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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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US shutdown could stretch into January, Trump aide warns

The National Archives building in Washington has been shut down by the dispute

 

A partial US government shutdown over budget spending could continue right up to the opening of the next Congress on 3 January, a Trump aide has said.

The shutdown began at midnight Friday after opposition Democrats resisted President Donald Trump's demand for $5bn (£4bn) for his Mexico border wall.

Read more: US shutdown could stretch into January, Trump aide warns


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