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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September 27, 2017

Australia pays tribute to Perth artist and humanitarian John Fawcett Tributes are pouring in from Australia and overseas for a former Perth artist who gave the gift of sight to tens of thousands of Balinese. Celebrated humanitarian John Fawcett died on Saturday aged 85 after a stroke at a Perth hospital. He was a ceramicist […]

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September 13, 2017

Kenyan runners dominate Maybank Bali Marathon As expected, Kenyans dominated the annual Maybank Bali Marathon (MBM) 2017 on Sunday, seizing top spots in the coveted Full Marathon Open Male and Open Female categories as well as in the remaining four open categories. Twenty-nine-year-old Henry Kiprotich Sang made a surprising debut in MBM 2017 after finishing […]

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August 30, 2017

A seven-month-old girl diagnosed with severe pneumonia is fighting for life in a Bali hospital Baby Almeera, from Perth, was rushed to hospital on Wednesday with a high fever and now she is unable to breath on her own. The pneumonia has caused inflammation around her heart and possibly will need to be monitored with […]

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August 16, 2017

Bali prison escapee Shaun Davidson taunts police with wanted posters on Facebook Bali prison escapee Shaun Davidson has poked fun at international police on social media more than a month after he fled the notorious Kerobokan jail. Davidson shared a series of mocked-up missing person and wanted posters, emblazoned with his image, to his Facebook […]

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August 2, 2017

Australian man detained after causing chaos at Bali airport An Australian man was detained for creating a scene at Bali’s international airport on Tuesday (July 18), shouting and screaming as he stood on the narrow outer edge of a ledge in the departure hall. After a 90-minute standoff near the Coffee Club outlet, the man, identified […]

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