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Aromatic spice paste enlivens Balinese pork

Nov. 29, 2021 08:06 AM EST

Whether it’s an entire spit-roasted pig or the more accessible skillet-braised shoulder, pork frequently is the focus of feasts during religious festivals in Bali, a pocket of Hindu tradition in majority-Muslim Indonesia. One particularly delicious dish is babi guling,...

Concerns rise over Indonesia's sputtering virus vaccinations

Nov. 26, 2021 04:31 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia has recovered significantly from a mid-year spike in coronavirus cases and deaths that was one of the worst in the region, but with its vaccination drive stalling due to logistical challenges and other issues, and with holidays approaching, experts and...

Indonesia hosts World Superbike finale on brand-new circuit

Nov. 21, 2021 07:09 AM EST

MANDALIKA, Indonesia (AP) — The final Superbike World Championship round on the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok drew tens of thousands of fans on Sunday, the biggest crowd for any event in the country since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, as Toprak Razgatlioglu became the...

EXPLAINER: Expert: Overseas conviction no bar to US charges

Nov. 04, 2021 15:07 PM EDT

The filing of U.S. charges against a Chicago woman convicted of killing her wealthy mother during a luxury vacation in Bali has raised questions about how someone who has spent time in an overseas prison can be hauled into an American court on similar charges. Heather...

US woman who killed mom in Bali indicted on US murder charge

Nov. 03, 2021 19:25 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago woman who served more than seven years in an Indonesian prison for killing her mother at a luxury resort on the island of Bali has been indicted on murder conspiracy charges in the United States and taken into federal custody. FBI agents took...

Indonesia deports Chicago woman who helped kill mother

Nov. 02, 2021 11:39 AM EDT

DENPASAR, Indonesia (AP) — An American woman convicted of helping to kill her mother on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali and stuff the body into a suitcase was deported Tuesday to the United States. Heather Mack, 26, was released from prison on Friday after...

US woman in Bali 'suitcase murder' freed from jail

Oct. 29, 2021 00:35 AM EDT

DENPASAR, Indonesia (AP) — An American woman convicted of helping to kill her mother on Indonesia’s tourist island of Bali in 2014 walked free from prison Friday after serving seven years of a 10-year sentence and will be deported to the United States. The badly...

American Heather Mack leaves prison after serving 7 years for helping to kill mother on Indonesia's Bali island in 2014

Oct. 28, 2021 22:46 PM EDT
DENPASAR, Indonesia (AP) — American Heather Mack leaves prison after serving 7 years for helping to kill mother on Indonesia's Bali island in 2014.

Indonesia warily weighs holiday travel with virus concerns

Oct. 28, 2021 02:24 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesians are looking ahead warily toward the holiday travel season, anxious for crucial tourist spending but worried an influx of visitors could spread the coronavirus just as its pandemic situation seems to be subsiding. After seeing...

Moderate earthquake rocks Bali, killing at least 3

Oct. 16, 2021 02:23 AM EDT

DENPASAR, Indonesia (AP) — A moderately strong earthquake and an aftershock hit Indonesia’s resort island of Bali early Saturday, killing at least three people and destroying dozens of homes. The quake hit just before dawn, causing people to run outdoors in a panic....