East Timor yearns for real independence
A hopeful start: 63-year-old refugee Ana Mariana Do Rego gives her ecsatatic reaction to the result of East Timor's referendum in 1999.
The New Zealand Herald
Wednesday, August 27
1813 - French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte wins his last great battle at Dresden, Germany, against a larger Austrian, Prussian and Russian force.
The faces of East Timor's unfolding health crisis
Doctors and healthcare workers in East Timor are battling to save people from diseases that most Australians may think have been consigned to history.
Boosting farm-level disaster resilience in Timor-Leste
Building resilience to natural disasters in Timor-Leste, where most people are subsistence farmers, means improving the transport infrastructure and tweaking local farming practices, for example by encouraging crop diversification and building terraces.
The Lebanon Daily News
Strong undersea earthquake hits Indonesia
The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude-6.1 quake occurred at a depth of 10 kilometers and was centered 395 kilometers south of Ambon, the capital of Maluku province.
Personal Essay: Experiencing the blessings of Ramadan
" Muslim ka ma'am? " is the first question asked by people every time I politely refuse food and explain that I am fasting for Ramadan.