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Bali volcano spits ash 2 ½ miles in the sky, airport closed

By FIRDIA LISNAWATI and MARGIE MASONAssociated Press KARANGASEM, Indonesia (AP) – A volcano with a deadly history continued to erupt Tuesday on Bali, one of the world’s most popular resort islands, spitting ash 4,000 meters (2 ½ miles) high and stranding tens of thousands of tourists for a second day. …

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Volcano gushing ash over Bali closes airport for a 2nd day

By FIRDIA LISNAWATI and STEPHEN WRIGHTAssociated Press KARANGASEM, Indonesia (AP) – A volcano gushing towering columns of ash closed the airport on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali for a second day Tuesday, disrupting travel for tens of thousands, as authorities renewed their warnings for villagers to evacuate. Mount Agung …

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The Latest: Tourists look for flight info or enjoy Bali stay

KARANGASEM, Indonesia (AP) – The Latest on a rumbling volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali (all times local): 11:40 a.m. Thousands of tourists remain stuck on Indonesia’s island of Bali after its airport was closed for a second day due to hazards created by clouds of ash from …

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Indonesia volcano forces mass evacuation, shuts Bali airport

By FIRDIA LISNAWATI and STEPHEN WRIGHTAssociated Press KARANGASEM, Indonesia (AP) – Indonesian authorities ordered 100,000 people to flee Monday from an erupting volcano on Bali that forced the island’s international airport to close, stranding large numbers of travelers. Mount Agung has been hurling clouds of white and dark gray ash …

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Bali volcano: What travelers need to know

By ALI KOTARUMALOSAssociated Press JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) – The Mount Agung volcano on Bali has erupted for the first time in more than half a century, forcing closure of the Indonesian tourist island’s busy airport as the mountain gushes huge columns of ash that are a threat to airplanes. Here’s …

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The Latest: Ash affects livestock in parts of Bali

KARANGASEM, Indonesia (AP) – The Latest on a rumbling volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Ash from Bali’s volcano is disrupting life on parts of the tourist island that are outside the immediate danger zone. At Buana Giri village, some residents said they …

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Toll from Greek floods rises to 23 as 2 new deaths reported

ATHENS, Greece (AP) – Greek authorities on Monday raised to 23 the death toll from heavy flooding near Athens this month, after one more body was found and an injured woman died in hospital. The Fire Brigade said the man’s body was found buried in mud near a bus station …

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Tens of thousands stranded as Bali volcano closes airport

By FIRDIA LISNAWATI and STEPHEN WRIGHTAssociated Press KARANGASEM, Indonesia (AP) – Authorities ordered a mass evacuation of people Monday from an expanded danger zone around an erupting volcano on Bali that has forced the Indonesian island’s international airport to close, stranding tens of thousands of travelers. Mount Agung has been …

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The Latest: Indonesia says 100,000 should leave volcano zone

KARANGASEM, Indonesia (AP) – The Latest on a rumbling volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali (all times local): 11:50 a.m. Indonesia’s Disaster Mitigation Agency says as many as 100,000 villagers need to leave the expanded danger zone around the Mount Agung volcano on Bali, but that less than …

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Advocates say Texas exploiting day laborers after Harvey

By NOMAAN MERCHANTAssociated Press HOUSTON (AP) – Guillermo Miranda Vazquez starts his day in a parking lot near the Home Depot where he easily finds work alongside other day laborers who are cleaning up Houston after Hurricane Harvey. Some days, he clears rotted drywall and hauls out furniture and carpet …

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