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2006-05-24 04:34:37

DILI (Reuters) - Australian and New Zealand troops will arrive soon in East Timor to maintain order in the country, which has been racked by violence in past weeks, the young country's foreign minister, Jose Ramos-Horta, said on Wednesday. Shooting between a group of rebel military policemen and loyal government troops killed at least one person and wounded six in East Timor on Tuesday, and there was fresh fighting on Wednesday. Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer said...

2006-05-05 15:04:54

By Irwin Arieff UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - East Timor urged the United Nations on Friday to keep international police officers in the country for another year after deadly riots in the capital Dili. Foreign Minister Jose Ramos-Horta told the Security Council that with presidential and parliamentary elections due by next May, at least a company of international police was required until then because of "the volatility and fragility of the situation." A company is typically 75 to 150...

2006-04-30 10:54:54

DILI (Reuters) - Thousands of East Timorese sought shelter in a convent and other safe havens on Sunday, fearing a resurgence of protests by disgruntled soldiers and their supporters that resulted in four deaths last week. The cash-strapped government dismissed more than 500 soldiers earlier in April, prompting a series of demonstrations joined by groups the government says have broader motives. A demonstration on Friday turned violent, as protesters burned cars and threw rocks at...

2006-04-30 07:48:59

DILI (Reuters) - Thousands of East Timorese sought shelter in a convent and other safe havens on Sunday, fearing a resurgence of protests by disgruntled soldiers and their supporters that resulted in four deaths last week. The cash-strapped government dismissed more than 500 soldiers earlier in April, prompting a series of demonstrations joined by groups the government says have broader motives. A demonstration on Friday turned violent, as protesters burned cars and threw rocks at...

2006-04-28 06:55:12

DILI (Reuters) - Two people were killed in clashes between East Timor police and sacked soldiers on Friday, the latest violence since the cash-strapped government dismissed more than 500 soldiers earlier this month. It was unclear how many people were hurt, but a Reuters photographer on the scene said a hospital official had told him of 30 injuries. "Two citizens were killed," police chief Paulo de Fatima Martins told Reuters by telephone. It was not immediately clear if the dead...

2006-04-28 05:05:34

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Two people were killed in clashes between East Timor police and rampaging sacked soldiers on Friday, the East Timor police chief said. "Two citizens were killed," police chief Paulo de Fatima Martins told Reuters by telephone from the capital, Dili. It was unclear how many people were hurt, but a Reuters photographer on the scene said a hospital official had told him of 30 injuries.

2006-03-14 21:30:00

By Sue Pleming JAKARTA (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice urged Indonesia on Wednesday to make greater efforts to reform its armed forces, echoing calls from critics of Washington's decision to restore military ties last year. In an address to Indonesia's World Affairs Council, Rice stressed that a "reformed and effective" Indonesian military was in the interests of everyone in the region. "We look for continued progress toward greater accountability and complete reform,"...

2006-01-19 00:44:49

CANBERRA (Reuters) - Indonesia killed up to 180,000 East Timorese through massacres, torture and starvation during its 24-year occupation, a U.N. investigation has found, an Australian daily said on Thursday. Napalm and chemical weapons were used to poison food and water and some victims were burned or buried while still alive, and others sexually mutilated, the Australian newspaper quoted the U.N. report saying. It said 90 percent of the 180,000 deaths -- almost a third of the...

2006-01-19 01:17:37

CANBERRA (Reuters) - Indonesia killed up to 180,000 East Timorese through massacres, torture and starvation during its 24-year occupation, a report to be handed to the United Nations has found, an Australian daily said on Thursday. Napalm and chemical weapons were used to poison food and water and some victims were burned or buried while still alive, and others sexually mutilated, the Australian newspaper quoted the report saying. It said 90 percent of the 180,000 deaths -- almost a...

2006-01-13 04:40:24

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian police have declared eight of 12 arrested men as suspects in the killing of two American teachers in remote Papua province more than three years ago, a top policeman said on Friday. Police released the four others who had been held for the killing of the teachers from a school run by PT Freeport Indonesia, a unit of U.S.-based Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc, which operates mines in the Papuan mountains. Ties between Indonesia and the United...


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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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Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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