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Japan Self-Defense Force (JSDF) soldiers and police officers carry rescued hikers during a rescue operation near the peak of Mount Ontake, which straddles Nagano and Gifu prefectures, central Japan September 29, 2014, in this photo taken and released by Kyodo. More than 500 rescuers in Japan resumed searching on Monday for victims of the volcano that erupted without warning at the weekend, leaving four confirmed dead and 27 presumed to have perished in a sudden rain of ash and stone.

At least 36 feared dead on Japanese volcano

Sixty-three injured on Mount Ontake as whereabouts of eight still unknown



Fugro Discovery, along with GO Phoenix, will soon start a new search for missing flight MH370. An Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) official said they were ‘cautiously optimistic’ the jet would be found.

Search for MH370 to enter new phase

Two specialist ships to join the hunt this week almost seven months after the jet went missing

Bangladeshi police present Samiun Rahman (centre), a British citizen of Bangladeshi origin, arrested on suspicion of ties with global militant organisations in Dhaka on Monday.

Briton held in Dhaka over militant recruitment

Samiun Rahman suspected of entering the country to recruit militants for Islamist groups overseas

 Afghan President Ashraf Gani (second left) swears in chief executive Abdullah Abdullah (left) and his two deputies
at the presidential palace in Kabul on Monday.

Afghanistan swears in Ashraf Gani as president

Rivals to share power after disputed poll


Kavita Karkare

India: Widow of 26/11 hero dies

Kavita Karkare suffered brain haemmorhage and was in a coma








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