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Indians no longer need visa to visit Reunion island
Indians now do not need a visa to visit the French island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean for stays up to 15 days, French Ambassador to India Francois Richier said Tuesday.(7/29/2014 10:13:24 AM)
El Nino conditions ease, improving prospects for Indian monsoon
Australian Met marks down its outlook(7/29/2014 5:11:54 AM)
Susmit Sen Chronicles; A call of the ocean
Hyderabad: It’s been nothing short of an oceanic odyssey for the maverick Susmit Sen in the musical milieu. The former co-founder of the iconic band Indian Ocean had earlier made news for parting ways with the unit and now the musician collated his new ensemble, the Susmit Sen Chronicles.(7/28/2014 1:20:13 PM)
Rowers attempting world-record crossing of Indian Ocean blown off course, entering pirate waters
Rowers attempting a record-breaking crossing of the Indian Ocean from Western Australia to Africa have lost sight of their course and were entering waters known for pirates.(7/30/2014 5:58:37 AM)
Famine in the Horn of Africa (1984) was caused by El Niño 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 Niño, the Indian Ocean Dipole and the Southwestern Monsoons.(7/30/2014 8:42:37 AM)
India Warships Off Japan Show Rising Lure as China Counterweight
The national flags of India, from left, Japan and the U.S. stand on Indian Navy ship "Shivalik" ahead of the three nations’ joint naval exercises at the U.S. Fleet Activities Sasebo in Sasebo, Nagasaki, on July 24th, 2014.(7/29/2014 9:55:55 PM)
Madagascar billed as surfing paradise
Try Madagascar. The island nation in the Indian Ocean has become the 86th member of the International Surfing Association as part of a drive to promote the sport in Africa, the California-based association said. Madagascar offers more than 4,800 kilometers (3,000 miles) of coastline that have been largely unexplored by the global surfing community, it said. ''It's world class,'' Blair Rogers, a ...(7/29/2014 8:40:12 AM)
Freak mishap cruels rower's record bid
One of the seven Indian Ocean rowers who left Geraldton for Africa on June 11 is recovering in Australia, after receiving extensive burns to a thigh and arm when hot water spilled on him in rough seas.(7/27/2014 1:03:07 AM)
Global Rescue Successfully Rescues Indian Ocean Rower
Global Rescue, a crisis response firm providing medical, security, evacuation, and travel risk management services to corporations, governments and individuals, has coordinated the(7/16/2014 4:52:00 PM)
China's dream to connect with Indian Ocean dashed; trying to revive canceled project
India has been worried about China's efforts to access the Indian Ocean because it has military implications. China has built a port in Sri Lanka. Its plans to lay a 1215-km long rail line connecting Kunming on China's border to Kyaukphyu in Myanmar is a matter of concern for New Delhi.(7/28/2014 5:04:51 AM)
Source: Yahoo