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East Timor's minority government could fall within days

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Australian Open to Remain with FOX Sports Asia for Four More Years

FOX Sports Asia has extended its long-term broadcast relationship with Tennis Australia for the Australian Open. The 4-year renewal includes linear TV (pay and terrestrial) and OTT/digital rights, covering Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan,


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The Rotary Club of Bendigo is collecting books for school kids in East Timor BOOKS: Help East Timorese school kids by donating exercise books during the back to school specials. Picture: ANTHONY PINDA The Rotary Club of Bendigo is well into their annual charity drive to collect exercise books for


Elvis Gospel Service | Photos

Despite the cool weather, thousands turned up to the Sunday morning Elvis Gospel Service in Cooke Park. The Parkes Ministers Association presented the 'Peace in the Valle' themed service MC'd by Stephen Cheney. Simon France was the guest speaker. Guest artists included Ben Thompson (UK), Sista Jacq


Woman accused of kidnapping and assaulting her elderly mother is the ex-partner of a Sydney businessman with a net worth of $770 million

A woman accused of kidnapping and assaulting her elderly mother, is the ex-partner of a Sydney businessman with a net worth of $770 million. Lauren Pollock, 37, is accused of violently kidnapping her mother, Royalane Pollack, from her home in Cherrybrook, Sydney's northwest about 3am on Sunday. Lau


NSW woman charged over mum's 'bizarre' abduction

A NSW woman is behind bars after she allegedly recruited a former soldier to help abduct her mother in a case described as "very disturbing and somewhat bizarre". The 37-year-old is accused of instigating a violent kidnapping at a home in Sydney's northwest with help from the male friend who has ser


Woman accused of mum's kidnap denied bail

A 37-year-old woman will remain behind bars after she and a male friend with a military background were charged over the alleged violent abduction of her mother in Sydney. The woman allegedly instigated the kidnapping of the 68-year-old woman from a home in Sydney's northwest with help from the frie


Thoughts from a life of travel: Day 6251 - Bali, Indonesia

It's January. It's Monday. I'm on the island of Bali. It's my 6251st day of travel. I'm sitting here at a nice wooden table, with a ceiling fan whirling above my head and a mosquito whizzing around my left ankle. To my right I hear the occasional churning of an espresso machine. Behind me I hear som


NSW woman refused bail over 'kidnap' plan

A NSW woman has been denied bail over allegations she tried to abduct her mother with a former soldier. The 37-year-old allegedly instigated a violent kidnapping at a home in Sydney's northwest on Sunday morning. Her 68-year-old mother was assaulted and then taken to a home in Naremburn before being


2017 Was a Bad Year for Democracy Everywhere, Especially America

Unless you live in the Gambia or East Timor, chances are you are less free today than you were a year ago. That, at least, is the takeaway of Freedom House's just released, annual Freedom in the World Report. The star of the report is the United States, which lost three points on Freedom House's

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Longtime F.C. Resident Gareth Howell Dies

Gareth Howell, a native Welshman and an active member of the Falls Church community with an extraordinary career in international development, died Jan. 4 after a valiant struggle with pancreatic cancer. He is survived by his beloved wife, Amy Titus, and sons Llewellyn Howell and Rhys Howell, both g


Humanitarian photographer's exhibit premieres at BenU

The Fr. Michael E. Komechak, O.S.B., Art Gallery will present an inaugural exhibition of photographs by humanitarian photographer Karl Grobl from January 16 - February 28. Grobl, a native of Naperville, Illinois, and an alumnus from Benedictine University, has built an international reputation worki


Gukurahundi policy dialogue forum on cards

SOUTHERN African Political Economy Series (Sapes) Trust in conjunction with other civic organisations in Bulawayo, will on Friday host a policy dialogue forum where the Gukurahundi issue will top the agenda. The meeting organised by Sapes Trust, together with Centre for Innovation Technology (CITE)


Reuters Reporters Face 14 Years In Prison After Myanmar Brings Formal Charges

Dhaka HC upholds Rohingya marriage ban Myanmar reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were formally indicted by prosecutors in Yangon on Wednesday for breaching the colonial-era Official Secrets Act, which could sentence them to a maximum of 14 years in prison, their lawyer said. The militants were force


Fox Sports Asia lands Australian Open rights until 2021

The deal means the pay-TV broadcaster will continue to hold the TV and digital rights across various territories to the national governing body's events, including the Australian Open Grand Slam tournament, for a further four years. As well as the Australian Open, the rights package includes the Bri


Filipinos can travel to 60+ countries without visa

Citizens of countries such as the United Kingdom, Finland and Sweden, can visit up to 173 countries without requiring any visa. (Shutterstock) According to the latest global index of an international residence and citizenship planning company (Henley and Partners), the citizens of Philippines can no


Zimbabwe: Gukurahundi - Dabengwa Claims UK Connived With Mugabe

ZAPU leader Dumiso Dabengwa has claimed that Britain and Zanu PF connived to plan the Gukurahundi atrocities which killed an estimated 20,000 people in the Matabeleland and Midlands regions during the early 80s. Dabengwa made the accusations while speaking at a Sapes Trust organised Gukurahundi publ


How Many Islands Does Indonesia Have?

Indonesia is an archipelago nation located between the Pacific and Indian Oceans, on both sides of the equator. Because of its location between Oceania and Southeast Asia, it is considered a transcontinental country. The territory of Indonesia stretches over 1,000 miles from north to south and over


A place to call home

Jody Letts, a formerly homeless person, now lives in Werribee. She also volunteers for the Council for Homeless Persons. Photo: Damjan Janevski Werribee woman Jody Letts has gone from sleeping in a van to buying a new home. In 2015, Ms Letts and her teenage daughter ended up sleeping in their van be


What Continent is Indonesia In?

Indonesia derived its name from a Greek word Indos and Nesos interpreted as "the Indian Islands." The country is composed of a chain of more than 18,000 islands covering over two million square kilometers (735,358 square miles) with a population of over 248 million people who speaks more than 300 la