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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...

People sit spaced apart as they wait for a coronavirus test required to board long-distance trains the at Senen Train Station in Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday, July 27, 2020. Indonesia announced Monday that its confirmed number of coronavirus cases has surpassed 100,000, the most in Southeast Asia, as an official said the government still doesn't know when the outbreak will peak. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

Confirmed coronavirus cases surpass 100,000 in Indonesia

Jul. 27, 2020 11:15 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia announced Monday that its confirmed coronavirus cases have surpassed 100,000, the highest amount in Southeast Asia. Cases continue to rise across the world’s fourth-most populous nation as testing remains sharply limited and businesses continue to reopen. The...

French police stand next a storm drain where the body of Laure Bardina-Kruger was found, in Peyriac de Mer, southern France, Friday, July 24, 2020. A French-American man from Brooklyn was in custody Sunday after he told police that he twice stabbed his wife whose body was found in a storm drain, a local newspaper reported. La Dépêche du Midi named the man as Billy Kruger and said he was detained Friday as he was preparing to fly from Toulouse. (AP Photo/Christophe Barreau)

American charged with aggravated murder of wife in France

Jul. 27, 2020 6:43 AM EDT

LE PECQ, France (AP) — A Brooklyn man who told French police investigators that he killed his wife by stabbing her twice during an argument has been charged with her murder, a prosecutor said Monday. The French-American, identified in French media reports as Billy Kruger, told investigators that he acted...

Report: Brooklyn man confesses to killing wife in France

Jul. 26, 2020 9:56 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A French-American man from Brooklyn was in custody Sunday in southwest France after he told police that he twice stabbed his wife, a local newspaper reported. La Dépêche du Midi named the man as Billy Kruger and said he was detained Friday as he was preparing to fly from Toulouse. It...

Susana Somali, center, carries a dog called 'White' at Pejaten Shelter, a home to more than 1,400 dogs which she runs, in Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday, July 2, 2020. The number of dogs at the shelter has been increasing since the COVID-19 outbreak started in Indonesia as many canine owners gave up their pets due to economic difficulties they face due to the pandemic.(AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

AP PHOTOS: Indonesia shelter sees surge in abandoned dogs

Jul. 21, 2020 11:47 PM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The barking of the dogs at the entrance of Pejaten Shelter grows louder as they rush to welcome Susana Somali, the 55-year old pathologist who runs the place. Located on half a hectare (1.2 acres) of land in Indonesia's capital, the shelter is now home to 1,400 dogs. It's a number...

Registered nurses Army Capt. Rachel Curtis, right, and Capt. Christa Angelotti, with the Urban Augmentation Medical Task Force, sets up a patient board inside a wing at United Memorial Medical Center, Thursday, July 16, 2020, in Houston. Soldiers will treat COVID-19 patients in the newly setup hospital wing as Texas receives help from across the country to deal with its coronavirus surge. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Millions of kids told full return to school in fall unlikely

Jul. 18, 2020 12:53 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Millions more children in the U.S. learned Friday that they're unlikely to return to classrooms full time in the fall because of the coronavirus pandemic as death tolls reached new highs. It came as many states — particularly in the Sunbelt — struggled to cope...

The Latest: Arizona extends pandemic moratorium on evictions

Jul. 16, 2020 10:44 PM EDT

PHOENIX — Arizona renters dreading the expiration of a coronavirus-related moratorium on evictions will get a reprieve. Gov. Doug Ducey said Thursday the ban on evictions would be extended until Oct. 31. Arizona’s 120-day order had been due to end July 22. It was supposed to ensure people...

A security officer talks on his mobile phone at the sentencing hearing of the two police officers, Ronny Bugis and Rahmat Kadir Mahulette who are accused of attacking Indonesian Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) investigator Novel Baswedan, at North Jakarta District Court in Jakarta,Indonesia Thursday, July 16, 2020. At the hearing that was held virtually as a precaution against the new coronavirus outbreak, the court sentenced Mahulette to two years and Bugis to 18 months in prison for attacking Baswedan with acid in 2017 that badly damaged his eyes. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)

Indonesia jails 2 police in acid attack on graft official

Jul. 16, 2020 8:57 PM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian court on Thursday sentenced two elite police officers to 18 months and two years in prison for attacking a senior anti-corruption investigator with acid, in a verdict slammed by rights groups and anti-graft activists. Novel Baswedan, a leading investigator at the...

FILE - In this Thursday, July 9, 2020, file photo, police officers flank French national Francois Camille Abello, center, as he is presented to the media during a press conference at the regional police headquarters in Jakarta, Indonesia. The French man accused of molesting over 300 Indonesian children has died after apparently trying to kill himself in detention, police said Monday, July 13.. (AP Photo, File)

Indonesia police: Jailed French sex crime suspect kills self

Jul. 13, 2020 6:18 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A French man accused of molesting more than 300 Indonesian children has died two days after a guard found him lying in his cell with a wire wrapped around his neck, police said Monday. Francois Camille Abello was taken to a hospital after the suicide attempt on Friday and was in...

French man accused of molesting 305 Indonesian children

Jul. 10, 2020 9:47 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities have arrested a French man for alleged sexual abuse of minors after finding videos on his laptop computer showing him molesting over 300 children, police said Friday. Jakarta police spokesman Yusri Yunus said Francois Camille Abello was arrested late last...