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Indonesia says arrested Russian smuggled orangutan, lizards

Mar. 25, 2019 3:57 PM EDT

DENPASAR, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police said Monday they also found geckos and chameleons in the luggage of a Russian tourist who was arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle a drugged orangutan out of Bali. Andrei Zhestkov was detained late Friday at Bali's international airport after security...

Russian accused of trying to smuggling orangutan out of Bali

Mar. 24, 2019 8:54 PM EDT

DENPASAR, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities have arrested a Russian tourist who was attempting to smuggle a drugged orangutan out of the resort island of Bali, a conservation official said Sunday. Andrei Zhestkov, 27, was arrested late Friday at Bali's international airport after customs officers...

Indonesia safety board denies leaking Lion Air probe details

Mar. 21, 2019 11:44 PM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's transportation safety board denied on Thursday that it leaked details from its probe into the crash of a Lion Air flight in October. The chairman of the National Transportation Safety Committee, Soerjanto Tjahjono, disputed reports describing conversations as the...

Troops celebrate as US-backed force seizes IS camp in Syria

Mar. 19, 2019 2:04 PM EDT

BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — U.S.-backed Syrian forces on Tuesday seized control of an encampment held by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria, after hundreds of militants surrendered overnight, a spokesman said, signaling the group's collapse after months of stiff resistance. A group of suspects involved in...

No flights or internet during Bali's sacred Day of Silence

Mar. 6, 2019 3:34 AM EST

DENPASAR, Indonesia (AP) — Bali's airport will close for 24 hours, the internet will be turned off and streets emptied as the predominantly Hindu island in Indonesia observes its New Year with an annual day of silence. "Nyepi" begins at 6 a.m. Thursday, clearing beaches and all public spaces of people...

Final assault on last IS-held pocket in Syria resumes

Mar. 1, 2019 4:07 PM EST

OUTSIDE BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — U.S.-backed Syrian forces on Friday resumed military operations to liberate the last piece of territory held by the Islamic state group in Syria after evacuating thousands of civilians and hostages who have been besieged inside, a spokesman said. Mustafa Bali said fighters...

Australian man sentenced to 5 years in Bali prison for drugs

Feb. 27, 2019 7:37 AM EST

DENPASAR, Indonesia (AP) — A court in Bali has sentenced an Australian man and his Indonesian girlfriend to five years and four months in prison each for possessing cocaine. Presiding Judge Ketut Kimiarsa told the court Wednesday that the panel of judges had exercised leniency in their sentencing, based on...

Told to leave, IS 'caliphate' holdouts in Syria stay devoted

Feb. 23, 2019 11:31 AM EST

OUTSIDE BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — They were living in holes in the ground, with only dry flatbread to eat at the end. They had no clean water to drink, and no medical care for those wounded in an intense military campaign. Yet, if it were not for the call from their leaders to leave, they would have stayed....