In the Philippines, hundreds of thousands of people have been evacuated as a powerful typhoon came ashore with high winds and heavy rain. Typhoon Melor made landfall on the country's eastern coast and is now working its way across the country.
The Philippines' most active volcano has ejected a huge cloud of ash and smoke, prompting fears of imminent eruption. Mount Mayon has already forced some 27,000 nearby villagers to evacuate.
Officials in the Philippines are preparing for evacuations as Typhoon Nina approaches the northern part of the country. The storm is expected to make landfall on Christmas Day.
A rare storm has hit the Philippines' second-largest island of Mindanao, with at least 230 reported dead. Deforestation exacerbated the ferocity of the flash floods and mudslides.
More than 12,000 people in the Philippines have evacuated areas near Mayon Volcano, as experts warn of a possible "hazardous eruption." The lava flow has reached some areas around three kilometres away from the volcano.
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