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2006-06-27 05:44:25

By David Fox DILI (Reuters) - Thousands of supporters of ousted East Timor prime minister Mari Alkatiri prepared to march on the capital on Tuesday, a day after the premier resigned following a week of protests against his rule. Hopes for an end to over two months of violence fizzled out as news of the gathering by Fretilin party supporters spread. The State Council, an appointed panel which advises President Xanana Gusmao, met earlier to discuss who would replace Alkatiri, but the...

2006-06-26 23:02:39

By David Fox DILI (Reuters) - East Timor's leaders were meeting on Tuesday to discuss who would be the next prime minister after the resignation of Mari Alkatiri appeared to cool political tempers and raise hopes for an end to over two months of turmoil. The State Council, an appointed body that advises the president, met as thousands of Timorese who have camped out in the capital staging daily protests began drifting back to their homes. The protests peaked last week after...

2006-06-26 05:48:54

By David Fox DILI (Reuters) - East Timor's embattled prime minister, Mari Alkatiri, resigned on Monday, saying he would share responsibility for a political crisis that has gripped Asia's newest nation for over two months. There was no immediate word on a replacement, but news of his departure was welcomed by thousands of people who have been demonstrating in the capital for the past week. They cheered and beat drums in celebration as word of his resignation spread. A convoy of...

2006-06-26 03:26:35

By David Fox DILI (Reuters) - East Timor's embattled prime minister, Mari Alkatiri, resigned on Monday, saying he would share responsibility for a political crisis that has gripped Asia's newest nation for over two months. There was no immediate word on a replacement, but news of his departure was welcomed by thousands of people who have been demonstrating in the capital for the past week. They cheered and beat drums in celebration as word of his resignation spread. A convoy of...

2006-06-26 02:11:27

By David Fox DILI (Reuters) - East Timor's embattled prime minister, Mari Alkatiri, resigned on Monday, saying he would share responsibility for a political crisis that has gripped Asia's newest nation for over two months. There was no immediate word on a replacement, but news of his departure was welcomed by thousands of protesters who have been demonstrating in the capital for the past week. They cheered and car horns blared as word of the resignation spread. Alkatiri said he was...

2006-06-26 01:42:46

DILI (Reuters) - When East Timor's Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jose Ramos-Horta resigned his government posts, he did so via a mobile phone text message. Ramos-Horta told a news briefing that he had sent an SMS to Prime Minister Mari Alkatiri announcing his intention to quit on Sunday, and received a reply in the same format from the premier. "I explained myself in a subsequent text message," he said. The country has been embroiled for months in a political crisis and text messaging...

2006-06-25 22:29:18

By David Fox DILI (Reuters) - East Timor's embattled prime minister, Mari Alkatiri, was expected to resign on Monday, the country's foreign minister told a news briefing. Jose Ramos-Horta interrupted a briefing to explain his own resignation a day earlier to say "it had been overtaken by events." He advised the assembled media to go to Alkatiri's residence. Asked if the prime minister was going to resign he nodded his head, shrugged and said: "it looks like." Nobel Peace laureate...

2006-06-25 23:51:33

By David Fox DILI (Reuters) - East Timor's embattled prime minister, Mari Alkatiri, resigned on Monday, saying he would take a share of responsibility for a political crisis that has gripped the world's newest democratic nation for over two months. There was no immediate word on a replacement, but the news was welcomed by thousands of protesters who have been demonstrating in the capital for the past week, and they cheered and car horns blared as word of his resignation spread....

2006-06-25 23:36:58

DILI (Reuters) - East Timor's embattled prime minister, Mari Alkatiri, told a news conference on Monday he has resigned from the post. Alkatiri has been widely blamed for violence which erupted after fighting within the armed forces spiralled into rioting, arson and looting in the streets of the capital, Dili.

2006-06-24 23:23:14

By David Fox DILI (Reuters) - Leaders of East Timor's ruling Fretilin party were meeting on Sunday, guarded by international peacekeepers, to discuss the fate of embattled Prime Minister Mari Alkatiri, blamed for nearly two months of violence. Alkatiri's resignation has been the rallying cry during protests by thousands of Timorese that have peaked in the past five days after damaging revelations in an Australian news documentary linked him to a plot to arm a civilian militia. The...


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Australia
2013-02-18 13:27:43

Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country involving the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and a number of smaller islands. It’s the world’s sixth-largest country regarding to total area. Some of the neighboring countries include East Timor, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea to the north; the Solomon Islands, New Caledonia and Vanuatu to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east. For at least 40,000 years before European...

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