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TIMOR TODAY 14 AUGUST 2000

TIMOR TODAY 14 AUGUST 2000

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NEWS

1) UN pull foreign staff out of West Timor border town 14/08/00 (Agence France Presse) JAKARTA - Two UN agencies on Saturday pulled most of their foreign staff out of the West Timor border town of Atambua, a day after pro-Jakarta militia encircled and threatened their offices, UN officials said.

2) Indonesia concedes it can't control Timor border 14/08/00 (Reuters) JAKARTA - Indonesia conceded on Friday it could not fully control its border with East Timor where another U.N. soldier was killed in a gunfight with pro-Jakarta gangs, and said the only solution was to close refugee camps in West Timor.

3) U.N. readies for Militia attacks 14/08/00 (AP) DILI, East Timor - Peacekeepers in East Timor are bracing for a new wave of attacks by anti-independence militias ahead of the first anniversary of the territory's vote for freedom, a senior U.N. commander said Friday.

4) Drawing the line with Jakarta 14/08/00 (Australian Financial Review) Well-trained soldiers dressed in Indonesian battle fatigues, and carrying Indonesian semi-automatic rifles, are trying extremely hard to kill Australian and other UN troops in East Timor. Yet influential commentators persist in urging Australia to ignore this malevolent behaviour in an effort to repair relations with Indonesia.

5) Wounded Australian soldiers recovering in E. Timor hospital 14/08/00 (AFP) SYDNEY - Four Australian peacekeepers injured by a mystery explosion near the West Timor border were recovering Sunday and were expected to spend up to three weeks in a UN military hospital, officials said.

PRESS RELEASES

6) AUSGOV on death of Australian solidier 14/08/00 (Australian Government) As Minister for Defence, and on behalf of all Australians, I wish to extend my deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Corporal Stuart Jones, who died last night whilst serving with the United Nations' Peacekeeping Force in East Timor.

7) Condolences to family of Nepalese soldier 14/08/00 (UN) The following statement was issued today by the Office of the Spokesman for Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

REPORTS

8) Report of nutrition and health in Suco Coleate Leotelo, near Ermera 14/08/00 This is a comprehensive document in Microsoft Word format.

9) Weekly epidemiological bulletin week 30 14/08/00 (WHO) DILI - Important points: A cluster of 35 cases of measles in Letefoho Subdistrict, Ermera. A sharp increase in reports of upper respiratory tract infection from Dili District. An increase in malaria notifications from Aileu District. An increase in cases of bloody diarrhoea reported from Ermera District.

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