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Indonesia: Two Bali prison escapees recaptured in East Timor

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Indonesia: Two Bali prison escapees recaptured in East Timor

- POLICE in East Timor on Friday said they have recaptured two foreign inmates who broke out of a prison in Bali, Indonesia, less than a week after they escaped along with two other detainees. According to the AFP (via South China Morning Post), authorities caught Bulgarian Dimitar Nikolov Iliev and Indian Sayed Mohammed Said at a hotel in Dili Thursday morning after they arrived on a boat illegally from Indonesia

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Two prisoners who escaped from Bali's Kerobokan jail arrested in East Timor

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Two prisoners who escaped from Bali's Kerobokan jail arrested in East Timor

- Jakarta: Two of the prisoners who escaped from Bali's Kerobokan jail on Monday have been arrested at a luxury resort in Dili, the capital of East Timor. Bulgarian Dimitar Nikolov Iliev, 43, who was serving seven years for an ATM fraud scam and Indian Sayed Mohammed Said, who was jailed for 14 years for drug offences, have both been apprehended. Yet to be found is Australian Shaun Edward Davidson, who had just 10 weeks to go of his one year jail sentence for using another's man passport

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Two prisoners who escaped from Bali's Kerobokan jail arrested in East Timor

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Two prisoners who escaped from Bali's Kerobokan jail arrested in East Timor

- Jakarta: Two of the prisoners who escaped from Bali's Kerobokan jail on Monday have been arrested at a luxury resort in Dili, the capital of East Timor. Bulgarian Dimitar Nikolov Iliev, 43, who was serving seven years for an ATM fraud scam and Indian Sayed Mohammed Said, who was jailed for 14 years for drug offences, have both been apprehended. Yet to be found is Australian Shaun Edward Davidson, who had just 10 weeks to go of his one year jail sentence for using another's man passport

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Two Bali jail escapees recaptured, Malaysian's whereabouts unknown - Regional

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Two Bali jail escapees recaptured, Malaysian's whereabouts unknown - Regional

- DILI: Police in Timor Leste on Thursday captured two foreign inmates who escaped from a prison on the Indonesian island of Bali this week by crawling through a tunnel under the walls, the police chief said. According to Reuters, police said they had captured Bulgarian Dimitar Nikolov Iliev and Indian Sayed Mohammed Said near a port area in the Timor Leste capital of Dili after the two had arrived on a motorboat from Indonesia

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East Timor court drops premier's libel case against media

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East Timor court drops premier's libel case against media

- JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An East Timor court on Thursday dismissed a criminal defamation case brought by the country's prime minister against two journalists due to lack of evidence. Rights groups and press advocates had urged that the case be dropped, fearing it would further undermine press freedom in one of the world's youngest democracies. Accused journalist Raimundo Oki said there was "big applause" when Dili District Court judge Patrocino Antonino Goncalves issued his ruling

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Nove brasileiros usaram passaportes inválidos para defender o Timor Leste

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Nove brasileiros usaram passaportes inválidos para defender o Timor Leste

- Nove jogadores brasileiros usaram passaportes irregulares para defender a seleção do Timor Leste em partidas das eliminatórias da Copa do Mundo de 2018. A informação foi confirmada nesta quarta-feira em comunicado da Confederação Asiática de Futebol (AFC), que declarou os passaportes "nulos e inválidos" e proibiu os atletas de voltarem a atuar pelo Timor Leste em competições. A fraude veio à tona em janeiro, provocando a exclusão do Timor Leste da Copa da Ásia de 2023

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East Timor: Ex-guerilla fighter set to be next president

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East Timor: Ex-guerilla fighter set to be next president

- ASIA’S youngest and poorest nation, East Timor (Timor Leste), has cast its ballots in a general election, with former guerrilla leader Francisco “Lu-Olo” Guterres looking to be made president. In the first election to be held since peacekeeping troops left the country in 2012, a high proportion of East Timor’s almost 750,000 registered voters turned out to polling stations in the former Portuguese colony

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Timor Leste votes in presidential poll seen as sign of stability

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Timor Leste votes in presidential poll seen as sign of stability

- DILI, Timor Leste (AFP) - Timor Leste voted for a new president on Monday (March 20), with a former guerrilla fighter tipped for victory after winning the backing of the two biggest parties, in a new sign of stability for Asia's youngest nation. The vote comes at a challenging time for the tiny half-island nation 15 years after gaining independence, with oil reserves running dry and its leaders struggling to reach agreement with Australia in a row over lucrative energy fields

