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American Who Sawed His Way Out of Bali Prison Recaptured

Chrishan Beasley, who'd escaped 'notorious' Kerobokan jail, caught 100 miles away

(Newser) - Two Americans busted out of a "notorious" Indonesian prison earlier this month, with one captured almost immediately. The second escapee, 32-year-old Chrishan Beasley (the BBC reports his name as Christian Beasley), evaded detection for nearly a week, but was finally caught Saturday on the island of Lombok, about 100... More »

Bali Volcano Sputters to Life

Airport closes, flights canceled as ash spews 13K feet in air

(Newser) - A volcano on the Indonesian island of Bali rumbled to life with eruptions that dusted nearby resorts and villages with ash and forced the closure of the small international airport on neighboring Lombok island as towering gray plumes drifted east. Mount Agung erupted Saturday evening and three times early Sunday,... More »

Culprit Found in 13th-Century Eruption That Rocked Earth

Polar traces indicate Indonesian volcano

(Newser) - An eruption in 1257—the biggest in the last 3,700 years—was so vast that it left its mark at opposite ends of the Earth and exacted a profound short-term impact on the climate, including a "year without a summer." Its chemical signature appears in Arctic as... More »

New Owl Species Hid Under Experts' Noses for 100 Years

O. jolandae thought to be another species, ID'd by its hoot

(Newser) - Researchers have identified a new owl species—improbably, more than 100 years after it was first discovered, reports Wired . The Rinjani scops owl, from the Indonesian island of Lombok, was thought to be a member of Otus magicus since 1896, when a British naturalist collected several specimens. But a visiting... More »

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