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2006-08-17 03:28:01

By Ahmad Pathoni JAKARTA (Reuters) - Nine people convicted for the 2002 Bali nightclub bombings that killed 202 people had their sentences cut by four months on Thursday to mark Indonesia's independence day. Australia said victims and their families would be upset by the decision. Most of those killed were foreign tourists, including 88 Australians. The nine prisoners are serving sentences between five and 16 years and were convicted on charges such as robbery to help fund the...

2006-08-17 00:37:11

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Nine people convicted for the 2002 Bali nightclub bombings that killed 202 people had their sentences cut by four months on Thursday to mark Indonesia's independence day. Indonesia traditionally has a prisoner remission program on August 17, the day it celebrates independence from Dutch colonial rule. But cutting the punishment of anyone involved in the Bali bombings will likely anger Australia and other countries whose nationals died in the blasts. Many of 202...

2006-08-08 05:42:25

DENPASAR, Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesian prosecutors on Tuesday sought jail terms of up to 15 years to four militants accused of involvement in the 2005 Bali bombings. The four have been on trial under anti-terrorism laws since May over various roles in the October 1, 2005 suicide blasts that ripped through three restaurants on the resort island, killing 20 people. The highest demand -- a 15-year jail term -- was sought for Muhammad Cholily, who prosecutors said had close links...

2006-08-01 22:10:49

By Jonathan Lyons, Asia Security Correspondents JAKARTA (Reuters) - Security experts, a wary eye on the calendar, are bracing for a possible attack by Indonesian militants which would fit a pattern of yearly high-profile bombings dating from the 2002 Bali blasts that killed 202 people. Three other big attacks have taken place since then, one each year and all between August and mid-October. "There is no reason to think they will all of a sudden stop," said Ken Conboy, a security...

2006-07-25 08:12:59

DENPASAR, Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesia may execute three militants sentenced to death for the 2002 Bali bombings in August, an official from the district attorney's office on the resort island said on Tuesday. The three men -- Iman Samudra, Amrozi and Ali Gufron -- have been on death row for more than two years after courts convicted them of playing leading roles in the October 2002 nightclub bombings in Bali that killed 202 people, most of them tourists. "Last week, we sent...

2006-06-28 06:56:30

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia is preparing for the execution of three militants sentenced to death for the 2002 Bali bombings, but the exact date cannot be disclosed, the attorney-general's office said on Wednesday. The three men -- Iman Samudra, Amrozi and Ali Gufron -- have been on death row for more than two years after courts convicted them of playing leading roles in the October 2002 nightclub bombings in Bali that killed 202 people, most of them tourists. "We are preparing for...

2006-06-26 07:15:00

By David Fogarty LOTINDUH, Indonesia (Reuters) - Balinese farmer Wayan Murda clutches his rooster, gently stroking the tame bird. Like many Indonesians, he's heard of bird flu but doesn't know much about the virus. "I'm not worried about catching it," he said calmly after walking to visit a neighbor in the Balinese village of Lotinduh, a few miles south of the cultural town of Ubud, a favorite of foreign tourists. In neighbor Made Purna's walled family compound, about a dozen roosters are...

2006-06-15 06:05:01

By James Grubel CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister John Howard wrote to Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Thursday to protest the decision to free a hardline Islamic cleric jailed over links to the 2002 Bali bombings. The criticism comes ahead of a planned summit between Howard and Yudhoyono set for June 26 in Indonesia. That summit had been expected to cap an improvement in ties after a flap over Australia granting asylum to 42 people from Indonesia's...

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,"...


Latest Bali Reference Libraries

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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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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