World May 14

Strong typhoon slams into pandemic-hit Philippines

A strong typhoon slammed into the eastern Philippines on Thursday after authorities evacuated tens of thousands of people while trying to avoid the virus risks of overcrowding emergency shelters.

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.