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‘Miracle’ baby born in Philippine typhoon rubble; world sends emergency relief to battered nation

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Tacloban, Philippines: Emily Sagalis cried tears of joy after giving birth to a 'miracle' girl in a typhoon-ravaged Philippine city, then named the baby after her mother who went missing in the storm. The girl was born Monday in a destroyed airport compound that was turned into a makeshift medical centre, with her bed a piece of dirty plywood resting amid dirt, broken glass, twisted metal, nails and other debris. "She is so beautiful. I will name her Bea Joy in honour of my mother, Beatriz," Sagalis, 21, whispered shortly after giving birth. Sagalis said her mother was swept away when giant waves generated by Super Typhoon Haiyan surged into their home near Tacloban city, the capital of Leyte province which was one of the worst-hit areas, and she has not been seen since. More than 1...

More than 5,000 flee erupting Indonesian volcano

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More than 5,000 people have fled their homes in western Indonesia in recent dayIndonesia Volcano_Kand (1).content_images following a series of violent volcanic eruptions, an official said on Tuesday. Mount Sinabung on the north of Sumatra island has been hurling out red-hot ash, rocks and torrents of glowing lava up to seven kilometres (four miles) into the air since the start of the month. Villagers from nearby Karo district are being evacuated as the volcano, which erupted in Septembe...