Residents of five villages were ordered to leave their homes after the Taal volcano erupted, shooting ash and steam hundreds of metres into the air.
Pro-Russia rebels in eastern Ukraine begin civilian evacuations while Russian President Putin signs a decree to provide about $130 aid to each evacuee.
The Gulf nation could help extend Washington’s “diplomatic reach” as it continues its strategic shift away from the Middle East.
Last week FIFA had worked with the Qatari government to evacuate almost 100 football players and their families from Afghanistan.
Some 200 passengers, including US citizens, left Kabul airport, on the first flight carrying foreigners out of the Afghan capital since a US-led evacuation ended on August 30.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said many Afghans who have cooperated with international forces and could therefore be at risk from the Taliban are still in Afghanistan.
Burning through the equivalent of 130,000 soccer fields, the Bootleg Fire, some 250 miles south of Portland, is the largest active blaze in the US.
Guam's governor recently told US President Joe Biden in a letter that the territory is ready to host Afghans who worked as interpreters or somehow helped US operations over the past 20 years.
Floodwaters continue to flow from overloaded dams and rivers, particularly in New South Wales state, leading authorities to urge caution.
Hundreds of people evacuated their homes in New South Wales state after authorities warned of "life-threatening" flash floods triggered by heavy rains.
Sri Lanka and southern India battened down the hatches for a second time this week as another cyclone approaches from Bay of Bengal.
Vamco gains strength as authorities shift more than 12,000 villagers to evacuation centres.
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