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In front of a packed courtroom in Jakarta Thursday, a panel of five judges was delivering the verdict in the trial of Umar Patek -- a 45-year-old Indonesian man accused of taking part in the 2002 Bali bombings.

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Police guard tense Bali prison after riots updated: Thu Feb 23 2012 05:35:00

Indonesian security forces maintained a heavy presence Thursday at a prison in Bali as authorities prepared to move inmates from the heavily damaged facility following a riot.

Indonesian police put down riot in Bali prisonupdated: Wed Feb 22 2012 05:24:00

Hundreds of Indonesian police officers charged into a prison in Bali on Wednesday to subdue rioting inmates who had set a building on fire and thrown stones at firefighters.

Lawyer for Indonesian terrorism suspect rejects murder chargeupdated: Mon Feb 20 2012 04:25:00

The lawyer for Umar Patek, an Indonesian man accused of assembling the bombs used in the 2002 Bali attacks, argued Monday that his client was not directly involved in the planning of the bombings, contesting a murder charge from prosecutors.

Trial of Bali bombing suspect begins in Indonesiaupdated: Mon Feb 13 2012 02:41:00

A high-profile terrorism trial for an Indonesian man accused of assembling the bombs used in the 2002 Bali attack got under way Monday in Jakarta.

Trial set for Bali bombing suspect updated: Sat Feb 11 2012 07:59:00

A high-profile terrorism trial begins in Jakarta on Monday against an Indonesian man accused of assembling the bombs used in the 2002 Bali attack.

Bali beyond sun, sand and sexupdated: Thu Feb 02 2012 17:29:00

Bali may have its fair share of tourists seeking nothing more than seven days of sun, sand and sex in the southern party triad of Kuta, Legian and Seminyak, but this only forms a small part of what's on offer. In reality, Bali is a lush Indonesian island teeming with cultural experiences, delicious food and exhilarating adventures.

Bali sentences teen for pot possessionupdated: Sun Dec 04 2011 03:58:00

The Australian teen arrested in Bali on drug charges is expected to be released December 4.

Indonesia seeks to jail Australian teen accused of drug possessionupdated: Fri Nov 11 2011 06:35:00

Indonesian prosecutors on Friday requested a three-month sentence for a 14-year-old Australian boy accused of marijuana possession on the resort island of Bali.

Australian teen could face jail in Indonesia for drug chargesupdated: Tue Nov 01 2011 05:01:00

A 14-year-old Australian boy accused of marijuana possession could face jail time on the resort island of Bali.

Video rolls as quake hits Baliupdated: Thu Oct 13 2011 08:40:00

YouTube video from inside an apartment in Bali, Indonesia, shows a girl running across a room as an earthquake hits.

15 of the world's best hotel barsupdated: Fri Mar 11 2011 10:16:00

Your choice of hotel probably shouldn't be based purely on the merits of its cocktail menu. But these places have so much more than a great selection of drinks.

9 ultra-luxe spa getawaysupdated: Wed Feb 09 2011 08:53:00

Want to get away and get fit? Try one of these luxury spa resorts.

Volcanic ash cancels flights to Baliupdated: Sat Jan 29 2011 07:14:00

International flights to the Indonesian island of Bali were canceled Friday because of volcanic ash, according to a transportation official.

Five of the world's best hotel barsupdated: Tue Nov 16 2010 07:46:00

Check out these five standout watering holes around the globe. No card key required.

2 hurt in Indonesian plane crashupdated: Thu Jun 24 2010 08:08:00

Two people were injured when a small Indonesian military plane crashed during a landing at an airport in Bali on Thursday, airport authorities said.

President: Bali bombing mastermind deadupdated: Wed Mar 10 2010 08:33:00

The suspected mastermind behind the deadly Bali bombings in 2002 has been killed by Indonesian police, Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said Wednesday.

Official: Bali bombing mastermind deadupdated: Wed Mar 10 2010 02:31:00

Indonesian authorities killed the suspected mastermind behind the deadly 2002 Bali bombings, Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said on Wednesday.

U.S. Embassy warns of possible New Year's attack on Baliupdated: Thu Dec 31 2009 05:47:00

The U.S. Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, warned Thursday of an indication of an attack to Bali on New Year's Eve.

Quake hits Bali, injures sevenupdated: Sat Sep 19 2009 02:50:00

A powerful earthquake registering magnitude 6.4 struck the Indonesian island resort of Bali, leaving seven people hospitalized early Saturday, the head of the Health Ministry's crisis center said.

