Defeated candidate in NTB sues winner for allegedly editing her ballot photo to appear prettier

Pictures can be deceiving, and there are undoubtedly scores of people out there who look much better in photos than in real life. But a recent case brought to Indonesia’s Constitutional Court (MK) has people wondering – could a digitally enhanced photos win you a seat in the Regional Representatives Council (DPD)? 

Huge pod of dolphins spotted off the coast of Lovina beach (VIDEO)

Huge pod of dolphins spotted off the coast of Lovina beach (VIDEO)

Yesterday, onlookers on a boat off the coast of Lovina beach caught sight of hundreds of dolphins swimming together.

‘The earthquake was a good sign’ because it occurred during full moon: Bali governor

‘The earthquake was a good sign’ because it occurred during full moon: Bali governor

What does it mean when an earthquake strikes during a full moon?

FBI seeking victims of Indonesia showbiz scam masterminded by the ‘Con Queen of Hollywood’

FBI seeking victims of Indonesia showbiz scam masterminded by the ‘Con Queen of Hollywood’

The mysterious "Con Queen of Hollywood" has reportedly scammed a multitude of victims, who were lured to Indonesia with promises of lucrative work, by pretending to be well-known...

Selfies allowed: Garuda says no ban on passengers taking photos and videos during flight

Selfies allowed: Garuda says no ban on passengers taking photos and videos during flight

The selfie gods are smiling down on us: Garuda Indonesia is now allowing passengers to take photos and videos on board their flights after a week of mixed messages from the flag...

Lombok man faces imprisonment for complaining about earthquake aid on Facebook

Lombok man faces imprisonment for complaining about earthquake aid on Facebook

For Amusrien Kholil, a resident of Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, a comment he posted on Facebook criticizing his local government almost led to imprisonment under the country’s...

Latest public health index indicates Balinese have longer life expectancies than other Indonesians: health minister

Latest public health index indicates Balinese have longer life expectancies than other Indonesians: health minister

Balinese people may live longer on average compared to people from other regions in Indonesia, the country’s health minister said earlier this week.

Seven people sustain minor injuries after Bali quake, officials reaffirm the island ‘remains safe’

Seven people sustain minor injuries after Bali quake, officials reaffirm the island ‘remains safe’

Seven people sustained minor injuries and more than 44 buildings have been damaged following the magnitude-5.8 earthquake that struck southwest of Bali yesterday morning,...

After Garuda, Lion Air prohibits taking photos and videos during flight without company’s prior consent

After Garuda, Lion Air prohibits taking photos and videos during flight without company’s prior consent

One could be forgiven for having reservations about taking photos or videos on board a flight on an Indonesian airline these days. After flag carrier Garuda Indonesia issued a ban...

Tons of fish washing ashore at Bali’s Batu Bolong beach unrelated to earthquake, BMKG says (VIDEO)

Tons of fish washing ashore at Bali’s Batu Bolong beach unrelated to earthquake, BMKG says (VIDEO)

Indonesian officials said the large number of fish that washed up on Batu Bolong beach last night was not related to the earthquake that struck off the coast of Bali this morning.


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