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ICJ begins hearing Preah Vihear dispute

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THE HAGUE - The International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Monday began hearing oral arguments in the dispute between Thailand and Cambodia over ownership of land adjoining the Preah Vihear border temple ruins controversially awarded to Cambodia by the court in 1962. 

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul, right, shakes hands with his Cambodian counterpart Hor Namhong, left, during a hearing at the International Court of Justice on Monday. (AFP Photo)

The Hague-based ICJ began a week of hearings on Monday, after Cambodia asked two years ago for an interpretation of the 1962 ruling awarding the ancient Preah Vihear temple to Cambodia.

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