Indonesian football fans gather at PSSI congress in support of a corruption-free league

Yesterday’s Indonesian Football Association (PSSI) congress at the Sofitel Hotel in Nusa Dua saw hundreds of Indonesian football fans hold a peaceful demonstration in favor of a corruption-free national league. Supporters representing 14 different soccer teams showed up to voice their approval for the anti football mafia task force, an authority set up by the ...

East Nusa Tenggara: Governor plans to close Komodo National Park to tourism for 1 year

East Nusa Tenggara: Governor plans to close Komodo National Park to tourism for 1 year

The governor says that the islands have to be closed so that their populations of deers, the Komodo dragon's main source of food, can be replenished so the dragons don't end up...

Bali’s Mount Agung spews streams of incandescent lava as far as a kilometer

Bali’s Mount Agung spews streams of incandescent lava as far as a kilometer

Mount Agung’s activity has slowly increased over the past couple of weeks, with the latest rumbling, on Saturday, sending out lava a kilometer to the east of the volcano’s...

Firebrand cleric Abu Bakar Bashir receives early parole, will be released from prison this week

Firebrand cleric Abu Bakar Bashir receives early parole, will be released from prison this week

Bashir is the spiritual leader of the terrorist organization blamed for the deadly 2002 Bali bombing. A representative of President Joko Widodo's campaign said Jokowi had agreed...

Trash scavenger discovers skull in roadside garbage dump

Trash scavenger discovers skull in roadside garbage dump

A garbage scavenger, named as “Ari,” made a surprising discovery yesterday morning as he was sorting through the contents of a dump near Jl Bypass Ir. Soekarno in Tabanan,...

Filipino tourist missing in Bali since Christmas Eve

Filipino tourist missing in Bali since Christmas Eve

A Filipino woman who came to Bali for a vacation more than two weeks ago, has been missing since Christmas Eve, the Philippines’ Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) revealed...

Gianyar resident arrested for sexually abusing his own daughter

Gianyar resident arrested for sexually abusing his own daughter

A 54-year old man from Tulikup village in Gianyar has been arrested for the repeated sexual abuse of his own daughter, who is now 6-months pregnant at the age of 16. Following a...

Lombok: Wife burns husband to death after row over cellphone password

Lombok: Wife burns husband to death after row over cellphone password

A Lombok man died in hospital yesterday after being set ablaze by his enraged wife, whom he allegedly struck during a violent argument on Saturday afternoon. The quarrel, which...

Bali man dies after plummeting 20 meters down a well

Bali man dies after plummeting 20 meters down a well

I Gede Sutardiarta, 35, was found at the bottom of a 20-meter deep well near his home in Kerobokan on Monday night. Despite being rushed to ER, the victim, who is suspected to...

Policeman allegedly behind drunken Mini Mart robbery in Seminyak

Policeman allegedly behind drunken Mini Mart robbery in Seminyak

A police officer is suspected of carrying out a violent robbery at a Mini Mart convenience store on Jl. Nakula in Bali’s main tourist hub of Seminyak in the wee hours of this...


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