Remember how just a few years ago one of the most pressing issue to world peace and security seemed to be the sundry band of pirates off the coast of Somalia that was wreaking havoc across the Gulf of Aden by pillaging and plundering trade lanes?
The Aldabra banded snail was last sighted in 1996 and declared extinct in 2007, with the blame placed squarely on climate change. However, it has since been "rediscovered." This has led to a debate about the accuracy of the original research.
It’s the Holy Grail for the Earth sciences. An ancient micro continent has been found. The Seychelles are believed to be the modern remains of this continent, submerged during the breakup into modern continental land masses.
Indian Ocean (Nearing Seychelles) - A small (295-foot) French fishing ship is currently towing the disabled Costa Allegra Cruise ship towards the island of Seychelles (population 86,000,) and not expected to arrive until Thursday.
Prince William and his newlywed Kate Middleton are on their honeymoon and there will be little doubt that the paparazzi will be attempting to locate the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, just to get that illusive photo of the royal couple on the beach.
The historic events that occasioned the Polish President's visit to Russia only add to the tragedy of his death earlier today. His wife, Maria and the Vice-Speaker of the Polish legislature were also killed
The flagship of the international Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, USS Farragut, operating off Somalia and in the Indian Ocean, has rescued an oil tanker from suspected pirates in the Somali Basin area of the western Indian Ocean.
An Italian cruise ship with 1,500 people onboard thwarted an attack by Somali pirates about 330 kilometres from Victoria in the Seychelles islands along Africa's East coast. Private Israeli guards fired back and the pirates fled.
the USS Bainbridge is rushing to rescue the captain of the Maersk Alabama, a US merchant marine cargo ship with 20 US citizens on board. He's held hostage by Somalian pirates on a lifeboat near the ship after the crew fought back and captured one pirate.