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East Timor invokes emergency powers to control violence

The East Timor government invoked emergency powers Monday to quell unrest after hundreds of young men blockaded roads with burning tires and concrete blocks, demanding that foreign troops pull out. Australia said it would evacuate nonessential government workers and the U.S. authorities issued a travel warning. Security in the tiny Asian nation deteriorated sharply Sunday after international forces backed by helicopters carried out a predawn raid on the mountain hideout of fugitive rebel leader, Alfredo Reinado, killing four of his followers and sending others fleeing into the jungle. Full Story

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