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Magnitude 5.2 earthquake strikes off Mauritius

Last Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014, 00:13

The quake hit at a depth of 16.4 km, said USGS, which calculated it struck around 1,140 km east of the capital Port Louis.

Ocean life may help bring rain, snow

Last Updated: Sunday, August 17, 2014, 17:48

Giving a new spin to how rain occurs, scientists believe a lot of the organic matter in clouds is released into the air by breaking waves in the ocean.

Shah has to immerse 11 crore people to make India Congress-free: Ahmed

Last Updated: Sunday, August 17, 2014, 01:40

"Amit Shah will have to immerse 11 crore people in the Indian ocean if he has to make the country Congress-free", AICC General Secretary Shakeel Ahmed said on Saturday taking a dig at the BJP chief`s call of freeing India of Congress.

Japan imposes asset freeze on North Korean shipping firm

Last Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014, 12:48

Japan froze the assets of the operator of a North Korean ship seized for smuggling arms, the Foreign Ministry said, just as Tokyo is engaged in talks with Pyongyang to return Japanese citizens kidnapped by North Korean agents decades ago.

Russia says begins military exercises in Pacific islands also claimed by Japan

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 15:10

Russia began military exercises in the Kurile Islands in the Pacific Ocean, a Defence Ministry spokesman said on Tuesday, a move likely to anger Japan, which also lays claim to them.

Climate indicators show renewed signs of El Nino: Australia

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 10:59

The Pacific Ocean has warmed in the last two weeks, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology said on Tuesday, renewing signs of the development of an El Nino weather pattern.

Hawaii to get massive floating fish farms

Last Updated: Sunday, August 10, 2014, 15:20

A US firm has started work on huge floating cages that will hold 1,000 tonnes of fish in the deep sea off Hawaii`s coast.

Hawaii to get massive floating fish farms

Last Updated: Sunday, August 10, 2014, 15:20

A US firm has started work on huge floating cages that will hold 1,000 tonnes of fish in the deep sea off Hawaii`s coast.

NASA, US Navy complete recovery tests for Orion spacecraft

Last Updated: Friday, August 08, 2014, 18:45

NASA and the US Navy have completed the second round of practice recoveries of the Orion spacecraft, which is designed to take humans to the Moon, asteroids and eventually to Mars.

Burrowing animals may have been pivotal in stabilizing Earth`s oxygen

Last Updated: Thursday, August 07, 2014, 14:37

A new study evolution of the first burrowing animals may have played a major role in stabilizing oxygen on Earth.

Millions of jellyfish-like creatures wash up on western US beaches

Last Updated: Friday, August 01, 2014, 04:55

Millions of jellyfish-like creatures have washed up on beaches along the US West Coast over the past month, giving the shoreline a purple gleam and, at times, an unpleasant door, ocean experts said.

Jennifer Aniston, Justin Theroux want wedding by the ocean

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 13:41

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux reportedly are planning to have their wedding "by the ocean".