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Winter Asian Games are very topical in tropical East Timor

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Winter Asian Games are very topical in tropical East Timor

- SAPPORO, Japan (AP) — For Alpine skier Yohan Goutt Goncalves, the chance to be East Timor's sole representative at the Asian Winter Games was too good to pass up, even if it meant missing the world championships. Goutt Goncalves could have taken part in the Alpine skiing world championships in St. Moritz, Switzerland but chose instead to travel to Japan to become East Timor's first athlete at the Asian Winter

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East Timor, Australia set date for new sea border deal

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East Timor, Australia set date for new sea border deal

- SYDNEY: Australia and East Timor are targeting a September date to agree a new sea border after tearing up a contentious maritime treaty which cut through lucrative oil and gas fields, both sides said Tuesday. Dili and Canberra have been in dispute over the issue for a decade and last year went to the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague. East Timor announced this month that it has officially

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East Timor Is Expelled From Asian Cup for Fielding Ineligible Brazilians

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East Timor Is Expelled From Asian Cup for Fielding Ineligible Brazilians

- Photo East Timor, the national soccer team jokingly called the Little Samba Nation for its rapid, and sometimes suspect, naturalization of Brazilian players, has been expelled from a major Asian tournament and ordered to forfeit 29 matches after an Asian Football Confederation investigation found that documents of a dozen players had been falsified. An investigation by the organization found that officials of the East Timor soccer federation, the Football Federation

