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Indonesian imam leading prayer as quake hits goes viral

Indonesian imam leading prayer as quake hits goes viral

A video of an Indonesian imam stoically reciting evening prayers in Bali as a deadly earthquake struck neighbouring Lombok has gone viral on social media, with internet users praising him for his unwavering faith.

Indonesia deports French drug smuggler after 18 years

Indonesia deports French drug smuggler after 18 years

The now 45-year-old was originally given a life term -- narrowly escaping the death sentence handed to some other foreign drug traffickers.

Bali airport reopens as Mount Agung volcano rumbles

Bali airport reopens as Mount Agung volcano rumbles

Mount Agung in northeastern Bali has been rumbling to life intermittently since late last year and it began belching smoke and ash again on Thursday.

Australia boy, 12, runs away to Bali using family credit card

Australia boy, 12, runs away to Bali using family credit card

The boy ran away from his Sydney home after a row with his mother, flying first to the Western Australian city of Perth on budget airline Jetstar and then on to Bali, according to commercial broadcaster Channel Nine.

Bali to shut down mobile internet for Day of Silence

Bali to shut down mobile internet for Day of Silence

Nyepi brings daily activities to a complete halt as people, including thousands of international tourists, stay indoors.

US citizen on the run after busting out of Bali prison

US citizen on the run after busting out of Bali prison

Indonesian police are hunting for a US citizen who escaped on Monday from an overcrowded prison on the holiday island of Bali by cutting through steel bars in a ceiling, the jail's second breakout of foreign inmates this year.

Ash billows from Bali volcano in fresh volley of activity

Ash billows from Bali volcano in fresh volley of activity

Ash spewed as high as 2.1 km above the crater during one emission at 7:59 am, within a radius of about 5 km around the mountain, the Indonesian Disaster Mitigation Agency said.

Thousands stranded as Bali volcano alert raised to highest level

Thousands stranded as Bali volcano alert raised to highest level

Indonesia raised its warning for Bali's Mount Agung volcano to the top level four alert on Monday, closed the holiday island's airport and told residents around the mountain to immediately evacuate ...

Dozens of flights cancelled as Bali volcano continues to spew smoke

Dozens of flights cancelled as Bali volcano continues to spew smoke

A volcano on the Indonesian tourist hub of Bali sent plumes of grey smoke and steam thousands of metres into the air for the second time this week, triggering flight cancellations ...

Rescuers race to save animals from Bali volcano

Rescuers race to save animals from Bali volcano

Volunteers are risking their lives to save tens of thousands of animals left at the mercy of a rumbling volcano on the tourist island of Bali, making perilous trips into the red zone to relocate them.

Indonesia ready to divert tourists as Bali volcano rumbles

Indonesia ready to divert tourists as Bali volcano rumbles

Mount Agung, 75 kilometres from the tourist hub of Kuta, has been shaking since August, threatening to erupt for the first time in more than 50 years and forcing more than 80,000 people to flee their homes.

Bali's menacing volcano puts tourists' plans on back burner

Bali's menacing volcano puts tourists' plans on back burner

Clouds shrouded the top of Bali's highest volcano on Tuesday as the risk of an imminent eruption began to persuade some tourists to have second thoughts about visiting Indonesia's paradise island.