The Week in Stories Around the Globe

Philippine Volcano Erupts, Causing 56,000 To Flee

Philippine Volcano

Volcanic ash blanketed skies and plunged villages into darkness, the AP reports. Authorities told the wire service that more than 30,000 ash masks along with food, water and medicine are being distributed to evacuation centers, but that relief goods could run out if the eruptions continue and more supplies don’t arrive on time.


China embraces hip-hop even a government censor can love

China Hip Hop

“There are still underground hip-hop artists who keep pushing the boundaries and speaking about meaningful issues, even if they’re not necessarily political,” he said. “Obviously, they will be less likely to be commercially successful.”


Davos 2018: Donald Trump booed over ‘fake news’ comments as global summit draws to a close – as it happened

Trump Davos

Speaking to Good Morning Britain’s Piers Morgan in a clip circulated early this morning, Mr Trump said: “If you are telling me they’re horrible people, horrible, racist people, I would certainly apologise if you’d like me to do that.”


Cleaning Up Air Pollution May Strengthen Global Warming

Pollution Climate Change

In fact, one major proposed form of geoengineering involves using aerosols to cool the climate—although ideally a form that’s not hazardous to human health. Other ideas include drawing carbon dioxide back out of the atmosphere. So far, none of the proposals are anywhere near developed enough to be considered a viable global solution—but some scientists suggest that they deserve more research, and quickly.



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