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World Court to rule in Chagos islands row

Den Haag - The UN' top court will hand down its view Monday in a bitter dispute between Britain and Mauritius over the fate of the Chagos islands, home to key UK and US military base.

US urges top UN court to stay out of Chagos islands row

Den Haag - The United States told the UN's top court Wednesday it had "a duty" not to take a position on a bitter dispute over the British-ruled Chagos islands, home to a strategic joint US military base.

US urges top UN court to stay out of Chagos islands row

Den Haag - The United States told the UN's top court Wednesday it had "a duty" not to take a position on a bitter dispute over the British-ruled Chagos islands, home to a strategic joint US military base.

British Chagos Islands 'integral' to Mauritius, top UN court told

Den Haag - Mauritius told the UN's top court Monday that the British-ruled Chagos Islands were "integral" to its territory and that the Indian Ocean island chain was handed to London "under duress".

Chagos Islands: international dispute and human drama

Paris - Fifty years ago Britain separated the Chagos Islands from its colony Mauritius, expelling the entire population to make way for the installation of a US military base that is today highly strategic.

Chagos island 'colony' case to open at top court

Den Haag - The UN's top court will hear arguments Monday on the future status of the British-ruled Chagos Islands, home to a strategic joint US military base but a territory claimed by Mauritius.

UN's top court to mull Chagos islands fate

Den Haag - International judges will hear arguments Monday to examine the fate of the British-ruled Chagos Islands, home to a strategic joint US military base -- now claimed by Mauritius.

Scandal-tainted Mauritius president resigns: lawyer

Port Louis - Mauritius President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, who has been embroiled in a financial scandal, resigned on Saturday, her lawyer said, just days after she refused to stand down.

Mauritius celebrates 50 years of independence

Port Louis - The island nation of Mauritius celebrated its 50th year of independence Monday with fireworks and entertainment, just days after a financial scandal forced its president to announce plans to resign.

Mauritius president to resign over financial scandal claims: PM

Port Louis - Mauritian President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim is to resign after becoming embroiled in a financial scandal, Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth announced on Friday.

In blow to Britain, UN votes to seek legal opinion on Chagos fate

New York - In a diplomatic blow to Britain, the United Nations voted Thursday to ask the International Court of Justice to rule on the fate of the British-ruled Chagos islands, which host an important military base.

Britain rules out resettlement of US naval base islands

London - Britain on Wednesday ruled out resettling inhabitants of the British-controlled Chagos Islands in their homeland, promising £40 million (47 million euros, $50 million) for the exiled communities instead.

Mauritius wing debris from missing MH370: Australia

Sydney - A piece of wing debris found in Mauritius is from MH370, Australian authorities said Friday as they cautioned the discovery shed no new light on the missing passenger jet's specific location.

Mauritius wing debris from missing MH370: Australia

Sydney - A piece of wing debris found in Mauritius is from MH370, Australian authorities said Friday as they cautioned the discovery shed no new light on the missing passenger jet's specific location.

More debris found with possible MH370 link: Australia

Sydney - Three new pieces of debris have been found in Mauritius and in Mozambique that could be linked to missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, Australia's transport minister said Thursday.

Australia says possible MH370 debris found on Mauritius

Sydney - Australia's transport minister on Sunday said new debris found on the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius would be examined to see if it belonged to MH370, just weeks after two Mozambique fragments were linked to the missing flight.

Australia says possible MH370 debris found on Mauritius

Sydney - Australia's transport minister on Sunday said new debris found on the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius would be examined to see if it belonged to MH370, just weeks after two Mozambique fragments were linked to the missing flight.

Ex-Mauritius PM Ramgoolam freed on bail

Port Louis - Former Mauritian prime minister Navinchandra Ramgoolam was freed on bail on Saturday, officials said, the day after his arrest sparked angry demonstrations from supporters in the Indian Ocean island nation.

Ex-Mauritius PM Ramgoolam arrested

Port Louis - Police in Mauritius arrested former prime minister Navinchandra Ramgoolam on Friday, media reports said, sparking angry demonstrations from supporters in the Indian Ocean island nation.

Brit tourist Karen Garner spends $6,000 to save dog in Mauritius

Hopeman - A British animal lover Karen Garner, spent £3,685 (nearly $6,000) to bring home a stray dog she found while on holiday in the tropical island of Mauritius.

Almost as dead as the Dodo

The Tambalacoque tree is threatened by extinction, possibly because the Dodo became extinct 300 years ago. Thanks to an American ecologist, Stanley Temple, this is a story of "Seeds success".
 

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