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East Timor PM says state is 'ready' to become ASEAN member: Mainichi interview

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East Timor PM says state is 'ready' to become ASEAN member: Mainichi interview

- DILI, East Timor -- The prime minister of East Timor, Rui Maria de Araujo, said the country is "ready to become a member," with regard to the state's aim to join the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), in a recent interview with the Mainichi Shimbun. Furthermore, as the prime minister reflected on the state's recent history including provisional rule under the United Nations and independence from Indonesia in 2002, he commented, "(With regard to) human rights, peace, democracy and so on
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Two biggest parties neck-and-neck in East Timor election

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Two biggest parties neck-and-neck in East Timor election

- Dili, East Timor | AFP |The two largest parties in East Timor's parliamentary election were neck-and-neck, according to preliminary results Sunday, with neither expected to secure enough support to govern alone. With 90 percent of votes from Saturday's election counted, the National Congress for Timorese Reconstruction (CNRT) -- led by independence hero Xanana Gusmao -- had about 28 percent of votes, down from 36
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Fretilin, CNRT lead East Timor's parliamentary poll; coalition eyed

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Fretilin, CNRT lead East Timor's parliamentary poll; coalition eyed

- DILI (Reuters) - East Timor's two biggest political parties - Fretilin and the National Congress for Timorese Reconstruction (CNRT) - have secured a combined 58 percent of votes in the country's parliamentary election, preliminary results showed on Sunday. More than 20 parties were vying for 65 seats in parliament, seeking to win votes from a largely youthful population that has been increasingly frustrated by the nation's dependence on oil and gas sales and a lack of jobs
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Fretilin, CNRT lead East Timor's parliamentary poll; coalition eyed

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Fretilin, CNRT lead East Timor's parliamentary poll; coalition eyed

- DILI: East Timor's two biggest political parties: Fretilin and the National Congress for Timorese Reconstruction (CNRT): have secured a combined 58 percent of votes in the country's parliamentary election, preliminary results showed on Sunday. More than 20 parties were vying for 65 seats in parliament, seeking to win votes from a largely youthful population that has been increasingly frustrated by the nation's dependence on oil and gas sales and a lack of jobs
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East Timor vote results show Fretilin winning largest share

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East Timor vote results show Fretilin winning largest share

- DILI, East Timor (AP) — Preliminary results from East Timor's parliamentary election show the largest party in the governing coalition has lost support and the leftist Fretilin emerging as the biggest party. With 78 percent of votes counted by midday Sunday, the National Congress for Timorese Reconstruction party of independence hero Xanana Gusmao, or CNRT, had won 27.6 percent, down from 36
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East Timor vote results show Fretilin winning largest share

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East Timor vote results show Fretilin winning largest share

- DILI, East Timor (AP) — Preliminary results from East Timor's parliamentary election show the largest party in the governing coalition has lost support and the leftist Fretilin emerging as the biggest party. With 78 percent of votes counted by midday Sunday, the National Congress for Timorese Reconstruction party of independence hero Xanana Gusmao, or CNRT, had won 27.6 percent, down from 36
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East Timor vote results show Fretilin winning largest share

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East Timor vote results show Fretilin winning largest share

- Preliminary results from East Timor's parliamentary election show the largest party in the governing coalition has lost support and the leftist Fretilin emerging as the biggest party. With 78 percent of votes counted by midday Sunday, the National Congress for Timorese Reconstruction party of independence hero Xanana Gusmao, or CNRT, had won 27.6 percent, down from 36.7 percent in 2012. Its coalition partner Fretilin, or Revolutionary Front for an Independent East Timor, was up slightly at 31 percent
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East Timor votes for parliament amid huge challenges

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East Timor votes for parliament amid huge challenges

- DILI: East Timor headed to the polls to elect a new parliament Saturday (Jul 22) as Asia's youngest democracy battles economic challenges 15 years after gaining its independence from Indonesia. About 760,000 people are expected to cast their votes for candidates from 21 parties in the tiny half-island nation, in the first parliamentary election since the departure of United Nations peacekeepers in 2012
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East Timor votes for Parliament amid huge challenges

