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Australia joins bid to rescue injured Indian sailor in remote ocean

Australia joins bid to rescue injured Indian sailor in remote ocean

Australia Sunday joined an international mission to rescue an injured Indian sailor stranded in the Indian Ocean while competing in the round-the-world Golden Globe Race.

Chinese MH370 relatives ask to meet Malaysia PM

Chinese MH370 relatives ask to meet Malaysia PM

The plane disappeared in March 2014 with 239 people -- mostly from China -- on board, while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

MH370 families await report as search ends for missing plane

MH370 families await report as search ends for missing plane

Flight MH370, carrying 239 people, vanished enroute from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8, 2014.

UN group says rule of law 'under siege' in Maldives

UN group says rule of law 'under siege' in Maldives

A UN rights group said on Monday the detention of two Supreme Court judges in the tiny Indian Ocean archipelago of the Maldives was an attack on the independence of the judiciary and undermined the rule of law.

Maldives Supreme Court judge 'ill-treated in prison'

Maldives Supreme Court judge 'ill-treated in prison'

The exiled former president of the Maldives accused authorities on Wednesday of mistreating a supreme court judge thrown into prison following the imposition of a state of emergency in the Indian Ocean island nation.

Maldives declares state of emergency as crisis deepens

Maldives declares state of emergency as crisis deepens

The move gives sweeping powers to security forces to arrest and detain suspects, and comes amid a tense standoff between the Supreme Court and the government.

Malaysia signs $50mn deal with US firm to find MH370

Malaysia signs $50mn deal with US firm to find MH370

The MH370 disappearance en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in March 2014 with 239 people aboard ranks among the world's greatest aviation mysteries.

Three companies offering to search for MH370: Malaysia

Three companies offering to search for MH370: Malaysia

US seabed exploration firm Ocean Infinity, Dutch company Fugro -- which was involved in the original hunt -- and a Malaysian company have made offers, Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said.

MH370 'mostly likely' lies north of search zone: experts

MH370 'mostly likely' lies north of search zone: experts

Missing flight MH370 "most likely" lies north of a former search zone in the remote Indian Ocean, Australian authorities said, in a new report that offers hope the plane may one day be found.

Mauritius gets new PM, opposition demands election

Mauritius gets new PM, opposition demands election

Mauritian Prime Minister Sir Anerood Jugnauth handed over power to his son Pravind on Monday despite anger from the opposition which has called for new elections in the island nation.

Malaysia to offer cash rewards to help find MH370

Malaysia to offer cash rewards to help find MH370

Malaysia will hand out cash rewards to private parties that are able to locate the main wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, the country's deputy transport minister said on Thursday.

Australia, Malaysia, China halt MH370 underwater search

Australia, Malaysia, China halt MH370 underwater search

The deep sea hunt for missing flight MH370 has been suspended after nearly three years without result, the Australian, Malaysian and Chinese governments said on Tuesday.