Clouds of ashes rise from the Mount Agung volcano erupting in Karangasem, Bali, Indonesia, Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)
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Indonesia kept the airport on Bali closed Tuesday as ash from an erupting volcano swept the holiday island, leaving thousands of tourists stranded as authorities tried to persuade villagers living nearby to leave their homes.A total of 443 flights, both domestic and international, were affected by the closure of the airport, about 60 km from Mount Agung which is spewing smoke and ash high into the sky.The airport -- the second-biggest in Indonesia -- will be closed at least until 7 a.m. on Wednesday (2300 GMT on Tuesday), the ministry said.On Monday, authorities said 100,000 residents living near the volcano had been ordered to get out of an 8-10 km exclusion zone, warning a larger eruption was "imminent".
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