The Territory of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, also called Cocos Islands (/ˈkoʊkəs/) and Keeling Islands, is a territory of Australia, located in the Indian Ocean, southwest of Christmas Island and approximately midway between Australia and Sri Lanka.
The islands have been called the Cocos Islands (from 1622), the Keeling Islands (from 1703), the Cocos–Keeling Islands (since James Horsburgh in 1805) and the Keeling–Cocos Islands (19th century).Cocos refers to the abundant coconut trees, while Keeling is William Keeling, reputedly the first European to sight the islands, in 1609. John Clunies-Ross, who sailed there in the Borneo in 1825, called the group the Borneo Coral Isles, restricting Keeling to North Keeling, and calling South Keeling "the Cocos properly so called". The form Cocos (Keeling) Islands, attested from 1916, was made official by the Cocos (Keeling) Islands Act 1955.
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“Fearless” sportsman Cooper Watson told DogtoothMedia he was lucky he was not bitten himself during the attack, which occurred Sunday while the 21-year-old was fishing off the CocosIslands, as seen in this wild video ... 21-year-old was fishing off the Cocos Islands.
A team of experts travelled to the CocosIslands, a group of 27 small atolls 2,100 kilometres west of Australia and found an estimated 414 million pieces of plastic ... “While the five oceanic gyres or ‘garbage patches’ tend to garner a lot of research and media attention, the Cocos Islands are not located near or within one of these gyres,” she said.
A team of experts travelled to the CocosIslands, a group of 27 small atolls 2,100 kilometres... "While the five oceanic gyres or 'garbage patches' tend to garner a lot of research and media attention, the Cocos Islands are not located near or within one of these gyres," she said.
Australia's media watchdog says it is looking into the legality of a number of offshore gambling websites using the CocosIslands' internet country code to offer casino gaming and live sports betting, including for Australian competitions like Super Netball, Big V basketball and local soccer games ... .
Mr Simpkins landed in hot water again last week after FairfaxMedia detailed how he had flown his wife and two daughters under parliamentary entitlements to the idyllic CocosIslands for a weekend stay before his commitments with a committee looking at Australia's administration of its Indian Ocean territories.
Opposition candidate Win Min had, until recently, never been able to visit the place he was campaigning in - the CocoIslands...Media captionOpposition candidate Win Min has never been allowed to visit his constituency of the Coco Islands, reports Jonah Fisher ... Media captionJonah ...
There are now reports that the website's new .cc domain name is registered to the Australia-administered CocosIslands. The majority of media reports so far have decided not to give the actual web address for the site but despite the global concerns it is still active, and registered via a popular domain name company.
It was only after a media outlet had exposed the boat was on its way to the CocosIslands that Mr Morrison held a press conference to explain the boat was being sent to Curtin detention centre ... A second Iranian man, Hamid Kehazaei, has since died after contracting septicaemia on Manus Island. .