World Jan 26

Philippine volcano alert lowered, thousands return home

Philippine authorities on Sunday lowered the alert level at Taal Volcano, two weeks after it began spewing ash, steam and rocks, a move that will allow many of the more than 376,000 displaced villagers to return home.

World Jan 12

Volcano erupts near Manila; villagers flee, airport shut

A small volcano near the Philippine capital erupted with a massive plume of ash and steam Sunday, prompting the evacuation of tens of thousands of people and forcing Manila’s international airport to shut down.