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1) UN chief predicts East Timor embarking on self govt in 2001 29/06/00 (Associated Press) UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. administrator in East Timor predicted Tuesday that elections in the former Indonesian territory - and possibly independence - will take place late next year, a timetable strongly endorsed by the United States.

2) UN official sees way to independence in East Timor. 29/06/00 (Reuters) UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. administrator for East Timor predicted on Tuesday that elections and possibly independence for the former Portuguese colony could take place by the end of 2001.

3) Private security groups pose threat to peace - Portuguese Commander 29/06/00 (Lusa) DILI - With political rivalries heating up in East Timor, the commander of the Portuguese peacekeeping contingent warned Tuesday of the potential dangers posed by the territory's crop of self-defense and private security forces.

4) An intimidating ordeal for East Timor refugees 29/06/00 (Christian Science Monitor) "The majority of people want to go home, but they are afraid," says Pamela Sexton, an aid worker with Peace Brigades International. "They receive incredible disinformation about what's happening in East Timor, but also the high concentration of militias in the camps is a tremendous threat to people.

5) "Falantil heroes still fighting for a future 29/06/00 (The Australian) DILI - Nine months after liberation, more than 1000 Falantil guerillas remain camped in wretched conditions around the mountain township of Aileu, still waiting for a decision on their role if any in the new East Timor.

6) Indonesia's sense of betrayal by Australia still lingers 29/06/00 (The Australian) THE crowds have gone from outside the Australian embassy in Jakarta, but the anger against Australia among the Indonesian political class over its stand on East Timor is still palpable.


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