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A police car blocks the 241 freeway as smoke from the Canyon 2 Fire covers the freeway near Orange, California, October 9, 2017 in Orange, California. (AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck / MANILA BULLETIN)

Thousands evacuate as California wildfires kill 10

By Agence France-Presse Raging wildfires in California's wine country have claimed at least 10 lives and forced thousands to flee, authorities said Monday. Fanned by…

A handout photo taken on October 2, 2017, and received on October 3 from the International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC) shows some of the 11,000 population of Ambae Island in Vanuatu being evacuated after the Manaro Voui volcano rumbled to life and rained rock and ash on villages last week. (AFP PHOTO / Joe CROPP / INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF RED CROSS / MANILA BULLETIN)

Vanuatu volcano island evacuation complete

By Agence France-Presse The evacuation of more than 11,000 people from a Vanuatu island threatened by a volcano was completed Thursday, authorities said, as aid…

Vanuatu has ordered the complete evacuation of Ambae Island, where scientists say Manaro Voui volcano looks set to erupt. (AFP / MANILA BULLETIN)

Vanuatu orders mass evacuation of volcano island

By Agence France-Presse Vanuatu on Thursday ordered the compulsory evacuation of an entire island where a huge volcano rumbled to life over the weekend, threatening…