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2006-06-14 03:13:09

By Achmad Sukarsono JAKARTA (Reuters) - Radical Indonesian cleric Abu Bakar Bashir walked out of a Jakarta jail on Wednesday after serving time for links to the 2002 Bali bombings, calling on jubilant supporters to join forces for the spread of Islamic law. Australia's prime minister said millions of his citizens would be extremely disappointed because of the release and a U.S. embassy spokesman said there was cause for concern. Wearing his trademark white skullcap and red-and-white...

2006-06-13 20:33:10

By Achmad Sukarsono JAKARTA (Reuters) - Hardline Indonesian cleric Abu Bakar Bashir walked out of a Jakarta jail on Wednesday after serving time for links to the 2002 Bali bombings, returning to an Islamic school once dubbed the "Ivy League" of militants. Wearing his trademark white skullcap and shawl, a smiling Bashir was surrounded by supporters shouting "Allahu Akbar" (God is greatest). "I thank God almighty, also my lawyers and the gentlemen who defended me during my trials,"...

2006-05-30 06:49:54

DENPASAR, Indonesia (Reuters) - An Indonesian man accused of taking a minor part in last year's blasts on the holiday island of Bali admitted on Tuesday to advance knowledge of the planned suicide attacks which killed 20 people. Dwi Widiyarto has been accused of transferring files containing a fiery speech by Noordin Top -- who authorities say has masterminded a number of attacks -- to a compact disc, and faces a trial over his alleged role in the bombing of three Bali cafes....

2006-05-16 02:28:03

DENPASAR, Indonesia (Reuters) - A terror suspect accused of involvement in the 2005 bombings on Indonesia's Bali island renounced on Tuesday statements given to interrogators, saying he made them because he feared being tortured. However, Muhammad Cholily admitted to traveling with two of Asia's most wanted fugitives and learning how to make bombs from them. Cholily is one of four Islamic militants on trial since last week over allegations they played a part in suicide bombings that...

2006-05-13 07:01:30

NUSA DUA, Indonesia (Reuters) - A summit of eight Muslim-majority nations did not specifically discuss the international dispute over Iran's nuclear programme, 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 06:56:15

(Corrects headline to say: "D-8 did not specifically discuss Iran nuclear dispute") NUSA DUA, Indonesia (Reuters) - A summit of eight Muslim-majority nations did not specifically discuss the international dispute over Iran's nuclear programme, 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,...

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...


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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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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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