East Timor Newswire (Page 3)

East Timor Newswire (Page 3)

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for East Timor. (Page 3)

Results 41 - 60 of 1,047 in East Timor

  1. Jude Finch's volunteer work in East Timor recognisedRead the original story

    Monday Nov 20 | Blue Mountains Gazette

    Wentworth Falls resident Jude Finch recently received an Edna Ryan Award for feminist community activism, recognising her work with women in Timor-Leste. Ms Finch is a founding member of the Blue Mountains East Timor Sisters which works to improve the lives and opportunities of women and girls in Timor-Leste.


  2. Toxic cost of rubbish scavenging in East TimorRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 19 | Al Jazeera

    Unregulated dumping of most of Dili's garbage includes lethal asbestos and untreated hospital waste [Ian Lloyd Neubauer/Al Jazeera] In 1999, images such as these sparked widespread public anger around the world and the dispatch of an international peacekeeping force to East Timor after anarchy erupted following the country's independence referendum on leaving Indonesia . But nearly two decades after peace was restored in East Timor nothing much has changed at the Tibar landfill near the capital Dili, where rubbish scavengers as young as eight years old eek out a living in unimaginable conditions.


  3. Terra Incognita: Chomsky and the myth of instant expertiseRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 19 | Jerusalem Post

    ... in reporting atrocities." Chomsky didn't take his own caution seriously when relying on refugee reports from East Timor in 1979 or Kosovo in 1999. But the real issue with relying on Chomsky is that readers are relying on him to filter information ...


  4. Backpack bravery: Perth veteran helps Rohingya refugeesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 17 | Sydney Morning Herald

    A Perth veteran who served in East Timor and Afghanistan has taken leave from his day job as a firefighter to shoulder the burden of a different battle. Alex Galonski was compelled to travel to Bangladesh last month to help the more than half a million Rohingya people who have fled their ethnic homeland of Rakhine State, Myanmar, for the refugee camps of Cox's Bazar District in Bangladesh.


  5. Service medalWA Labor MP embroiled in fake medal scandalRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 17 | Yahoo!

    ... only awarded in Australia to members of State and Territory police services who went overseas to places such as East Timor and the Solomon Islands. A spokeswoman for Premier Mark McGowan said he would speak to Mr Urban when he returns from Japan ...


  6. The most heavily Christian countries on EarthRead the original story

    Thursday Nov 16 | CBS News

    ... first nation to declare Christianity as its state religion in 301 A.D. The Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste (East Timor), in Southeast Asia, is 99.1 percent Christian. Nearly 97 percent of the population is Catholic. The population of Vatican City ...


  7. Lessons from Timor tripRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 17 | Yahoo!

    Sixteen Nagle Catholic College upper school students recently landed in East Timor, where they took on the role of teacher at one the nation's boarding schools. A 3am start and a 2964m hike up East Timor's highest peak capped off a day of travel, before the students headed to ISMAIK Boarding School to teach, and learn, from the East Timorese children.


  8. the voice of a true Australian aRead the original story

    Thursday Nov 16 | Your Democracy

    ... the world. Pilger has spent years visiting the sites of these often silent wars, genocides and occupations from East Timor to Palestine and Australia to Vietnam. He has never been a cheerleader for "our" side and his journalism is stronger because ...


  9. Fifa World Cup: The team to support now that the All Whites are out is an obvious oneRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 16 | Manawatu Evening Standard

    What began 980 days ago in a crude, little venue on the north shore of a southeast Asian island ended on Thursday in the ruckus of an earth-moving national stadium sitting in a South American capital, the last of almost 900 football matches to determine which 31 countries would join Russia at the 2018 World Cup. A Thai referee named Sivakorn Pu-udom began the long march to Moscow on that late afternoon in March 2015, sounding his whistle to mark the start of a qualifier between East Timor, a former Portuguese colony, and the visiting team from Mongolia.


