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Bali airport reopens as volcano continues to erupt

The airport on the Indonesian resort island of Bali has reopened after an erupting volcano forced its closure - but Mount Agung continues to spew ash into the air.

Spokesman Arie Ahsannurohim said the ash from Mount Agung has drifted south and south-east, leaving clean space above the airport for planes to land and take off.

Operations had shut down on Monday morning, disrupting travel for tens of thousands of people trying to enter or leave the popular holiday destination.

Thick ash particles are hazardous to aircraft and can choke engines.

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Pair charged with suitcase murder of US woman in Bali

The daughter of an American woman found stuffed in a suitcase in the boot of a taxi in Bali has been charged with her murder.

Heather Mack was arrested six miles from the resort where her mother's body was found. Credit: Reuters

Heather Mack, 19, was charged with killing Sheila von Wiese-Mack, 62, along with her 21-year-old boyfriend Tommy Schaefer.

CCTV shows Mr Schaefer arguing with Mrs von Wiese-Mack in the lobby of the five-star St Regis Bali Resort on Monday.

Tommy Schaefer covers his face as he is arrested. Credit: Reuters

Forensic experts said there were signs of violence on the body indicating the woman fought before she died.

The family, from Chicago, had only arrived at the resort last weekend.

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