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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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Terrified Indonesians flee erupting volcano

An Indonesian volcano erupted on Tuesday, prompting terrified villagers to flee and join the thousands already evacuated from its slopes. The peak of Mount Merapi was clouded with smoke, making it impossible to see if lava was spewing out,

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Thousands flee as Sumatra volcano erupts

Thousands of Indonesians were evacuated from the slopes of a volcano on Sunday after it erupted for the first time in more than 400 years, spewing out lava and sending smoke and dust 1,500 metres (5,000 feet) into the air. Mount Sinabung,

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European skies open; chaos may last weeks

Europe's skies were open for business on Wednesday but with so many planes having been grounded by the pall of volcanic ash spreading from Iceland it could take days or weeks to clear the backlog. Britain, a global air hub as well as a

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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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