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2005-10-12 02:00:38

DENPASAR, Indonesia (Reuters) - Three more Australians accused of heroin trafficking stood trial on the Indonesian resort island of Bali on Wednesday, part of a group of nine who face possible death sentences. Dubbed the "Bali Nine" by Australian media, the eight young men and one woman were arrested in April with more than 8.2 kg (18 lb) of heroin, much of it seized at Bali airport following a 10-week operation involving Australian and Indonesian police. Two trials opened on...

2005-08-23 19:28:26

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australians who take drugs into Asia are stupid and should not expect to be bailed out by the Australian government, Prime Minister John Howard said after another two Australians were detained in Indonesia over drugs. Howard said he could not believe Australians would still risk taking drugs into Asia after the high-profile conviction of beautician Schapelle Corby, who was sentenced to 20 years in prison in May for smuggling 4.2 kg of marijuana into Bali. "It's...

2005-08-01 03:55:35

By Diane Mermigas CHICAGO (Hollywood Reporter) - Even amid a flurry of speculation about the reasons for and consequences of Lachlan Murdoch's abrupt, perplexing departure as deputy chief operating officer of News Corp., a few things are clear. Perhaps most important to shareholders is that News Corp., the only truly global media conglomerate, remains in the hands of chairman and chief executive officer Rupert Murdoch and his long-trusted lieutenant, president and chief operating officer...

2005-07-18 06:04:31

BALI, Indonesia (Reuters) - Fresh witnesses, including an Australian police officer, will appear at a July 20 appeal hearing for the Australian beauty therapist convicted of smuggling drugs to Indonesia's resort island of Bali, a lawyer said on Monday. The witnesses will testify in Denpasar District Court in the appeal of Schapelle Corby, 28, jailed for 20 years for importing 4.1 kg (9 lb) of marijuana in a case that sparked public outrage in Australia. Corby's high-profile Jakarta-based...


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snash
  • To talk saucily.
  • Insolent, opprobrious language; impertinent abuse.
This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.