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Flash floods kill at least 50 in Indonesia's Papua

Flash floods kill at least 50 in Indonesia's Papua

Flash floods in Indonesia's eastern Papua province have killed at least 50 people, an official said Sunday, as rescuers raced to help dozens of other victims of the disaster.

Hundreds of students flee violence in Indonesia's Papua

Hundreds of students flee violence in Indonesia's Papua

Hundreds of students have fled fighting in Indonesia's restive Papua province, a local NGO said, amid unconfirmed reports of violent military reprisals after a massacre of civilian workers by separatist rebels.

Indonesia police apologise for using snake in Papua interrogation

Indonesia police apologise for using snake in Papua interrogation

Indonesian police have apologised and pledged disciplinary action after officers draped a live snake around the neck of a suspect to persuade him to confess during an interrogation session in the easternmost area of Papua.

Indonesia hunts suspects in alleged Papua mass killing

Indonesia hunts suspects in alleged Papua mass killing

Indonesian soldiers hunted Wednesday for rebels suspected of killing as many as 24 construction workers in restive Papua province, as an eyewitness account supplied by the military described a grisly mass execution.

Indonesia says Papua separatists suspected of killing at least 24 workers

Indonesia says Papua separatists suspected of killing at least 24 workers

Security forces in Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua are hunting for a separatist group suspected of killing at least 24 construction workers building a bridge in a remote district, a military spokesman said on Tuesday.

Indonesia sends military to help fight health crisis in Papua

Indonesia sends military to help fight health crisis in Papua

Indonesia is deploying military paramedics to carry food and vaccines to a remote part of its easternmost province of Papua, where reports say at least 61 infants died from malnutrition and diseases such as measles.

Indonesian policeman shot dead near US-owned mine

Indonesian policeman shot dead near US-owned mine

An Indonesian policeman was shot dead and another was seriously wounded near a giant US-owned copper and gold mine Wednesday, authorities said, the latest in a string of shootings in restive Papua province.

Indonesian plane feared to have crashed in Papua

Indonesian plane feared to have crashed in Papua

A small plane carrying five people is believed to have crashed in Indonesia's eastern Papua province, an official said Wednesday, with a search and rescue mission underway.

Twelve missing after boat capsizes in Indonesia's Papua

Twelve missing after boat capsizes in Indonesia's Papua

Twelve people are missing after a boat capsized in stormy weather off Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua, an official said Monday.