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Merapi volcano sees heightened activity

HIGHER ALERT Scientists raised the alert to the highest level yet on the smoldering Indonesian volcano, as villages were left deserted and debris and ash rolled downhill


It erupted in 1965 -- a year before an aborted coup that ushered in Indonesia's long-ruling dictator Suharto -- and activity also increased ahead of the 1997 Asian economic crisis.

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