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19 February 2005 Military News

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  • INDONESIA / U.N. TIMOR VOA 19 Feb 2005 -- Indonesia says there is no need for a separate United Nations inquiry into the violence that swept East Timor during its 1999 vote for independence - because the two countries have already set up a commission.

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  • THAI TSUNAMI / CLINTON-BUSH VOA 19 Feb 2005 -- Former U.S. presidents Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush arrived on Thailand's Phuket Island Saturday - the first stop on their tour of regions devastated by December's tsunami. The envoys say they hope to combat donor fatigue so rebuilding can continue.
  • TOGO: Gnassingbe bows to pressure for elections, but stays in power IRIN 19 Feb 2005 -- Faure Gnassingbe, who seized power in Togo following the death of his father, has caved in to international demands for quick presidential elections but has said he will not quit until they are held.
  • TOGO: Gnassingbe digging in as the new front man for Togo's long-ruling elite IRIN 19 Feb 2005 -- Apart from his first year as a baby and the past two weeks. Faure Gnassingbe has been a president's son his whole life.
  • TOGO /PROTESTS VOA 19 Feb 2005 -- More than 20-thousand protesters have taken to the streets in Togo demanding the military-installed president Faure Gnassingbe step down. The son of the country's late long-ruling leader says he will be a candidate in elections to be held within 60 days.



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