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30 feared dead after Japan volcano eruption

More than 30 people were feared dead on Sunday near the peak of the Japanese volcano that erupted a day earlier, sending a huge cloud of ash and rock tumbling down its slopes, while packed with hikers. Police said they were found

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Volcano fissures: Iceland issues highest aviation 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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Iceland lifts airspace clamp after eruption

Iceland said a small volcanic eruption in the Bardarbunga volcano system that started in the early hours of Friday had stopped and it had lifted all airspace restrictions. Earlier in the day the Icelandic Meteorological Office red

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Emirates 'monitoring Iceland volcano situation'

Dubai-based Emirates airline is closely monitoring developments around the eruption of Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano, an Emirates spokesperson said. ''In the meantime our operations to and from northern Europe are oper

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Volcano erupts in Indonesia; 76,000 evacuated

More than 76,000 people fled their homes and flights were grounded across most of Indonesia's densely populated island of Java on Friday after a volcanic eruption sent a huge plume of ash and sand 17 km into the air. The ash c

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Ecuador's Tungurahua volcano

Ecuador's Tungurahua volcano spews large clouds of gas and ash near Banos, about 178 km (110 miles) south of Quito August 20, 2012. The authorities are encouraging residents living near the volcano to evacuate due to increased activ

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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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Iceland hit by volcano, EU routes still open

The eruption of Iceland's most active volcano is unlikely to cause a repeat of last year's major disruption to air traffic, an expert said, despite the island having to shut its main airport and maybe closing its airspace. The Grim

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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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