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#Japan suspends recovery of volcano bodies

Toxic gases and ash from a still-erupting Japanese volcano have forced rescue workers recovering bodies from the summit to call off their efforts to bring down the remaining victims.

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Death toll rises in #Japan volcanic eruption

Toxic gases and ash from still-erupting Mount Ontake has forced Japanese rescue workers to call off the search for more victims as dozens of relatives awaited news of their family members.

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Hong Kong protesters remain on streets

Hong Kong protestersTens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters have turned parts of Hong Kong into a massive street party on Monday night, with the mood turning festive just a day after riot police fired tear gas in ugly clashes.

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Protests grow in Hong Kong amid standoff

Hong KongRiot police advanced on Hong Kong democracy protesters in the early hours of Monday, firing volleys of tear gas in the worst unrest there since China took back control of the former British colony two decades ago.

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Tear gas used against Hong Kong protesters

Hong Kong protestersHong Kong police have used tear gas to disperse protesters, just after the city's leader announced that his government will launch a new round of consultations on electoral reform shortly.

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#Japan hikers killed in volcano eruption

Japan hikersAt least four hikers have been pronounced dead and the fate of 27 others are due to be confirmed after the group was caught near the peak of a Japanese volcano that erupted without warning.

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#Japan mounts effort to rescue stranded hikers

Rescuers are scrambling to help dozens of hikers stranded on an erupting volcano in central Japan with six people believed to be buried under ash and dozens injured.

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Climbers trapped as #Japan volcano erupts

A volcano in central Japan has erupted, catching mountain climbers by surprise and injuring at least 40 people who were stranded in areas that rescue workers had been unable to reach.

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Anti-China protesters dispersed in Hong Kong

Hong Kong riot police have dispersed pro-democracy demonstrators after they stormed into the main government complex in protest of the Chinese government tightening its grip on the former British colony.

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Deadly blasts in China's Xinjiang reported

Forty "rioters" were killed in China's Xinjiang region following a series of explosions last Sunday, the regional government has said after a four-day news blackout.

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