Thousands flee homes as Typhoon Koppu hits northern Philippines

A family living along the coast of Manila Bay search for salvageable items after their house was destroyed by strong winds brought by typhoon Koppu on Sunday. Photograph: Romeo Ranoco/Reuters

Winds from the storm, which could last three days, reached 210 kmh and brought heavy rain, forcing many people to head for safer ground

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California town told to prepare to leave as wildfire surges

In this photo taken on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015, a home burns near Mokelumne Hill, in Jackson, Calif. Another round of evacuations has been ordered as wildfires continue to rage in the central and northern part of the state. (Andrew Sent/The Sacramento Bee via AP)

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Helicopters Pluck Residents to Safety as Rains Lash Japan

PHOTO: People inside houses wait to be rescued as the houses are submerged in water flooded from a river in Joso, Ibaraki prefecture, northeast of Tokyo Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015.

PHOTO: People inside houses wait to be rescued as the houses are submerged in water flooded from a river in Joso, Ibaraki prefecture, northeast of Tokyo Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015.

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Ecuador declares state of emergency over volcano

A general view from Saquisili village, of an ashes column spewed by the Cotopaxi volcano in Pichincha province, Ecuador, 15 August 2015.

A general view from Saquisili village, of an ashes column spewed by the Cotopaxi volcano in Pichincha province, Ecuador, 15 August 2015.

Ecuador President Rafael Correa has declared a state of emergency over increasing activity at the Cotopaxi volcano near the capital, Quito

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Sakurajima volcano: chance of large eruption ‘extremely high’

Sakurajima Volcano

Mount Sakurajima overlooks the southern Japanese city of Kagoshima. Photograph: Jiji Press/AFP/Getty Images

Japan raises eruption warning for southern volcano to second-highest level and tells thousands of residents to prepare for a possible evacuation

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Myanmar floods: President declares state of emergency

Myanmar flooding 1 August 2015

A journalist with the Democratic Voice of Burma did a live news report while standing in chest high flood waters.

Myanmar’s president has declared a state of emergency in four regions after heavy floods left 27 people dead

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