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President Jose Ramos-Horta of East Timor on Monday conceded defeat in the first round of presidential elections in the young nation.

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Bluffer's guide to Asia: How to pretend you've been thereupdated: Tue Feb 08 2011 08:22:00

The dodgy street food left you shivering like a scolded hound. The festival outside your hotel window turned into gunfight. There's an unsettling smell coming from your bag. Last night a hippy called "Skank" tore the visa page from your passport to roll a suspicious cigarette.

Australia ends Sri Lankan asylum seekers freezeupdated: Tue Jul 06 2010 08:11:00

Australia's new prime minister is ending a three-month freeze on processing Sri Lankan asylum seekers.

Pilot moonlights as father to 47updated: Wed Oct 07 2009 22:36:00

At Roslin Orphanage, children giggle through deep concentration as they try to master the "Chicken Dance." It's a far cry from the Indonesian orphans' earlier months and years.

CNN Heroes: Budi Soehardiupdated: Wed Oct 07 2009 22:36:00

Budi Soehardi founded an orphanage in one of the poorest parts of Indonesia.

Report warns against Coral Triangle collapseupdated: Wed May 13 2009 00:39:00

Experts have warned that the richly diverse coral reefs of the Coral Triangle around southeast Asia will disappear by the end of the century if action is not taken against climate change.

U.S. ready to protect seasupdated: Wed May 13 2009 00:39:00

CNN's Kristie Lu Stout speaks with Nancy Knowlton who is representing the United States at the World Ocean Conference.

The business of deathupdated: Wed Mar 25 2009 09:39:00

As calm returns to Baghdad, CNN's Nic Robertson visits tombstone makers and discovers the economy is picking up.

In Iraq, truth commission idea gains tractionupdated: Wed Mar 25 2009 09:39:00

As Iraqi officials speak loftily of ethnic and political reconciliation, Abu Wissam seethes.

Interview with Jose Ramos-Hortaupdated: Sun Jan 04 2009 22:19:00

Dr. Jose Ramos-Horta is the president of East Timor, the former Portuguese colony shattered by conflict in 1999. The Nobel Peace Prize laureate recently spoke with CNN's Richard Quest in the presidential office about his lifelong work fighting for his people, achieving independence, and the 2006 violence that plagued the country. Ramos-Horta also spoke about the role the United Nations plays in his country and how he has reconciled with the Indonesian army.

Aid group to cut food ration to millionsupdated: Tue Apr 22 2008 22:36:00

World Vision, one of the world's largest humanitarian organizations, announced Tuesday that it cannot feed 1.5 million of the 7.5 million people it fed last year and made an urgent appeal for international donors to step in.

Commentary: How would-be assassin's bullets changed meupdated: Mon Apr 14 2008 11:16:00

On February 11, a group of renegade soldiers invaded my home. As I walked toward my house, I was not aware that they had disarmed my guards and broken into the house, knocking down doors looking for me. But as I walked up the street -- ironically, Robert F. Kennedy Boulevard, named for one of my heroes -- I saw one of the renegades and knew that he was going to shoot me. As he aimed for my heart, I turned to run. Instead of the left side of my chest, he shot me twice in the right side of the back.

East Timor president leaves Australian hospitalupdated: Wed Mar 19 2008 03:20:00

Choking back tears, the president of East Timor said goodbye Wednesday to the Australian hospital staff who took care of him for five weeks following an assassination attempt at home.

Ramos-Horta speaks to publicupdated: Wed Mar 12 2008 03:21:00

In his first public comments, East Timor President Jose Ramos-Horta thanked his medical staff and supporters but refrained from talking about the assassination attempt against him.

E. Timor's Ramos-Horta out of comaupdated: Thu Feb 21 2008 03:20:00

East Timor President Jose Ramos-Horta has regained consciousness and spoken to family members after emerging from an induced coma following an assassination attempt, the country's deputy prime minister told CNN Thursday.

Time.com: A Frustrating Manhunt in Timorupdated: Sun Feb 17 2008 18:00:00

Forces are searching for the remnants of rebels who attempted to assassinate the country's prime minister and president

Rudd pledges support for East Timorupdated: Fri Feb 15 2008 05:34:00

Australian Prime Minster Kevin Rudd on a one-day visit to the East Timorese capital Dili Friday pledged his nation's continued support in the aftermath of this week's assassination attempts on the prime minister and president.

Crisis in East Timorupdated: Fri Feb 15 2008 05:34:00

World Bank Country Director Nigel Roberts explains the situation on the ground following attacks on East Timor's leaders.