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East Timor votes for Parliament amid huge challenges

- DILI, EAST TIMOR (AFP) - East Timor headed to the polls to elect a new Parliament on Saturday (July 22) as Asia's youngest democracy battles economic challenges 15 years after gaining its independence from Indonesia. About 760,000 people are expected to cast their votes for candidates from 21 parties in the tiny half-island nation, in the first parliamentary election since the departure of United Nations peacekeepers in 2012
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Tiny East Timor addresses its economic future in parliamentary poll

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Tiny East Timor addresses its economic future in parliamentary poll

- DILI: Thousands of East Timorese ended weeks of political rallies and entered a campaign blackout on Thursday before parliamentary elections at the weekend, with fears for the economic future of Asia's youngest democracy the primary concern for voters. More than 20 political parties are vying for 65 seats in East Timor's parliament as frustration grows over the government's failure to use the wealth generated by oil and gas sales to support development and create jobs
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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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Police don't believe Bali jail escapee Shaun Davidson is in East Timor

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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
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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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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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East Timor PM says state is 'ready' to become ASEAN member: Mainichi interview
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East Timor vote results show Fretilin winning largest share
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East Timor vote results show Fretilin winning largest share
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East Timor votes for parliament amid huge challenges
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East Timor votes for parliament amid huge challenges
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East Timor vote highlights young nation's uneven progress
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Tiny East Timor addresses its economic future in parliamentary poll
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Tiny East Timor addresses its economic future in parliamentary poll
Tiny East Timor addresses its economic future in parliamentary poll DILI: Thousands of East Timorese ended weeks of political rallies and entered a campaign blackout on Thursday before parliamentary elections at the weekend, with fears for the economic future of Asia's youngest democracy the primary concern for voters. More than 20 political parties are vying for 65 seats in East Timor's parliament as frustration grows over the government's failure to use the wealth generated by oil and gas sales to support development and create jobs   Read More ...
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Tiny Timor Leste addresses its economic future in parliamentary poll
Tiny Timor Leste addresses its economic future in parliamentary poll DILI (Reuters) - Thousands of Timorese ended weeks of political rallies and entered a campaign blackout on Thursday (July 20) before parliamentary elections at the weekend, with fears for the economic future of Asia's youngest democracy the primary concern for voters. More than 20 political parties are vying for 65 seats in Timor Leste's parliament as frustration grows over the government's failure to use the wealth generated by oil and gas sales to support development and create jobs   Read More ...
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Tiny East Timor addresses its economic future in parliamentary poll
Thousands of East Timorese ended weeks of political rallies and entered a campaign blackout on Thursday before parliamentary elections at the weekend, with fears for the economic future of Asia's youngest democracy the primary concern for voters. More than 20 political parties are vying for 65 seats in East Timor's parliament as frustration grows over the government's failure to use the wealth generated by oil and gas sales to support development and create jobs   Read More ...
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East Timor vote highlights young nation's uneven progress
East Timor vote highlights young nation's uneven progress DILI, East Timor (AP) — Almost two dozen parties are contesting parliamentary elections in East Timor this weekend that are likely to return independence heroes to power despite frustration in the young democracy with lack of economic progress and warnings the country could be bankrupt within a decade. East Timorese hope the elections will repeat the success of a peaceful vote for the largely ceremonial role of president in March, which was the country's first election without U   Read More ...
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East Timor vote highlights young nation's uneven progress
