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1) UN rejects calls for shared executive power 28/06/00 (Kyodo News) DILI - The United Nations has ruled out sharing executive power with East Timorese leader Xanana Gusmao in the lead-up to full independence for the U.N.-administered territory, according to a document obtained Tuesday.

2) Indonesian team in East Timor seeks undestroyed assets 28/06/00 (Japan Economic Newswire) DILI - Indonesian team arrived in East Timor on Monday to look into the prospect of reclaiming privately held assets that were not destroyed after the Aug. 30 vote for independence, a U.N. spokeswoman said Monday.

3) Too Soon for U.S. to Reward Indonesia? 28/06/00 (The Washington Times) It is a debate that pits the Clinton administration against human-rights watchers who say the White House is rewarding a corrupt regime bent on violence.

4) Christchurch woman helps E Timor rebuild 28/06/00 (Christchuch Press) Former Christchurch woman Rachel Scott has nothing but admiration for the resilience of the East Timorese people in their long struggle for independence from Indonesia.


5) Delegation heads for Jakarta to discuss scholarships 28/06/00 (UNTAET) DILI - An UNTAET-CNRT delegation shall leave for Jakarta tomorrow to discuss the framework and administrative arrangements for scholarships for students who wish to resume their studies in Indonesia.

6) Timor refugee returns: 27 Jun 2000 28/06/00 (IOM) DILI - International agencies, including IOM, who withdrew from the Kupang refugee camps over a week ago following an attack on UNHCR staff have not yet returned. Refugees wanting to leave the camps for East Timor still have to make their own way to the Fatululi processing centre, some 25 kilometres away, to register for repatriation.

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