East Timor declares state of emergencyupdated: Tue Feb 12 2008 06:19:00

East Timor declared a 48-hour state of emergency Tuesday one day after assassination attempts on President Jose Ramos-Horta and Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao.

Time.com: A Last Meeting with East Timor's Rebel Leaderupdated: Tue Feb 12 2008 05:20:00

Renegade East Timorese commander Alfredo Reinado once boasted of his evasion and ambush skills to TIME. Last week a shootout with Presidential security guards led to his death

E. Timor president survives shootingupdated: Mon Feb 11 2008 11:28:00

East Timor's president Jose Ramos-Horta arrived in Australia on Monday on full life support after being shot twice in an assassination attempt in his country, a medical official said.

Time.com: East Timor's President Shot by Rebelsupdated: Mon Feb 11 2008 06:00:00

JosÉ Ramos-Horta undergoes surgery at an Australian military base after renegade soldiers shoot him in the stomach

Suharto was charming, but lethalupdated: Sun Feb 10 2008 20:16:00

Responsible for shaping modern Indonesia, Haji Muhammad Suharto was known as the "smiling general," but his legacy as one of the great Cold War era strongmen was built on corruption and a reign of violence that left hundreds of thousands dead.

U.S. rejects Bali climate draftupdated: Sat Dec 15 2007 01:19:00

The United States has rejected a proposal Saturday by developing nations to clarify their responsibilities to control greenhouse gas emissions, prolonging a tense logjam blocking agreement on negotiations for a new global warming pact, The Associated Press reports.

Quest for peaceupdated: Mon Nov 26 2007 10:28:00

"I have a dream". Martin Luther King's famous speech cemented his status as one of the world's greatest peace makers. The American civil rights activist was the youngest man ever to win the Nobel Peace Prize. His life mission was to make the planet a better place.

Quest for Peaceupdated: Mon Nov 26 2007 10:28:00

CNN's Richard Quest goes in search of the world's peace makers, including UN head of peacekeeping; Jean Marie Guehenno.

UN: 2 die, homes burn in E. Timorupdated: Thu Aug 23 2007 00:03:00

A market and 10 houses were torched in East Timor during fighting between gangs armed with machetes and steel darts, the United Nations said Thursday. The organization also reported that two people were reported killed in another confrontation.

Time.com: East Timor: Dark Days in Dili updated: Mon Aug 06 2007 06:00:00

Violence breaks out following the naming of East Timor's new Prime Minister, threatening to plunge the fledgling nation back into chaos

Time.com: East Timor's Fractured Electionupdated: Sat Jul 07 2007 09:15:00

The young nation is learning that democracy isn't easy as no party captured a majority in the country's parliamentary vote

Taking the long route to Sydneyupdated: Fri Apr 20 2007 06:40:00

If you think traveling overland on a bus from London to Sydney sounds like something exclusively for 20-something backpackers, think again.

Thailand drawn with bitter rivalsupdated: Mon Nov 27 2006 05:34:00

Three-times winners Thailand have been drawn with bitter rivals Myanmar and Malaysia in the group stages of next year's ASEAN Football Championships, while co-hosts Singapore will meet Vietnam and Indonesia.

Poll finds Australian neighbor gapupdated: Mon Oct 02 2006 03:03:00

Australians believe Indonesia is a dangerous source of Islamic terrorism, a new opinion poll has found.

East Timor searches for new PMupdated: Tue Jun 27 2006 01:58:00

East Timor's President Xanana Gusmao and other leaders met in the capital Dili to pick a new prime minister a day after incumbent Mari Alkatiri resigned in an effort to end weeks of unrest and political instability.

East Timor PM 'ready to resign'updated: Mon Jun 26 2006 01:14:00

Amid pressure to step down, East Timor's embattled Prime Minister Mari Alkatiri said Monday he "is ready to resign" in an effort to end weeks of unrest.

Mobs in Timor loot amid chaosupdated: Fri Jun 02 2006 00:30:00

Nearly 1,000 residents of East Timor's strife-torn capital Dili have stormed and looted a warehouse, adding to the chaos and lawlessness that have been plaguing the city.

East Timor eager to tap resourcesupdated: Wed May 31 2006 03:32:00

When Australia and East Timor signed a treaty on revenue-sharing from oil and gas fields in the Timor Sea in January, there was an expectation that the world's newest nation potentially could get a much-needed $4 billion boost to its coffers.

