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TIMOR TODAY 11 JULY 2000

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TIMOR TODAY 11 JULY 2000
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NEWS

1) Peace restored in West Timor after riot, looting by militia thugs 11/07/00 (Indonesian Observer) The Oesau unrest was triggered when children of the militia thugs living at Tuapukan refugee camp started fighting with local children. Adults quickly joined the fray, and the militia gangsters inflicted the most damage.

2) Unwieldy UN in urgent need of reform 11/07/00 (The Irish Times) Everyone agrees that the United Nations is slow, weak, unwieldy and beset by bureaucracy - after all, these were the words used by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights herself, Mrs Mary Robinson, at this weekend's conference.

3) Radicals Facedown Police at Occupied Building 11/07/00 (Lusa) DILI - Militants of East Timor's newest political party have seized a building destined to serve as a police station in the eastern district of Viqueque, claiming it as their headquarters.

4) Timor troops fighting disease war 11/07/00 (NZ Herald) By morning, doctors knew, the 5-year-old's life would be over unless he received urgent treatment. Roberto had contracted cerebral malaria, a virulent form of the mosquito-borne illness that, if untreated, inevitably kills its victims.

5) Timor racketeers seized in dawn raid 11/07/00 (NZ Herald) DILI - New Zealand troops have broken a militia-linked extortion racket in a crackdown on organised crime in the western border region of East Timor.

6) Coffee is backbone of devastated East Timor's economy 11/07/00 (AP) ERMERA, East Timor - High in East Timor's hills, hundreds of poor farmers lead donkeys laden with sacks of freshly picked red coffee cherries down muddy tracks to a local factory.

7) UN Peacekeeping Force Announces Troop Reductions 11/07/00 (Lusa) DILI - In a sign of increased confidence in East Timor's security situation, the United Nations peacekeeping force announced Monday it would begin reducing the size of its 24-nation contingent.

8) Timor’s new international consumer class 11/07/00 (The Guardian) DILI - The morning rush: men in short sleeves and women in strappy sandals carry laptops, mobile phones and ID into gleaming offices, while others head for a latte and breakfast. You could be forgiven for thinking that this is London. But this is Dili, capital of East Timor, and the United Nations consumer class is going to work.

REPORTS

9) UNTAET Daily Briefing 10 July 2000 11/07/00 (UNTAET) DILI - Ten East Timorese athletes will travel to Darwin, Australia, on Wednesday, 12 July, to undergo the training and selection process for the Sydney Olympic Games.

10) UNTAET Daily Briefing July 7th 2000 11/07/00 (UNTAET) SRSG Sergio Vieira de Mello returned to Dili today after an extensive trip, which included the Lisbon Donor Conference and a briefing before the United Nations Security Council.

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