roanu” means “coir rope” in Maldivian (Dhivehi).

Two plane debris 'almost certainly' from MH370

Examinations on two pieces of plane debris found in South Africa and Mauritius were completed and experts concluded they "almost certainly" came from flight MH370.

MH370: Debris report shows flight ended in southern Indian Ocean

The Australian Transport Safety Board (ATSB) report, which found that the two pieces of debris found in Mozambique were “almost certainly” from MH370, is in line with the government’s announcement that the flight ended in the southern Indian Ocean.

France confirms wing part found on Reunion is from MH370

French prosecutors confirm Thursday that a wing part found on a remote Indian Ocean island is from ill-fated Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, a month after tests on the flaperon began.

Malaysia, Bangladesh to seek solution to human trafficking

Malaysia and Bangladesh agree to work together towards a permanent solution of irregular movement of people in the Indian Ocean.

MH370 search: 'Second plane part' found on Reunion

A second piece of suspected plane debris is found on the shore of the Indian Ocean island of Reunion.

Beauty belies dark trade

The dense mangrove forest on both sides of the road to the Bang Ben bay through Laem Son National Park is indeed intriguing.

Human Trafficking by Sea / Women trafficking victims are sexually abused all the way

Afia (not her real name) was not accompanied by any of her family members, but she showed no signs of jitters. While many in the vessel turned pale in panic due to want of food and water in the perilous sea, the beautiful young girl held her nerves.

No army link found yet: Thai deputy PM

Thailand Deputy Prime Minister General Tanasak Patimapragorn denies having knowledge of any army personnel's link with human trafficking.

March 7, 2015
March 7, 2015

Missing MH370 plane 'will be found'

Malaysia's transport minister says he is confident the MH370 airliner which disappeared almost a year ago will be found in the southern Indian Ocean

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