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Volcano erupts in Iceland

REYKJAVIK, Iceland — Iceland's most active volcano has started erupting, scientists said Saturday — just over a year after another eruption on the North Atlantic island shut down European air traffic for days.

Iceland's Meteorological Office confirmed that an eruption had begun at the Grimsvotn volcano, accompanied by a series of small earthquakes. Smoke could be seen rising from the volcano, which lies under the Vatnajokull glacier in southeast Iceland.

A no fly zone has been designated for 120 nautical miles from the eruption.

NATO strikes Libyan command centers

TRIPOLI, Libya — NATO widened its campaign to weaken Moammar Gadhafi's regime with airstrikes on desert command centers and sea patrols to intercept ships, the military alliance said Saturday, amid signs of growing public anger over fuel shortages in government-held territory.

In the coastal town of Zawiya, crowds apparently outraged by dwindling fuel supplies tried to stab reporters in a bus on a state-supervised trip to the Tunisian border.

The journalists — a Chinese news correspondent and two Britons — were not harmed in the attack, the first of its kind targeting foreign reporters covering the Libyan conflict.

Suicide bomber hits Kabul hospital, kills 6

KABUL, Afghanistan — In a brazen attack in Kabul's most secure district, a Taliban suicide bomber infiltrated the capital's main military hospital and killed at least six Afghan medical students and wounded 23 others.

The bombing was a blow to Afghan and NATO forces that have sharply expanded checkpoints and security cordons in the Afghan capital as the Taliban intensifies their attacks ahead of a planned U.S. drawdown in July.

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