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East Timor arrests 2 foreigners who fled from Bali prison
DILI, East Timor (AP) — Authorities in East Timor arrested two foreign inmates who escaped from a prison in neighboring Indonesia's resort island of Bali and plan to return them, police said. Bulgarian Dimitar Nikolov Iliev, 43, and Indian Sayed Mohammed Said, 31, were among four foreign inmates who escaped Monday from the Kerobokan penitentiary in Bali provincial capital, Denpasar, through a 50-by-70-centimeter (20-by-28-inch) hole found under the walls that connects to a 15-meter-long (49-foot-long) water tunnel heading toward a main street   Read More ...
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Indonesia: Two Bali prison escapees recaptured in East Timor
Indonesia: Two Bali prison escapees recaptured in East Timor POLICE in East Timor on Friday said they have recaptured two foreign inmates who broke out of a prison in Bali, Indonesia, less than a week after they escaped along with two other detainees. According to the AFP (via South China Morning Post), authorities caught Bulgarian Dimitar Nikolov Iliev and Indian Sayed Mohammed Said at a hotel in Dili Thursday morning after they arrived on a boat illegally from Indonesia   Read More ...
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East Timor arrests 2 foreigners who fled from Bali prison
DILI, East Timor – Authorities in East Timor arrested two foreign inmates who escaped from a prison in neighboring Indonesia's resort island of Bali and plan to return them, police said. Bulgarian Dimitar Nikolov Iliev, 43, and Indian Sayed Mohammed Said, 31, were among four foreign inmates who escaped Monday from the Kerobokan penitentiary in Bali provincial capital, Denpasar, through a 50-by-70-centimeter (20-by-28-inch) hole found under the walls that connects to a 15-meter-long (49-foot-long) water tunnel heading toward a main street   Read More ...
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East Timor to return foreigners who fled from Bali prison
DILI, East Timor (AP) — Authorities in East Timor will return to Indonesia two foreign inmates who escaped from a Bali prison. Bulgarian Dimitar Nikolov Iliev and Indian Sayed Mohammed Said were among four foreign inmates who escaped Monday from the Kerobokan penitentiary in Bali through a hole under the walls that connects to a water tunnel heading toward a main street   Read More ...
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Police don't believe Bali jail escapee Shaun Davidson is in East Timor
Police don't believe Bali jail escapee Shaun Davidson is in East Timor Bali: East Timorese police do not believe Kerobokan jail escapee Shaun Davidson is in East Timor, saying only two of the four foreign prisoners who escaped crossed from Indonesia. Davidson, a 33-year-old from Perth, and Malaysian Tee Kok King remain at large a day after two of their fellow escapees were arrested in a luxury resort in Dili, the capital of East Timor   Read More ...
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Two Bali escaped inmates captured in East Timor
Two Bali escaped inmates captured in East Timor Two foreign inmates who tunnelled their way out of a Bali prison have been captured in East Timor, police said Friday, in the latest prison break case in Indonesia. Bulgarian Dimitar Nikolov Iliev and Indian Sayed Mohammed Said were caught at a hotel in Dili Thursday morning after arriving on a boat illegally from Indonesia. They had escaped from Kerobokan prison Monday along with with two other inmates, Australian Shaun Edward Davidson and Malaysian Tee Kok King   Read More ...
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Two Bali jail fugitives captured in East Timor
Two Bali jail fugitives captured in East Timor East Timor police have recaptured two foreigners who escaped from Bali's Kerobokan Prison by using a tunnel. Indian Sayed Mohammed Said and Bulgarian Dimitar Nikolov Iliev were caught at a hotel in Dili after they arrived on a boat from Indonesia. They had escaped on Sunday with two other inmates, Australian Shaun Davidson and Malaysian Tee Kok King. East Timor's attorney general's office will decide if the two captured men will be sent back to Indonesia   Read More ...
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East Timor recaptures two inmates who escaped from Bali jail
DILI - Police in East Timor on Thursday captured two foreign inmates who escaped from a prison on the Indonesian island of Bali this week by crawling through a tunnel under the walls, the police chief said. Police said they had captured Bulgarian Dimitar Nikolov Iliev and Indian Sayed Mohammed Said near a port area in the East Timor capital of Dili after the two had arrived on a motor boat from the Indonesia   Read More ...
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Indian Who Escaped From Bali Prison Arrested In East Timor
Indian Who Escaped From Bali Prison Arrested In East Timor Jakarta: An Indian and another prisoner who were among the four foreigners who escaped through a tunnel from a prison in Indonesia's Bali island earlier this week were arrested in East Timor today, Indonesian authorities said. The East Timor police arrested Indian Sayed Muhammad, sentenced to 14 years for drug-trafficking, and Bulgarian Dimitar Nikolov, who was serving a seven-year sentence for fraud, from a luxury hotel in East Timor's capital Dili   Read More ...
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Two prisoners who escaped from Bali's Kerobokan jail arrested in East Timor
Two prisoners who escaped from Bali's Kerobokan jail arrested in East Timor Jakarta: Two of the prisoners who escaped from Bali's Kerobokan jail on Monday have been arrested at a luxury resort in Dili, the capital of East Timor. Bulgarian Dimitar Nikolov Iliev, 43, who was serving seven years for an ATM fraud scam and Indian Sayed Mohammed Said, who was jailed for 14 years for drug offences, have both been apprehended. Yet to be found is Australian Shaun Edward Davidson, who had just 10 weeks to go of his one year jail sentence for using another's man passport   Read More ...
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Two prisoners who escaped from Bali's Kerobokan jail arrested in East Timor
