February 14, 2018

Islamic hardliners in Indonesia push to outlaw premarital sex Unmarried tourists could face jail in Bali if they have sex, under proposed Indonesian laws after a petition from Islamic hardliners to change the criminal code will be put forward to Indonesia’s Constitutional Court this year. Riding a tsunami of moral conservatism and anti-gay prejudice, Indonesia’s […]

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January 31, 2018

Bitcoin cryptocurrency banned and under increasing scrutiny in Indonesia The Indonesian authorities are investigating the use of bitcoin within the holiday island of Bali, amid warnings by the central bank in Southeast Asia’s biggest economy over the risks posed by bitcoin according to local report. This has placed the virtual currencies under increasing scrutiny. According […]

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January 17, 2018

Australians briefly detained over Bali volcano climb Two Australians were briefly detained by Indonesian police yesterday for climbing to the summit of a rumbling volcano on the holiday island of Bali, hours before authorities shrunk an exclusion zone around the belching crater. Ricky Tonacia, 34, and Jack Dennard, 26, were questioned by police after flouting […]

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January 3, 2018

Steeler fan, paralyzed chasing monkey that stole his hat, flown to Malaysia for surgery His loyalty to Steeler Nation sent Jeff “Swede” Swedenhjelm chasing after a monkey that had stolen his favorite Steelers cap, then spinning off a rooftop in Bali. Now, fellow Steelers fans have been a large part of the support that’s gotten […]

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US man on the run after escaping notorious Bali prison A US man convicted on drugs charges escaped Bali’s notorious Kerobokan jail in an early morning jailbreak with another American prisoner who was caught almost immediately, an official said. The pair made a break from the Indonesian resort island’s main prison by cutting a hole […]

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December 6, 2017

Bali volcano alert raised to highest level About 100,000 people near Bali’s Mount Agung have been ordered to evacuate as officials fear a major eruption. Indonesian authorities have raised the state of alert to its highest level, and expanded the exclusion zone around the rumbling volcano. The island’s airport has now closed, leaving thousands stranded […]

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22 November 2017

Two held over murder of elderly Dutch man in Bali Two men have been arrested over the murder of an elderly Dutch man whose decomposing body was found at his home on the Indonesian holiday island of Bali. The corpse of Robert Gilhooad, 80, was found on   November 3 at his rental property in Jimbaran, […]

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8 November 2017

Indonesian authorities lower Bali volcano alert status The alert level for a rumbling volcano on the Indonesian resort island of Bali that forced more than 100,000 to flee has been lowered, Indonesian authorities said on Sunday (Oct 29), but there is still a chance it could erupt. Volcanic activity in Mount Agung is slowing and […]

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October 25, 2017

Passengers criticize AirAsia crew reaction during rapid descent Passengers aboard an AirAsia flight from Perth, Australia, to Bali, Indonesia, were angry at the flight crew for showing fear when the plane rapidly descended nearly 24,000 feet Monday. About an hour after the plane left Perth, the Australian Transit Safety Bureau said the plane depressurized at […]

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October 11, 2017

70,000 Balinese volcano evacuees had no need to leave, Indonesia says More than half the 140,000 Balinese who have fled to shelters from a rumbling volcano had no need to evacuate and should return home, Indonesian authorities have said. Unnerved by daily tremors, and uncertain about the exact border of the danger zone – between 9-12km […]

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