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Drone footage released on Friday, September 24 shows the impact of the eruption on La Palma as the Cumbre Vieja volcano blew open new vents that spewed lava and other material onto the island.The Canary Islands Volcanology Institute (INVOLCAN) measured an increase in explosive activity on Friday afternoon. The agency later confirmed that new vents emitting volcanic material had opened.Citing increased dangers posed by the volcano on Friday, authorities in the Canary Islands expanded evacuation zones on La Palma.This footage, released by the Spanish Ministry of Defence on Friday, shows the impact of the volcanic eruptions on the island. Credit: Ministerio Defensa via Storyful
Two Canadians who had been arrested on spying charges in China have been released from jail. That comes just hours after news became public that Huawei's CFO Meng Wanzhou reached an agreement with U.S. prosecutors to end the bank fraud case against her. Meng spoke outside a Vancouver courtroom shortly before flying home to China. "Over the past three years, my life has been turned upside down.""But I believe every cloud has a silver lining."Beijing has repeatedly denied the two cases were linked, though Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau accused China of engaging in 'hostage diplomacy'. Businessman Michael Spavor and diplomat Michael Kovrig were arrested shortly after Meng was in 2018.They were held in Chinese jails for more than a thousand days. In August, Spavor was sentenced to 11 years in prison. But on Friday Trudeau confirmed the pair's release by Beijing, though it was unclear whether a bilateral deal had been struck."The aircraft carrying Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor left Chinese airspace and they're on their way home.""These two men have gone through an unbelievably difficult ordeal. For the past thousand days, they have shown strength, perseverance, resilience and grace, and we are all inspired by that."The years-long extradition saga has been a source of increasing tension in Sino-U.S. relations.Meng was arrested on bank and wire fraud charges and placed on house arrest in Vancouver, where she had been fighting extradition to the U.S. ever since. Chinese officials had signalled that Meng's case needed to be dropped to help end a diplomatic stalemate. On Friday, Reuters exclusively learned that Washington had reached a deferred prosecution agreement with Meng - effective until 2022.The charges will then be dropped as long as she doesn't break the law. But Friday's deal only pertains to Meng.The Department of Justice said it will continue to prepare for trial against Huawei.A spokeswoman for Huawei declined to comment, while China's Foreign Ministry could not be reached for one.
One man said he counted 55 corpses as he escaped from his town in northern Ethiopia, stepping over bodies scattered in the streets. The allegations from the town of Kobo are the latest against Tigray forces as they push through the neighboring Amhara region, in what they call an attempt to pressure Ethiopia’s government to end a 10-month war and lift a deadly blockade on their own home. Both Amhara and Tigrayan civilians have joined the fight, and calls by the United States and others for peace have had little effect as war spreads in one of Africa’s most powerful countries.
The Hong Kong pro-democracy group that organised three decades of annual vigils commemorating the victims of Beijing's Tiananmen Square crackdown voted to disband on Saturday in the face of China's sweeping clampdown on dissent in the city.
Ash rained down over firefighters on La Palma in the Canary Islands on Friday, September 24, as the Cumbre Vieja volcano blew open new vents that spewed lava and other material onto the island.The Canary Islands Volcanology Institute (INVOLCAN) measured an increase in explosive activity on Friday afternoon. The agency later confirmed that new vents emitting volcanic material had opened.Citing increased dangers posed by the volcano on Friday, authorities in the Canary Islands expanded evacuation zones on La Palma.This footage, released by Tenerife firefighters on Friday, shows ash falling from the sky in the Todoque area of La Palma. Credit: Bomberos de Tenerife via Storyful
On Friday, Amirabdollahian told reporters in New York that Iran would return to talks “very soon,” but gave no specific date. He was speaking to IRINN in New York on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly.
A Taliban official says a roadside bomb has hit a Taliban car in the capital of eastern Nangarhar province wounding at least one person. The Islamic State group affiliate, which is headquartered in eastern Afghanistan, has said it was behind similar attacks in Jalalabad last week that killed 12 people. Taliban spokesperson Mohammad Hanif said the person wounded in the attack is a municipal worker.
