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Residents flee after Papua New Guinea volcano erupts

Kokopo - Papua New Guinea's volatile Ulawun volcano erupted early Tuesday, sending a column of red lava shooting up into the sky and forcing the evacuation of recently returned residents.

Italy's Stromboli volcano erupts, sparking huge ash cloud

Rome - Italy's Stromboli volcano off the coast of Sicily erupted Wednesday, according to fire fighters who rushed to put out wildfires sparked by lava flows.

Stromboli clears up ash after deadly volcano eruption

Stromboli - The village of Ginostra on Stromboli began sweeping away layers of ash on Thursday, the day after a dramatic volcanic eruption on the tiny Italian island killed a hiker.

One tourist killed in Stromboli volcano eruption

Rome - A volcano on the Italian island of Stromboli erupted dramatically on Wednesday, killing a hiker and sending tourists fleeing into the sea.The volcano is known to be active but on Wednesday there were two particularly powerful explosions.

One tourist reported dead in Stromboli volcano eruption

Rome - A volcano on the Italian island of Stromboli erupted dramatically on Wednesday, reportedly killing a hiker and sending tourists fleeing.The volcano is known to be active but on Wednesday there was a particularly powerful eruption.

Papua New Guinea deploys army to help volcano emergency

Kokopo - Troops have been sent to help thousands of people displaced by a volcanic eruption on a remote archipelago in Papua New Guinea, the prime minister said Friday, as a second volcano erupted.

Papua New Guinea volcano erupts sending residents fleeing

Kokopo - Papua New Guinea's volatile Ulawun volcano -- designated one of the world's most hazardous -- erupted Wednesday, spewing lava high in the air and sending residents fleeing.

Italy's Mount Etna sparks into life

Rome - Mount Etna in southern Italy has burst into life, spitting molten lava high into the sky, though cloud cover Saturday ruined the view for those brave enough to venture up the flanks of Europe's highest volcano.

Bali volcano spews ash in new eruption

Jakarta - A volcano on the Indonesian island of Bali erupted Friday, spewing a plume of ash and smoke more than 2,000 metres (6,500 feet) into the sky.

The village that keeps rising from the volcanic ashes

Four years after the volcano erupted -- razing everything in its path in Cape Verde's Cha das Caldeiras valley -- the floor tiles of the small, rebuilt inn are warm to the touch.

Erupting Indonesian volcano spews ash, lava

Yogyakarta - Indonesia's Mount Merapi, one of the world's most active volcanoes, has spewed a plume of grey ash into the sky as fiery red molten lava streamed down from its crater.

Indonesian tsunami volcano lost two-thirds of its height

Pandeglang - The Indonesian volcano which caused a tsunami that killed more than 400 people last week lost more than two-thirds of its height following the eruption which triggered the killer waves.

Indonesia trims tsunami death toll, hikes injury tally

Jakarta - The number of people evacuated after Indonesia's deadly tsunami has nearly doubled to some 40,000 while more than 7,000 were injured in the disaster, officials said Friday, as they trimmed the official death toll.

Songs and toys for Indonesia's disaster-zone kids

Dompu - Via Sundari Octavia keeps a watchful eye on her small children as they sing and dance -- part of a trauma healing programme for kids displaced by Indonesia's deadly tsunami.

Indonesia hikes danger level for deadly tsunami volcano

Binangun - Indonesia on Thursday raised the danger alert level for an erupting volcano that sparked a killer tsunami at the weekend, after earlier warning that fresh activity at the crater threatened to trigger another deadly wave.

Indonesia hikes danger level for deadly tsunami volcano

Binangun - Indonesia on Thursday raised the danger alert level for a volcano that sparked a killer tsunami at the weekend, after previously warning that fresh activity at the crater threatened to trigger another deadly wave.

4.8 quake hits near Sicily's Mount Etna

Rome - A 4.8-magnitude earthquake struck early Wednesday near Europe's most active volcano Mount Etna, injuring several people, displacing some 600 and damaging buildings, Italian civil protection officials said.

Indonesia rescuers scramble to reach isolated tsunami-struck towns

Indonesia - Indonesian search and rescue teams Wednesday plucked stranded residents from remote islands and pushed into isolated communities desperate for aid in the aftermath of a volcano-triggered tsunami that killed over 400.

Prayers, fear in tsunami-struck Indonesian towns as toll tops 400

Indonesia - A small Christmas service was held near a stretch of Indonesia's tsunami-struck coastline Tuesday, as panicked residents in one coastal town tried to flee after rumours spread that another deadly wave was about to smash into the coast.

Mount Etna eruption causes airspace closure

Rome - The Mount Etna volcano erupted on Monday, spewing ash as several minor earthquakes hit the region, and prompting a partial closure of the Sicilian airspace around the mountain.

'Everything's gone': Indonesian villagers recount tsunami horror

Gading - Asep Sunaria heard a loud "whoosh" just seconds before a wall of water threw him off his motorbike, swallowing his house and the village he called home until Saturday night.

No warning meant no escape from Indonesia tsunami

Jakarta - An unpredictable chain of events and an inadequate early warning system combined to deadly effect with the tsunami that slammed into coastal areas of Indonesia killing nearly 300 people, disaster officials and experts said Monday.

Hunt for survivors as Indonesian tsunami death toll climbs to 373

Indonesia - Dozens of filled body bags were hauled away from buildings flattened by Indonesia's volcano-triggered tsunami Monday, as the death toll climbed to 373 and search teams pushed on with the grim hunt for corpses.

Death toll from Indonesia tsunami rises to 281: disaster agency

Jakarta - The death toll from a volcano-triggered tsunami in Indonesia has risen to 281, with more than 1,000 people injured, the national disaster agency said Monday, as the desperate search for survivors ramped up.

Rumbling Indonesia volcano could trigger more tsunamis, experts warn

Paris - Another tsunami could strike Indonesia, experts have warned, after a powerful wave caused by a volcanic eruption killed hundreds when it swallowed coastal settlements, taking earthquake-focused disaster monitors by surprise.- What caused the tsunami?

Indonesia's angry 'Child of Krakatoa' rumbles on

Jakarta - The volcano that triggered a deadly tsunami in Indonesia late Saturday emerged from the sea around the legendary Krakatoa 90 years ago and has been on a high-level eruption watchlist for the past decade.

Shocking video shows tsunami rip through stage as band performs

Indonesia - Dramatic video posted online showed the tsunami that struck Indonesia smashing into an open-air concert, hurling members of a pop band from the stage and slamming into the audience.

Guatemala Fuego eruption is over: officials

Guatemala City - The eruption of Guatemala's Fuego volcano ended Saturday, an official source said, with locals escaping a repeat of June's eruption that killed 190.

Indonesia's Mount Soputan erupts on tsunami-hit island

Jakarta - Indonesia's Mount Soputan volcano on the quake-and tsunami-hit island of Sulawesi erupted Wednesday, spewing volcanic ash 4,000 metres into the air.

Vanuatu orders volcano-hit island to evacuate again

Wellington - Vanuatu renewed a state of emergency on the volcano-hit island of Ambae Friday and ordered the compulsory evacuation of all residents.
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