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Residents have been ordered to evacuate around Mount Mayon in the Philippines as lava and ash flows from its tip.Read the full story ›
The airport on the Indonesian resort island of Bali has reopened after an erupting volcano forced its closure - but Mount Agung continues to spew ash into the air.
Spokesman Arie Ahsannurohim said the ash from Mount Agung has drifted south and south-east, leaving clean space above the airport for planes to land and take off.
Operations had shut down on Monday morning, disrupting travel for tens of thousands of people trying to enter or leave the popular holiday destination.
Thick ash particles are hazardous to aircraft and can choke engines.
Up to 100,000 people have been ordered to evacuate after the National Disaster Mitigation Agency raised the alert to the highest level.Read the full story ›
Seven people are dead after after a deadly volcanic eruption in western Indonesia.Read the full story ›
Spectacular footage has been captured of a volcano erupting on a remote Japanese island.
Mount Shindake, on Kuchinoerabujima, erupted suddenly at around 10am local time (1am GMT), blasting plumes of black smoke 9km into the sky, forcing evacuations and flight diversions.
A pyroclastic flow of super-heated gas and rock flowed down the side of Mount Shindake and reached the ocean after the mountain's "explosive" eruption, but officials said there was no danger to human life.
"There was a huge bang and black smoke rose up immediately," Nobuaki Hayashi told NHK television, adding that the island's 140 residents were gathering to await evacuation. No one has been hurt.
Just before noon a Coast Guard ship headed for the island to evacuate residents. The closest neighbouring island is Yakushima, roughly one hour to the east.
A dozen more bodies have been found at summit of a volcano Japan after it erupted at the weekend, raising the death toll to 48, police have told the Associated Press.
Earlier today, rescuers at the summit of Mount Ontake resumed the search, they had previously had to abandon efforts due to a rise in toxic gas levels.
Search teams have been forced to abandon efforts to find more victims of the Japan volcano eruption due to a rise in toxic gas levels.
Earlier today, rescuers at the summit of Mount Ontake found what could be five more victims of Saturday's eruption.
At least 36 people are feared to have died.
Thirty-one people were presumed dead near the peak of a Japanese volcano that erupted unexpectedly a day earlier while it was packed with hikers.
Police said the 31 people were found in "cardiopulmonary" arrest but declined to confirm their deaths pending a formal examination, as per Japanese custom.
Hundreds of people, including children, had to be rescued from Mount Ontake volcano in Japan after it erupted without warning.
A video showing a dramatic rescue operation has been released:
More than 30 people were feared dead on Sunday near the peak of the volcano.