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Bali volcano on highest alert level, thousands flee

JAKARTA: Indonesian officials raised the highest possible alert for a volcano on the resort island of Bali late on Friday, after tremors prompted thousands to flee over fears it could erupt for the first time in more than 50 years. Mount Agung, about 75 kilometres (47 miles) from the tourist hub of Kuta, has been rumbling since August and officials have recommended that people stay at least nine kilometres away from the crater. Hundreds of small tremors have rattled the mountain this week, causing almost 10,000 people…