Emergency powers for Timor troopsupdated: Wed May 31 2006 01:07:00

East Timor President Xanana Gusmao has assumed control of security forces and the Interior Ministry after marauders stole evidence on killings that followed the young nation's break from Indonesia.

E. Timor president pleads for calmupdated: Tue May 30 2006 00:06:00

East Timorese President Xanana Gusmao has called for calm in his strife-torn country, where violence in the capital, Dili, has forced thousands to flee to camps in the surrounding countryside.

East Timor descends into chaosupdated: Mon May 29 2006 00:26:00

The number of dead in the latest wave of violence in East Timor has risen to at least 20, with more than 50 people wounded, hospital officials in the capital Dili said Monday.

E. Timor 'no walk in the park'updated: Sun May 28 2006 10:37:00

Australia beefed up its ground troop presence to 1,300 in volatile East Timor `to stop "outbreaks of communal and gang violence" in the tiny Asian nation, the Australian Defense Force said on Sunday.

Report: Militias torch Timor homesupdated: Fri May 26 2006 00:02:00

Militias torched dozens of houses in East Timor's capital of Dili Saturday as international troops sought to stem the violence, The Associated Press reported.

Timor: Rebels kill unarmed policeupdated: Thu May 25 2006 18:06:00

East Timorese soldiers attacked unarmed police in the capital of Dili Thursday, killing nine and wounding 27, the spokesman for U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan said.

Australia rushes troops to Timorupdated: Thu May 25 2006 04:26:00

Australian troops have arrived in the capital of East Timor, after weeks of clashes between security forces and former soldiers in this troubled nation have left people on edge.

Military aid heading to East Timorupdated: Wed May 24 2006 01:07:00

At least four countries are sending troops to East Timor in an effort to maintain order after a request for help from the violence-racked southeast Asian nation.

E. Timor tense as congress beginsupdated: Tue May 16 2006 20:29:00

Australia, New Zealand and Portugal have made plans to evacuate their citizens from East Timor if a tense political situation in the capital Dili again turns violent.

Horta: Timor suffering 'accurate'updated: Sun Jan 22 2006 19:52:00

East Timor's foreign minister has backed the accuracy of an independent report claiming up to 183,000 people died as a result of Indonesian military activity during its 24-year occupation of East Timor.

Report cites East Timor sufferingupdated: Wed Jan 18 2006 20:28:00

Harsh policies by Indonesia's military during its 24-year occupation of East Timor led to the deaths of up to 180,000 people, a U.N. report cited by The Australian newspaper claims.

Australia, E. Timor sign oil dealupdated: Thu Jan 12 2006 00:02:00

Australia and East Timor have signed a treaty on revenue-sharing from oil and gas fields in the Timor Sea that could potentially give East Timor an extra $4 billion.

Fears of East Timor terror attackupdated: Tue May 10 2005 20:17:00

The Australian Government has issued a warning of a possible terrorist attack or bombings of government buildings in East Timor.

Australia, Indonesia boost tiesupdated: Sun Apr 03 2005 18:29:00

Australia and Indonesia have signed off on a "comprehensive partnership" that will be the framework for future bilateral ties, Australian Prime Minister John Howard said on Monday.

Quake 'worse than expected'updated: Thu Mar 31 2005 03:29:00

Aid efforts to earthquake-ravaged Sumatra are being hampered by the level of destruction, amid reports the situation is worse than expected on the hardest-hit island of Nias.

U.N.: Population to top 9 billion by 2050updated: Thu Feb 24 2005 22:09:00

The world's population will rise from 6.5 billion to 9.1 billion by 2050, according to a United Nations survey released Thursday.

Timor Sea gas talks edge forwardupdated: Thu Aug 12 2004 02:47:00

An agreement between Australia and East Timor on revenue sharing from disputed oil and gas fields in the Timor Sea could be in place by the end of this year, following talks in Canberra.

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Money Magazine: Easy Riderupdated: Sun Jun 01 2003 00:01:00

As soon as he could, Jim Rogers retired from investing to pursue his true passion, travel. So Rogers, who co-founded the Quantum fund with George Soros, took to circling the world, first on a mot...

Fortune: OTHER KUWAITS?updated: Mon Feb 11 1991 00:01:00

Here are some of the places that foreign aggressors have annexed. -- Cambodia (pop. seven million): Vietnam invaded in 1979; still supports a puppet regime. -- East Timor (pop. 700,000): Indonesia ...

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