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Bali's Mount Agung spews orange lava in fresh eruption

Jakarta - A volcano on the Indonesian island of Bali erupted Monday, belching a plume of ash 2,000 metres (6,500 feet) high as bright orange lava cascaded from its summit.

Bali reopens airport after volcano eruption strands thousands of tourists

Denpasar - Bali opened its international airport Friday after a volcanic eruption temporarily grounded flights, stranding thousands of tourists on the Indonesian holiday islandNgurah Rai airport began operating around 2:30 pm local time (0730 GMT), about 12 hours...

Waste waters: Plastic rubbish chokes Bali's sea

Bali - Millions of tourists are drawn to Bali's palm-fringed scenery and rich marine life, but there is a danger lurking beneath its famously crystal-clear waters: a wasteland of plastic rubbish.

Bali declares 'garbage emergency' amid sea of waste

Abianbase - Bali's palm-fringed Kuta beach has long been a favourite with tourists seeking sun and surf, but nowadays its golden shoreline is disappearing under a mountain of garbage.

American recaptured after escaping Bali prison

Denpasar - An American man convicted of drugs charges who escaped Bali's notorious Kerobokan jail has been recaptured on a neighbouring island after five days on the run, police said Monday.

US man on the run after escaping notorious Bali prison

Denpasar - A US man convicted on drugs charges escaped Bali's notorious Kerobokan jail in an early Monday morning jailbreak with another American prisoner who was caught almost immediately, an official said.

Volcanic eruptions no match for cockfighting, Bali-style

Karangasem - A volcano may be rumbling off in the distance, but for a group of Balinese men and their fighting roosters it's the roar of the crowd that says the show must go on.

Tourists leave as Bali's volcano-hit airport gets back to business

Denpasar - Thousands of foreign tourists were leaving Bali by plane Thursday after an airport shutdown sparked by a rumbling volcano, but some visitors were irate at not being able to get off the Indonesian island paradise sooner.

Flights resume as Bali's volcano-hit airport gets back to business

Denpasar - Thousands of foreign tourists were leaving Bali by plane Thursday following a nearly three-day airport shutdown sparked by a rumbling volcano on the Indonesian holiday island.

Living in the shadow of Bali's volcano, refusing to leave

Karangasem - Thousands of villagers living in the shadow of a rumbling Bali volcano have been fleeing for days, but some are now risking life and limb by sneaking back into the danger zone -- along with thrill-seeking tourists.

Indonesia reopens Bali airport shut by volcanic ash fears

Denpasar - Bali's international airport opened for business Wednesday after a nearly three-day shutdown, as towering columns of volcanic ash and smoke shifted direction on the Indonesian resort island.

Indonesia reopens Bali airport shut by volcanic ash fears

Denpasar - Bali's international airport opened for business Wednesday after a nearly three-day shutdown, as towering columns of volcanic ash and smoke shifted direction on the Indonesian resort island.

Indonesia extends Bali airport closure over volcanic ash

Denpasar - Bali's international airport will be closed for a third day, Indonesian officials said Wednesday, as ash from a rumbling volcano that looms over the island paradise poses a danger to planes.

Indonesia extends Bali airport closure over volcanic ash

Denpasar - Bali's international airport will be closed for a third day, Indonesian officials said Wednesday, as ash from a rumbling volcano that looms over the island paradise poses a danger to planes.

Evacuation centres, hotels fill up as Bali eruption looms

Karangasem - Evacuation centres and hotels in Bali filled up Tuesday with thousands seeking refuge as a volcano on the Indonesian resort island threatened to explode in a major eruption, forcing the airport to close for a second day.

Indonesia extends Bali airport closure over volcanic ash

Jakarta - Indonesian authorities on Tuesday extended the closure of the international airport on the resort island of Bali for a second day over fears of a volcanic eruption.

Bali's Mt. Agung volcano threatening to blow its top: experts

Paris - Indonesian authorities have raised a maximum alert as Mount Agung on Bali -- an island that attracted nearly five million tourists last year -- threatens to erupt.Here's what experts say:- Already erupting?

Thousands flee as Bali raises volcano alert to highest level

Indonesia - A rumbling volcano on Bali could erupt at any moment, authorities warned Monday as they raised alert levels to maximum, accelerated a mass evacuation and closed the main airport, leaving thousands of tourists stranded on the Indonesian resort island.

Bali raises volcano alert to highest level: officials

Indonesia - The alert for a volcano belching huge plumes of smoke on Indonesia's resort island of Bali has been raised to the highest level, officials said Monday, with fears a significant eruption could be imminent.

Bali volcano spews smoke and ash, disrupting flights

Denpasar - A volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali sent plumes of grey smoke and steam thousands of metres into the air Sunday for the third day in a week, triggering flight disruptions and leaving thousands of tourists stranded, officials said Sunday....

Dozens of flights cancelled or delayed as Bali volcano spews smoke

Denpasar - A volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali sent plumes of grey smoke and steam thousands of metres into the air Sunday for the third day in a week, triggering flight cancellations which have left thousands of tourists stranded, officials said ...

Bali volcano spews smoke for second time in a week

Karangasem - A rumbling volcano on the Indonesian resort island of Bali spewed smoke hundreds of metres into the air Saturday, officials said, just days after thousands were forced to flee over fears it would erupt.

Two held over murder of elderly Dutch man in Bali

Jakarta - Two men have been arrested over the murder of an elderly Dutch man whose decomposing body was found at his home on the Indonesian holiday island of Bali.

Bali volcano evacuees outside red zone fearful to return home

Jakarta - Thousands of residents who fled a rumbling volcano on the island of Bali are refusing to leave evacuation centres after being told to return to their homes outside of the immediate danger zone.

Rescuers race to save animals from Bali volcano

Karangasem - Volunteers are risking their lives to save tens of thousands of animals left at the mercy of a rumbling volcano on the tourist island of Bali, making perilous trips into the red zone to relocate them.

Bali volcano belches steam, sulphur as more evacuees flee

Karangasem - A rumbling volcano on the holiday island of Bali is spewing steam and sulphurous fumes with more intensity, heightening fears of an eruption as officials said the number of evacuees had topped 144,000.

More than 120,000 flee rumbling Bali volcano

Karangasem - More than 122,000 people have fled their homes on the resort island of Bali, fearful that a rumbling volcano could erupt at any time, disaster officials said.

Rumbling Bali volcano triggers memories of deadly 1963 eruption

Karangasem - The last time Bali's Mount Agung volcano erupted, a stream of molten lava flattened teenage Gusti Nyoman Dauh's home, while cascading ash, rocks and hot gas killed 1,600 of his neighbours.

Indonesia ready to divert tourists as Bali volcano rumbles

Karangasem - Indonesian authorities are on standby to divert flights destined for the holiday island of Bali as increasingly frequent tremors from a rumbling volcano stoke fears an eruption could be imminent.

Food aid, face masks dispatched to Bali as 75,000 flee volcano

Indonesia - Vehicles laden with food, facemasks and bedding have been sent to help more than 75,000 people who have fled a volcano on the tourist island of Bali, as the Indonesian president flew in to visit crowded aid centres.
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