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Thousands stranded as Bali volcano alert raised to highest level

Thousands stranded as Bali volcano alert raised to highest level

Indonesia raised its warning for Bali's Mount Agung volcano to the top level four alert on Monday, closed the holiday island's airport and told residents around the mountain to immediately evacuate ...

Rescuers race to save animals from Bali volcano

Rescuers race to save animals from Bali volcano

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

Bali volcano belches steam, sulphur as more evacuees flee

The Indonesian Centre for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation said on Friday that remote satellite sensing had picked up new steam emissions and thermal areas within the crater.

More than 120,000 flee rumbling Bali volcano

More than 120,000 flee rumbling Bali volcano

Mount Agung, 75 kilometres from the resort hub of Kuta, has been shaking since August and threatening to erupt for the first time since 1963 -- a potential blow to the country's lucrative tourism industry.

Indonesia ready to divert tourists as Bali volcano rumbles

Indonesia ready to divert tourists as Bali volcano rumbles

Mount Agung, 75 kilometres from the tourist hub of Kuta, has been shaking since August, threatening to erupt for the first time in more than 50 years and forcing more than 80,000 people to flee their homes.

Bali's menacing volcano puts tourists' plans on back burner

Bali's menacing volcano puts tourists' plans on back burner

Clouds shrouded the top of Bali's highest volcano on Tuesday as the risk of an imminent eruption began to persuade some tourists to have second thoughts about visiting Indonesia's paradise island.

Nearly 50,000 flee amid fears of Bali volcanic eruption

Nearly 50,000 flee amid fears of Bali volcanic eruption

Mount Agung, 75 kilometres from the tourist hub of Kuta, has been shaking since August and threatening to erupt for the first time in more than 50 years.

Tens of thousands flee rumbling Bali volcano

Tens of thousands flee rumbling Bali volcano

Officials announced the highest possible alert level on late on Friday following the increasing volcanic activities and urged people stay at least nine kilometres away from the crater.

Spending on health exceeds budget

Spending on health exceeds budget

Government spending on health in the 2013-2014 fiscal amounted to over QR12.69bn, surpassing the estimated budget by QR251mn.