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Asia's youngest nation announced that its police are now "assuming full responsibility for maintaining law and order".
Voting ends in parliamentary elections pitting PM's governing party against Front for Independent East Timor.
Unconfirmed results from Monday's presidential election give former armed forces chief 61 per cent of votes counted.
East Timor's ex-defence chief, who spent much of his life fighting for nation's independence, set to become president.
Provisional results from Monday's election gave former armed forces chief 61 per cent of the ballots counted.
Voters choosing between veterans of fight for independence in runoff ballot to elect successor to Jose Ramos-Horta.
Nobel peace laureate promises to hand over power to eventual winner after finishing third in Sunday's presidential poll.
Incumbent Jose Ramos Horta lags in third place as election heads for a runoff.
Election pits Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jose Ramos-Horta against 11 others in test of stability for young nation.
Court jails 24 rebels for up to 16 years for trying to kill president and prime minister.
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At least 25 tax collectors have been killed since 2012 in Mogadishu, a city awash in weapons and abject poverty.
Tokyo government claims its homeless population has hit a record low, but analysts - and the homeless - beg to differ.
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Lack of child protection laws means abandoned and orphaned kids rely heavily on the care of strangers.
 
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