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Japan volcano death toll likely to rise

Japan volcano death toll likely to rise

The death toll from Japan's worst volcanic eruption in decades is likely to rise to around 46 after as more victims were discovered on the ash-covered summit.

US strikes help Iraq Kurds as IS loses ground

US strikes help Iraq Kurds as IS loses ground

Iraqi Kurdish forces have captured a strategic border crossing and several villages from Islamic State fighters in northern Iraq, scoring gains as the militants were pounded by heavy U.S.-led air strikes and the Iraqi army advanced from the south.

Football: Man United's Herrera suffers fractured rib

Football: Man United's Herrera suffers fractured rib

Manchester United have been dealt a blow with the news that midfielder Ander Herrera will be out for "weeks" with a fractured rib.

Philippines recovers paintings from Marcos family

Philippines recovers paintings from Marcos family

Philippine authorities have recovered more than a dozen paintings, including a work by Pablo Picasso, from an office and residences of lawmaker Imelda Marcos, a day after an anti-corruption court ordered their seizure.

US signs pact to keep troops in Afghanistan

US signs pact to keep troops in Afghanistan

Officials from Afghanistan and the United States have signed a long-delayed security agreement to allow American troops to stay in the country after the end of the year, filling a campaign promise by new President Ashraf Ghani.

Hong Kong protesters fear fresh police advance

Hong Kong protesters fear fresh police advance

Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters have extended a blockade of Hong Kong streets, stockpiling supplies and erecting makeshift barricades ahead of what some fear may be a push by police to clear the roads before Chinese National Day.

Belgian cops waive traffic fines in pension protest

Belgian cops waive traffic fines in pension protest

Belgians who drive a bit over the speed limit, forget to buckle their seat belts or park illegally can breathe easier this week as police turn a blind eye in protest against plans to raise their retirement age.

Football: Stoke win puts pressure on Newcastle boss

Football: Stoke win puts pressure on Newcastle boss

An early Peter Crouch goal gave Stoke City a 1-0 home win against Newcastle United in the Premier League to pile more pressure on to beleaguered Toon boss Alan Pardew.

White House fence-jumper prompts 'deep concerns'

White House fence-jumper prompts 'deep concerns'

The man who breached security at the White House this month raced through several rooms on the main floor, penetrating farther into the building than previously disclosed, a Republican congressman says.

Comedian 'not wearing seatbelt in crash'

Comedian 'not wearing seatbelt in crash'

Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan and others in his limousine were not wearing seat belts when their vehicle was struck by a Wal-Mart truck in a June highway accident, the retailer says.

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