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  1. 'Arrogant' Alkatiri blamed for Dili's troubles

    Posted Jun 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... message to the machete-wielding youths who for more than a week have brought terror to the streets of Dili, the capital of East Timor. 'The gangs should kill Alkatiri, not other ordinary ... Finding fans of Mr Alkatiri on the streets of Dili is difficult. Most people seem to hold him in contempt. 'No one likes Alkatiri,' said Brigida Martins, 32, a civil servant whose family ...

  2. News - Asia - EAST TIMOR

    UN hands full police powers to E. Timor

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 03:54pm by Agence France-Presse in Dili

    ... Agence France-Presse in Dili United Nations peacekeepers in East Timor on Wednesday handed full responsibility for policing to Asia’s youngest nation, Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao announced. The National Police of East Timor “are assuming full responsibility for maintaining law and order”, he said in a statement. In March last year the United Nations Integrated Mission ...

  3. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    East Timor takes Australia to top UN court over spying raid

    Posted Dec 19th 2013, 03:31pm by Agence France-Presse in The Hague

    ... legal action against Canberra at the UN’s top court, alleging Australian intelligence officials illegally seized documents from a lawyer representing Dili in a row over spying. Australia’s ... half-island nation launched action at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague. Dili contends that the seizure of documents violated its sovereignty and rights “under international ...

  4. Schedule at a glance

    Posted May 14th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jia Zuoguang, and The Mastery of Chinese Dance Venue Drama Theatre, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts Date June 11 Time 2.30pm Ticket price $260, $120 Speaker Jia Zuoguang Capture Chinese dance living legends in an unparalleled lecture by Jia Zuoguang and live performances by this generation's brightest stars such as Liu Min, Huang Doudou, Dili Na-er, Kang Shaohui, ...

  5. Troops powerless to stop arson

    Posted Jun 04th 2006, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Without firefighting gear, foreign troops can only watch as Dili burns, writes Nick Squires Manning a machine gun on top of a New Zealand army truck, Private Chas Takiwa watched ... the 2,500 New Zealand, Australian, Portuguese and Malaysian troops sent to restore order in Dili are powerless to combat the arson attacks which continue to sow fear across the city. A few dozen ...

  6. WHO sends in team to fight dengue epidemic

    Posted Jan 29th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Doug Keatinge in Dili The World Health Organisation is flying in experts from Thailand to help the East Timorese government cope with an epidemic of dengue fever that has killed 9 people ... of the disease which was particularly dangerous to children. Of the nine deaths reported, eight were children under 14. 'I visited Dili Hospital on Wednesday and over half of the paediatrics ward ...

  7. News - Asia - EARTHQUAKE

    Strong 6.1 quake strikes off eastern Indonesia, US Geological Survey says

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 11:34am by Agence France-Presse in Jakarta

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jakarta No tsunami alert issued, Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre says, after earthquake hits in remote offshore area A strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake hit eastern Indonesia on Tuesday but there was no tsunami alert, seismologists said. The quake struck at 7.36am local time, 318 kilometres east-northeast of the East Timor capital Dili in the Banda Sea ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Hands off our bun symbol, say Cheung Chau festival organisers

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 03:26am by Ada Lee

    ... and the committee plan to object to the application that was lodged in November by Kwai Chung company A Gimmick Limited. The department's chief leisure manager for New Territories West, Dilys Cheung ...

  9. In Brief

    Posted May 31st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong kong woman airlifted from dili A woman returned to Hong Kong yesterday after being airlifted out of strife-torn East Timor with two planeloads of mainland residents. The Immigration Department said some Hong Kong residents had decided to remain behind and would be offered all necessary assistance. Gangs that terrorised Dili, and rebel police outside the city are being disarmed ...

  10. Magic and mayhem

    Posted Dec 06th 2007, 12:00am by Fabio Scarpello

    ... Pereira, 28, does not look for excuses. The widow simply accepts that life is tough in Hudi Laram, a neighbourhood southwest of East Timor's capital, Dili, where she is struggling to raise her ... and murder. The Dili-based priest said he had been told about the list in confessions, and added that gangs were paid to commit violence both before and after the June national elections. 'The ...




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