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East Timor turns down UN peacekeepers

East Timor has rejected an offer of a UN military peacekeeping force to cope with civil unrest, visiting Prime Minister Jose Ramos-Horta said here. The troubled nation will instead rely on the Australian-led regional force deployed after an outbreak of violence in May, Ramos-Horta said on a visit to Australia. The East Timorese leader said the regional force had worked “very effectively”. Full Story

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