Snow falls outside the International Court of Justice ahead of a preliminary hearing on nuclear disarmament in The Hague, Netherlands, Monday, March 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Mike Corder)
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The U.N.'s top court said Thursday it will hold hearings in September into a maritime border dispute between Somalia and Kenya which may decide the fate of potentially lucrative oil and gas reserves.Kenya will respond to a Somali complaint that Nairobi wrongly claims swathes of seabed that Mogadishu insists are its own during four days of hearings at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague from Sept. 19 .Kenya, which has had troops in southern Somalia since 2011, first as an invading force and then as part of an African Union peacekeeping mission, lays claim to a triangle of water stretching for more than 100,000 square kilometers (40,000 square miles) that is also claimed by Mogadishu.
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