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2006-05-13 06:29:54

NUSA DUA, Indonesia (Reuters) - A summit of eight Muslim-majority nations did not specifically discuss the international dispute over Iran's nuclear program, Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said on Saturday. He was speaking at a news conference at the end of the meeting of the Developing Eight (D-8) countries, held on Indonesia's resort island of Bali. The group includes Iran, Indonesia, Egypt, Malaysia, Turkey, Pakistan, Nigeria and Bangladesh.

2006-05-13 05:53:31

NUSA DUA, Indonesia (Reuters) - Leaders of eight Muslim-majority nations on Saturday urged quick movement in the process of making Iran a member of the World Trade Organization. The endorsement came in the final declaration of the Developing Eight (D-8) countries at its fifth summit, held on Indonesia's resort island of Bali. The group comprises Iran, Indonesia, Egypt, Malaysia, Turkey, Pakistan, Nigeria and Bangladesh. The declaration said the group recognized "the need for...

2006-05-09 02:17:58

DENPASAR, Indonesia (Reuters) - The trials of four Islamic militants linked to last year's suicide bombings in Bali -- which blasted through three restaurants and killed 20 people -- started on the resort island on Tuesday. The four men are being prosecuted in separate courtrooms under anti-terror laws for roles in the October 1 attacks ranging from making the bombs to maintaining a militant Web site. They could face the death penalty if convicted. Prosecutors said handphone seller...

2006-04-27 00:20:45

DENPASAR, Indonesia (Reuters) - Five young Australians jailed for life in Indonesia after being caught smuggling heroin from Bali have had their sentences cut to 20 years, but an appeal court upheld the death penalty on two ringleaders. The five were members of the so-called "Bali Nine" gang arrested on the resort island last year while trying to smuggle more than 8.2 kg (18 lb) of heroin to Australia. "The purpose of these punishments is not to seek revenge but to give defendants...

2006-04-20 05:55:37

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia warned its citizens on Thursday of a possibly imminent attack on Westerners in Indonesia, saying that terrorists were in the advanced stages of preparing strikes. "Recent reports suggest Thursday 20 April 2006 could be a potential date for attack but we emphasize that attacks could occur at any time, anywhere in Indonesia," the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said in an updated travel warning on its Web site (www.smartraveller.gov.au). It advised...

2006-04-19 02:13:50

JAKARTA (Reuters) - An Indonesian militant sentenced to death over the 2002 Bali bombings told a court on Wednesday he never asked permission from cleric Abu Bakar Bashir to carry out the attacks, a Bashir lawyer said. The attacks killed 202 people, most of them foreign tourists, on Indonesia's prime resort island. Amrozi and two other militants were sentenced to death for the blasts and are awaiting execution. Wirawan Adnan, citing Amrozi's testimony in the Central Java appeals...

2006-04-02 00:12:23

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia tightened security in key places after the United States and Australia warned of possible attacks against Westerners in the country on Sunday, police said. Authorities deployed additional police at potential targets in the capital Jakarta and were also on guard in the resort island of Bali, a popular destination among Western tourists that has been a target of bomb attacks in the past. "Police have increased security at several vital places and police...

2006-03-14 06:17:53

By Sue Pleming JAKARTA (Reuters) - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice praised Indonesia's "moderate policies" on Tuesday, courting an Islamic country she hopes will improve Washington's image in a region where anti-American sentiment is growing. Rice, on a two-day visit to the world's most populous Muslim nation, tried to counter strong criticism among many in Indonesia and elsewhere over the U.S. invasion of Iraq and its actions in fighting terrorism. "I understand that the United...

2006-02-15 01:55:00

By Michael Perry SYDNEY -- Young Australians have been making the pilgrimage to the Indonesian resort island of Bali for decades, lured by the cheap cost of living, tropical sun and beaches and exotic Asian culture. Cheap drugs, especially marijuana, have been another lure since the Bali hippie/surfer trail first opened in the 1970s. Early Australian surf movies featured naked hippies on Kuta Beach smoking marijuana as a reflection of Bali's free spirit. Today, two Australians sit in a Bali...

2006-02-15 00:45:00

DENPASAR, Indonesia -- Three Australians were jailed for life on Wednesday for their roles in a heroin smuggling ring on Indonesia's Bali island, wrapping up a series of tough verdicts against a group of nine young Australians. The so-called "Bali Nine" were arrested on the famous resort island last April for attempting to smuggle more than 8.2 kg (18 lb) of heroin from Indonesia to their home country. The Denpasar District Court sentenced Tach Duc Thanh Nguyen, Si Yi Chen and Matthew Norman,...


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Bali Pony
2014-04-01 12:18:08

The Bali pony is an ancient breed of pony inhabiting the Indonesian island of Bali. Its specific roots are unknown, but are thought to have been imported to Indonesia from China in the 6th century. This would mean that the Bali pony’s roots are from the Mongolian horse. Other breeds that may have contributed to the Bali’s bloodline include Indian breeds, specific ones are unknown, and various Dutch breeds brought to Indonesia during the eighteenth century. The Bali Pony is a tough...

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2008-05-27 14:39:56

The Kintamani is an Indonesian breed native to Bali. The breed most likely evolved from Balinese feral dogs and other Asian breeds. It is possible that the breed began around 600 years ago with a Chow Chow, but this is yet to be proven. The Kintamani stands 16 to 22 inches high and has a broad face, flat forehead and flat cheeks. The Kintamani also has erect ears and almond-shaped brown eyes. The coat of the Kintamani is usually white with apricot-tipped ears, but black and beige are...

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2007-07-16 16:24:33

The Bali Tiger (Panthera tigris balica), also called the Balinese Tiger, is an extinct species of tiger found only on the small Indonesian island of Bali. The tiger was one of three sub-species of tiger found in Indonesia along with the Javan tiger (also extinct) and Sumatran tiger (severely endangered). The Bali Tiger was the smallest of the species and weighed about 198 - 221 pounds. Females were smaller at 143 - 176 pounds. The male was about 7.5 feet long and the female 6.5 feet long....

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2006-10-19 13:09:29

The Yellow-crested Cockatoo, Cacatua sulphurea, is a medium-sized cockatoo inhabitant to wooded and cultivated areas of Timor-Leste and Indonesia's islands of Bali, Timor, Sulawesi and Lesser Sunda Islands. There is also a feral population of these birds in Hong Kong. The large group has apparently developed from a number of caged birds that have been released into the wild over many years. The Yellow-crested Cockatoo is about 13.75 inches long. It has all-white feathers, bluish bare...

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2006-03-06 12:33:12

The Bali Starling (Leucopsar rothschildi), also known as the Bali Myna, is a myna and a member of the starling family. This bird is common to the island of Bali in Indonesia. It is critically endangered, with a population in the wild of six in 2001. Roughly a thousand are believed to survive in captivity. This is a beautiful, medium to large (25cm), stocky starling. It is almost completely white and has a long, drooping crest, black wing-tips and tail tip. The bird has blue bare skin...

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