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Drinking water crisis hits Indian Ocean island

Drinking water crisis hits Indian Ocean island

The Indian Ocean island of Mayotte has been forced to impose severe water restrictions on tens of thousands of people due to the late arrival of seasonal rains.

Indonesia marks tsunami 12 years ago with prayers

Indonesia marks tsunami 12 years ago with prayers

Thousands of Indonesians prayed for their loved ones at mass graves and mosques on Monday to mark a tsunami which devastated Aceh province 12 years ago today, one of the worst natural disasters in human history.

Investigators urge extending search for missing plane

Investigators urge extending search for missing plane

Investigators searching for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 have recommended extending the search by 25,000 sq km, to an area further north in the Indian Ocean, after conceding they were probably looking in the wrong place.

Final sweep for MH370 sea search

Final sweep for MH370 sea search

The last vessel searching for missing MH370 has left on its final sweep across the southern Indian Ocean, Australia said on Wednesday, as the transport minister cautioned the airliner might not be found in coming weeks.

MH370 families want probe to focus more on debris

MH370 families want probe to focus more on debris

Family members of those lost aboard a Malaysia Airlines flight that went missing in 2014 criticised Malaysian investigators on Sunday for not doing enough to find debris, which could give more clues about what happened.

Malaysia says MH370 pilot flew Indian Ocean route on simulator

Malaysia says MH370 pilot flew Indian Ocean route on simulator

Malaysian officials have said that one of MH370's pilots plotted a path over the Indian Ocean on a home flight simulator, but warned this did not prove he deliberately crashed the plane.

Chinese families of MH370 victims protest decision to suspend search

Chinese families of MH370 victims protest decision to suspend search

Chinese families with loved ones who went missing aboard Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 protested in Beijing on Friday after authorities announced the search for the plane would be suspended.

Simulator in MH370 captain's home 'plotted Indian Ocean course'

Simulator in MH370 captain's home 'plotted Indian Ocean course'

A home flight simulator owned by the pilot of missing MH370 was used to plot a course to the southern Indian Ocean where the aircraft is believed to have gone missing, the Australian agency in charge of the search said.

Rough seas, high winds delay search for Flight MH370

Rough seas, high winds delay search for Flight MH370

Rough seas and strong winds have delayed the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in the Indian Ocean, prolonging the search until August in one of the world's greatest aviation mysteries, investigators said.

Debris reaches Australia for MH370 analysis

Debris reaches Australia for MH370 analysis

Two pieces of debris found in Mozambique have arrived in Australia for experts to determine if they came from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, an official said.

Rescuers check remote Indonesian islands after quake

Rescuers check remote Indonesian islands after quake

A ship carrying military personnel and search and rescue officials was dispatched to check on remote island communities in western Indonesia a day after a powerful earthquake, as strong aftershocks rattled the region.