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Transformer: Lou Reed 'bigger and stronger than ever' after liver

Lou Reed has described himself as “bigger and stronger than ever” just weeks after undergoing a liver transplant. The former Velvet Underground frontman, whose wife Laurie Anderson said last week was  “dying” of liver failure, credits a mixture of tai chi and modern medicine with his recovery.

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Alaska volcano emits plume of ash

A volcano on Alaska's Aleutian Islands sent up an ash cloud today which prompted scientists to increase the alert level for commercial air traffic.