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Italy's Stromboli volcano erupts, 1 dead

At least one person has died after the volcano on the Italian island of Stromboli erupted, throwing ash high into the sky and enveloping the popular tourist destination in smoke.

Archie to be christened in small ceremony

Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, the two-month-old son of Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, will be christened in a small private ceremony at Windsor Castle, Buckingham Palace says.

Bellamy backs Croft to lead young Storm

Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy has backed 21-year-old halfback Brodie Croft to step up as chief playmaker in the absence of Queensland star Cameron Munster.

Pearce hoping eighth time an Origin charm

When Mitchell Pearce runs onto ANZ Stadium on Wednesday night and looks across at his opposite number, for the first time in his State of Origin career he won't see a likely future Immortal staring back him.

Ex-NRL star Hayne moving for Bible school

Daily prayers, lectures and worship are on the agenda for two-time NRL player-of-the-year Jarryd Hayne after he was permitted to attend a Christian missionary school in Perth while awaiting trial on rape charges.

Japan orders 800,000 to evacuate

Japan has ordered nearly 800,000 people on the southern island of Kyushu to take shelter in evacuation centres and other safe areas as heavy rains threatened to trigger landslides and cause other damage.

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