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Militias torch homes  Militias torched dozens of houses in the capital of Dili as international troops sought to stem the violence UN pulls staff from E Timor chaos  The UN has ordered all non-essential staff out. Militias have rampaged though the capital, Dili Australia beefs up E Timor force  Australia is sending hundreds more troops and 50 police to try to contain raging mob violence Leaders hold crisis talks  The president and prime minister are trying to regain control of their country amid rampant mob violence Looting in capital Dili
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Rebels kill unarmed police
Indonesia's abuses listed  East Timor has presented the UN with a report describing widespread atrocities during 24-year annexation   E Timor 'poor and getting poorer'  UN: East Timor remains the poorest country in South East Asia. There are few employment prospects   E Timor sacks one third of army  Soldiers went absent to protest against poor conditions and rules of promotion   Australians head for East Timor  In East Timor troops have been in gun battles with disgruntled ex-soldiers for a 3rd day Fierce gunbattles

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  3 people killed, as international troops started arriving to help quell a rebellion by disgruntled ex-soldiers
  Soldiers in the capital of Dili, killing nine unarmed police and wounding 27
  City premises have been burnt, and shops were being openly ransacked
May.30   Emergency rule for President
  Machete-wielding mobs torched homes and ransacked buildings as desperate residents scuffled over scarce food

June 2006 ... more > Top ^
Jun.2   Australia makes Timor healing bid
  Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer appealled for political reconciliation to end 10 unrest in East Timor Jun.4   Parliament debates on violent civil unrest  Clashes continued outside Dili. Some MPs were unable to attend because they were holed up in compounds Jun.25   Defiant PM stays in power  The ruling party refused to sack Mari Alkatiri, defying demands from the president and thousands of protesters   PM ready to resign
  Amid pressure, embattled Mari Alkatiri said he 'is ready to resign' in an effort to end weeks of unrest

July 2006 ... more > Top ^
Jul.9   Ramos-Horta sworn in as PM
  Nobel laureate was sworn in a move aimed at ending months of political uncertainty and street violence

Crime Main Event: Fierce gunbattles
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1. 01-20 Indonesia's abuses listed East Timor
C. 03-08 E Timor 'poor and getting poorer' East Timor
D. 03-16 E Timor sacks one third of army East Timor
E. 05-24 Australians head for East Timor Australia
05-25 Fierce gunbattles East Timor
G. 05-25 Rebels kill unarmed police East Timor
7. 05-26 Militias torch homes East Timor
I. 05-27 UN pulls staff from E Timor chaos East Timor
J. 05-27 Australia beefs up E Timor force Australia

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