Indonesia

    Four people were killed in a clash between rival tribes using bows and poisonous arrows near U.S. mining firm Freeport’s Grasberg mine in Indonesia’s Papua province, police said on Oct. 17. About 30 policemen were deployed to tighten security at Tembagapura, 6 miles from the mine in Timika, following the clash over jobs and housing. The mine has been a frequent source of controversy over its environmental impact and the share of revenue going to Papuans. (Reuters)

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