The Penrith Panthers scored early tries in each half then relied on their strong defense to beat the Melbourne Storm 10-6 Saturday and advance to the National Rugby League grand final against the South Sydney Rabbitohs. Both Melbourne and Penrith finished the regular season with 44 points and with records of 21 wins and three losses, but the Storm had a better points differential and won the minor premiership. On Friday, South Sydney advanced with a 36-16 win over Manly to break a string of three consecutive losses in the semifinals.
A FEMALE crew member died and 15 others were rescued after a passenger vessel of Danilo Lines Inc. sank “while conducting a docking maneuver” at Ormoc Port in Ormoc City, Leyte around 11:50 p.m. Friday,
A videographer made an unexpected friend in an overly affectionate goat while he was working to document the Fawn Fire burning in Redding, California, on Friday, September 24.Alekz Londos can be heard telling the goat “well I didn’t say that was alright” as his new pal stroked his leg with his head, before sighing and saying “I feel kinda violated right now” in a mockingly unamused tone.Londos suspected the goat had been set free by its owner so it could run from the approaching flames, should the wildfire encroach upon the land.The Fawn Fire reached 9,850 acres on Friday, according to officials, with at least 25 structures destroyed, and new mandatory evacuation orders issued. Credit: Alekz Londos via Storyful
THE Mandaue City Vaccination Operations Center (VOC) will soon implement barangay-based and workplace-based vaccination to ramp up the city's Covid-19 vaccine rollout.Last week, Ernie Manatad, chairman
Britain is expected to announce plans to issue temporary visas to truck drivers to alleviate an acute labour shortage that has led to fuel rationing at some filling stations and warnings from retailers (https://www.reuters.com/world/uk/britain-resolve-trucker-shortage-swiftly-minister-says-2021-09-24) of significant disruption in the run-up to Christmas. As queues started forming outside filling stations early on Saturday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson's office said it was looking at temporary measures to address the shortage of heavy goods vehicle (HGV) drivers. Newspapers reported that the government would allow up to 5,000 foreign drivers into Britain on short-term visas, a measure that logistics companies and retailers have demanded for months but which the government had previously ruled out.
The Fawn Fire burned 9,850 acres across Shasta County, California, and was 10 percent contained as of Friday, September 24, according to officials.At least 25 structures had been destroyed by the wildfire, with new mandatory evacuation orders issued.Kris Warner says this footage shows the scene on Friday from his vantage point on Bohemotash Mountain near Redding, California.A 30-year-old woman was arrested in connection to the blaze on suspicion of arson, according to a Cal Fire statement on Thursday. Credit: @warnerscorner via Storyful
Morrison told reporters after the meeting this will include connecting Australia's raw minerals with manufacturing and processing capabilities, and with end users in the United States, India and Japan, according to a transcript released on Saturday by his government. Australia is the world's biggest supplier of rare earths outside of China, and is a major supplier of minerals used in electric vehicle batteries, such as nickel, copper and cobalt.
Lamp posts in Gabby Petito’s Long Island hometown have been decorated with ribbons in honor of the 22-year-old whose body was found in Wyoming’s Bridger-Teton National Forest on September 21.Footage filmed by Meghan Dvorak while driving through Gabby Petito’s hometown of Blue Point shows teal ribbons tied to lamp posts and traffic signs.The ribbons were colored teal to match Petito’s eyes, organizers were cited as saying.The FBI have issued an arrest warrant for Petito’s fiance Brian Laundrie. Laundrie has not been seen since September 13, according to reports.Joseph Petito, Gabby’s father, wrote on Twitter that memorial services would be held at a funeral home in Holbrook, New York, on the afternoon of September 26. Credit: Meghan Dvorak via Storyful
STARTING October 1, 2021, the use of body-worn cameras and the recording of events by Customs Police Authority in the conduct of customs operations will be mandatory, according to new rules issued by the
Actor and stand up comedian Ellie Taylor has spoken about going from having Madonna and Jennifer Aniston share her work to going home, emptying bins and cleaning bathrooms, saying it is an 'odd dichotomy'.