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TIMOR TODAY 17/01/2000

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a) An East Timorese man holds his application form as Australian soldiers from INTERFET guard a stadium where applications for U.N. local staff are being received in Dili, Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000. Rocks were thrown at INTERFET guards by frustrated unemployed people as some 9,000 applied for 1,900 jobs. (AP Photo/Jonathan Perugia) STORIES:

1) Violence erupts among Timorese job applicants 17/01/2000 (Reuters) DILI, East Timor - Violence erupted among a crowd of 7,000 people waiting to be interviewed for 2,000 United Nations jobs in the East Timorese capital of Dili on Saturday, with U.N. staff and soldiers pelted with stones.

2) Doctor slams UN on Timor tuberculosis problem. 17/01/2000 (Reuters) DILI ù From his ramshackle clinic in one of DiliÆs backstreets, Dr Dan Murphy says the easily preventable disease tuberculosis is killing too many East Timorese.

3) Timor æRivieraÆ meets hellÆs kitchen 17/01/2000 (The Australian) THERE is a floating palace in Dili harbour, populated with an exotic, multicultural clientele with money to spend and tales to tell.

4) East Timorese frustrated at lack of progress 17/01/2000 (Agence France-Presse) DILI, East Timor, Jan 13 (AFP) - East Timorese are starting to feel frustrated at the lack of progress in rebuilding their destroyed country, independence leader Xanana Gusmao said Thursday.

5) Forensic centre to help probe East Timor rights abuses 17/01/2000 (Agence France Presse) Experts are to begin arriving in East Timor Sunday to set up a morgue and forensic centre to help in the investigation of human rights abuses, a UN spokesman said Friday.

6) Security tightened at East Timor refugee centre 17/01/2000 (Agence France Presse) DILI - The UN refugee agency said Friday it had increased security at its refugee transit centre here as tensions rose over the return of alleged pro-Indonesian militias.

7) Returning East Timor Militiamen Attacked 17/01/2000 (The Associated Press) DILI, East TimorùA number of pro-Indonesian militiamen and members of their families were attacked when they tried to return to their homes in East Timor, a U.N. official said Friday.

8) Wahid Tells Japanese Official He Plans to Fire Wiranto 17/01/2000 (The Daily Yomiuri) JAKARTA - Indonesian President Abdurrahman Wahid told former Liberal Democratic Party Policy Research Council Chairman Taku Yamasaki on Saturday that he was planning to dismiss Gen. Wiranto, the former military commander and now WahidÆs senior security minister, sources at the presidentÆs official residence said.

9) HolbrookeÆs Comments On Jakarta, Timor 17/01/2000 (U.S. Department of State) United Nations - U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Richard Holbrooke issued a "statement of strong American Government concern" January 14 over Indonesian military members who are opposed to democratic changes and the number of East Timorese who still remain in refugee camps in West Timor.


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