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A volcano has erupted in Japan sending a huge ash cloud 16,000ft into the air and launching boulders nearly a mile, with residents warned they may have to evacuate.

Sakurajima, a stratovolcano in the south of the country, began spewing lava on Wednesday evening, with the eruption continuing into today.

Israel has degraded Hamas’s combat capabilities but is not yet close to achieving its war aim of eliminating the Palestinian terror organization, US intelligence officials told members of Congress this week, according to a New York Times report on Thursday.

Japan's first successful moon lander may still have some life left in it.

The pioneering spacecraft, called SLIM ("Smart Lander for Investigating Moon"), touched down on the lunar surface on Friday (Jan. 19), making Japan the fifth nation to join the moon-landing club.

RFK Jr. running for White House as independent in 2024 Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is taking advantage of the opportunity to connect with Black voters ahead of the 2024 election, according to a new report. Politico reported in an article published Thursday that Kennedy has drawn enthusiasm across the country at events with black voters, making him "a serious problem for Joe Biden's re-election campaign."