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Province in Indonesia

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Papua (province): Province in Indonesia
Papua is the largest and easternmost province of Indonesia, comprising most of Western New Guinea. It is bordered by the state of Papua New Guinea to the east, the province of West Papua to the west, the Pacific Ocean to the north, and the Arafura Sea to the south. According to the 2010 census by Statistics Indonesia, Papua had a population of 2,833,381, majority of whom are Christians. The province is divided into twenty-eight regencies and one city. Its capital and largest city is Jayapura.


Indonesia arrests 34, blocks internet in Papua to help curb violent protests

JAKARTA, Aug 22 - Indonesia has cut off internet access in eastern Papua to prevent provocative posts online from fuelling violence, after protesters torched buildings, a market and a prison over..
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Indonesia chief security minister to fly to Papua as fresh protests erupt

Indonesia's chief security minister said he will fly to Papua late on Wednesday after violent protests, including stone-throwing and the torching of some buildings, spread to more towns in the..
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Fresh protests in Indonesia's Papua as extra police arrive

Rallies erupted in more towns in Indonesia's Papua on Wednesday, with protesters setting fire to a market and throwing stones at buildings following a spate of demonstrations in the easternmost area..
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Indonesia sends more police to Papua, curbs internet speed amid tension

Indonesia sent 200 more police officers to Papua on Tuesday and reined in internet speeds to "prevent hoaxes from spreading" as civil unrest persisted in some parts of the country's easternmost area,..
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Indonesia president urges calm after violent protests in Papua cities

Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Monday sought to ease tension after violent protests in several cities in Papua in response to claims of racist abuse and physical mistreatment of students from the..
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Indonesia pledges probe after Papuans protest treatment of students

Indonesian authorities on Monday pledged a "complete and fair" investigation after violent protests in several cities in Papua in response to claims of racist abuse and physical mistreatment of..
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Police regain control in Indonesia's Papua region after protests

Indonesia's police chief said on Monday that authorities in the easternmost Papua region were regaining control after protesters set fire to tires and torched a local parliament building over the..
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Indonesia protesters torch town hall in Papua over student detentions

Protesters in Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua set fire to tires and torched a local parliament building on Monday after a demonstration against the recent detention of scores of Papuan..
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Malnutrition, disease kill at least 139 displaced in Indonesia's Papua - group

Thousands of people in Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua have been displaced by fighting between soldiers and separatists, and at least 139 of them have died from malnutrition and disease, an..
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Indonesia jails Pole for treason in Papua after meeting activists

An Indonesian court jailed on Thursday a Polish man for five years after finding him guilty of plotting against the state with separatist activists in the easternmost province of Papua, his lawyer..
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Indonesia's Papua set for mass burial as flood death toll tops 100

Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua is planning to hold mass burials for the victims of flash floods, as the death toll from the disaster rose to 104 on Wednesday with nearly 10,000 people..
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Death toll in floods in Indonesia's Papua rises to nearly 80

Authorities in Indonesia raised the death toll from floods and landslides in the easternmost province of Papua to nearly 80 on Monday as President Joko Widodo called for the urgent evacuation of..
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Flash floods kill at least 58 in Indonesia's Papua province

Flash floods and landslides triggered by torrential rain in Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua have killed at least 58 people, injured dozens and displaced more than 4,000, authorities said on..
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At least 42 dead in floods in Indonesia's Papua: official

Flash floods in Indonesia's easternmost province Papua have killed at least 42 people and left 21 badly injured, a local disaster agency official told Reuters on Sunday.
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Indonesian soldiers clash with rebels amid tensions over Papua highway

Three Indonesian soldiers were killed in a clash with dozens of rebels in the eastern province of Papua, the military said late on Thursday, the latest deaths amid high tensions and violence in the..
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Dangerous highway: soldiers to finish Papua road after workers killed

Six hundred Indonesian soldiers will finish building a highway in the province of Papua, a military spokesman said on Tuesday, after 16 construction workers were killed by separatists in the restive..
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