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Watch: Japan's Shinmoedake Volcano Erupts Again


Japan's Shinmoedake Volcano, which erupted in January for the first time since 1959, began erupting again yesterday on Japan's southern island of Kyushu. It's not clear whether there is any connection to the earthquakes in northern Japan.

Watch new day and night footage of the eruption, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Watch: Japanese Volcano Shinmoedake Eruption


The Kirishima volcano group on Japan's southern island of Kyushu began erupting yesterday for the first time since 1959.

Volcano "Shinmoedake, in the Kirishima range, erupted yesterday, spewing ash as high as 2,500 meters (8,200 feet) into the air, Japan’s Meteorological Agency said in a statement on its website. A second eruption occurred today at about 1 p.m. local time, national broadcaster NHK reported. Ash from the volcano reached Miyazaki city, 50 kilometers (30 miles) to the east, according to the broadcaster."

There is some spectacular footage. In the first video, you can see hot wind and ash taking out trees. In the second, you can see bursts of lightning in the ash cloud.


Here are a couple more incredible shots.


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Towleroad Guide to the Tube: #815

JOHNNY WEIR: His visit to the Howard Stern show.

MT ETNA: Italy's volcano erupted last night.

STOP8: Matt Baume takes apart NOM's Rhode Island ad.

4 TRAIN: Rat wakes up homeless man on the subway.

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Watch: Impressive Explosions At Indonesian Volcano

Here's some cool footage of several recent amazing explosive eruptions at the Anak Krakatau volcano in Indonesia. Sure it looks dangerous and menacing but it's also pretty damn beautiful.


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News: Halloween, Domestic Violence, Glenn Burke, Ricky Martin

 road Ricky Martin shifts into PR gear for his new book which hits shelves later this week. On Wednesday morning he'll make an appearance on The View but, most notably, his interview with Oprah Winfrey will air the day before.

Gaga  road Lady Gaga dresses up as a little monster for Halloween.

 road Celebrities get in the Halloween spirit.

 road Stephen Fry claims to know straight women: "I feel sorry for straight men. The only reason women will have sex with them is that sex is the price they are willing to pay for a relationship with a man, which is what they want. Of course, a lot of women will deny this and say, 'Oh no, but I love sex, I love it!' But do they go around having it the way that gay men do?"

 road Julianne Moore on gay parents: "I really think a two-parent family is the goal. I think whether they are men or women, or a man and a woman it's all pretty good."

 road Hate crime: wig snatched off of Fargo drag performer JustNtyme's head after assailant calls him a "faggot."

 road Courage Campaign mounts drive against Texas television station for its homophobic newscast about marriage equality.

 road 1,000 protest gay pride in Moscow.

Volc  road Amazing photos of Mount Merapi erupting yesterday in Indonesia.

 road 30,000 people in Taiwan celebrate gay pride.

 road Is this really a time traveller walking in front of Grauman’s Chinese theater during the premiere of the Charlie Chaplin movie, “The Circus?”

 road Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer's movie night.

 road The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs releases report on LGBT domestic partner violence in the United States: "The report found that LGBTQ domestic/intimate partner violence reports rose 15% since 2008 and is a pervasive social problem at a time when LGBTQ-specific programs were losing staff or closing altogether due to the economic crisis. In 2009, NCAVP documented 6 murders related to LGBTQ domestic/intimate partner violence, representing a 50% rise since 2007."

 road Watch the trailer for Out: The Glenn Burke Story, a documentary about the first openly gay MLB player.

 road Zach Galifianakis smoked during a live taping of Real Time with Bill Maher - and I don't mean a cigarette.

News: Johnny Weir, Modern Family, Porn, Focus On The Family

 road Man attemps to mace Fred Phelps' group at soldier's funeral: "Officers on duty for the funeral say Vogel drove up in his Ford F-150 pick-up truck and as he was passing by Westboro Baptist Church protesters he extended his arm out the truck's window and sprayed a large amount of mace into the air from an industrial-sized container."

Weir road Weir Johnny Weir is still dodging questions about his sexuality: “'I’m completely self-sufficient,' he says. 'I don’t need anyone for anything. I can have sex with myself, I can love myself, I can do all those things myself. The importance that people place on me not having another half even if it’s just for sex, it’s irrelevant to me. It’s very old-school. When you put people in boxes, you take away a lot of who that person is.'"

 road Modern Family's Jesse Tyler Ferguson says that the show's much-anticipated gay smooch episode has been shot: "Yes, we filmed the kiss episode. It's a very organic kiss. People are going to be very surprised when they see it."

 road Alexander Skarsgard arrives at LAX looking as cool as ever.

 road The beautiful men of gay pornography are becoming less homogeneous.

 road Get ready for Kylie's Les Folies Tour in 2011.

 road Pennsylvania makes a progressive decision about driver's licenses for transgenders in that state.

 road Jane Lynch's purple number on the read carpet.

Edinrug  road Edinburgh rugby player Alex Grove tweets a preview of what you'll see in the team's 2011 calendar come Christmas-time.

 road If you only watched Fox News last week, you wouldn't even know about Ken Mehlman's coming out.

 road Crispin Blunt's recent coming out has apparently "completely traumatised" his unsuspecting wife.

 road Focus on the Family plays the victim card: "We feel more and more that activists are being deceptive in using anti-bullying rhetoric to introduce their viewpoints, while the viewpoint of Christian students and parents are increasingly belittled."

 road Rihanna has an unfortunate run-in with a curling iron.

 road Indonesian volcano erupts for the first time in 400 years.


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