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Japan volcano death toll hits 48 as new bodies found

Rescue workers board a defense force helicopter heading for Mount Ontake during a search operation on October 1, 2014 following a volcanic eruption near Otaki village in Nagano prefectureThe death toll from a sudden volcanic eruption in Japan hit 48 on Wednesday as rescuers discovered 12 new bodies in so-far unexplored areas of the ash-covered peak.



Bodies found on Japan volcano, raising toll to 48

Rescuers conduct a search operation near the peak of Mount Ontake in central Japan Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. Search efforts for people missing since Saturday's surprise eruption resumed Wednesday morning. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDITOTAKI, Japan (AP) — A dozen more bodies were found Wednesday near the ash-covered summit of a Japanese volcano as searches resumed amid concern of toxic gasses and another eruption.



Hong Kong protests hit China's National Day: Live Report

A couple take wedding photogtaphs in front of pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong on October 1, 2014Hong Kong (AFP) - 07:38 GMT - 'We are not Tibet or Xinjiang' - Edward Chin, a financier and prominent Occupy organiser, is in bullish mood today. He's been speaking to AFP reporter Annabel Symington and believes the police know violence would lead to a backlash from the Hong Kong public.



APNewsBreak: Nazi hunter pushes for new probe

BERLIN (AP) — The Simon Wiesenthal Center has identified dozens of former members of Nazi mobile death squads who might still be alive, and is pushing the German government for an investigation.
Japan's Shinkansen bullet train turns 50

In this Sept. 24, 2014 photo, a Shinkansen bullet train arrives at Tokyo Station in Tokyo. Japan launched its bullet train between Tokyo and Osaka 50 years ago Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014.(AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)TOKYO (AP) — It was, retired Japanese railway engineer Fumihiro Araki recalls, "like flying in the sky."





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