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Anak Krakatau: Indonesia flights rerouted as volcano alert level raised

Anak Krakatoa has erupted a number of times in recent months: this image was taken in July



The alert level for Indonesia's Anak Krakatau volcano has been raised to the second highest level possible, after a series of eruptions spewed out lava.

All flights around the volcano have been rerouted and a 5km exclusion zone has also been imposed.

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Indonesia tsunami: Fears of new wave as Anak Krakatau volcano seethes

The death toll after Saturday's tsunami continues to rise


Coastal residents near Indonesia's Anak Krakatau volcano have been warned to keep away from beaches amid fears it could trigger a new tsunami.

On Saturday, giant waves crashed into coastal towns on the islands of Sumatra and Java, killing at least 281 people and injuring 1,016.

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Emperor Akihito: Huge crowds as Japan monarch gives emotional farewell

Emperor Akihito delivers his last birthday address alongside his wife Empress Michiko



More than 80,000 people have paid their respects to Japan's Emperor Akihito as he gave his final birthday address before his abdication in April.

The emperor, 85, said he took "deep comfort" that his reign had passed without Japan again engaging in war.

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