Thai police have arrested a woman they believe to be the mastermind behind a scam that saw more than 1000 people stranded at Bangkok airport after learning that the flight they’d booked didn’t exist.
Officials have not reduced the warning level and a 4-kilometer danger zone remains in place around the crater. But the tens of thousands of travelers left stranded are able to leave the island.
Con artists have tricked hundreds of young Nigerians into traveling to Russia thinking they'd become professional footballers. Alas, when they arrive, their hopes are dashed and they find themselves with nowhere to go.
Nearly 75,000 travelers have been stranded on the popular resort island after Mount Agung erupted. Volcanic ash can threaten aircraft by causing their engines to "flame out."
As details emerge of how a woman managed to slip past security, estimates are coming in for the financial damage. The airport director says the weekend of chaos could cost €1 million.
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