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Tourists flee Indonesia's Lombok island after quake kills 142

Tourists flee Indonesia's Lombok island after quake kills 142

Rescue workers found chaos and destruction across the Indonesian resort island of Lombok on Monday after a magnitude 6.9 earthquake killed more than 140 people and prompted an exodus of tourists rattled by the second powerful quake in a week.

Thailand trying to track down crocodile off Phuket island

Thailand trying to track down crocodile off Phuket island

The evasive reptile was first seen near Rawai beach about a week ago but has resurfaced in multiple locations near the beaches on the Andaman Sea.

Thai minister blames tour operators for boat disaster

Thai minister blames tour operators for boat disaster

The boat, the Phoenix, went down in high seas on Thursday off the west-coast island of Phuket with 101 people on board.

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.

Philippine police hold riot drills as Boracay closure challenged

Philippine police hold riot drills as Boracay closure challenged

Philippine police preparing to shut down the Boracay resort island staged drills in riot gear on Wednesday, startling the laid-back beach community as workers mounted a last-ditch effort to halt the six-month closure.

Briton named suspect with Australian in Bali murder

Briton named suspect with Australian in Bali murder

A British man has been named a suspect, along with an Australian woman, in the murder of an Indonesian policeman on the resort island of Bali, police said on Sunday.