African troops in fresh offensive against Islamists in Somalia

Somali and African Union forces have launched a long-awaited fresh offensive against Shebab Islamist fighters aimed to capture remaining ports from the extremists, army and government officials said on Saturday.

Undersea search for Malaysian plane in Indian Ocean refined

The multi-million dollar undersea hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 will now focus on the southern part of the Indian Ocean after a new clue suggested that the jetliner may have turned south earlier than previously believed, Australia announced on Thursday.

'MH370 may have turned south earlier than believed'
'MH370 may have turned south earlier than believed'

Australia on Thursday provided a new twist to the mystery surrounding the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

Magnitude 5.2 earthquake strikes off Mauritius

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.

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

"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.

Australian activists say asylum-seeker boat in trouble

Refugee campaigners said Saturday that a boat carrying 153 asylum-seekers was in trouble off a remote Australian island, but the government said there were no significant incidents at sea to report.

Reconnecting maritime cultural landscapes across Indian Ocean

The culture ministry has launched a project that aims to re-establish communication between countries across the Indian Ocean, an official statement said Saturday.

MH370 hunt to shift south: Report

The drawn-out search for missing Malaysian Flight MH370 will revert to an area hundreds of kilometres south of the previously suspected crash site following new analysis of the plane`s flight path, a report said Friday.

Robotic submarine aborts its first search for missing plane Mh370

A robotic submarine deployed to locate the missing Malaysian plane`s black boxes on the floor of the Indian Ocean today aborted its first search as it encountered water deeper than its operating limits of 4.5 km.

Aus still confident of finding missing MH370 in Indian Ocean

Australia today said it has robust satellite data that indicates that the missing Malaysian plane can be traced in the Indian Ocean.

Malaysian jet MH370 crashed close to India?

Australian researchers today said they have detected a low-frequency underwater noise off India`s southern tip at about the time MH370 mysteriously disappeared, as a British woman sailing from Kochi to Phuket in March claimed that she may have seen the plane on fire.

Finding MH370 impossible without new leads: Australian expert

An Australian deep sea expert said Friday that finding the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 will be "virtually impossible" without new clues.

MH370 search on right track: Australian transport chief

The head of Australia`s transport safety bureau has defended the fruitless hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, saying he is confident that search teams are targeting the right area.

Australia rules out swathe of ocean as MH370 crash zone

Australia on Thursday ruled out a large swathe of Indian Ocean as Flight MH370`s final resting place after a lengthy underwater hunt, as a US Navy official queried whether the missing plane ever went there.

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: UK satellite firm releases data

Under pressure for greater transparency from families of those lost aboard Malaysia Flight 370, data collected by a British satellite company tracking the last known movements of the missing plane was made public on Tuesday.

Malaysia, Inmarsat to release satellite data on MH370

Malaysia`s aviation authority and British company Inmarsat said Tuesday they would release satellite data used to narrow the search for missing flight MH370 down to the southern Indian Ocean.

Indian Ocean: A band that believes in `more the merrier`

Indian Ocean has completed nearly 25 years in the music business and has seen many musicians come and go.

Chinese survey ship takes over MH370 sub-sea search

A Chinese survey ship took over the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 from warship Jinggangshan in the southern Indian Ocean early Friday morning.

UN rights office condemns Maldives death penalty revival

The UN human rights office today voiced concern over moves to revive the death penalty in the Maldives, including for minors, after a six-decade freeze on capital punishment in the Indian Ocean archipelago.

Obama expresses support on MH370: Malaysia

US President Barack Obama offered support to Malaysia on Saturday in the baffling mystery over missing flight MH370, an official said.