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'Demolition Man' appears in court a decade after Bali bombings

Indonesian police called Umar Patek "Demolition Man", such was his alleged bomb-making expertise. Yesterday Mr Patek went on trial charged with a string of terrorism-related offences, including assembling the explosives used to blow up two Bali nightclubs in 2002.

Cobras and lizards fail to stop play on Bali

As cricketers from across the globe do battle in the IPL, a home-grown revolution is happening 3,000 miles away. Easter sees the 15th staging of the Bali International Sixes. Its motto is ‘Developing Cricket for Indonesians’ and for the first time in its history, Indonesian teams outnumber their ex-pat and visiting counterparts.

Good to go... beaches, Bali, skiing

If you haven't made plans for half term, then Beach Retreats might tempt you with late availability deals at its stylish properties in the south west. With 10 per cent off the price of a week's stay, you could spend your time overlooking Porth Beach near Watergate Bay for £441. 10 Glendorgal is part of a modern holiday village and sleeps four guests in contemporary style. There are communal gardens and leisure facilities on site, too.

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Out of the python's den

Bali, a 22ft female reticulated python, was coaxed out of her home yesterday by a team of zookeepers in Chester Zoo. A tube was placed around the snake's head to make her feel comfortable, as if she were in a cave.