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A medics inspects makeshift isolation rooms at Patriot Candrabhaga stadium prepared to become a quarantine facility for people showing symptoms of the COVID-19 amid the new coronavirus outbreak in Bekasi on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. While Indonesia has recorded more deaths from the coronavirus than any other Southeast Asian country, it also has seen by far the most fatalities among medical workers in the region, leading to concerns about the long-term impact on the nation's fragile healthcare system. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)

As Indonesia cases soar, medical workers bear the burden

Sep. 9, 2020 1:25 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — While Indonesia has recorded more deaths from the coronavirus than any other Southeast Asian country, it also has seen by far the most fatalities among medical workers in the region, leading to concerns about the long-term impact on the nation's fragile healthcare system. The...

Police officers escort British national Collum Park, right, and Australian national Aaron Wayne Coyle, second from right, to a police car at the regional police headquarters in Denpasar, Indonesia on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020. Indonesian police say the men have been arrested with methamphetamine and ecstasy pills on the tourist island of Bali. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)

2 foreigners arrested on Bali for alleged drug possession

Sep. 3, 2020 5:24 AM EDT

DENPASAR, Indonesia (AP) — Two men from Britain and Australia have been arrested on Indonesia's resort island of Bali for possession of methamphetamine and ecstasy, police said Thursday. Collum Park from Britain was arrested Tuesday night with 11.8 grams of methamphetamine and 15 ecstasy pills, Denpasar...

A Lebanese army helicopter flies over the scene where an explosion hit the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. Prime Minister Hassan Diab, in a short televised speech, has appealed to all countries and friends of Lebanon to extend help to the small nation, saying:

A look at some deadly explosions involving ammonium nitrate

Aug. 5, 2020 6:39 PM EDT

The investigation into an explosion in the harbor of Lebanon's port city of Beirut is focusing on how 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate, a highly explosive chemical used in fertilizers, came to be stored at the facility for six years, and why nothing was done about it. The explosion Tuesday blasted a crater into the...

Two employees of the Ryugyong Health Complex disinfect the hands and check the fever of people coming to the complex to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, in Pyongyang, North Korea, Friday, July 31, 2020. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)

The Latest: SKorea holds leader of church with virus cluster

Jul. 31, 2020 11:57 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korean prosecutors have arrested the elderly leader of a secretive religious sect as part of an investigation into allegations the church hampered the government’s anti-corfonavirus response after thousands of worshipers were infected in February and March. Prosecutors are...

An elephant crosses the road in the Kruger National Park, South Africa, Wednesday, July 29, 2020. Animals have had the country's world-famous wildlife parks to themselves because of lockdown rules that barred international tourists and made it illegal for South Africans to travel between provinces for vacations. (AP Photo/Shiraaz Mohamed)

Sleepy lions, empty bars, lost jobs: A world without tourism

Jul. 31, 2020 3:03 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — With no American visitors to show around the D-Day beaches or the Loire Valley’s chateaux, and no work on the immediate horizon, Paris tour guide Linda Zenou frets about how she’ll pay off a loan and continue to care for her ailing mother in the achingly lean months ahead. ...

Two employees of the Ryugyong Health Complex disinfect the hands and check the fever of people coming to the complex to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, in Pyongyang, North Korea, Friday, July 31, 2020. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)

Asia Today: India, Philippines ease rules; Bali reopens

Jul. 31, 2020 9:41 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India added another record surge in virus cases Friday as the government decided to lift a nighttime curfew that was in force since March. The 55,079 new cases in the past 24 hours took India’s total to 1,638,871. The Health Ministry on Friday also reported 779 deaths in the past 24...

Traditional dancers wear costumes as they prepare their performance in a parade in Bali, Indonesia on Thursday, July 30, 2020. Indonesia's resort island of Bali will reopen for domestic tourists on Friday after months of virus lockdown. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)

The Latest: Bali welcoming visitors after 4-month lockdown

Jul. 30, 2020 11:36 PM EDT

DENPASAR, Indonesia — Indonesia’s resort island of Bali has reopened to domestic tourists after an almost four-month lockdown for the coronavirus pandemic. Bali’s governor has been impatient to revive the economy and began easing restrictions on public activities three weeks ago. Under the...

Australian national William Cabantog, center, leaves Kerobokan prison in Bali, Indonesia Saturday, July 25, 2020. Cabantog is released from the prison where he has served to twelve months. Cabantog and another man were arrested last July at the Lost City Club on Indonesia's resort island of Bali with 1.12 grams of cocaine. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)

Australian drug convict freed after 1 year in Bali prison

Jul. 25, 2020 1:33 AM EDT

DENPASAR, Indonesia (AP) — An Australian man walked free from prison on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali on Saturday after serving one year for possession of cocaine in a nightclub. Former Melbourne nightclub promoter William Cabantog and his fellow Australian David van Iersel were arrested last July...

U.S. national Marcus Beam, center, wearing protective equipment as precaution against the coronavirus, is flanked by police as he is presented to the media during a press conference at the Regional Police Headquarters in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, Friday, July 24, 2020. Authorities on the resort island arrested Beam, an American fugitive accused of investment fraud in the United States involving hundreds of thousands of dollars, police said Friday. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said on its website that Beam, of Woodridge, Illinois, is accused of misappropriating about $500,000 from investors that was supposed to be placed in investment funds. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)

Bali police arrest American wanted in investment fraud

Jul. 24, 2020 7:52 AM EDT

DENPASAR, Indonesia (AP) — Authorities on the Indonesian resort island of Bali have arrested an American fugitive accused of investment fraud in the United States involving hundreds of thousands of dollars, police said Friday. Bali police chief Petrus Reinhard Golose said the suspect, Marcus Beam, had been...