Bali bombers buried after executionupdated: Sun Nov 09 2008 09:43:00

Three men executed for the deadly 2002 bombings of two nightclubs in Bali, Indonesia, were buried Sunday, before hundreds of emotional supporters.

Graves dug for Bali bombers awaiting executionupdated: Fri Nov 07 2008 02:49:00

Not many people know when the men convicted of killing 202 people in a bombing on the Indonesian island of Bali will be executed, but there's evidence that two executions are imminent.

Bali bombers' executions set for Novemberupdated: Fri Oct 24 2008 20:56:00

Three men convicted of carrying out two nightclub bombings that killed 202 people on the resort island of Bali six years ago will be executed by firing squad next month, Indonesian authorities said.

Fortune: Straight talkerupdated: Mon Mar 10 2008 10:42:00

For years, Grant Thatcher rattled around Asia gathering wisdom about where to find the perfect martini in Bali, how to buy furniture in Bangkok, or who makes the smartest tweed jackets in Hong Kong. When friends started pestering him for tips, he decided to launch the Luxe City Guides in 2002. Now available for 22 cities in Asia, Europe, and North America (luxecityguides.com), the Luxe Guide is a three-by-six-inch, 20-panel accordion-pleated guide that will fit in a shirt pocket. "I want them to be sharp, acerbic, cheeky-like a smack in the mouth," says Thatcher, who edits each one himself. We caught up with Thatcher recently in Hong Kong for his always colorful take on travel.

Time.com: Who Won and Lost at Baliupdated: Sat Dec 15 2007 11:00:00

The world came together to solve the climate change crisis, and dragged along the U.S., kicking and screaming

U.S. rejects Bali climate draftupdated: Sat Dec 15 2007 01:19:00

The United States has rejected a proposal Saturday by developing nations to clarify their responsibilities to control greenhouse gas emissions, prolonging a tense logjam blocking agreement on negotiations for a new global warming pact, The Associated Press reports.

Time.com: The Secret Life of Treesupdated: Fri Dec 14 2007 14:00:00

At the UN climate change summit in Bali, global deforestation -- an oft-forgotten source of CO2 emissions -- is finally getting attention

Indonesian sea turtles releasedupdated: Thu Dec 13 2007 21:49:00

CNN's Dan Rivers reports from the Climate Conference in Bali on the release of Indonesian sea turtles.

Time.com: Is America the Villain in Bali?updated: Thu Dec 13 2007 11:00:00

Al Gore electrifies the audience at the climate change summit by criticizing his own country's intransigence on the issue

Climate change conferenceupdated: Wed Dec 12 2007 07:05:00

Thousands of delegates and scientist to meet in Indonesia for a U.N. conference on climate change. CNN's Dan Rivers reports.

Question of the Week: Baliupdated: Tue Dec 11 2007 03:35:00

As the UN summit on climate change wraps up in Bali this week, details of any post-Kyoto strategy still remain largely unknown.

Time.com: Can the Planet Be Saved in Bali?updated: Mon Dec 10 2007 20:00:00

Ten years after Kyoto, nations are wrestling once again over climate change. But big questions remain to be answered

Climate change marchupdated: Sun Dec 09 2007 02:36:00

Activists marched in Berlin, Germany, in support of the global day of action against climate change.

Indonesia's dying rainforestsupdated: Tue Dec 04 2007 12:06:00

ITN's Bill Neely takes us to Sumatra, Indonesia, where precious rainforests are dying at human hands.

Time.com: Can We Save the World by 2015?updated: Sat Dec 01 2007 16:00:00

Hoping for a post-Kyoto protocol 185 delegates will convene the most critical climate change talks in a decade

Time.com: Citizens Can Do Something About Climate Changeupdated: Tue Nov 27 2007 15:25:00

We've changed the energy- producing rules to prevent acid rain and smog. Now each of us can take a seat at the negotiations on climate change next month in Bali to eliminate carbon dioxide produced by burning fossil fuel

U.N. report: Urgent action needed on 'severe' climate change updated: Sat Nov 17 2007 20:44:00

Climate change is "severe and so sweeping that only urgent, global action" can head it off, a United Nations scientific panel said in a report on global warming issued Saturday.

Climate warningupdated: Sat Nov 17 2007 20:44:00

CNN's Phil Black reports on the latest warnings from climate change scientists and the debate about what to do.

CNNMoney: Global warming's trillion dollar debateupdated: Fri Nov 16 2007 17:01:00

Kyoto, the far-reaching agreement reached in 1997 intended to reduce global carbon emissions, is nothing compared to what could be coming next as the world's governments confront the ecological damage from global warming and debate what needs to be done to fix it.

