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Seychelles opposition win parliamentary vote

Victoria - The Seychelles opposition on Sunday hailed its "historic" victory at parliamentary polls after gaining control of the Indian Ocean nation's parliament for the first time in more than two decades.

Seychelles opposition win parliamentary vote

Victoria - The opposition in the Seychelles has won parliamentary polls, putting it in control of the National Assembly for the first time in two decades, according to official results published Sunday.

Opposition eyes victory as 3-day Seychelles vote winds up

Victoria - Voters in the tourism-dependent nation of Seychelles cast their ballots Saturday, the third and final day of a poll that may see the opposition win control of parliament for the first time in two decades.

Seychelles parliament decriminalises gay sex

Victoria - The Seychelles has decriminalised gay sex, the state news agency said Thursday, after lawmakers voted to amend a penal code that meant those convicted of sodomy faced 14 years in jail.

Seychelles president scrapes wafer-thin third-term win

Victoria - Seychelles President James Michel won a third term in power by the narrowest of margins of just 193 votes, with the opposition calling for a recount, the election commission said Saturday."Today the people have spoken.

Seychelles president in lead as vote heads for runoff: Official

Victoria - The Seychelles' incumbent President James Michel won a strong lead in the remote archipelago's poll but came short of securing an outright majority, and must now face opposition leader Wavel Ramkalawan in an unprecedented runoff.

Seychelles votes in presidential polls

Victoria - Vote counting got underway in the Seychelles late Saturday after a presidential election providing incumbent James Michel with his first serious challenge after two terms in office.

Op-Ed: Lessons from the EU’s unlikely success in the war against piracy

Brussels - 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?

Op-Ed: When is 'extinct' really 'extinct'? The missing snail row

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.

Op-Ed: Ancient micro continent traces found in Indian Ocean

Sydney - 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.

Biodiversity: 400 more species threatened with extinction

Hyderabad - More than 400 additional plant and animal species have joined the list of endangered species, the so-called ‘Red List,’ it was revealed at the UN conference on biodiversity held this week.

86-year-old man lives on Moyenne Island with 120 tortoises

Fifty years ago, Brendon Grimshaw bought the island. Today he lives in a blissful solitude in the company of 120 tortoises and converted Moyenne island into a paradise of its own.

Costa Allegra finally reaches Seychelles

After the cruise from hell, passengers are finally able to disembark from the Costa Allegra after the vessel was left drifting without power following a fire in an engine room.

Costa Allegra being towed to Seychelles, fire on Indian Ocean

Victoria - 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.

Costa Allegra cruise ship being towed into Seychelles

The Costa Allegra cruise ship that got into trouble following an engine room fire on Monday Feb. 27 is being towed to one of the islands in the Seychelles archipelago.

Another Costa cruise ship in trouble

A sister ship of the doomed Costa Concordia is adrift powerless off the coast of the Seychelles following a fire, believed to have started in a machine room.

Somali pirates capture fishermen

Pirates in Somalia captured a couple of fishermen last week. The capture took place last week, and occurred 65 miles west of Mahe.

Prince William and Kate left for honeymoon in Seychelles

Newly-wed Prince William and Kate Middleton have reportedly left for their official honeymoon more than a week after their marriage in London last April 29.

Royal couple begin honeymoon amid attempts to avoid paparazzi

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.

Katyn's history adds to tragedy of Polish President's death

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
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