Bay of Bengal

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India Tourist Ferry Sinks, Kills 21

13 rescued as officials seek 9 missing

(Newser) - A boat carrying local tourists capsized today in India's Andaman Sea in the Bay of Bengal, killing 21 people, officials said. Thirteen were rescued, said top Administrator P. Jawahar. Rescuers were looking for another nine people believed to be missing, CNN-IBN television news channel reported. The boat sank off... More »

Disputed Island Disappears Beneath Waves

India and Bangladesh had both claimed uninhabited island

(Newser) - An island that both India and Bangladesh have claimed ownership of for years has vanished, Indian scientists say. Satellite photos indicate that the island, known as New Moore Island in India and South Talpatti Island in Bangladesh, has sunk beneath the rising sea. The tiny island has never had a... More »

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