In today's news roundup, Tonga struggles to recover after the huge eruption of an undersea volcano, Zara Rutherford becomes the youngest woman to fly solo around the world, and crowds throw turnips at monsters at the Jarramplas Festival in Spain.
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On Saturday, an underwater volcano erupted in the South Pacific Ocean near Tonga. The damage in Tonga isn't fully known yet. But the massive explosion raised concerns of tsunamis all through the Pacific and as far away as the west coast of the United States.
In today's news roundup, Super Typhoon Rai smashes into the Philippines, a volcano in the Canary Islands may be calming down after three months, and Magnus Carlsen wins the World Chess Championship for the fifth time.
Mount Semeru volcano in Indonesia erupted suddenly on Saturday, sending huge clouds of ash and smoke miles into the sky. The falling ash has covered several nearby villages. Hundreds of people have been forced from their homes and at least 14 people have died.
In today's news roundup, Yumio Kishida is the new leader of Japan's ruling party and probably Japan's next prime minister, lava from the volcano on La Palma has reached the ocean, and Justin Tucker sets an NFL record with a 66-yard field goal.
A volcano began erupting on Sunday in the Canary Islands, sending lava, smoke and ash into the surrounding area. The eruption has forced thousands of people from their homes. Scientists say the eruption could continue for weeks.
Mount Nyiragongo in the Democratic Republic of Congo erupted on Saturday night, forcing tens of thousands of people in the city of Goma to leave their homes. The lava reached the edge of the city, but did less damage than some people had feared.
A volcano erupting on the island of Saint Vincent in the Caribbean has forced many people to leave their homes. The island is now covered with ash. Another eruption yesterday took out power for much of the island.
In today's news roundup, the US marks over 500,000 coronavirus deaths, Europe's Mount Etna volcano erupts, putting on a show, and a massive fatberg is cleared from London's sewers.
Archaeologists in Italy are learning more and more about the everyday life of the people who lived in Pompeii nearly 2,000 years ago. Most recently, they've carefully uncovered a well-preserved street snack bar.
On Sunday, Taal Volcano in the Philippines erupted violently. Over 82,000 people have been forced to leave the area around the volcano. Many are eager to return to care for their farms and the animals they depend on.