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Bali battles mounting plastic waste

An army of volunteers helps clean up a massive haul of plastic polluting Bali's famous Kuta beach.

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19 Jun 2017
Indonesian police launch a manhunt for four foreign inmates who escaped from an overcrowded prison in the resort island of Bali by crawling through a narrow tunnel dug under the walls.
28 Nov 2017
Volcanic activity has prompted officials to raise the eruption alert to its highest level. Thousands of local residents have been evacuated from the area near the volcano. Airports have been closed, leaving travellers stranded.
12 Dec 2017
Indonesian police are hunting for a U.S. citizen who escaped from an overcrowded prison on the holiday island of Bali by cutting through steel bars in a ceiling, the jail’s second breakout of foreign inmates this year.
2 Mar 2018
25.000 people work together to get rid of plastic waste from Bali's beaches. This cleanup was initiated by the Wijsen sisters. Kadek Surya Sanjaya reports from Denpasar.
11 Jun 2018
Richardson Gustave works for an unusual project called "The Plastic Bank," which wants to protect the environment and help people escape poverty.
15 Jun 2019
The June 12 Democracy Day commemoration in Nigeria has prompted calls for an effective legislation in plastic waste management in Nigeria.
28 Sep 2019
Andrew Forrest, chairman of the Minderoo Foundation, a philanthropic organisation, discusses his plans to shift plastics manufacturing to recycling rather than using petroleum. The initiative is called "Sea the Future." Forrest, the billionaire founder of Fortescue Metals Group Ltd., speaks with Shery Ahn and Paul Allen on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Australia."
22 Dec 2019
Conservation authorities in Bali roll out a big fruit plate for fuzzy haired Bon Bon as he gets set to be transported to a conservation centre in Sumatra -- one of just two places where the critically endangered species is found in the wild. The baby orangutan was drugged by a Russian trafficker in a failed bid to smuggle it out of Bali.
16 Dec 2020
Indonesian police have arrested a senior leader of the al-Qaida-linked extremist group which carried out the 2002 Bali bombings. The militant was also believed to be involved in other deadly attacks.
28 Dec 2020
It's Christmas Day and following a year which has been harrowing for so many, we've decided to look back at the good news of 2020. We begin in Uganda, where a plastics company that specialises in recycling switched from making building materials to face shields to help hospitals. We also go to Benin, where the closure of the border with Nigeria has led to a push for more locally produced food, some of it on rooftops. And our correspondent in DR Congo looks back at how an NGO is helping Ebola survivors turn their lives around.
14 Jan 2021
Abu Bakar Bashir, a radical Islamic cleric linked to the 2002 Bali bombings, has been freed from prison. Although his release raises security concerns, experts say Bashir has largely lost his following.