Category: Weather, Natural Disasters

Storm leaves 200,000 displaced in Philippines, heads for Taiwan

Residents take shelter at an evacuation centre for flood victims a day after tropical storm Fung-Wong inundated the Philippine capital Manila September 20, 2014.   REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Residents take shelter at an evacuation centre for flood victims a day after tropical storm Fung-Wong inundated the Philippine capital Manila September 20, 2014. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

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Sierra Leone begins three-day Ebola lockdown

A World Health Organisation worker, (centre) trains nurses to use Ebola protective gear in Freetown, Sierra Leone (18 September 2014)

Volunteers will go door-to-door to test people for the virus and take infected people to treatment centres.

A three-day curfew or lockdown to try to stop the spread of the Ebola virus has come into effect in Sierra Leone

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Lava Flows From Indonesian Volcano

Indonesia Volcano

Mount Slamet spews lava and gas during its eruption as seen from Pandansari village in Brebes, Central Java, Indonesia, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Idhad Zakaria) The Associated Press

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New evacuations ordered as California wildfire doubles in size

A firefighter battling the King Fire watches as a backfire burns along Highway 50 in Fresh Pond, California September 16, 2014.  REUTERS-Noah Berger

A firefighter battling the King Fire watches as a backfire burns along Highway 50 in Fresh Pond, California September 16, 2014. REUTERS-Noah Berger

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