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, Span. Islas Malvinas, group of islands (2012 pop. 2,563), 4,618 sq mi (11,961 sq km), S Atlantic, c.300 mi (480 km) E of the Strait of Magellan. The islands are a British overseas territory; the capital is Stanley.
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CAPTURED: HMS Tiger Bay, formerly the Islas Malvinas, moored alongside HMS Cardiff and, top, the sign which sold for pounds 5,000; BIT OF HISTORY: HMS Cardiff's ship's log, showing the capture of the Islas Malvinas
Of course, the major distinction between 1833 and 1982 was that in 1982, a UK submarine fired a torpedo which sank the General Belgrano, which was outside an exclusion zone and sailing away from the Islas Malvinas.
Police said the shooting occurred minutes before the start of classes in the Islas Malvinas (Falkland Islands) school in Carmen de Patagones, a city 610 miles south of Buenos Aires.
Third, members agreed to a coordinated defense of Argentine sovereignty regarding the Islas Malvinas (Falklands), a strategic southern archipelago where Great Britain still practices its colonial policy as if the clock of history had stopped in the early 18th century.
The 12 countries adopted a measure to prevent ships flying the "illegal flag of the Islas Malvinas (Falklands)" from entering their ports.
1 Rafael Nadal to reach an unassailable 3-1 lead in the best-of-five series in front of a boisterous Argentine crowd at Islas Malvinas Stadium.
A British overseas territory since the 19th century, the Falkland Islands (as they're known in the UK) continue to be claimed by Argentina, where they go by the name Islas Malvinas.
Known in South America as Islas Malvinas and in Britain as the Falklands, the territory is a collection of rocky islands some 450 km off the coast of Argentina, which, despite losing the 1982 war, continues to claim the tiny territory as its own.
Argentina, going for their first title in their third attempt, have selected Juan Martin del Potro, David Nalbandian, Jose Acasuso and Agustin Calleri for the best-of-five series on a hard indoor court at the Islas Malvinas stadium.