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Island country in the Indian Ocean

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Mauritius: Island country in the Indian Ocean
Mauritius, officially the Republic of Mauritius, is an island nation in the Indian Ocean about 2,000 kilometres (1,200 mi) off the south-east coast of the African continent. It includes the eponymous main island of Mauritius and Rodrigues, Agaléga and St. Brandon. The islands of Mauritius and Rodrigues form part of the Mascarene Islands, along with nearby Réunion, a French overseas department. The capital and largest city, Port Louis, is located on Mauritius, where most of the population is concentrated. The country spans 2,040 square kilometres (790 sq mi) and has an Exclusive Economic Zone covering 2.3 million square kilometres.

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Thousands protest after Mauritius dolphins deaths [Video]

Thousands protest after Mauritius dolphins deaths

Protesters packed a square in Port Louis, the capital of Mauritius, on Saturday to demand answers following the death of at least 40 dolphins following a major oil spill. David Doyle reports.

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Protest in Mauritius over oil spill, dozens of dead dolphins [Video]

Protest in Mauritius over oil spill, dozens of dead dolphins

Leaked fuel from a Japanese tanker fouled protected wetlands area and small island that was bird and wildlife sanctuary.

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Mauritius: Mother dolphin struggles to save baby [Video]

Mauritius: Mother dolphin struggles to save baby

Video obtained by Reuters shows the last moments of a mother and baby dolphin off Mauritius. At least 40 dead dolphins have washed up this week, following an oil spill. Emer McCarthy reports.

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Mauritius arrests captain of oil spill ship [Video]

Mauritius arrests captain of oil spill ship

Mauritius has arrested the captain of a Japanese bulk carrier that ran aground off its coast, causing a devastating oil spill in one of the world's most pristine maritime environments, police said on..

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Mauritius is racing against time to reduce oil spill damage [Video]

Mauritius is racing against time to reduce oil spill damage

The ship has spilled more than 1,000 tons of fuel already.View on euronews

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Watch: Dhruv Advanced Light helicopter deployed to tackle Mauritius oil spill [Video]

Watch: Dhruv Advanced Light helicopter deployed to tackle Mauritius oil spill

India has deployed the home made Dhruv Advanced Light helicopter to tackle the Mauritius oil spill. It will extricate oil from a merchant vessel to a tug. The Indian Coast Guard has also sent a..

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India deploys chopper in Mauritius to tackle environmental-threatening oil spill [Video]

India deploys chopper in Mauritius to tackle environmental-threatening oil spill

Indian-made Dhruv Advanced Light Helicopter has been deployed to tackle the Mauritius oil spill to extricate skimmed oil from a merchant vessel to a tug. The oil spill posed a serious threat to two..

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Cargo Ship Leaking Oil Into Environmentally Fragile Lagoon Splits In Two [Video]

Cargo Ship Leaking Oil Into Environmentally Fragile Lagoon Splits In Two

CNN reports a Japanese-owned ship leaking tons of oil off the coast of Mauritius has split apart. The MV Wakashio ran aground at Pointe d'Esny in late July and began leaking tons of oil into a pristine..

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Mauritius oil spill ship breaks apart [Video]

Mauritius oil spill ship breaks apart

The bulk carrier that ran aground in Mauritius, causing a major oil spill, has broken apart authorities said on Saturday. David Doyle reports.

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Ship leaking tonnes of oil off Mauritius splits apart [Video]

Ship leaking tonnes of oil off Mauritius splits apart

Japanese ship struck a reef on July 25 and is believed to have leaked some 1,000 tonnes of oil in pristine waters.

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Stranded tanker breaks in two off the coast of Mauritius [Video]

Stranded tanker breaks in two off the coast of Mauritius

The container is leaking tonnes of oil into a protected marine park home to mangrove forests and endangered species.View on euronews

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Mauritius oil spill: volunteers race to save dying wildlife [Video]

Mauritius oil spill: volunteers race to save dying wildlife

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Most oil on damaged ship off Mauritius removed, owner says [Video]

Most oil on damaged ship off Mauritius removed, owner says

Most of the fuel left on a Japanese bulk carrier that has leaked an estimated 1,000 tonnes of oil off the Mauritius coast has been pumped off, ship owner Nagashiki Shipping said on Wednesday. Emer..

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Ship that caused Mauritius oil spill passed checks [Video]

Ship that caused Mauritius oil spill passed checks

A Japanese bulk carrier that struck a coral reef off Mauritius and has leaked at least an estimated 1,000 tonnes of oil passed an annual inspection in March without any problems, Japan's ClassNK..

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Mauritius races to clean up oil as ship leaking fuel breaks up [Video]

Mauritius races to clean up oil as ship leaking fuel breaks up

Mauritius races to clean up oil as ship leaking fuel breaks upView on euronews

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Indian Ocean faces growing threat of fuel spill [Video]

Indian Ocean faces growing threat of fuel spill

The MV Wakashio ship still has more than half of its 4,000 tonnes of fuel on board after running aground off Mauritius last month.

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Mauritius scrambles to counter oil spill from grounded ship [Video]

Mauritius scrambles to counter oil spill from grounded ship

Residents of Mauritius stuffed fabric sacks with sugar cane leaves to createmakeshift oil spill barriers after as tons of fuel leaking from a groundedship put endangered wildlife in further peril. The..

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Mauritius declares emergency over oil spill from grounded ship [Video]

Mauritius declares emergency over oil spill from grounded ship

Indian Ocean island nation declares environmental emergency as satellite images show a dark slick spreading in waters.

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'Environmental emergency' declared in Mauritius over bulk carrier oil leak [Video]

'Environmental emergency' declared in Mauritius over bulk carrier oil leak

Authorities in Mauritius has declared a "state of environmental emergency" after a bulk carrier that ran aground offshore began spilling tons of fuel into the Indian Ocean.View on euronews

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Mauritius declares state of environmental emergency after oil leak from stranded ship [Video]

Mauritius declares state of environmental emergency after oil leak from stranded ship

Thousands of species around the pristine lagoons of Blue Bay, Pointe d’Esny and Mahebourg are at risk of drowning in a sea of pollution, Greenpeace warned.

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'Respecting partners imperative': PM Modi at Mauritius SC building inauguration [Video]

'Respecting partners imperative': PM Modi at Mauritius SC building inauguration

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Mauritian counterpart Pravind Jugnauth jointly inaugurated the new Supreme Court building in Port Louis through video conferencing. The new Supreme Court building..

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Pope says Britain should obey U.N., return islands, including U.S. base

Pope Francis said on Tuesday Britain should comply with a U.N. resolution and return a chain of islands it holds in the Indian Ocean to Mauritius, including one rented to the United States for the..
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Mauritius says Pope visit supports claim to Chagos Islands

Authorities in Mauritius cast remarks from Pope Francis during a visit on Monday as a boost for their claim to a chain of islands held by Britain, including one rented to the United States for the..
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Pope Francis wrapped up his trip to Africa on Monday with a lightning visit to Mauritius, saying Mass for 100,000 people and giving hope to a movement that wants Britain to return a group of islands.
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Pope greets palm frond-waving crowds in Mauritius

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Turbulence on Spanish flight from Mauritius injures 14

Fourteen people had to be treated for injuries in Madrid after a flight operated by Spanish charter airline Evelop ran into severe turbulence en route from Mauritius, a company official who declined to..
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