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Hawaii helicopter evacuation readied as new lava stream hits ocean

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PAHALA, Hawaii A third lava flow from Hawaii's erupting Kilauea volcano streamed into the ocean on Thursday as U.S. Marine Corps helicopters stood by to evacuate a Big Island community should molten rock or huge cracks block its final escape route. | Video

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Hawaii helicopter evacuation readied as new lava stream hits ocean 25 May 2018

PAHALA, Hawaii A third lava flow from Hawaii's erupting Kilauea volcano streamed into the ocean on Thursday as U.S. Marine Corps helicopters stood by to evacuate a Big Island community should molten rock or huge cracks block its final escape route. | Video

Tropical storm hits Yemen's Socotra, state of emergency declared 24 May 2018

ADEN Yemen declared a state of emergency on the island of Socotra on Thursday as a tropical storm intensified after flooding several villages and capsizing boats to leave at least 19 people missing, government officials said.

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Ocean, jungle explosions new risks from Hawaii eruption 23 May 2018

HONOLULU Lava from Hawaii's erupting Kilauea volcano is exploding as it pours into the ocean, shooting rock fragments that are a danger to boaters. Inland, where molten rock is burning through jungle, methane explosions are hurling boulders while toxic gas is reaching some of the highest levels seen in recent times. | Video

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Lava creeps onto geothermal plant site on Hawaii's Big Island 22 May 2018

PAHOA, Hawaii Molten lava from the erupting Kilauea Volcano on Hawaii's Big Island crept onto a geothermal power plant site on Monday, as workers rushed to shut down the facility to prevent the uncontrollable release of toxic gases. | Video

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Deadly acid cloud rises over Hawaii as lava streams into ocean 21 May 2018

PAHOA, Hawaii Deadly white clouds of acid and fine shards of glass boiled into the sky over Hawaii on Monday as lava from the Kilauea volcano flowed into the ocean, creating a new hazard from a more than two-week eruption.

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A Noah's Ark of animals rescued from Hawaii lava 20 May 2018

PAHOA, Hawaii When hundreds of residents of Hawaii's Big Island fled their homes after the Kilauea volcano erupted, some left behind not only most of their belongings, but also their beloved pets.

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Two weeks on, Hawaii residents look for 'normalcy' amid ash, lava 19 May 2018

PAHOA, Hawaii Two weeks after fountains of lava and poisonous gas from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano forced hundreds of people to flee their homes in the middle of the night, things were only getting worse for residents on Friday after another eruption.

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Hawaii volcano spews 6 mile-high plume of ash, could blow again 18 May 2018

PAHOA, Hawaii Hawaii's Kilauea volcano spewed ash nearly six miles (9 km) into the sky on Thursday and scientists warned this could be the first in a string of more violent explosive eruptions with the next possibly occurring within hours. | Video

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Burning lava, hot ash - Kilauea's human toll 18 May 2018

The spectacle of Hawaii's erupting Kilauea volcano challenges photographers of the rare display to avoid being hypnotized by it and instead look at the whole picture, including the human toll from the burning lava, hot ash and poisonous gases.

China economic reforms may result in $14.4 trillion GDP, growth at 6 percent – Asia Society report

Sweeping economic reform initiated by China President Xi Jinping in November 2013 marked a turning point for the world's second biggest economy. If implemented fully, China's potential GDP growth can be sustained at 6 percent through 2020. One risk: Falling short of that growth rate could result in growth at half that projection, or worse, leading to a new economic crisis, according to a new study.