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The capital of East Timor, on the northern coast of Timor.


(ˈdiːliː) or


(Placename) the capital (from 2002) of independent East Timor: the former capital (until 1976) of Portuguese Timor. Pop: 50 000 (2005 est)


(ˈdɪl i)

a city on NE Timor, in S Indonesia. 60,150.
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Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Syed Hamid Albar said his ministry is making arrangements to evacuate some 10 of its 40 embassy staff and their families from Dili.
Lourdes da Costa Mendez left her house in the Comoro area of the capital Dili with her husband, four children and two brothers and walked several kilometers to escape communal fighting among East Timor's police, military and disgruntled former soldiers.
The violence, which now mostly involves street gangs, has forced thousands of refugees to seek shelter in churches, religious missions, aid camps and at Dili airport.
Five people, believed to be ringleaders of the mosque group, were expelled last week by the immigration office in Dili.
The tremor was very strong and shook everything in my house," the Reuters news agency quoted Ruben Ximenes, a technician for the United Nations in Dili, as saying.
One group of militiamen was arrested at a checkpoint outside the airport in Dili, with a pistol, machete and home-made weapons in their car.
Ten thousand others crowded Dili dock today, waiting for ferries out of the city.
They were relocated to the capital, Dili, where Pinto eventually made contact with the underground.
The internal study, completed by Cellumen, focused on a set of 178 compounds spanning diverse chemical classes with published human DILI scores.
From Dili, Clinton will fly to Bandar Seri Begawan, the capital of Brunei, to meet the hereditary ruler of the oil-rich enclave on Borneo island.
DILI was attributed to TBT or ART if either regimen was interrupted or adjusted.
DILI is the most common cause of death from acute liver failure and is caused by a wide variety of prescription and nonprescription medications, nutritional supplements and herbals.