Topic - Seychelles

east of mainland Africa, northeast of the island of Madagascar. - Source: Wikipedia

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  • Inside China: Chinese navy courts Seychelles

    The Chinese naval vessel the Harbin, a Type 052 heavy destroyer, arrived mid-June at the Republic of Seychelles with a special mission: Display friendliness and take part in the Seychelles National Day parade.

  • PRICE: Readying outpost in Djibouti for 'rapid response'

    On May 30, Army Brig. Gen. Kimberly Field announced the formation of a new "rapid response force" to be established at Camp Lemonnier in the East African nation of Djibouti.

  • Indian ringneck parakeets fly over Le Jardin du Roi spice garden at moonrise on the main island of Mahe in the Seychelles, and one rests on a bamboo branch there. The birds, which first appeared in the Seychelles in the 1970s, are pretty to see but are marked for eradication because they carry a disease that could be fatal to native black parrots. (Associated Press)

    Cute parakeets in Seychelles doomed

    The green parakeets that live on the tropical paradise of Seychelles fly into the bamboo stalks next to Micheleine Georges' 150-year-old farmhouse at dusk.

  • The stricken Costa Allegra cruise ship is seen at sea near the Seychelles on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, in a photo taken by the Indian navy. (AP Photo/Indian navy via the Seychelles Office of the President)

    Cruise line: Crippled ship to reach land Thursday

    A crippled Italian cruise ship being towed in the Indian Ocean with more than 1,000 people aboard and no air conditioning now won't reach land in the Seychelles until Thursday, officials said.

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    A crippled Italian cruise ship being towed in the Indian Ocean with more than 1,000 people aboard and no air conditioning now won't reach land in the Seychelles until Thursday, officials said.

  • The Costa Allegra cruise ship is docked at Genoa, Italy, in this undated photo. (AP Photo/Tano Pecoraro)

    Fire leaves cruise ship adrift off Seychelles

    An Italian cruise liner carrying more than 1,000 people was adrift without power in the pirate-infested Indian Ocean after a fire erupted in its generator room. The blaze, which was extinguished, caused no injuries, officials said.

  • U.S. drone crashes at Seychelles airport

    An American military drone that was used to monitor piracy off the East African coast crashed Tuesday at an airport on the island nation of Seychelles during a routine patrol, officials said.

  • Inside China

    The small Indian Ocean island nation of Seychelles, strategically located near both the Gulf of Aden and the Somali coast, hosted an unusual three-day ceremonial visit by an important guest last week: Chinese Defense Minister Gen. Liang Guanglie.

  • Undated image released by Wilderness Safaris on Tuesday, May 10 2011, shows a swimmer off North Island resort in the Seychelles, an archipelago in the Indian Ocean. (AP Photo/ Anthony Grote, Wilderness Safaris)

    Seychelles quiet on reported royal honeymooners

    The Seychelles' foreign minister said Thursday that the archipelago's privacy and seclusion make it a good honeymoon destination for people like Prince William and Kate — but would not confirm or deny reports that the British royal couple is there.

  • Royal honeymoon begins for Prince William, Kate

    So the wait for a royal honeymoon wasn't so long after all.

  • Britain's Prince William and his bride, the former Kate Middleton, now the Duchess of Cambridge, leave Westminster Abbey in London following their wedding on Friday April 29, 2011. (AP Photo/Tom Hevezi)

    Royal newlyweds leave for honeymoon

    Prince William and his wife, the former Kate Middleton, have left for a honeymoon at an undisclosed location, palace officials said Tuesday, declining to elaborate on the key details of where or for how long.

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