  10. 'It's cost me a great deal': Court hears how cash was stashed in AFP officer's bagRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 14 | Sydney Morning Herald

    ... of politicians and their families. He also worked in intelligence, and served volatile overseas postings in East Timor and the Solomon Islands where he protected political figures in times of unrest. But his career began to stall in 2013 when he was ...


  11. Manitoulin Panthers host alumni game in honour of Remembrance DayRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 14 | Manitoulin Expositor

    ... attendance were Corporal (Retired) Jim McCallister (Bosnia and Afghanistan), Master Seaman (Retired) Kevin Smith (East Timor), Warrant Officer (Retired) Ed Marshall (Golan Heights) and Sergeant Ghislain Cotton, Cd. Other notable guests were MP Carol ...


  12. Renowned NZ artist Flox hopes launch of Blunt limited edition artwork umbrella will save livesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 14, 2017 | Manawatu Evening Standard

    ... ampaign will go to help to "create a more sustainable future for thousands of families in places like Vanuatu and East Timor," Oxfam New Zealand revealed.


  13. Suspended prison sentence after damaging taxiRead the original story

    Nov 13, 2017 | Tyrone Times

    A Dungannon man has been given a one month suspended prison sentence after he damaged a taxi and made off without paying his fare. The court heard how the taxi had taken the defendant from the airport when the incident occurred on May 4. Passos, who appeared in court with an East Timor translator, had offered to pay the driver 160 towards the cost of repairing the damage, which had been estimated at 500.


  14. Suspended AFP officer Ben Hampton in court after leaking informationRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 13, 2017 | Sydney Morning Herald

    ... leader, and the family of then-Prime Minister John Howard. He also served in high-risk postings overseas in East Timor and the Solomon Islands, where he provided protection to political leaders in times of unrest. Hampton's high-flying career came ...


  15. HMNZS Endeavour visits home port on final voyage before decommissioningRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 13, 2017 | Manawatu Evening Standard

    ... has played a major support role during uprisings, and later peace keeping in Bougainville (twice), and also East Timor, and the Gulf War. Almost a year ago it was on hand to help evacuate residents, pets and beehives from earthquake hit Kaikoura to ...


  16. Crime against Humanity: What is genocide and what are the worst atrocities in history?Read the original story

    Nov 13, 2017 | Groong

    ... deemed genocide include the Soviet man-made famine of Ukraine (1932-33), the Indonesian invasion of East Timor (1975), and the Khmer Rouge killings in Cambodia in the 1970s. Rohingya Muslims are an ethnic group that make up a large minority of ...


  17. Big lessons for Japan and America from three small countriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 13, 2017 | The Japan Times

    ... control of their own destinies, when given the chance. The former Portuguese colony of Timor-Leste, also known as East Timor, this year held its first parliamentary elections administered without U.N. oversight since the country regained ...


  18. Asean to discuss admitting East Timor as new memberRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 12, 2017 | Bangkok Post

    East Timor Prime Minister Mari Alkatiri walks after his swearing-in ceremony in Dili, East Timor, Sept 15, 2017. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations will convene a meeting of senior officials next month to discuss admitting East Timor as a member, Asean officials said Sunday.


  19. Joyce wants players to remember the sacrifice of soldiers as City men and women double up at AAMIRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2017 | Sydney Morning Herald

    ... NATO, the UN and the US and Canadian authorities in Iraq, Afghanistan and Canada, and Woolley, 29, who served in East Timor as well as the Middle East - had plenty to teach his squad, Joyce said. Footballers all too often live in a closely protected ...


  20. Military veterans turn to adventure as an escape from depressionRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2017 | PhysOrg Weblog

    ... undertook the adventure challenges served in Afghanistan, Iraq and Vietnam as well as peace-keeping operations in East Timor. Daniel Padovan is a PhD candidate in the School of Management at the University of South Australia. His thesis, "Examining ...