April 19th, 2010
05:51 AM ET

World update: UK navy to rescue stranded travelers

An aircraft with its engines covered sits at Geneva's international airport.

An update from London on some of the international stories we expect to develop on Monday:

Stranded travelers - The British Royal Navy will send ships to help bring home travelers who have been stranded by the restrictions on British airspace because of a cloud of volcanic ash, Prime Minister Gordon Brown says.

Air travel restrictions - Some European countries are cautiously opening part of their airspace for travel as the volcanic ash cloud moves further south and east. Air carriers as far away as Asia have canceled flights to Europe. But the cloud is casting a shadow over the nascent economic recovery in Europe, as the crisis enters its fifth day.  Read the full story

Afghanistan quake - An earthquake in central Afghanistan killed at least seven people and injured 70 others early Monday morning, officials said. Read the full story

Cyprus vote - A nationalist candidate won presidential elections in the unrecognized Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Sunday, dealing a blow to efforts to bring the Mediterranean island's long conflict to an end.

UK election - By triumphing in the first ever British television leaders debate, Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has sent an electrical charge through the British General Election. Robin Oakley reports.

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