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Mount Fuji eruption could paralyse Tokyo, says report

Japan's highest mountain last erupted in 1707, but a potential eruption could shower more than 10 cm of ash on central Tokyo

Volcano ash brings more air-travel chaos to Europe

Ash clouds from Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull volcano brought fresh travel chaos to thousands of passengers in Europe on Monday.

SAA counting losses after Europe backlog is cleared

South African Airways is no longer scheduling extra flights after the backlog created by volcanic ash over parts of Europe was cleared.

Ash fallout costs local businesses millions

The cloud of volcanic ash hanging over northern Europe has cost the South African economy more than R100-million.

Kenya’s flowers wither

Iceland's volcanic cloud has hit the East African country's agriculture industry hard, costing millions in losses, reports <b>Jody Clarke</b>.

Cost, safety determine whether jets fly above or below cloud

The ash cloud from an Icelandic volcano is hanging lower in the air, which is good news for travellers, but winds still made conditions uncertain.

We can act now, or wait for nature to simplify the system

As the bank crisis and now the volcano shows, the world needs simpler, less inter-connected societies -- and fast.

Flights resume as new ash cloud forms

Flights from large parts of Europe were set to resume on Tuesday under a deal agreed by the European Union to free up airspace.

Pressure builds to get Europe flying again

Officials hope to increase flights at the start of Europe's working week on Monday and the EU summoned ministers for talks on the air-travel crisis.

Thousands stranded as flight chaos continues

Travellers face another day stranded at South Africa's airports as the chaos wrought by a volcanic eruption in Iceland continues.

Europe’s air travel crisis enters fourth day

Air travel across much of Europe was paralysed for a fourth day on Sunday because of a huge cloud of volcanic ash.

‘My only hope for survival is pinned on room service’

Stranded in Madrid by the volcanic ash, my only hopes for survival are pinned on room service and the mini-bar, writes novelist <i>Geoff Dyer</b>.

Volcanic ash grounds Europe flights for third day

Large parts of Europe enforced no-fly rulings for a third day on Saturday because of a huge ash cloud from an Icelandic volcano.

Volcanic ash stops flights across northern Europe

A huge cloud of ash from a volcano in Iceland turned the skies of northern Europe into a no-fly zone on Thursday.

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