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About 3,500 candidates are vying for 109 seats in an election that comes after months of political uncertainty.
Two men claim to be prime minister in this Pacific island nation, as Australia becomes more involved in the dispute.
Failure to resolve the current situation in Papua New Guinea could lead to the imposition of sanctions from outside.
Incumbent says mutiny leader has "been dealt with", after soldiers loyal to former PM had seized army headquarters.
Government orders soldiers who seized army HQ and replaced the defence chief to surrender or "face the consequences".
Mutineers given ultimatum after troops put chief commander under house arrest and replace him with their own leader.
One of two rival politicians vying for prime minister's job tells Al Jazeera he has the support of parliament.
Michael Somare backed by country's top court and governor-general but still faces likely defeat in confidence vote.
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Muslim volunteers face questioning and threat of arrest, while aid has been disrupted or blocked, charities say.
Six months on, outrage and sorrow over the mass schoolgirl abduction has disappeared - except for families in Nigeria.
ISIL combatants seeking an 'exit strategy' from Mideast conflict need positive reinforcement back home, analysts say.
European nation hit by a wave of Islamophobia as many young fighters join ISIL in Syria and Iraq.
 
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