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Local livelihoods at the mercy of rumbling Bali volcano

With just a bag full of clothes, Ni Nyoman Maneh fled her home near the rumbling Mount Agung volcano on the Indonesian resort island of Bali and sought refuge about 20 kilometres away. Continue reading “Local livelihoods at the mercy of rumbling Bali volcano”

Bali seeks to curb dog meat trade

Authorities on Indonesia’s resort island of Bali are seeking to curb the sale of dog meat, an official said on Friday, after an investigation by an Australian animal protection group revealed the cruel treatment of dogs at the hands of traders. Continue reading “Bali seeks to curb dog meat trade”

Briton admits to bashing Bali policeman

A British man detained in connection with the death of a policeman on Indonesia’s resort island of Bali has admitted to hitting the officer with a beer bottle and binoculars.  Continue reading “Briton admits to bashing Bali policeman”

Governor says same-sex marriage “stain” on Bali

The governor of Bali called same-sex marriage a stain on the mainly Hindu island, after photos of a gay couple celebrating their union appeared on the internet.

“It should never happen in Bali, even more so involving Hinduism, because it’s strictly forbidden,” Governor Made Mangku Pastika was quoted as saying by the Merdeka.com news website.

“It’s a stain and it’s a taboo,” he said.

The controversy emerged after photos of an apparent ceremony involving a gay couple – one man appearing to be local and the other foreign – were posted on Facebook.

One of the photos shows what looks like a Hindu priest standing in front of the couple.

A friend of the couple’s family said it was “a reception held for family and friends and not a legal marriage ceremony.”

Bali prisoner released early instead of namesake is hiding in East Java: Prison chief

The hunt is on for a drug convict who was released from the Kerobokan prison in Bali after guards confused him with another convict whose sentence was up, the prison chief said Tuesday.  Continue reading “Bali prisoner released early instead of namesake is hiding in East Java: Prison chief”

Executions may be carried out this month: Attorney General’s office

Jakarta – The executions of 10 death-row inmates, including two Australians, may be carried out late April, the Attorney General’s office said Friday. Continue reading “Executions may be carried out this month: Attorney General’s office”