UN: Cambodia wins temple dispute over Thailand

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Posted: Monday, November 11, 2013 12:00 am

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - Cambodia, not Thailand, has sovereignty over a disputed promontory around a 1,000-year-old temple, the U.N.'s highest court ruled Monday in a unanimous decision on a long-simmering border dispute.

The International Court of Justice said a 1962 ruling by its judges gave Cambodia sovereignty over the Preah Vihear promontory and Thailand is now obligated to withdraw any military or police forces stationed there.

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