The United Nations has passed a resolution demanding the UK ends its control of the Chagos Islands. It means Britain must hand back control of the islands to Mauritius within six months.
Britain forcibly evicted people from the islands, which are a sovereignty in the Indian Ocean disputed by the UK and Mauritius, in the 1960s and 1970s in order for the United States could build a military base.
In a vote, the General Assembly 116 countries to six voted in favour of returning the islands in the Indian Ocean to Mauritius. There were 56 abstentions, including France and Germany, from the vote, which is not legally binding.
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