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Fresh blast rocks south Japan volcano

A violent blast from Shinmoedake, a volcano erupting in Kyushu, Japan, has broken windows 8km (five miles) away.

Building were showered with glass and the volcano threw out huge clouds of ash and gas. Hundreds of people have already fled their homes.

It was the most dramatic bang so far from the peak on Mount Kirishima, the location of the 1967 James Bond movie You Only Live Twice.

Katia Moskvitch reports.