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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....

11 kids drowned, 10 rescued in Indonesian river cleanup

Oct. 15, 2021 23:38 PM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Eleven students drowned and 10 others were rescued during a school outing for a river cleanup in Indonesia’s West Java Province, officials said Saturday. Local officials said 150 students from an Islamic junior high school were participating...

Bali reopens to foreign travelers as COVID-19 surge subsides

Oct. 14, 2021 03:24 AM EDT

DENPASAR, Indonesia (AP) — The Indonesian resort island of Bali reopened for international travelers to visit its shops and white-sand beaches for the first time in more than a year Thursday — if they're vaccinated, test negative, hail from certain countries, quarantine and heed...

India staring at power crisis with coal stocks down to days

Oct. 08, 2021 02:27 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — An energy crisis is looming over India as coal supplies grow perilously low, adding to challenges for a recovery in Asia’s third largest economy after it was wracked by the pandemic. Supplies across the majority of coal-fired power plants in India...

US woman in Bali 'suitcase murder' to be released Oct. 29

Oct. 06, 2021 05:33 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A Chicago woman convicted of assisting her boyfriend in her mother’s murder and stuffing the body in a suitcase on Indonesia’s resort island of Bali in 2014 is being released early from a 10-year sentence, a prison official confirmed Wednesday. ...

Male tiger kills female in breeding intro at Tacoma zoo

Oct. 04, 2021 21:24 PM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A female Sumatran tiger from Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in Tacoma has died after another tiger attacked her during a breeding introduction, officials said. Six-year-old tiger Kirana, who was born at the zoo, died Monday, The News Tribune...

Pandora Papers leak prompts calls for action in Asia

Oct. 04, 2021 08:17 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Malaysia's main opposition leader called Monday for information found in the Pandora Papers data leak to be discussed in Parliament, after learning the country's former finance minister and several current officials might have been involved with offshore firms set up in tax...

Indonesia to reopen Bali to international flights Oct. 14

Oct. 04, 2021 07:50 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia plans to reopen the airport in the resort island of Bali for international flights on Oct. 14, after closing it for more than a year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment Minister Luhut Binsar...

Oil tanker operator protests Indonesia's detention of crew

Sep. 28, 2021 08:20 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The operator of an oil tanker seized by Indonesian authorities at the request of Cambodia is protesting the detention of its crew, calling it a human rights violation. World Tankers Management, the Singapore-based operator of the MT Strovolos,...

Great Wall of Lights: China’s sea power on Darwin’s doorstep

Sep. 24, 2021 11:55 AM EDT

ABOARD THE OCEAN WARRIOR in the eastern Pacific Ocean (AP) — It’s 3 a.m., and after five days plying through the high seas, the Ocean Warrior is surrounded by an atoll of blazing lights that overtakes the nighttime sky. “Welcome to the party!" says third officer...