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Volcanic Eruption Death Toll Rises - Video on NBCNews.com

>>> overseas, rising death toll from that volcano that roared back to life in indonesia. at least 16 people were killed as the volcano in northern sumatra poured lava, boulders and burning ash on to the villagers below. many more may have lost their lives. the volcano erupted one day after …

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South Sudan troops recapture town: rebels

South Sudan government forces have recaptured Leer, an important oil-producing area and the hometown of nominal rebel leader Riek Machar in the northern oil-producing state of Unity, a spokesman for the rebels has said.<p>Government soldiers and allied fighters "advanced on Leer town on February 1, …

Al-Qaeda fighters kill Syrian rebel leaders

Fighters linked to al-Qaeda have killed two rebel leaders in bombings in Syria, in an apparent shift of tactics to target the command structures of their rivals.<p>The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that Adnan Bakour, the leader of Liwa al-Tawhid, was among 26 people killed in a …

Syria air raids kill scores in Aleppo: report

Syrian government forces have attacked a number of Aleppo's districts with barrel bombs for a third day, with scores of people killed over the 72-hour period, according to monitor groups and sources.<p>The latest attack across the country's second city on Monday killed at least 30, sources told Al …

Two Koreas to hold talks on family reunions

South Korea and North Korea have moved a step closer to resuming reunions for families separated by the Korean War with an agreement to meet to discuss the issue.<p>South Korea's Unification Ministry said on Monday it had agreed to talks with the North on Wednesday at the border truce village of …