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Battle over salvaged treasure ship

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A Spanish treasure ship is at the centre of an ownership row more than 200 years after it sank off the coast of Portugal.

The governments of Spain and Peru are pursuing rival claims to the riches of the Mercedes - a hoard of 600,000 silver and gold coins - in the US courts.

Danny Wood reports.

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