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Jakarta Post: Free radical cleric linked to Bali bombing – why now?

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Sacked head of Timor-Leste state broadcaster claims ‘political axe’

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Bangsamoro Islamic troops choose peace via historic Philippines vote

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Sincha Dimara: My mother, a West Papuan survivor of many hardships, spurred along by...

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Human rights watchdog calls for police probe into ‘unclear’ Papua killings

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