Two prisoners who escaped from Bali's Kerobokan jail arrested in East Timor Jakarta: Two of the prisoners who escaped from Bali's Kerobokan jail on Monday have been arrested at a luxury resort in Dili, the capital of East Timor. Bulgarian Dimitar Nikolov Iliev, 43, who was serving seven years for an ATM fraud scam and Indian Sayed Mohammed Said, who was jailed for 14 years for drug offences, have both been apprehended. Yet to be found is Australian Shaun Edward Davidson, who had just 10 weeks to go of his one year jail sentence for using another's man passport   Read More ...
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Kerobokan jail escapees found in East Timor, Australian Shaun Davidson still on the run
Kerobokan jail escapees found in East Timor, Australian Shaun Davidson still on the run Two inmates who escaped from Bali's Kerobokan prison on Monday have been captured in Dili, East Timor, while two others — including Australian Shaun Davidson remain on the run. Indian man Sayed Mohammed Said, who is serving a 14-year jail sentence on drug charges, and Bulgarian Dimitar Nikolove Ilieve, who was sentenced to seven years for money laundering, were found on Thursday afternoon   Read More ...
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Two Bali jail escapees recaptured, Malaysian's whereabouts unknown - Regional
Two Bali jail escapees recaptured, Malaysian's whereabouts unknown - Regional DILI: Police in Timor Leste on Thursday captured two foreign inmates who escaped from a prison on the Indonesian island of Bali this week by crawling through a tunnel under the walls, the police chief said. According to Reuters, police said they had captured Bulgarian Dimitar Nikolov Iliev and Indian Sayed Mohammed Said near a port area in the Timor Leste capital of Dili after the two had arrived on a motorboat from Indonesia   Read More ...
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Vanuatu's Sope speaks out in support of West Papua
Vanuatu's Sope speaks out in support of West Papua A former Vanuatu prime minister, Barak Sope, says he is confident West Papua will become independent from Indonesia. Mr Sope, who had been a long time supporter for independence in East Timor, was speaking after being awarded the "Order of Timor Leste" in the capital Dili, for his contribution to that country's successful struggle for freedom. It is the highest honour East Timor can bestow   Read More ...
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East Timor court drops premier's libel case against media
East Timor court drops premier's libel case against media JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An East Timor court on Thursday dismissed a criminal defamation case brought by the country's prime minister against two journalists due to lack of evidence. Rights groups and press advocates had urged that the case be dropped, fearing it would further undermine press freedom in one of the world's youngest democracies. Accused journalist Raimundo Oki said there was "big applause" when Dili District Court judge Patrocino Antonino Goncalves issued his ruling   Read More ...
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East Timor court drops premier's libel case against media
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An East Timor court has dismissed a criminal defamation case brought by the country's prime minister against two journalists due to lack of evidence. Journalist Raimundo Oki said there was "big applause" when a Dili District Court judge issued his ruling Thursday. Oki and his former boss at the Timor Post, Lourenco Vicente Martins, would have faced up to three years in prison if found guilty of slanderous denunciation   Read More ...
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Vanuatu's Sope honoured by Timor Leste
Vanuatu's Sope honoured by Timor Leste A former Vanuatu prime minister, Barak Sope, has received the 'Order of Timor Leste' - that country's highest honour. While pinning the medal on Mr Sope at a ceremony in Dili, the East Timor President Taur Matan Rauk, a former guerilla fighter against the Indonesian military, thanked him for his support during the struggle for independence. He told Mr Sope that while fighting in the mountains he heard the Vanuatu politician's voice coming across the ocean   Read More ...
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Chinese president's special envoy attends Timor-Leste presidential inauguration
JAKARTA -- Zhang Ping, special envoy of Chinese President Xi Jinping, attended Timor-Leste's presidential inauguration ceremony as well as the celebration of 15th anniversary of Timor-Leste's restoration of independence in Dili on May 19-20. China and Timor-Leste enjoy a profound traditional friendship, and their political trust has been constantly deepened and pragmatic cooperation increasingly strengthened since the two countries established diplomatic ties 15 years ago, said Zhang, also vice chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress of China   Read More ...
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Chinese president's special envoy to attend Timor-Leste presidential inauguration
Zhang Ping will attend the Timor-Leste president's inauguration ceremony as special envoy of President Xi Jinping, Chinese Foreign Ministry announced Tuesday. Zhang, vice chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress of China, is making the trip at the invitation of Timor-Leste President-elect Francisco Guterres Lu-Olo, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying told a routine press briefing. Zhang will also attend the celebration of 15th anniversary of Timor-Leste's restoration of independence, said Hua   Read More ...
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East Timor wants a 'just' border: Ramos-Horta
East Timor wants a 'just' border: Ramos-Horta The former president of East Timor says Australia is arguing for an "unsustainable" maritime border as it would include sovereignty of his country if it was strictly followed. The ongoing conciliation over a maritime border between Australia and East Timor should give a result based on a halfway point rather than a continental shelf boundary, former East Timor president Jose Ramos-Horta told an event in Sydney on Sunday   Read More ...
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Xi sends congratulatory message to new Timor-Leste president
