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East Timor independence Sunday, 18 January, 2009, 18:49 GMT
Riot police shelter behind shields in Dili East Timor declares state of alert
The authorities say the capital Dili is calm after a protest rally degenerated into unprecedented riots which left at least one person dead.
Kofi Annan and Xanana Gusmao during the transfer of power East Timor: Birth of a nation
East Timor becomes the world's newest nation, as a declaration of independence ends 450 years of foreign rule.
Profile: Xanana Gusmao
The BBC News website profiles Xanana Gusmao, East Timor's first president and subsequent prime minister.
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East Timor
What does the future hold for the new nation?

A look at the last three years since East Timor voted to leave Indonesian rule
East Timor flashback


Madalena Filipe made a tough personal sacrifice in the fight for East Timor's approaching independence.
Resistance rewarded


Abe Barreto Soares tells BBC News Online of his happiness as the new territory prepares to elect its first leader
East Timor's hopes




East Timor will become the first country to become independent live onlineBorn online
World watched independence party

East Timor's first free and democratic election. First votes
Looking back to 2001 legislative election
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