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Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim speaks during a news conference next to his wife Wan Azizah Wan Ismail in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on May 16th, following his release from prison. Photograph: Lai Seng Sin/Reuters

Maria Chin Abdullah has faced death threats, detention without trial in solitary confinement and numerous police investigations, as she campaigned aga(...)

Xanana Gusmão shows his ink-stained finger after voting in the capital, Dili, in Timor-Leste’s general election on Saturday. Photograph: Lirio Da Fonseca/Reuters

Timor-Leste independence hero Xanana Gusmão is expected to be reappointed prime minister after the country’s second parliamentary election in less tha(...)

Police at the site of a suicide bomb attack at the Gereja Pantekosta Pusat Surabaya (Surabaya Centre Pentecostal Church) in Surabaya on Sunday. More than 20 people have been killed in attacks in Indonesia since Sunday. Photograph: Andy Pinaria/AFP/Getty Images

A family of Islamist militants in Indonesia carried an eight-year-old into a suicide bomb attack against police in Surabaya on Monday, a day after an(...)

 Police and soldiers  examine a site following attacks outside the Surabaya Centre Pentecostal Church  on Sunday. Photograph: Getty images

Suicide bombers suspected to be from an Islamic State (Isis)-inspired group killed at least 11 people and wounded 40 in attacks on Christians attendin(...)

A supporter of the Fretilin  party shouts during a rally in Dili, Timor-Leste, ahead of parliamentary elections on Saturday. Photograph: Lirio Da Fonseca/Reuters

In April 1999, when Indonesian troops burned down his family’s house and arrested his father in the rural town of Maliana in East Timor, Fidelis Magal(...)

Image of the week: May Day in Jakarta. Jakarta was one of the cities around the world to mark May 1st with a protest for workers’ rights. Photograph: Darren Whiteside/Reuters.

In numbers: Denis’s new jet 2.5 Number of years since Denis O’Brien last took delivery of a corporate jet. After clocking up 698 landings and 2,012 (...)

Naruto, a rare crested macaque who lives on a nature reserve in Indonesia, took a selfie  using a camera owned by British photographer David Slater.

Monkeys lack standing to sue for copyright protection and an animal rights group cannot act as legal guardian in such matters, a US appeals court has (...)

A beach in Bali, Indonesia. File photograph: Getty Images

A 12-year-old Sydney boy stole his parents’ credit card, tricked his grandmother into giving him his passport and flew to Bali on his own after a fami(...)

Marsha Timothy channelling Clint Eastwood

As the feminist satay western you never knew you needed to see opens, Marlina (Marsha Timothy channelling Clint Eastwood) is home alone, save for the (...)

Henk van der Klok in Mongolia during a road trip through the country in July 2011.

Henk van der Klok started and quit teacher-training, a university degree in social work and the marine corps. He quit judo, guitar, drums, basketball(...)

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