Volcanic ash forces Obama to leave Ireland early

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US President Barack Obama will leave Ireland for Britain on Monday night, a day ahead of schedule, because of fears over volcanic ash spewing from an Icelandic volcano, a White House official said.

"Due to a recent change in the trajectory in the plume of volcanic ash, Air Force One will depart Ireland for London tonight. The schedule for tomorrow will proceed as planned," the official said.

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