Chinese President Xi Jinping has sent a congratulatory message to Francisco Guterres, also known as Lu-Olo, on being elected president of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste. In the message sent Monday, Xi said that as friendly neighboring countries, China and Timor-Leste have witnessed substantial progress in the development of bilateral relations since the two countries forged diplomatic ties 15 years ago   Read More ...
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US senator honored for work in former East Timor island
US senator honored for work in former East Timor island PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jack Reed has received the highest honor that a foreigner can be given from the country formerly known as East Timor. The Order of Timor was presented to the Rhode Island Democrat from the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, nearly two decades after Reed visited the island on a fact-finding trip to learn more about the residents' struggle for freedom   Read More ...
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Tough times continue for people of East Timor
Tough times continue for people of East Timor Dili: When invading Indonesian troops parachuted into Dili in 1975 Filomena Gomes fled into East Timor's cloud-shrouded mountains and for four years scrounged food and cooked for guerrilla fighters. She remembers a tall, handsome fighter by the name of Xanana. "He liked to eat a soup made from corn, pumpkin and papaya leaves," she says of the man who became the hero of East Timor's independence, and remains the most powerful figure in Asia's youngest democracy   Read More ...
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Nove brasileiros usaram passaportes inválidos para defender o Timor Leste
Nove brasileiros usaram passaportes inválidos para defender o Timor Leste Nove jogadores brasileiros usaram passaportes irregulares para defender a seleção do Timor Leste em partidas das eliminatórias da Copa do Mundo de 2018. A informação foi confirmada nesta quarta-feira em comunicado da Confederação Asiática de Futebol (AFC), que declarou os passaportes "nulos e inválidos" e proibiu os atletas de voltarem a atuar pelo Timor Leste em competições. A fraude veio à tona em janeiro, provocando a exclusão do Timor Leste da Copa da Ásia de 2023   Read More ...
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East Timor: Ex-guerilla fighter set to be next president
East Timor: Ex-guerilla fighter set to be next president ASIA’S youngest and poorest nation, East Timor (Timor Leste), has cast its ballots in a general election, with former guerrilla leader Francisco “Lu-Olo” Guterres looking to be made president. In the first election to be held since peacekeeping troops left the country in 2012, a high proportion of East Timor’s almost 750,000 registered voters turned out to polling stations in the former Portuguese colony   Read More ...
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Former Guerrilla Fighter Set to Win East Timor Presidency
Former Guerrilla Fighter Set to Win East Timor Presidency DILI, EAST TIMOR — An unofficial vote count shows a former guerrilla leader has won East Timor's presidency in the first election without U.N. supervision since peacekeepers left in 2012. The tally announced Tuesday by the country's election office indicated that Francisco "Lu-Olo" Guterres had a commanding lead over the Democratic Party's Antonio da Conceicao, who is minister of education and social affairs   Read More ...
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Francisco 'Lu-Olo' Guterres on track to win East Timor presidential election
Francisco 'Lu-Olo' Guterres on track to win East Timor presidential election Dili: A veteran guerrilla commander is heading for a decisive victory in East Timor's presidential elections and is expected to be sworn in as the country's next head of state in May. Francisco "Lu-Olo" Guterres had received 57 per cent of the national vote with 90 per cent of votes counted in Monday's election. Mr Guterres's campaign was backed by Fretilin, the party that led East Timor's revolutionary struggle to independence, and the country's behind-the-scenes powerbroker Xanana Gusmao   Read More ...
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East Timor presidential election: Francisco Guterres leads in slow vote count
East Timor presidential election: Francisco Guterres leads in slow vote count A former anti-Indonesian guerrilla fighter is leading a slow vote count in East Timor's presidential election, the country's first without help of the United Nations. Backed by Fretilin, the party that led the revolutionary struggle to the country's independence, Francisco "Lu-Olo" Guterres was leading with 59.24 per cent of votes. But only 34.34 per cent of votes had been counted by early Tuesday, reflecting huge logistical problems in the largely mountainous country with a poor road network   Read More ...
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Timor Leste votes in presidential poll seen as sign of stability
Timor Leste votes in presidential poll seen as sign of stability DILI, Timor Leste (AFP) - Timor Leste voted for a new president on Monday (March 20), with a former guerrilla fighter tipped for victory after winning the backing of the two biggest parties, in a new sign of stability for Asia's youngest nation. The vote comes at a challenging time for the tiny half-island nation 15 years after gaining independence, with oil reserves running dry and its leaders struggling to reach agreement with Australia in a row over lucrative energy fields   Read More ...
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Former resistance fighters vie for presidency in East Timor
People began voting in East Timor on Monday in a presidential election, with the two main parties backing former independence fighters for the largely ceremonial post as Asia's youngest democracy struggles to combat poverty and chronic unemployment. Lines formed outside polling booths, as voters queued to choose from a field of eight candidates contesting the fourth presidential poll since East Timor won independence from Indonesia in 2002   Read More ...
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Former resistance fighters vie for presidency in East Timor
