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West Papua invited us to visit: Greenpeace (16 Oct 2010)
The Australian - GREENPEACE has told the Indonesian government its Rainbow Warrior vessel has been invited to visit a natural disaster area in politically sensitive West Papua. The ship remained anchored outside Indonesian territorial waters yesterday as officials and MPs wrangled over the government's refusal to allow it to port in Jakarta on Wednesday.

Soldiers Patrol Papua Town After Deadly Police Shooting (16 Oct 2010)
Jakarta Globe - The military deployed soldiers across Manokwari, West Papua, on Thursday as thousands of residents stayed on the streets to protest the killing of two men by police a day earlier. A woman was also severely injured in the shooting that followed a dispute over a traffic accident.

Disaster caused by deforestation: Activists (15 Oct 2010)
The Jakarta Post - Environmentalists insisted Thursday that the fatal flash floods in Wasior district in West Papua were caused by environmental degradation in the area. They challenged President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s claim that the condition in the area was reasonably good and was not to blame for the flood, which has claimed about 150 lives.

Ministers, Papua leaders to meet on autonomy (15 Oct 2010)
The Jakarta Post - Regional Representatives Council (DPD) will host a meeting between ministers and Papuan leaders on Monday to break the impasse over the future of Papuan autonomy. The meeting will focus on stalled talks on leadership change in the Papuan People’s Assembly (MRP) and how to recover lost trust between the sides.

Marty confirms Obama visit in November (14 Oct 2010)
The Jakarta Post - Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa confirmed Thursday that US President Barack Obama will visit Indonesia in November. “Probably after attending the G20 meeting in South Korea [Obama will visit] around Nov. 11.”