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TOKYO (AP) — A volcano erupted in spectacular fashion on a small island in southern Japan on Friday, spewing out rocks and sending black clouds of ash 9 kilometers (5.6 miles) into the sky. Authorities told people on the island to evacuate.
London (AFP) - 10:30 GMT - Background - Ali graduated from Salisbury School in Connecticut, United States, in 1993 where he excelled at sports including wrestling and then joined Britain's prestigious Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst. 10:27 GMT - Challenger - As a former wrestler and army officer, Jordan's Prince Ali bin Hussein -- the son of the late King Hussein of Jordan -- is the figure bidding to pry control of FIFA from Blatter. Prince Ali has been vice president of FIFA in Asia since 2011 and says Blatter must be denied a fifth term in charge.
China has agreed that "pressure" on North Korea is an important element in a push to rid the country of its nuclear weapons, a U.S. official overseeing policy on North Korea said on Friday. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said last week the United States and China were discussing imposing further sanctions on North Korea, which he said was "not even close" to taking necessary steps to end its nuclear program. China is North Korea's most important trading partner and only major ally, though the North's nuclear and missile tests over recent years have strained their ties.