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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.