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Mohammad Bilal, an official at the Praya District Court on Lombok island, said the 64-year-old was given a relatively lenient sentence because he was apologetic and polite during the hearings.

Mr. Luke, a Muslim, has a lodge for tourists on Kuta beach. He stormed into the nearby mosque during prayers on Aug. 26 and disabled the speakers, which he said were too noisy.

A mob attacked him and ransacked his house, causing an estimated $20,000 in damage.


No more rescued a day after boat crash

SYDNEY | No more survivors of a horrific boat crash that killed at least 28 asylum seekers were found in the churning waters off an Australian island Thursday, more than 24 hours after their rickety boat smashed into rocks and broke apart in monstrous waves.

Navy and customs officers plucked 42 survivors - including nine children - from the raging surf off Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean soon after their boat sank Wednesday. But as darkness fell over the remote island a day later, rescuers reported no new signs of life, customs officials said.

The boat, carrying up to 100 asylum seekers of Iraqi, Iranian and Kurdish origin, smashed into the cliffs of Christmas Island. Twelve men, nine women and seven children - including four infants - were among the dead, the Customs and Border Protection Service said.