Chagos

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The US has unilaterally blocked a hearing of the Supreme Court of the British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT) from taking place on Diego Garcia, part of the Chagos Islands. The UK claims sovereignty over the island, which forms part of the Chagos archipelago and has been home to an extensive US milita

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The UK government has racked up a £5.8 million legal bill in its bid to keep control of the Chagos Islands, which the international community recognises as part of Mauritius. British authorities retained possession of the islands after Mauritius gained independence in 1968 and now refers to th

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The UK has been ordered to give the Chagos Islands back to Mauritius "as rapidly as possible" after the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled British occupation of the archipelago was illegal, The Guardian reports. The British retained possession of the islands after Mauritius gained independen

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