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Japan volcano erupts, ejecting smoke and rocks

Japan volcano erupts, ejecting smoke and rocks

Shinmoedake, in a mainly rural area about 985 km from Tokyo on the southernmost main island of Kyushu, had quietened down since the earlier eruption.

6.1 quake in Japan's Osaka area kills three people

6.1 quake in Japan's Osaka area kills three people

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said authorities were assessing damage and that their top priority was the safety of residents. At least 234 people were injured, public broadcaster NHK said.

Helicopters rescue residents from fresh Hawaii volcano lava flow

Helicopters rescue residents from fresh Hawaii volcano lava flow

Helicopters were rushed in to rescue four trapped residents after lava flowing from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano isolated a cluster of homes, as the US Geological Survey said Saturday an explosion from its crater sent ash pouring into the sky.

Two of three missing Polish miners found dead

Two of three missing Polish miners found dead

One man is still missing at the Zofiowka mine in southern Poland, which was struck by an earthquake on May 5, initially trapping seven miners.

Hawaii volcano could be building up to big eruption: scientists

Hawaii volcano could be building up to big eruption: scientists

A Hawaii volcano that has been oozing lava and burping steam for days may be gearing up for a huge eruption, scientists have warned, prompting the closure of Volcanoes National Park on Friday.

Toll rises to 7 after earthquake in S.African mine

Toll rises to 7 after earthquake in S.African mine

An earthquake that hit a South African gold mine claimed a total of seven lives, its owner said Saturday, after rescue operations were completed at the site outside Johannesburg.

Earthquake kills 4 in South Africa mine

Earthquake kills 4 in South Africa mine

Four miners were killed and three others were trapped underground after an earthquake hit a gold mine outside Johannesburg, its owners said Friday.

Earthquake injures at least 76 in southwest Iran

Earthquake injures at least 76 in southwest Iran

An earthquake injured at least 76 people and damaged buildings in the southwestern Iranian city of Sisakht on Wednesday morning, state media reported.

9,000 Nepalis to lose protected status in United States

9,000 Nepalis to lose protected status in United States

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said a review of conditions in Nepal since the disaster showed they have improved and no longer support the "temporary protected status" (TPS) given to Nepalis.

Nepal PM vows to speed up earthquake reconstruction

Nepal PM vows to speed up earthquake reconstruction

Nepal's Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli on Wednesday vowed to rebuild speed up reconstruction efforts during an event to mark the third anniversary of a devastating earthquake that killed 9,000 people.

In Romania, distrust of vaccines kills 40 children

In Romania, distrust of vaccines kills 40 children

Measles still claims young lives in Romania, where nearly 40 children have died in an outbreak that many blame on parents being misled by scare stories that vaccinating them is dangerous.

Quake hits near Iran nuclear power plant, tremors felt in Qatar

Quake hits near Iran nuclear power plant, tremors felt in Qatar

A moderately strong 5.9-magnitude earthquake Thursday hit Iran's southern region of Bushehr, home to the country's only nuclear power plant, without causing casualties or damage, media reported.