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Hitch hiking up mountains: Climbing East Timor’s highest peak

The road we had been careening down was more rubble than tarmac. Swarming with heavy plant vehicles, the workers were like ants trying to get their work done amid impatient traffic. Timor-Leste is a country under construction, the infrastructure a work-in-progress. Nowhere is this more evident than


Jude Finch's work in Timor recognised

Honoured: Jude Finch from Wentworth Falls recently received an Edna Ryan Award for feminist community activism. Wentworth Falls resident Jude Finch recently received an Edna Ryan Award for feminist community activism, recognising her work with women in Timor-Leste. Ms Finch is a founding member of


East Timor open to Greater Sunrise options

The Darwin LNG plant in northern Australia. (ConocoPhillips) East Timor is open to alternative development options for the Woodside-operated Greater Sunrise gas fields, including piping the gas to Australia, despite mixed political messages on the topic. In return, East Timor could benefit from a '


The Trial of Henry Kissinger by Christopher Hitchens

I have been reading the marvelous 'The Trial of Henry Kissinger' written in 2001 by Christopher Hitchens (1949-) at his polemic, lacerating best. He argues fairly convincingly, with appropriate documentary evidence, that Kissinger warrants trial for war crimes. Indeed, Kissinger apparently is unable


Toxic cost of rubbish scavenging in East Timor

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UK Resorting To 'Dirty Politics' To Win World Court Elections: Sources

India asks World Court to bar Pakistan from executing alleged spy India asks World Court to bar Pakistan from executing alleged spy India asks World Court to bar Pakistan from executing alleged spy India asks World Court to bar Pakistan from executing alleged spy... India asks World Court to bar Pak


Lessons from Timor trip

Students from Nagle Catholic College smile in East Timor.Picture: Supplied Sixteen Nagle Catholic College upper school students recently landed in East Timor, where they took on the role of teacher at one the nation's boarding schools. A 3am start and a 2964m hike up East Timor's highest peak capped


Where on Earth did East Timor go?

Private and public investment is being funneled into one small nation: Timor Leste. While some investment opportunities there are hot air, we'll show you where to put your money in this little island paradise. ... Geography Now! East Timor Geography Now! East TimorReport rights infringementpublish


Only the UN Can Hold a Real Syrian Election: Leonid Bershidsky

(Bloomberg View) -- The U.S.-Russian joint statement on Syria, released last Saturday, contains an intriguing tidbit: The parties agreed that Syria should hold "free and fair elections under UN supervision, held to the highest international standards of transparency, with all Syrians, including memb


Exhibition gives view of life in East Timor

THE Campaspe East Timor Association in Friendship (CETAF) is holding a photographic exhibition in conjunction with the Campaspe Regional Library. CETAF raises money for people in East Timor and has funded projects such as wind turbines and scholarships for students. The exhibition, called Faces of T


Former Macau resident couple on trial in East Timor flees the country to Australia

Portuguese couple Tiago and Fong Fong Guerra, sentenced in East Timor to eight years in prison for embezzlement, fled the country and are detained in Darwin, in the Northern Territory of Australia where they illegally entered by boat Lusa - An Australian Border Force (ABF) source confirmed that two


7 East Timor diplomats complete training course in S. Korea

SEOUL, Nov. 10 (Yonhap) -- Seven diplomats from East Timor completed a two-week training program at the Sejong Institute, a private think tank, on Friday. They have attended classes on Korean history and regional diplomatic and security issues, including North Korea's nuclear threats. Sejong offe


As Wikipedia Asian Month returns, meet one of its top contributors: J. Patrick Fischer

The third edition of the Wikipedia Asian Month writing competition has started and will continue through the end of November. Addis Wang, the coordinator for this initiative is sharing with us the story of a top contributor in the past two years. J. Patrick Fischer, on the left. Photo by Burkhard Mc


East Timor Prime Minister reiterates his country support to Saharawi people struggle

The meeting, which was "very cordial", has been used by the head of the Asian government to reaffirm "the firm conviction of East Timor regarding the just Saharawi cause", as well as "his personal commitment to redouble the support in all the fronts ". For his part, the Saharawi ambassador, transmit


Light earthquake: M4.1 quake has struck near Dili in East Timor

A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 157 km NW of Dili, East Timor (98 miles). Exact location, longitude 124.6825 East, latitude -7.4433 South, depth = 543.48 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 543.48 km (338 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000ay


United Nations Secretary-General Antnio Guterres to speak at SOAS on counter-terrorism and human rights

Antnio Guterres, the ninth Secretary-General of the United Nations, will speak on Counter-terrorism and human rights: winning the fight while upholding our values at SOAS University of London on 16 November followed by a conversation with the audience. The talk will be hosted and moderated by the Di


Fighting corruption with spiritual power in East Timor

One of the surprises of East Timor's July parliamentary election and the subsequent wrangling over the formation of a new government has been the role played by a new force in Timorese politics: the KHUNTO Party. KHUNTO, an acronym that stands, in translation, for Enrich the National Unity of the So


East Timor bids to join Asean

East Timor Prime Minister Mari Alkatiri, at his inauguration as premier last month, says the emerging country has applied for Asean membership. (Reuters photo) DILI: East Timor's Prime Minister Mari Alkatiri said Thursday his country is "doing our best" to join the Association of Southeast Asian Nat


[Graphic News] East Timor most undernourished in Asia

East Timor, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka and Pakistan have the highest rates of undernourishment in Asia, according to the Asian Development Bank. Almost 27 percent of the population of East Timor remains undernourished, and more than 1 in 10 people report being hungry. Afghanistan, Sri Lanka and Pakistan


East Timor government faces uncertainty after parliamentary defeat

Dili (East Timor) (AFP) - East Timor's new government has suffered a major setback after opposition parties vetoed its policy programme, a blow that could see the impoverished young democracy return to the polls. East Timor government faces uncertainty after parliamentary defeat The Fretilin party,