Cocos Islands


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Co·cos Islands

 (kō′kōs) also Kee·ling Islands (kē′lĭng)
An island group in the eastern Indian Ocean southwest of Sumatra. Discovered in 1609, the islands were settled by the British in 1826 and are today administered by Australia.
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Cocos Islands

(ˈkəʊkɒs; ˈkəʊkəs)
pl n
(Placename) a group of 27 coral islands in the Indian Ocean, southwest of Java: a Territory of Australia since 1955. Pop: 596 (2010). Area: 13 sq km (5 sq miles). Also called: Keeling Islands
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Co′cos Is′lands

(ˈkoʊ koʊs)
n.pl.
a group of 27 coral islands in the Indian Ocean, SW of Java, administered by Australia. 609; 5.5 sq. mi. (14 sq. km). Also called Keeling Islands.
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Twelve Ceylonese soldiers attempted to seize a wireless station in the Cocos Islands and hand it over to the Japanese in 1942.
One older resident berated Herriman for the millions of dollars he would make from writing a book about the Cocos Islands. More pointedly, we had received a government grant to do research on the Cocos Islands.
As Colston was considered to be a lynchpin in a new nuclear weapons deal involving the Cocos Islands, evidence mounts suggesting that his death was a hired hit.
The red crab is endemic to Christmas Island and the Cocos Islands in the Indian Ocean.
ON Monday, the High Court of Australia granted a temporary injunction against the transfer of 153 Sri Lankan asylum-seekers to that country's authorities after a boat conveying them from India was intercepted by an Australian "border protection" vessel near the Cocos Islands.
Australian border patrol personnel intercepted the first vessel carrying 41 Sri Lankans west of the remote Cocos Islands last week, after they were suspected of entering Australian waters illegally.
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The plane will search the north and west of the Cocos Islands.
Another vessel disappeared without a trace in the Sunda Strait in April with 72 on board and there were fears of a further sinking in May when 28 life jackets washed up on the Cocos Islands in the Indian Ocean.
Two months later, in November 1914, the Emden was challenged and wrecked by an Australian naval ship, the Sydney, off the Cocos Islands.