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Relief efforts ramping up in Tonga, more aid arrives

Humanitarian aid to Tonga was ramping up after the airport was cleared of ash, making it safe for planes to land, the Red Cross said on Wednesday, days after a volcanic eruption and tsunami devastated the South Pacific archipelago.

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U.S. House Speaker Pelosi seeks re-election

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Tuesday she will run for a 19th term in office, without saying whether she would seek to remain in her Democratic leadership role.