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The roots of a Kiwi hostage crisis in Papua

JAKARTA – Papuan rebels and captive New Zealand pilot Philip Mehrtens have trekked deeper into the heart of the rugged Central Highlands as they seek to evade elite Indonesian Special Forces (Kopassus) troops who have shadowed them for the past three weeks. Sources familiar with the unfolding hostage drama believe it is nearing a crucial […]

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