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Iceland cuts aviation alert to orange

Iceland cut its ash warning level for aviation to orange from red on Sunday, saying a fresh fissure eruption in Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano system was not creating ash. Iceland's largest volcanic system, which cuts a 190

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New Iceland eruption triggers top ash warning

A small new fissure eruption in an ice-free area of Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano system prompted authorities to raise their warning of the risk of ash to aviation to the highest level on Sunday. Iceland's largest volcanic

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Russia 'can turn US to radioactive ash'

A Kremlin-backed journalist issued a stark warning to the US about Moscow's nuclear capabilities as the White House threatened sanctions over Crimea's referendum on union with Russia. "Russia is the only country in th

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Ash over north Europe, but volcano subsiding

Northern Europe was set to bear the brunt of air traffic disruption from Icelandic volcanic ash on Wednesday, but experts said the eruption was rapidly dying down. The ash from the Grimsvotn volcano has caused far fewer problems than last

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Ash cloud hits UK flights; airspace open

About 250 flights to northern Britain were cancelled on Tuesday over concerns about the ash cloud spewing from an Icelandic volcano, but British and Irish officials dismissed fears of a mass shutdown of airspace. The explosion of the Grims

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Airlines cancel flights to Bali on volcano ash

Several airlines cancelled flights to Indonesia's top tourist destination island of Bali on Thursday because of volcano ash, an Indonesian government spokesman said.      Mount Bromo, on eastern Java island and on

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Europe flights pick up as ash risk is lowered

European airports started to return to life after five days cut off from the rest of the world by a volcanic ash cloud, as authorities downgraded the risk the ash posed to aircraft. Britain, a major global air hub as well as a busy destina

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Europe flights resume, new ash cloud on horizon

Flights from large parts of Europe were set to resume on Tuesday under a deal agreed by the EU to free up airspace closed by a cloud of ash hurled into the sky by an Icelandic volcano, but air traffic controllers warned a new ash cloud was headed

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Volcanic ash relentless as tremors rock Iceland

Powerful tremors from an Icelandic volcano that has been a menace for travellers across Europe shook the countryside on Sunday as eruptions hurled a steady stream of ash into the sky. Ash from the volcano drifted southeast towards the Euro

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Pressure builds to get Europe flying again

Officials hope to significantly increase flights at the start of Europe's new working week on Monday and EU ministers will hold talks as pressure builds for a solution to the five-day-old air travel crisis.    From just

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