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World court awards Peru swathe of Chile's fish-rich sea

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Lima cried victory Monday after the UN's top court handed it a wedge of sea under Chilean sovereignty, but Peruvian fishermen nevertheless said they gained nothing from the historic ruling. 

Chilean citizens demonstrate against a ruling by the International Court of The Hague during a rally outside the Presidential Palace in Santiago, on January 26, 2014

Peru said it drew "satisfaction" from the world court's ruling in which it was handed a part of the fish-rich Pacific Ocean, claimed by Chile since the early 1950s, but its southern neighbour slammed the decision.

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