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2005-11-25 01:28:25

By Manny Mogato MANILA (Reuters) - Southeast Asia's version of the Olympics officially opens in the Philippines on Sunday amid threats of terrorism, bird flu and domestic political squabbling that has delayed preparations of venues for the events. More than 7,000 officials, coaches, trainers and athletes from the 10-member Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) and East Timor are taking part in the biennial regional games, first hosted by Thailand in 1959. "We're ready for...

2005-11-23 01:43:18

By Telly Nathalia and Dean Yates JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia has welcomed the resumption of military relations with the United States while human rights groups expressed concern and said monitoring of the armed forces would need to be tightened. The United States restored military ties on Tuesday with the world's most populous Muslim nation as a reward for Jakarta's cooperation in the war on terrorism, U.S. State Department officials said. "We certainly warmly welcome this...

2005-08-11 03:47:19

BALI, Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesia and East Timor said on Thursday a truth commission they have set up to probe bloodshed surrounding East Timor's independence vote was one way to bring closure to a dark chapter in their relations. United Nations estimates about 1,000 East Timorese were killed by militias backed by the Indonesian military when the tiny territory voted in August 1999 to split from Indonesian rule after 24 years of often brutal occupation. Last June, a U.N. panel...

2005-08-04 03:26:41

BALI, Indonesia (Reuters) - A truth commission set up by Indonesia and East Timor began work on Thursday, seeking to deflect growing calls for an international tribunal to probe the tiny territory's bloody independence vote in 1999. The United Nations estimates about 1,000 East Timorese were slaughtered by pro-Jakarta militias when the former Portuguese colony overwhelmingly voted for independence. The militias, backed by elements in the Indonesian army, also destroyed most of East Timor's...

2005-07-28 04:50:35

VIENTIANE (Reuters) - Indonesia has brushed off a call in a United Nations report for an international tribunal to try Indonesian and militia leaders blamed for a bloody 1999 rampage in East Timor. "We continue to oppose an international tribunal, which we find totally unnecessary," Foreign Ministry spokesman Marty Natalegawa said on Thursday, a day after a report issued by U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan recommended one. The U.N. and the international community should support joint...

2005-07-13 17:57:07

By Irwin Arieff UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The Security Council is sitting on a U.N. expert panel's recommendation for an international tribunal to try Indonesian and local militia leaders blamed for a deadly 1999 rampage in East Timor, diplomats and U.N. officials said on Wednesday. The experts submitted their findings on May 26 to U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who transmitted their report to the 15-nation council in late June. Normally such a document would be officially published...

2005-06-30 04:56:10

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Six years after the Indonesianarmy and allied gangs waged a scorched-earth campaign in EastTimor, a U.N.-appointed panel concluded that Jakarta'sprosecution of suspects was seriously flawed. In a 149-page report to the Security Council obtained byReuters, the panel said Indonesian forces and local militialeaders should be tried before an international tribunal ifJakarta does not agree to conduct prosecutions within sixmonths under international...


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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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This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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