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A 13 foot python has strangled a security guard to death on the holiday island of Bali, Indonesia

Huge python suffocates and kills security guard at luxury Bali hotel

The 13 foot serpent strangled the man to death when he attempted to capture it after spotting it on the popular holiday island

British national Andrea Waldeck reads a bible as she sits in a courtroom in Surabaya, Indonesia

Former police community support officer Andrea Waldeck faces 16 years in Indonesian prison for drug-smuggling

A former Gloucestershire police community support officer who admitted drug-smuggling is facing 16 years in an Indonesian prison, if judges agree to prosecution demands.

A 'lifeline' to the world's poor: Cameron hails WTO historic global trade deal

A deal to boost global trade has been approved by the World Trade Organisation in a move that could be worth £1 billion a year to British businesses.

World Trade Organisation on verge of trade deal that could lift millions out of poverty

WTO agreement would help the poorest nations, though campaigners remain cautious

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British woman Lindsay Sandiford has been sentenced to death

British gran Lindsay Sandiford launches Bali death penalty appeal after drug smuggling conviction

Sandiford says she was forced to transport drugs to protect her children

Get me out of here - Crete, California, Bali

Now... Until 31 May, i-escape.com is offering a self-catering week at the SK Place Villas in Crete for between £445-£495pp, depending on the villa, based on four sharing. Flights are extra, but a welcome basket and a pool with stunning sea views are standard. i-escape.com

Lindsay Sandiford, 56, was sentenced to death at Denpasar District Court in January

Public raises funds for British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford to launch death sentence challenge at Indonesian Supreme Court

A fundraising page set up to pay for Lindsay Sandiford's legal fight in Indonesia reached its target today.

Lindsay Sandiford, 56, was sentenced to death at Denpasar District Court in January

Lindsay Sandiford death sentence: British grandmother loses appeal for UK government to fund death row legal challenge

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office refused to fund 56-year-old’s case as a matter of Government policy

British woman Lindsay Sandiford has been sentenced to death

'I'd rather face firing squad than stay in prison', says British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford sentenced to death in Bali for trafficking £1.6m of cocaine

'I don't want to get old and decrepit in here...at least a bullet is quick,' says Lindsay Sandiford

All passengers safe after jet misses Denpasar airport runway on Bali and plunges into sea

A plane carrying more than 100 passengers missed the runway and plunged into the sea on the Indonesian resort island of Bali.

British woman Lindsay Sandiford has been sentenced to death

Lindsay Sandiford: British grandmother facing death sentence in Bali has appeal refused

William Hague argued that the death penalty is 'unwarranted'

Lindsay Sandiford

British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford caught smuggling cocaine in Bali 'could be executed within weeks'

Indonesia has signalled its intention to resume state executions

Lindsay Sandiford in court yesterday

Bali drug smuggling grandmother case: Government faces legal action over failure to provide 'adequate' lawyer for Lindsay Sandiford

The Government has been accused of breaching the "fundamental rights" of a British grandmother sentenced to death in Indonesia for drug smuggling by refusing to pay for legal representation as she battles for her life.

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