East Timor vote highlights young nation's uneven progress DILI, East Timor (AP) — Almost two dozen parties are contesting parliamentary elections in East Timor this weekend that are likely to return independence heroes to power despite frustration in the young democracy with lack of economic progress and warnings the country could be bankrupt within a decade. East Timorese hope the elections will repeat the success of a peaceful vote for the largely ceremonial role of president in March, which was the country's first election without U   Read More ...
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East Timor vote highlights young nation's faltering progress
East Timor vote highlights young nation's faltering progress Almost two dozen parties are contesting parliamentary elections in East Timor this weekend that are likely to return independence heroes to power despite frustration in the young democracy with lack of economic progress and warnings the country could be bankrupt within a decade.   Read More ...
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Timor-Leste island community fears large-scale tourism development on Atauro
Timor-Leste island community fears large-scale tourism development on Atauro Tourism businesses from an island off the coast of Timor-Leste's capital say they fear large-scale government projects could destroy their community and local voices are being ignored in the debate. In Timor-Leste, there has been a push for the Government to develop the tourism sector as the country tries to end its reliance on oil and gas revenue. The documents appear to have been produced for the authority known as ZEESM, which oversees two regions designated as special economic zones in Timor-Leste — the enclave of Oecusse and Atauro   Read More ...
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'They will decide': Timor-Leste prepares for parliamentary election
'They will decide': Timor-Leste prepares for parliamentary election Timor-Leste is preparing to elect a new parliament. The country's developing rapidly – 15 years after independence it has one of the world's highest proportions of women in parliament – but a younger generation is facing growing unemployment levels. The sounds of an unfolding election campaign can be heard in the villages across Timor-Leste. Truckloads of young supporters roll in to watch political leaders dance with the crowds and pitch their visions for the new country   Read More ...
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East Timor soccer official Orlando Marques Henriques gets life ban over fixed matches
The Asian Football Confederation has banned former East Timor technical director Orlando Marques Henriques for any football-related activity for life, after he accepted money to lose a match at the Southeast Asian Games in 2015. The AFC said Thursday that Orlando was found guilty of agreeing to accept $15,000 from a third party to arrange for seven players from the East Timorese team to lose the match between East Timor and Malaysia on May 30, 2015 during the SEA Games in Singapore   Read More ...
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6 reasons to visit East Timor
Diving, whale-watching, trekking, biking, great scenery, stunning mountain driving and beautiful white-sand beaches. East Timor is one of the world's unsung tourism destinations. Tourist numbers are low compared with other places in the region, with visitors perhaps put off by the country's politically unsettled and impoverished image; which contributes to a dearth of flights into Dili, the capital; which in turn drives prices up and inhibits visitor numbers; which in turn keeps flight prices high; which in turn   Read More ...
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East Timor returns 2 foreign inmates who escaped Bali prison
East Timor returns 2 foreign inmates who escaped Bali prison Authorities in East Timor on Saturday returned two foreign inmates who escaped from a prison in neighboring Indonesia's resort island of Bali. Bulgarian Dimitar Nikolov Iliev, 43, and Indian Sayed Mohammed Said, 31, were among four foreigners who escaped Monday from the Kerobokan penitentiary in Bali's 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 returns 2 foreign inmates who escaped Bali prison
Authorities in East Timor today returned two foreign inmates, including an Indian, who escaped from a prison in neighboring Indonesia's resort island of Bali. Bulgarian Dimitar Nikolov Iliev, 43, and Indian Sayed Mohammed Said, 31, were among four foreigners who escaped Monday from the Kerobokan penitentiary in Bali's 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 returns 2 foreign inmates who escaped Bali prison
East Timor returns 2 foreign inmates who escaped Bali prison DILI, East Timor (AP) — Authorities in East Timor on Saturday returned two foreign inmates who escaped from a prison in neighboring Indonesia's resort island of Bali. Bulgarian Dimitar Nikolov Iliev, 43, and Indian Sayed Mohammed Said, 31, were among four foreigners who escaped Monday from the Kerobokan penitentiary in Bali's 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 returns 2 foreign inmates who escaped Bali prison
East Timor returns 2 foreign inmates who escaped Bali prison DILI, East Timor (AP) — Authorities in East Timor on Saturday returned two foreign inmates who escaped from a prison in neighboring Indonesia's resort island of Bali. Bulgarian Dimitar Nikolov Iliev, 43, and Indian Sayed Mohammed Said, 31, were among four foreigners who escaped Monday from the Kerobokan penitentiary in Bali's 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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