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American Meteorological Society
July 30, 2015 A scientist who studies ocean circulation patterns tells NPR that it's "highly likely" that floating wreckage from the airliner could have reached the island of Reunion near Madagascar.
Chagossians weep at the grave of their parents on Peros Banos Island April 10, 2006. Fifteen elders are allowed to visit once a year.
April 16, 2015 Britain forced thousands off Diego Garcia, a remote Indian Ocean island, in the '70s to make way for a U.S. military base. For 40 years residents have fought to return. Now they have a growing chance.
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Relatives of passengers of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 embrace each other in a Beijing hotel after learning of news today that the flight ended in the southern Indian Ocean.
Rolex Dela Pena/EPA/Landov
March 24, 2014 Prime Minister Najib Razak says new analysis by satellite company Inmarsat shows that the plane took a southerly route toward an area off western Australia "far from any landing sites."
Acehnese women hug each other shortly after the powerful earthquake hit the western coast of Sumatra in Banda Aceh.
Chaideer Mahyhuddin/AFP/Getty Images
April 11, 2012 While a powerful temblor near Sumatra has led to a "tsunami watch" for the entire Indian Ocean, so far only a minor wave has been generated.
June 10, 2010 Teen Sailor Missing In Indian Ocean.
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