Music producer and alleged con artist Lou Pearlman is arrested in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia and deported to the United States territory of Guam. He is accused of defrauding over 1,800 individual investors out of a total of $317-million. He will eventually be returned to Florida to face criminal charges and a growing list of civil litigation.
Abu Sayyaf frees a Norwegian hostage for a ransom of [?]30 million (US$638,000) and releases three kidnapped Indonesians from Sabah. Context: Indonesia, US$
An explosion on a tourist speed boat kills two people and injures 20 others shortly after departing from the Indonesian port of Padangbai in Karangasem, Bali. Context: Bali, Indonesia
Five people, including an 18-month-old baby, are missing from an Indonesian ferryboat traveling from Bali to East Java that sank in the Bali Strait; 76 people have been rescued. Context: Bali, Indonesia
Ash from Indonesia's Mount Rinjani volcano closes Bali's Ngurah Rai International Airport, the country's third busiest. Nearly 700 flights are cancelled. Officials will re-evaluate the situation tomorrow. Mount Rinjani started spewing ash last weekend. Context: Bali, Indonesia
Australian Schapelle Corby is granted parole (along with 1,290 others) in Indonesia after serving nine years in a Bali prison for drug smuggling. Context: Bali, Indonesia
The World Trade Organization meeting in Bali, Indonesia, concludes with agreement to simplify trade deals and make it easier for poorer states to sell their goods as part of the Bali Package. Context: Bali, Indonesia
The pilot and co-pilot of a Lion Air plane that crashed at Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali, Indonesia, pass initial drug tests, as investigators probe the causes of the accident that left dozens injured. Context: Bali, Indonesia
Indonesian authorities evacuate foreign and female prisoners from Kerobokan Prison on Bali following a second night of unrest. Context: Bali, Indonesia
Rioting inmates take control of Indonesia's Kerobokan Prison on the island of Bali. Context: Bali, Indonesia
An earthquake measuring 6 on the Richter scale hits off the coast of the Indonesian island of Bali, injuring at least 50 people and causing significant property damage. Context: Bali, Indonesia
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