Indonesian Navy Submarine Goes Missing With 53 People on Board

The last request made by the submarine was for permission to descend to a deeper part of the Bali Sea.

#bali-indonesia, #indonesia, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #submarines-and-submersibles

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Pentagon Official Approves Guantánamo Trial of 3 Men for Indonesia Bombings

The case was dormant throughout the Trump administration, and then a military official suddenly approved it as the first new case at Guantánamo since 2014.

#bali-indonesia, #detainees, #guantanamo-bay-naval-base-cuba, #indonesia, #jemaah-islamiyah, #military-tribunals, #terrorism, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-politics-and-government

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American Woman to Be Deported From Bali After Calling It ‘Queer Friendly’

Indonesian immigration officials detained the woman overnight Tuesday and said she was being deported for “spreading information that could unsettle the public.”

#bali-indonesia, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deportation, #race-and-ethnicity, #travel-and-vacations, #twitter

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Abu Bakar Bashir, Indonesian Cleric Tied to Bali Bombing, Is Freed

Abu Bakar Bashir, 82, the spiritual leader of an extremist group that bombed churches, hotels and a Bali nightclub in the 2000s, is released after 10 years behind bars.

#bali-indonesia, #bashir-abu-bakar, #indonesia, #islamic-defenders-front, #terrorism

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In Indonesia, False Virus Cures Pushed by Those Who Should Know Better

In the absence of a unified message from the national government, local officials and opportunists have filled the gap with misinformation and quack remedies.

#bali-indonesia, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #indonesia, #joko-widodo, #lombok-indonesia, #politics-and-government

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With Tourists Gone, Bali Workers Return to Farms and Fishing

Many resort workers have gone home to villages and small towns, taking up traditional ways of earning a living to feed themselves and their families.

#bali-indonesia, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #unemployment

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After Fighting Plastic in ‘Paradise Lost,’ Sisters Take On Climate Change

Melati and Isabel Wijsen began campaigning to reduce plastic waste in Bali seven years ago. Now 19 and 17, they say the pandemic shows that stark measures to protect the planet are possible.

#bali-indonesia, #global-warming, #plastic-bags, #waste-materials-and-disposal, #wijsen-isabel, #wijsen-melati

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‘It’s Too Late’: In Sprawling Indonesia, Coronavirus Surges

A random sampling of thousands found that one in 10 had antibodies for the coronavirus, an alarming glimpse at what could be runaway transmission.

#bali-indonesia, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #indonesia, #jakarta-indonesia, #java-indonesia, #joko-widodo, #muslims-and-islam, #ramadan, #sulawesi-indonesia, #surabaya-indonesia, #travel-warnings

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Locals Tell Us What Top Tourist Spots Feel Like Now

Travel restrictions have turned 11 overtouristed destinations into quiet, almost unrecognizable places, even for those who live there. It’s a bittersweet experience for the people we talked to.

#amsterdam-netherlands, #bali-indonesia, #barcelona-spain, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dubrovnik-croatia, #galapagos-islands, #ha-long-vietnam, #iceland, #paris-france, #prague-czech-republic, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rome-italy, #shutdowns-institutional, #travel-and-vacations

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