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2006-06-06 07:04:34

By Lirio da Fonseca DILI (Reuters) - Some 2,000 protesters rallied in Timor's violence-stricken capital on Tuesday demanding the removal of Prime Minister Mari Alkatiri, blaming him for the unrest that has left parts of the city in ruins and burning. Protesters in trucks, buses and on motorbikes shouted "bring down Alkatiri" and voiced support for President Xanana Gusmao as they entered Dili escorted by international peacekeepers. Protest spokesman Major Augusto de Araujo Tara read...

2006-06-06 07:54:46

By Paul Eckert, Asia Correspondent JAKARTA (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said on Tuesday the restoration of U.S. military ties with Indonesia was good for both countries and he was committed to ensuring Jakarta access to American training and equipment. The Pentagon chief held talks with Indonesian Defense Minister Juwono Sudarsono, who said Jakarta would study "limited" participation in a U.S.-led program to halt the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction -- a...

2006-05-31 00:02:05

By David Fox DILI (Reuters) - East Timor's capital was calm for the first time in more than a week on Wednesday as residents digested news that independence hero President Xanana Gusmao had assumed sole responsibility for the country's security. Gusmao's proclamation on Tuesday night appeared to quell the violence by gangs of youths who have been on a rampage of looting and arson sparked by the dismissal of nearly half the army. Gusmao said he was taking sole responsibility for the...

2006-05-30 08:09:06

By David Fox DILI (Reuters) - Gangs loosely allied to feuding factions of East Timor's armed forces defied international peacekeepers on Tuesday and went on a rampage of arson and looting as the president took charge of national security. Xanana Gusmao told a news conference that he had taken sole responsibility for the nation's security, including information and intelligence services, after a week of violence sparked by a split in the army. He said he had made the decision in...

2006-05-29 23:13:43

By David Fox DILI (Reuters) - East Timor's beleaguered government was due to meet for a second day of crisis talks on Tuesday as youth gangs loosely allied to feuding factions of the armed forces defied international peacekeepers and torched cars and buildings in the capital. Smoke billowed above several neighbourhoods in Dili as the gangs, the product of massive unemployment and a desperately poor economy in the world's newest nation, played hide-and-seek with the peacekeepers. At...

2006-05-28 01:30:20

By David Fox DILI (Reuters) - Frightened Timorese packed churches to pray for peace on Sunday, but gangs allied to feuding police or army units continued to rampage through the capital, evading foreign peacekeeping troops and torching homes and vehicles. This Reuters correspondent saw one gang of about 20 youths chase a man into a half-built house before bludgeoning him to death in the doorway with rocks and clubs. "He was setting fires," said one of the ringleaders, seemingly the...

2006-05-27 05:22:08

By David Fox DILI (Reuters) - Gangs of youths allied to feuding East Timor police or army units went on the rampage in parts of the capital on Saturday, torching houses and vehicles as Australian and Malaysian peacekeeping troops stepped up patrols. Youths armed with machetes, swords and knives patrolled neighborhoods near government buildings against what they said were rogue army elements planning to return from the hills surrounding the capital of the world's newest independent...

2006-05-27 03:09:05

(Adds fighting eases, cabinet meeting, quotes, details) By David Fox DILI, May 27 - Gangs of youths allied to feuding East Timor police or army units went on the rampage in parts of the capital on Saturday, torching houses and vehicles, as Australian and Malaysian peacekeeping troops stepped up their patrols. Youths armed with machetes, swords and knives patrolled neighborhoods near government buildings against what they said were rogue army elements planning to return from the...

2006-05-26 22:07:04

By David Fox DILI, May 27 - Gangs of youths allied to feuding East Timor police or army units went on the rampage in parts of the capital on Saturday, torching houses and vehicles, as Australian and Malaysian peacekeeping troops stepped up their patrols. Youths armed with machetes, swords and knives patrolled neighborhoods near government buildings against what they said were rogue army elements who were planning to return from the hills surrounding the capital of the world's newest...

2006-05-25 03:50:57

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian commandos landed in the East Timor capital Dili on Thursday, quickly securing the airport to the cheers of local residents, ahead of a total deployment of 1,300 troops to restore peace to the troubled young nation. About 150 heavily armed troops took only minutes to disembark from C-130 Hercules transport aircraft which also brought Australian Lieutenant-General Ken Gillespie to negotiate the terms of the deployment with the East Timor government....


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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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