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Ski-in living rooms, "casual luxury", affordable bases, strange spherical structures, "munchie boxes", and rooftop bars

Something To Declare: Rutland, Bali, Australia

Where to go, how to save, what to avoid

Family scours Indian Ocean for jet-skier

Wife believes husband missing off Bali for months may be stranded on island

Something to declare: Bali; Fez; Costa del Sol

Where to go, how to save, what to avoid

24-Hour Room Service: St Regis Bali Resort, Nusa Dua, Bali

It's hard to think of anywhere in the world that, mile for mile, has more luxury spas and resorts than Bali. Nor anywhere where they are more prolific than in Nusa Dua, a gated beach development on the southern tip of the island, built in the 1970s. So any new addition to such a glut would have to be pretty impressive to earn its keep.

Around the world: The pick of the overseas property market

Tourist delight

Bali Kuta, Bali

Bali bombers buried as Muslim martyrs

"Welcome martyrs" said a banner at the cemetery in the East Java village of Tenggulun, where two local sons, Amrozi Nurhasyim and Ali Ghufron (known as Mukhlas), were buried yesterday after being executed for their part in the 2002 Bali nightclub bombings.

Bali families dissatisfied by execution

Relatives of victims of the 2002 Bali nightclub bombings that killed 202 people responded to the execution of three Indonesian militants for the crime by saying they do not believe justice has been fully achieved.

Three Bali bombers executed by firing squad at midnight

Death sentence carried out on Muslim militants who carried out nightclub atrocity that killed 202

Indonesia to execute Bali bombers in November

Indonesia will execute the Bali bombers on death row in early November, the spokesman of the Indonesian attorney general's office said today.

Something To Declare: Christmas in Bali; Copenhagen; Malta

Where to go, how to save, what to avoid

My Life In Travel: Sam Branson

'The Arctic was incredible – it just mesmerised me'

My Life In Travel: Kirsty Gallacher

'The Caribbean sums up a holiday for me – it's idyllic'

British divers missing off Bali

Three British divers are missing after failing to return from a diving trip off Bali, the Foreign Office said today.

Something To Declare: North Korea; Bali; Los Angeles; Tenerife

Destination of the week: North Korea

Bali Conference: World unity forces US to back climate deal

After high tension, fury and tears, the Bush administration finally gives its support to a new framework to tackle global warming. By Daniel Howden in Bali and Geoffrey Lean
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