Former resistance fighters vie for presidency in East Timor DILI (Reuters) - People began voting in East Timor on Monday in a presidential election, with the two main parties backing former independence fighters for the largely ceremonial post as Asia's youngest democracy struggles to combat poverty and chronic unemployment. Lines formed outside polling booths, as voters queued to choose from a field of eight candidates contesting the fourth presidential poll since East Timor won independence from Indonesia in 2002   Read More ...
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Victoria to fund conference centre at site Balibo Five were killed in East Timor
Victoria to fund conference centre at site Balibo Five were killed in East Timor The site in East Timor where Indonesian troops killed five Australian journalists in 1975 will be transformed with the construction of a new conference centre after a $100,000 donation by the Victorian government. Victoria will also provide $60,000 to East Timor over the next three years to train nurses for a new dental clinic. Espionage claims have dogged the relationship between the federal government and East Timor in recent years - with no Australian minister visiting the country since 2013   Read More ...
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Victoria to fund conference centre at site Balibo Five were killed in East Timor
Victoria to fund conference centre at site Balibo Five were killed in East Timor The site in East Timor where Indonesian troops killed five Australian journalists in 1975 will be transformed with the construction of a new conference centre after a $100,000 donation by the Victorian government. Victoria will also provide $60,000 to East Timor over the next three years to train nurses for a new dental clinic. Espionage claims have dogged the relationship between the federal government and East Timor in recent years - with no Australian minister visiting the country since 2013   Read More ...
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West Papuan advocates pay tribute to Faleomavaega
West Papuan advocates pay tribute to Faleomavaega The East Timor Action Network, or ETAN, has paid tribute to the late Faleomavaega Eni Hunkin's work on West Papua. The former member of the US House of Representatives, who represented American Samoa as its Delegate in Congress for 13 terms from 1989 to 2015, passed away in late February. As Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific and the Global Environment, Faleomavaega regularly monitored events in Indonesia's Papua region   Read More ...
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Chief of Defence Force to Visit Timor-Leste
Press Release – New Zealand Defence Force. The Chief of Defence Force, Lieutenant General Tim Keating, left today to visit Timor-Leste and an exercise off Australia involving Royal New Zealand Navy vessels. Chief of Defence Force to Visit Timor-Leste And Australian Exercise. The Chief of Defence Force, Lieutenant General Tim Keating, left today to visit Timor-Leste and an exercise off Australia involving Royal New Zealand Navy vessels. He arrives in Timor-Leste tonight for a series of meetings before departing for Perth, where he will view Exercise Ocean Explorer, an Australian-led maritime exercise involving New Zealand ships   Read More ...
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Agreement to boost Timor Leste economy
Agreement to boost Timor Leste economy New Zealand and Timor Leste have signed a five-year cooperation agreement aimed in part at helping reduce the Southeast Asian nation's reliance on oil. Timor Leste, formerly known as East Timor, formally gained independence from Indonesia 15 years ago, after an armed intervention led by New Zealand and Australia. Timor Leste Prime Minister Rui Maria de Araújo is in New Zealand and met with Prime Minister Bill English. Dr de   Read More ...
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Winter Asian Games are very topical in tropical East Timor
Winter Asian Games are very topical in tropical East Timor SAPPORO, Japan (AP) — For Alpine skier Yohan Goutt Goncalves, the chance to be East Timor's sole representative at the Asian Winter Games was too good to pass up, even if it meant missing the world championships. Goutt Goncalves could have taken part in the Alpine skiing world championships in St. Moritz, Switzerland but chose instead to travel to Japan to become East Timor's first athlete at the Asian Winter   Read More ...
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Vice foreign minister to travel to Indonesia, East Timor for talks
SEOUL, Feb. 2 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's vice foreign minister will travel to Indonesia and East Timor next week to discuss bilateral cooperation, the foreign ministry here said Thursday. Lim Sung-nam will meet with Indonesian Vice Foreign Minister Abdurrahman Mohammad Fachir in Jakarta on Monday for the countries' first round of strategic dialogue, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said. The consultative body was launched in May last year during   Read More ...
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East Timor dumps spying case against Australia for 'good faith' oil, gas boundary talks
East Timor dumps spying case against Australia for 'good faith' oil, gas boundary talks East Timor has dumped its spying case against Australia in the international court, raising hopes of an eventual end to the bitter stand-off over $40 billion in oil and gas fields. After a week of confidential talks in Singapore, both countries also pledged on Tuesday to negotiate in "good faith" to finally declare a maritime boundary in the Timor Sea, setting a September deadline for progress. But Foreign Minister Julie   Read More ...
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Australia, East Timor aim to agree on maritime border by end September
SYDNEY (REUTERS) - Australia and East Timor said on Tuesday (Jan 24) they aim to reach an agreement on a maritime border by the end of September, which would end a decade-old row between the two nations that has stalled a US$40 billion (S$57 billion) offshore gas project. Australia has previously resisted renegotiating a permanent border but under pressure from the United Nations has agreed to enter talks with East   Read More ...
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