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U.S. Man Jailed for 18 Years over Bali Suitcase Murder

A U.S. man was jailed for 18 years Tuesday for brutally murdering his pregnant girlfriend's mother and stuffing her body into a suitcase outside a luxury hotel on the Indonesian resort island of Bali.

Judges found Tommy Schaefer, 21, guilty and handed him the jail term for the murder of Sheila von Wiese Mack in August last year. 

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Australia PM Warns Indonesia of Tough Response to Executions

Millions of Australians are "sickened" by the imminent execution of two of its citizens by Indonesia, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Sunday, warning of a tough diplomatic response.

His comments came as the families of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran made emotional last-gasp pleas to Indonesian President Joko Widodo.

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Australians on Indonesia Death Row to be Moved before Executions

Two Australian drug smugglers on death row in Indonesia will be transferred "as soon as possible" from prison for their executions, an official said Thursday, despite Canberra's insistence that their deaths would be a "grave injustice".

Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, the ringleaders of the so-called "Bali Nine" heroin smuggling gang, were arrested in 2005 and sentenced to death the following year.

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Briton Found Dead with Throat Slashed in Bali

The body of a British man was found Tuesday tied up in a ditch with his throat slashed on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, police said.

Local residents found the man, identified by police as 60-year-old Robert Kelvin Ellis, after they investigated a suspicious looking object next to a paddy field.

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American Tourist's Body Found in Suitcase on Bali

An American tourist's battered body has been found in a suitcase at an exclusive hotel on Indonesia's resort island of Bali and her daughter and daughter's boyfriend have been arrested over the killing, police said Wednesday.

The body of Sheila von Wiese Mack was found Tuesday stuffed into a suitcase in the boot of a taxi in front of the five-star St. Regis hotel in the upscale Nusa Dua resort area of Bali.

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Drunk Passenger on Virgin Plane Sparks Bali Hijacking Alert

A drunk passenger sparked a hijack alert on a Virgin Australia flight heading for the Indonesian resort island of Bali Friday when he attempted to break into the cockpit, officials said.

Security forces rushed to the airport when the Boeing 737-800 touched down on the popular island, after the pilot reported the Brisbane to Bali flight had been hijacked, Indonesian authorities said.

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Rescued Japan Diver Says Sea Spun 'Like Washing Machine'

A Japanese scuba diver who survived three days in waters off Bali after going missing with six other women has told how the weather suddenly turned bad and the sea spun "like a washing machine".

Saori Furukawa, one of five Japanese divers rescued Monday, gave her dramatic account as rescuers hunted for a woman still missing and a day after a body of one diver was found.

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Japanese Diver Found Dead Off Bali after Five Rescued

The body of a Japanese scuba diver was found floating near a beach on the Indonesian resort island of Bali on Tuesday, a day after the astonishing rescue of five others in the group.

The diver, almost unrecognizable after days in the water, was one of seven women who disappeared Friday after setting out on a diving expedition from Nusa Lembongan, just east of Bali.

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Fifth Japanese Diver Found Alive after Days Missing Off Bali

Five Japanese scuba divers were found alive Monday clinging to a coral reef in rough waters off the Indonesian resort island of Bali three days after they went missing, officials said.

Fishermen spotted the divers, among seven women who went missing Friday, some 20 kilometers (12 miles) from where they set off for a diving expedition but could not rescue them because the waves were too high.

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Policeman, Militant Killed in Indonesia Shootout

A police officer and a suspected Islamic militant were killed Thursday in a shootout in an area of central Indonesia known as a terror hotbed, an official said.

The gunbattle between an elite police unit and an armed group took place at a militant training camp near Poso on Sulawesi island, local police spokesman Soemarno told Agence France Presse.

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