Heavy ash fall from Philippine volcano halts motorists

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Molten lava flows down the slopes of Mayon volcano during its mild eruption as seen from Legazpi city, Albay province, southeast of Manila, Philippines Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. Mayon’s lava fountaining has flowed up to 3 kilometers (1.86 miles) from the crater in a dazzling but increasingly dangerous eruption. (AP Photo/Bogie Calupitan)

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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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