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As Philippine volcano spews lava fountains, 40,000 people flee

Jan 23, 2018

As Philippine volcano spews lava fountains, 40,000 people flee

The Philippines' most active volcano continued to spew fountains of red-hot lava and massive ash plumes Tuesday in a dazzling but increasingly dangerous eruption that has sent 40,000 villagers to shelter in evacuation centers. Lava fountains gushed up 700 meters (2,300 feet) above Mount Mayon's ...

Plantings of 'tsunami trees' link Tohoku with Banda Aceh

Dec 23, 2017

Plantings of 'tsunami trees' link Tohoku with Banda Aceh

by Rudy Madanir

A group of colorfully dressed girls performed an energetic traditional welcome dance when Japanese artist Takashi Murakami visited their elementary school in Banda Aceh, the capital of Indonesia's Aceh province, for a tree-planting event Friday morning. After planting trees with volunteers in 16 places in ...