Time.com: The Bombing Bookends to 9/11updated: Fri Oct 12 2007 11:00:00

October 12 is the anniversary of two acts of terror -- on the U.S.S. Cole and in Bali -- that were important turning points in radical Islam's war on the West

Agreement at U.N. climate talks updated: Mon Sep 03 2007 01:23:00

Negotiators from 158 countries reached basic agreement Friday on rough targets aimed at getting some of the world's biggest polluters to reduce emissions of the greenhouse gases blamed for global warming.

Time.com: Bird Flu Lands on Baliupdated: Thu Aug 23 2007 17:00:00

Two people on the Indonesian tourist mecca have died of bird flu in a month, sparking new fears that it could spread

Bali terror cleric freed from jailupdated: Tue Jun 13 2006 18:24:00

Controversial Muslim cleric Abu Bakar Ba'asyir has been released after 26 months in an Indonesian jail Wednesday, completing his prison sentence for giving his blessing to the 2002 Bali nightclub bombings that killed more than 200 people.

Searching for a piece of paradiseupdated: Mon Jun 12 2006 05:15:00

How many times have you returned from holidaying in an idyllic location, wishing you owned your own piece of paradise there?

Bali meet may discuss Iran issueupdated: Fri May 12 2006 00:52:00

The Iran nuclear issue may be discussed at the Developing Eight (D-8) summit in Bali on Saturday, Malaysia's Deputy Foreign Minister Joseph Salang Gandum has said.

Bali bombing suspects go on trialupdated: Mon May 08 2006 22:40:00

Four suspected Islamic militants accused in the deadly October 2005 restaurant bombings on Indonesia's tourist resort island of Bali have gone on trial, according to The Associated Press.

Life terms for last of 'Bali Nine'updated: Tue Feb 14 2006 19:44:00

Three more Australians have been jailed for life on drugs charges by a court on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali, ending a series of tough verdicts against a group of nine young Australians.

Bali drug kingpins face executionupdated: Mon Feb 13 2006 23:01:00

Australians Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran have been found guilty of heroin trafficking by an Indonesian court Tuesday and will face death by firing squad, live television coverage from the court has shown.

Police: Terror head kills himselfupdated: Thu Nov 10 2005 02:24:00

Indonesian police have confirmed that one of Southeast Asia's most-wanted militants is dead after blowing himself up.

Asia terror leader believed deadupdated: Wed Nov 09 2005 23:28:00

One of Southeast Asia's most-wanted militants is believed to have blown himself up, but Indonesian police said they won't know for sure until DNA tests are done.

Police seek five over Bali attacksupdated: Wed Oct 05 2005 01:20:00

Indonesian police are searching for five men from the far western Javanese province of Banten over suspected involvement in Saturday's deadly bombings on the holiday island of Bali.

Australia issues new Bali warningupdated: Mon Oct 03 2005 20:12:00

Australia has issued a fresh travel warning for Bali and cited "uncorroborated information" that names the tourist area of Seminyak as a potential target for terrorist attacks.

Bali bombers' severed heads shownupdated: Mon Oct 03 2005 04:49:00

Police hunting the masterminds behind suicide bombings in Bali that killed 19 people and injured at least 132 others have shown photos of the bombers' severed heads.

Security tightened after Bali suicide bombingsupdated: Sun Oct 02 2005 00:18:00

Security was tightened across Indonesia Sunday after suicide bombers detonated a string of explosions at tourist hot-spots on the island of Bali, killing 19 and injuring at least 132.

Bali terrorist blasts kill at least 26updated: Sat Oct 01 2005 10:15:00

Terrorists brought death to Indonesia's Bali paradise for the second time in three years, as blasts killed at least 26 people at two resort spots packed with tourists.

Molik succumbs after lengthy fightupdated: Mon Sep 19 2005 14:23:00

Fifth seed Alica Molik battled for nearly three hours before crashing out 7-6 6-7 6-4 Monday night to Mariana Diaz-Oliva in the first round of the China Open.

Australian's drug appeal reopensupdated: Wed Aug 03 2005 00:50:00

An appeal trial for convicted Australian drug smuggler Schapelle Corby has reconvened in Bali, Indonesia Wednesday with defense lawyers hoping evidence from two airport employees can assist her case.

Money Magazine: Do The Right Thingupdated: Mon Aug 01 2005 00:01:00

Is It Okay To Hide Money From My Spendthrift Spouse?

