A low turn-out risks undermining the credibility of the outcome.
Locals complain of having to travel unreasonable distances for the chance to participate in upcoming polls.
Opioid pain medication proves popular among young female students.
Conflict deemed as un-Islamic by experts in Indonesia summit.
Killing took place on the country’s deadliest ever day for journalists.
Reporters rally to insist that they will not be intimidated into silence.
Customers in southern province complain that they are being treated unfairly.
Locals turn to tribal mediation in the absence of access to formal justice processes.
Huge swathes of farmland wiped out by high rainfall and snowmelt.
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