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East Timor Prime Minister Alkatiri resigns

East Timor’s embattled prime minister resigned Monday, setting off celebrations in the violence-scarred capital and raising hopes for an end to weeks of political turmoil and unrest. Prime Minister Mari Alkatiri, who is battling allegations that he formed a hit squad to silence opponents, has faced mounting calls to step down, including from the country’s popular president. “I declare I am ready to resign from my position as prime minister,” Alkatiri told reporters who gathered at his home in Dili. Full Story

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