​Missing divers found alive in Indonesia

February 18, 2014 - 7:14:22 am

DENPASAR:  Four Japanese scuba divers were found alive yesterday in waters off the Indonesian resort island of Bali three days after going missing, police said. 

“Four divers were found alive. They were found by fishermen around 3.30pm” said local police chief Nyoman Suarsika. 

The four were among seven Japanese divers, all women, who went missing on Friday.

“They are now being rescued and taken to Sanur,” he added, referring to a beach area of southern Bali popular with tourists.

He said they were found some 300 metres from the coast of Nusa Penida, a small island southeast of Bali.

Around 100 people have been searching since the five tourists and two instructors went missing during their third dive of the day from the island of Nusa Lembongan, next to Penida.

N Korea denies UN rights slur

GENEVA:   North Korea “categorically and totally rejects” a report into its human rights record, which is due to be published later yesterday by a UN Commission of Inquiry, it said in a statement from its diplomatic mission in Geneva.

The two page statement said the report was an “instrument of political plot” and “a product of politicisation of human rights on the part of EU and Japan in alliance with the US hostile policy.”

“However, we will continue to strongly respond to the end to any attempt of regime-change and pressure under the pretext of ‘human rights protection’,” it said. 

“The DPRK (North Korea) once again makes it clear that the ‘human rights violations’ mentioned in the so-called ‘report’ do not exist in our country.”