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34,000 flee Bali as volcanic eruption fears grow

September 24, 2017 10:30 pm
34,000 flee Bali as volcanic eruption fears grow

A general view shows Mount Agung from Karangasem on the Indonesian resort island of Bali on September 24, 2017. (By AFP) Thirty four thousand people have fled the Indonesian resort island of Bali as fears grow that a rumbling volcano could erupt any moment. Indonesia’s disaster mitigation agency said on […]

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Tourists David Taylor and Sara Connor convicted of killing Bali police officer

March 13, 2017 6:39 pm
Tourists David Taylor and Sara Connor convicted of killing Bali police officer

Australian Sara Connor sits in a courtroom during her trial in Bali, Indonesia. Photo / AP Australian Sara Connor has been found guilty and sentenced to four years’ jail for her involvement in the death of a Bali policeman, after her boyfriend received six years. Connor was found guilty of […]

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Myuran Sukumaran’s last days before execution were his most powerful

January 29, 2017 7:30 am
Myuran Sukumaran’s last days before execution were his most powerful

Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran in a holding cell in 2006. Photo / Getty Images Myuran Sukumaran was furious. In just a few hours he would face the firing squad on the prison island of Nusakambangan, otherwise known as Indonesia’s notorious “death island”. Along with “mastermind” pal Andrew Chan, they […]

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Roberto de Heredia back in Australia after being on the run almost 20 years

June 20, 2016 12:30 am
Roberto de Heredia back in Australia after being on the run almost 20 years

Roberto de Heredia has been extradited back to Australia. A former TV host who was accused of attempting to blow up a prostitute and her boyfriend has been extradited to Australia after almost 20 years on the run. It sounds like a Hollywood blockbuster and it is one crazy story. […]

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Bali hopes tourism trade will rise from volcanic ashes

July 25, 2015 3:03 am
Bali hopes tourism trade will rise from volcanic ashes

  Ash from Mt Raung caused chaos for tourists as airports were closed and flights cancelled, losing Bali millions in the peak season. Photo / Thinkstock The volcanic drama responsible for a grim start to Bali’s peak tourist season could also be the key to its recovery. Throughout July, unpredictable […]

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Bali Nine Ringleader : Executed Andrew Chan appealing and haunting letter to children around the world, warning them about the dangers of drugs

April 30, 2015 5:22 pm
Bali Nine Ringleader : Executed Andrew Chan appealing and haunting letter to children around the world, warning them about the dangers of drugs

Andrew Chan is one of the 8 people executed in Indonesia two days ago. He was known as the Bali 9 ringleader. Before he was executed by a firing squad, Andrew wrote haunting letter to schoolchildren around the world where he revealed how he became addicted to drugs at age […]

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Bali nine :Mary Jane Fiesta Veloso of the Philippines spared – ‘Miracles do come true’

April 29, 2015 6:37 pm
Bali nine :Mary Jane Fiesta Veloso of the Philippines spared – ‘Miracles do come true’

  Indonesian migrant workers hold candles during a vigil in support of Filipina drug convict and death row prisoner Mary Jane Veloso. Photo / Getty Indonesia has confirmed the only woman who was to be executed alongside Bali Nine ringleaders Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran has been given a reprieve. […]

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Bali nine: Indonesia point of view for execution of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran

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Bali nine: Indonesia point of view for execution of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran

Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan were executed international calls for mercy. Photo / AP Amid international calls for mercy, the Indonesian government has executed eight people, including Bali Nine duo Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran. This is the second round of executions under President Joko Widodo, popularly known as Jokowi. […]

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Bali Nine drug trafficker Andrew Chan marries fiancee Feby Herewila

April 28, 2015 12:44 am
Bali Nine drug trafficker Andrew Chan marries fiancee Feby Herewila

Andrew Chan has married his fiancee Feby Herewila, with his execution potentially only a day away. Chan married his Indonesian fiance on Monday on Nusakambangan island in a ceremony conducted by Salvation Army minister Dave Soper and witnessed by close family and friends. His brother Michael announced the news to […]

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How Indonesia is cutting execution costs to $20,000 of Australian Bali Nine duo Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran

March 5, 2015 8:29 am
How Indonesia is cutting execution costs to $20,000 of Australian Bali Nine duo Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran

The executions of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran will cost about AUSD $20,000 apiece. Photo / Getty Images Indonesia has allocated around AUS $20,000 (NZD $20,700) for each prisoner in its ‘execution budget’ to kill Australian Bali Nine duo Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran this weekend and chose Nusakambangan Island […]

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Bali Nine: Jakarta’s Governor wants death penalty removed from Indonesia’s laws

March 2, 2015 1:44 pm
Bali Nine: Jakarta’s Governor wants death penalty removed from Indonesia’s laws

Indonesian President Joko Widodo. Photo / AP Jakarta’s Governor has reportedly said President Joko Widodo is considering different views on the death penalty, including his own advice that it should be removed from Indonesia’s laws. Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, known better as Ahok, was Widodo’s deputy for two years at city […]

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‘Earlier the better’: Indonesia moves for swift executions of two prisoners

February 24, 2015 6:05 am
‘Earlier the better’: Indonesia moves for swift executions of two prisoners

It’s “very likely” Australians Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan will be moved from their Bali jail cells for execution this week, Bali’s chief prosecutor says. Momock Bambang Samiarso says he’s only waiting on the green light from Nusakambangan, the jail island where the executions will take place. “What we want […]

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Antony de Malmanche, New Zealander accused of smuggling drugs into Indonesia was set to kick off in Bali

February 17, 2015 3:39 pm
Antony de Malmanche, New Zealander accused of smuggling drugs into Indonesia was set to kick off in Bali

The trial of a New Zealander accused of smuggling drugs into Indonesia was set to kick off today. Antony de Malmanche, 52, was arrested at Denpasar International Airport and charged with carrying 1.7kg of methamphetamine in his backpack on December 1. He had travelled to Hong Kong to meet his […]

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Eight convicted Bali drug smugglers, including seven foreigners, face imminent execution

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Eight convicted Bali drug smugglers, including seven foreigners, face imminent execution

Eight convicted drug smugglers, including seven foreigners, will be transferred to an Indonesian prison island this week for imminent execution despite international appeals for clemency, an official said on Monday. Among the eight are Andrew Chan, 31, and Myuran Sukumaran, 33, the ringleaders of a group of nine Australians arrested […]

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Convicted Bali Nine pair Australians – The letters the court rejected

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Convicted Bali Nine pair Australians  – The letters the court rejected

Convicted Bali Nine pair Australians Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, both set to be executed under Indonesia’s tough drug laws, wrote letters to the courts to ask for a second chance. Their pleas for mercy were rejected, and their families have now said their final farewells. Myuran Sukumaran (left) and […]

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