Sydney ranked world's best cityupdated: Tue Jul 12 2005 00:25:00

Australia's biggest city, Sydney, has again been named the world's best city by readers of the U.S. magazine Travel and Leisure.

Travel slump hits tsunami areasupdated: Tue May 24 2005 13:39:00

Travel and tourism spending in countries hit by the December 26 tsunami is experiencing a renewed slump, after an initial recovery two months ago.

Corby drug witness stabbedupdated: Thu May 05 2005 22:24:00

An Australian prisoner who gave evidence at accused drug smuggler Schapelle Corby's trial in Bali has been bashed and stabbed in jail.

Bali accused to face death penaltyupdated: Wed Apr 27 2005 20:53:00

Indonesian police will seek the death penalty for all nine Australians accused of attempting to smuggle more than eight kilograms (18 pounds) of heroin from the popular tourist island of Bali to Sydney.

Australians suspects in drug haulupdated: Thu Apr 21 2005 21:27:00

Nine Australians arrested in Bali, Indonesia have formally been declared suspects in a heroin smuggling operation, that could see them face the death by firing squad if convicted.

Dismay over Bali bombing sentenceupdated: Thu Mar 03 2005 00:28:00

Australia and the U.S. have expressed disappointment at the 30-month jail sentence handed to Muslim cleric Abu Bakar Ba'asyir for his part in the Bali bombing.

Ba'asyir gets jail term over Baliupdated: Wed Mar 02 2005 21:10:00

An Indonesian court has sentenced cleric Abu Bakar Ba'asyir to 30 months in jail for involvement in the 2002 Bali nightclub bombings that killed 202 people.

CNNMoney: Not your usual roadside attractionsupdated: Thu Dec 02 2004 15:32:00

There seems to be a travel destination for every taste.

Indonesia arrests terror suspectsupdated: Wed Nov 24 2004 00:38:00

Indonesian police have announced the arrest of four terror suspects wanted over the September 9 suicide blast outside the Australian Embassy in Jakarta, which killed 10 people.

Indonesian cleric claims innocenceupdated: Thu Oct 28 2004 00:35:00

Indonesian cleric Abu Bakar Ba'asyir, who faces charges of conspiring in bombings in Bali and Jakarta, has proclaimed his innocence ahead of his trial in the capital.

Radical cleric faces terror chargeupdated: Wed Oct 27 2004 21:53:00

Radical Indonesian cleric Abu Bakar Ba'asyir faces trial Thursday on charges of instigating terrorist bombings in Jakarta and the island resort of Bali.

Bali bomber to best selling authorupdated: Tue Oct 12 2004 00:19:00

One of the men convicted of planning and carrying out the Bali bomb attacks has penned a book that seeks to justify his actions.

Doubt over Bali bomb verdictsupdated: Fri Jul 23 2004 01:17:00

Indonesia's highest court has ruled a tough new anti-terror law used to convict the Bali bombers is unconstitutional.

UK changes tack on travel adviceupdated: Tue Jun 29 2004 12:52:00

A number of governments offer advice on countries that travelers regularly visit, but acting on this information and deciding whether or not to go is another matter.

Indonesian cleric re-arrestedupdated: Thu Apr 29 2004 03:42:00

Indonesian police have re-arrested Muslim cleric Abu Bakar Ba'asyir on terrorism charges at the end of an 18 month jail term.

Cleric probed over terror roleupdated: Wed Apr 28 2004 07:31:00

Indonesian investigators have questioned imprisoned Muslim cleric Abu Bakar Ba'asyir for four hours about his possible role in terror attacks in the Asian nation, but he provided little information, a spokesman for the religious leader said.

Cleric to be probed over Bali linkupdated: Wed Apr 07 2004 00:47:00

The alleged spiritual leader of terror group Jemaah Islamiyah is to be questioned by Indonesian police in a bid to link him to the October 12 Bali bombings, his lawyers say.

Mobiles used in high-tech terrorupdated: Sun Apr 04 2004 11:01:00

Mobile phones are in the hands of millions of people around the world. And increasingly, it appears, in the hands of terrorists.

Indonesian cleric's jail term cutupdated: Tue Mar 09 2004 00:21:00

An Indonesian court has slashed in half the jail term for imprisoned Muslim cleric Abu Bakar Ba'asyir to 18 months, court officials say.

Another Bali bomber gets lifeupdated: Tue Jan 27 2004 23:24:00

An Indonesian court has sentenced another man to life in jail over the October 2002 Bali nightclub bombings which killed 202 people.

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