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East Timor says swine fever outbreak kills hundreds of hogs

Dili - East Timor on Thursday confirmed that hundreds of hogs have died in an outbreak of African swine fever, after the disease has killed pigs from China to Slovakia, pushing up pork prices worldwide.

East Timor celebrates 20 years since historic independence vote

Dili - East Timor on Friday celebrated 20 years since a UN-backed vote ended a bloody, decades-long occupation by Indonesian forces and paved the way for it to become an independent nation.

East Timor opposition set to take power after violence-hit campaign

Dili - East Timor's opposition coalition is set to take power as it squeaked across the line with an absolute majority, preliminary election results showed Sunday, after a fractious campaign marred by violence and mud-slinging.

East Timor votes after tense campaign

Dili - East Timor headed to the polls Saturday after a tension-filled campaign that has focussed on boosting development and diversifying the impoverished young country's oil-dependent economy.

East Timor swears in new prime minister

Dili - East Timor swore in a new government Friday, led by a returning prime minister who experts say will need to wean the country off its reliance on oil revenues and diversify the economy.

East Timor set for new coalition after ruling parties win poll

Dili - East Timor is set for another coalition after the two governing parties in Asia's youngest democracy clinched a majority of the votes in a trouble-free contest praised Monday as "remarkable" by observers.

East Timor votes in presidential poll seen as sign of stability

Dili - East Timor voted for a new president Monday, with a former guerrilla fighter tipped for victory after winning the backing of the two biggest parties, in a new sign of stability for Asia's youngest nation.

Former East Timor guerrilla killed in security operation

Dili - An East Timor former guerrilla leader has been killed in a clash with police and troops, the government said Sunday, urging calm in the half-island nation.

East Timor accepts resistance hero PM's resignation

Dili - East Timor's president accepted the resignation of independence hero Xanana Gusmao as prime minister on Monday, paving the way for a major government overhaul and a new chapter in the nation's short history.

East Timor resistance hero PM offers resignation

Dili - East Timor resistance hero Xanana Gusmao has submitted his resignation as prime minister, the government said Friday, after more than a decade leading the half-island nation during the fraught early years of its independence.

Genetic secrets of the world's toughest bird revealed

Scientists have revealed the genetic secrets of how a small bird can survive in one of the most hostile environments on earth. The bird is the ground tit (Parus humilis), which lives in the Tibetan plateau.

5.7 earthquake rattles East Timor

Seimic reports are stating that a 5.7 magnitude earthquake has been recorded in the Timor Sea, just off the coast of the East Timor region.

Timor: Two ex guerrilla fighters face off in 2nd round of voting

President Jose Ramos-Horta appears to have lost his bid for re-election as East Timor's President, with two ex guerrilla fighters to face off in another round of voting.

Asia's newest nation East Timor holds presidential elections

East Timor, Asia's newest nation, is holding presidential election Saturday, 10 years after the United Nations declared it a sovereign country in 2002 after years of occupation by Indonesia

Ancient fish hook shows early man skilled in deep-sea fishing

Researchers have discovered humans engaged in deep sea fishing much earlier than previously believed. Scientists have found evidence which shows people deep sea fished as far back as 42,000 years ago.

Heads of state coming to Manila for president Aquino's inaugural

Heads of state of the members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) have been invited to attend the swearing-in of Philippines' newly elected president Noynoy Aquino on June 30.

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