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East Timor PM has no plans to resign: spokesman

East Timor’s embattled Prime Minister Mari Alkatiri will not meet a protesters’ demand to resign, his acting spokesman said, as the first unrest outside the capital since foreign troops arrived two weeks ago was reported. More than 1,000 protesters converged on Dili Tuesday to demand Alkatiri step down. Many East Timorese have blamed him for unrest that followed his sacking in April of 600 soldiers, nearly half the tiny nation’s army, after they complained of discrimination because they came from the country’s west. Full Story

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