Australian charged after ‘walking off’ with Gucci sunglasses from Duty Free at Bali Airport

An Australian man is facing prison time in Indonesia after walking off with a pair of designer sunglasses from the duty free at Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport. Charges were read in Denpasar District Court against Perth man Thomas Harman, 31, on Thursday. Harman allegedly took a a pair of Gucci sunglasses from the international ...

Secret files show US knew about Bali massacres

Secret files show US knew about Bali massacres

By Harry Pearl The US government was fully aware of a bloody anti-communist purge by the Indonesian army in the 1960s, with one diplomat at the time describing the bloodletting as...

Australian drug suspect mentally ill and could die in Bali jail without meds, says lawyer

Australian drug suspect mentally ill and could die in Bali jail without meds, says lawyer

The lawyer representing Australian Joshua James Baker, who was arrested earlier this month after Bali customs found drugs in his luggage, fears her client could die in custody...

Mount Agung continues to rumble with warnings the volcano could still erupt

Mount Agung continues to rumble with warnings the volcano could still erupt

Heather Handley, Macquarie University It’s more than three weeks since the alert level on Bali’s Mount Agung was raised to its highest level. An eruption was expected...

Bali Police hunt down man posing with ‘AK-47’ in viral photo, weapon turns out to be airsoft gun but guy arrested anyway as raid uncovers stockpile of knives

Bali Police hunt down man posing with ‘AK-47’ in viral photo, weapon turns out to be airsoft gun but guy arrested anyway as raid uncovers stockpile of knives

Police hunted down a Balinese man after photos of him posing with what looked like an “AK-47” went viral. Ketut Sri Wibawa, a Bali hotel security guard, uploaded the pictures...

5 kilos of marijuana from Aceh intercepted in Bali, hidden in computer

5 kilos of marijuana from Aceh intercepted in Bali, hidden in computer

The central processing unit, or the CPU, is the “brains” of a computer. For some, it can also apparently double in purpose as a hiding spot for drugs, as people trying to...

Harley-Davidson showroom in Bali goes up in flames, estimated damages at least IDR200 million

Harley-Davidson showroom in Bali goes up in flames, estimated damages at least IDR200 million

A fire broke out at the Harley-Davidson showroom in Jimbaran, Bali on Monday, causing at least IDR200 million (US$14,812) in damages. While thankfully no one was injured, two...

6 warning sirens on standby, ready to sound the alarm in case of Bali volcano eruption

6 warning sirens on standby, ready to sound the alarm in case of Bali volcano eruption

The six warning sirens that were installed around Bali’s rumbling Mount Agung in case of an eruption, are in working condition and ready to sound the alert, says the head of the...

VIRAL: Middle school boy poses disrespectfully on top of Hindu shrine in Indonesia, apologizes after scolded by netizens

VIRAL: Middle school boy poses disrespectfully on top of Hindu shrine in Indonesia, apologizes after scolded by netizens

There’s nothing like an angry storm of comments from thousands of netizens to get someone to remove offensive content. A middle-school-aged boy in Indonesia has apologized over...

Emergency status for Bali’s Mount Agung extended again, threat of volcanic eruption persists

Emergency status for Bali’s Mount Agung extended again, threat of volcanic eruption persists

The emergency status for Bali’s rumbling and smoking volcano has been extended another two weeks, until Oct. 26 as Mount Agung remains on the highest alert level. This is the...


 

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