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The ocean between Africa, Asia, Australia and Antarctica (or the Southern Ocean)

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Indian Ocean: The ocean between Africa, Asia, Australia and Antarctica (or the Southern Ocean)
The Indian Ocean is the third-largest of the world's oceanic divisions, covering 70,560,000 km2 (27,240,000 sq mi). It is bounded by Asia on the north, on the west by Africa, on the east by Australia, and on the south by the Southern Ocean or, depending on definition, by Antarctica.

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Exclusive: China-owned oil tanker changes name in apparent effort to evade U.S. sanctions

While in the Indian Ocean heading toward the Strait of Malacca, the very large crude carrier (VLCC) Pacific Bravo went dark on June 5, shutting off the transponder that signals its position and..
Reuters - Published

Boat carrying 20 asylum seekers detained off Australia

The Australian Border Force has reportedly intercepted a boat carrying about 20 Sri Lankan asylum seekers in the Indian Ocean.
SBS - Published

Tourist arrivals in Sri Lanka nosedive in May, June after bombings

Tourist arrivals in Sri Lanka fell sharply in May and June from a year ago, as visitors shunned the Indian Ocean island after the Easter Sunday attacks, the tourism bureau said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Government rolls out anti-people smuggler campaign as it reveals asylum seekers rescue

Australian surveillance planes have helped save 41 asylum seekers from drowning at sea in the Indian Ocean.
SBS - Published

Australian planes help save asylum seekers

An Australian surveillance plane has helped save 41 asylum seekers from drowning at sea in the Indian Ocean.
SBS - Published

Australia minister in Sri Lanka stresses 'tough' asylum policy

A senior minister restated Australia's tough border policy on a visit to Sri Lanka on Tuesday amid reports that the Australian navy had intercepted and returned several boats carrying asylum seekers..
Reuters - Published

U.N. deals diplomatic blow to Britain and U.S. over Indian Ocean islands

The United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly demanded on Wednesday that Britain give up control over the Chagos Islands in the Indian Ocean within six months, dealing a diplomatic blow to Britain..
Reuters - Published

Sri Lanka's Buddhists mark somber Vesak after Easter Sunday attacks

Buddhist Sri Lankans marked the festival of Vesak in low key celebrations on Saturday amid heightened religious tensions in the Indian Ocean nation following the deadly Easter Sunday attacks that..
Reuters - Published

Deserted beaches, empty rooms: Sri Lanka tourism takes a hit after bombings

Sri Lanka's $4.4 billion tourism industry is reeling from cancellations as travelers shun the sun and sand Indian Ocean island after multiple suicide bombings that killed over 250 people two weeks ago.
Reuters - Published

Sri Lanka's bomb carnage casts pall over tourism revival

With its capital under curfew following devastating Easter Sunday bomb attacks on churches and upmarket hotels, Sri Lanka is filled with fear, horror and grief and tourists who have been flocking to..
Reuters - Published

Sri Lanka lifts curfew as death toll from attacks rises sharply

Authorities lifted a curfew in Sri Lanka on Monday, a day after a string of bombings at churches and luxury hotels across the Indian Ocean island killed 290 people and wounded about 500, but there were..
Reuters - Published

Timeline: Sri Lankan bomb attacks on hotels, churches - 20 minutes of carnage

Bomb blasts ripped through churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, killing 207 and injuring 450 people, in the first major attack on the Indian Ocean island since the end of a civil..
Reuters - Published

Bombs kill more than 200 in Sri Lankan churches, hotels on Easter Sunday

Over 200 people were killed and at least 450 injured in bomb blasts that ripped through churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, the first major attack on the Indian Ocean island since..
Reuters - Published

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