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Traveller's Guide: Bali

Beautiful beaches, exquisite temples, great food, tropical scenery and mighty volcanoes – this Indonesian island has it all, says Iain Stewart

Radical cleric arrested in new terror probe

Radical Indonesian cleric Abu Bakar Bashir, once imprisoned for his links to the terror group behind the Bali bombings, was arrested today for alleged involvement with a new militant network.

Bali targets stray dogs as 65 people die from rabies

Authorities vow to control rapid spread of disease

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.

Bizet's The Pearl Fishers, English National Opera, London

For all its singable tunes, lusty choruses, and that duet, Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers belongs on the cheese counter of operatic drama.

Bali police round up the gigolos

For years they have been a familiar sight: the bronzed young men who patrol Bali's main beach, offering friendship – and often more – to female foreign tourists. But now the "Kuta cowboys", as they are known, face an uncertain future, thanks to an uproar provoked by a warts-and-all documentary.

Bali bomber seeks cut in sentence

A terrorist convicted of building the bombs which killed 202 people on the Indonesian resort island of Bali in 2002 has asked the nation's president to reduce his life sentence, an official said today.

The Thangmi myth of origins

As told to Dr Mark Turin

Bureaucrats clash on shape of climate deal

The devil is in the detail ahead of next month's summit, as representatives of 192 countries struggle to reconcile their often conflicting priorities. Michael McCarthy reports

Wickmayer and Malisse banned over drugs

Belgian tennis stars Yanina Wickmayer and Xavier Malisse have received one-year suspensions from anti-doping officials in their homeland.

Wave hello to the surf genius with Asperger's

At just 20, Clay Marzo is already seen as the most talented surfer of his generation. A new film explains how his condition could have given him a unique edge over his competitors. Guy Adams watches in awe

Rebels killed in Philippine arrests move

Attempts by government troops to arrest three militant leaders wanted by the Philippines and the US on kidnapping and murder charges sparked clashes that left up to 17 rebels dead.

Bali bombing mastermind dies in police shoot-out

Al-Qa'ida leader tracked down to Javan hide-out after seven years on the run

Letters: Suicide bombing

No military fix for the insanity of suicide bombing

Man behind Bali bombing dies in police shoot-out

Indonesian officials say al-Qa'ida's leader in South-east Asia is killed in 16-hour siege
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