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Mexico volcano eruption causes further flight cancellations

A volcano east of Mexico city has forced the cancellation of several flights at a nearby airport for the second time in 10 days.

The Popocatepetl volcano spewed ash into the sky following a series of tremors over the weekend.

Its latest eruption also caused hot rocks to fly more than 700 metres into the air.

Popocatepetl is the second tallest volcano in Mexico, located just 72 kilometres from Mexico City.