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    More than two dozen killed in fresh Papua unrest

    WAMENA, Indonesia (AFP) – More than two dozen people have died in riots in Indonesia’s restive Papua region, authorities said yesterday, as thousands fled to shelters following violence that saw civilians burned alive in buildings set ablaze by protesters. Papua, on the western half of New Guinea island, has been paralysed by weeks of protests fuelled by anger over racism, as well as fresh calls for self-rule in the impoverished territory. More details in Wednesday’s Borneo Bulletin

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