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Archipelago in the Atlantic and autonomous community of Spain

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Canary Islands: Archipelago in the Atlantic and autonomous community of Spain
The Canary Islands, also known informally as the Canaries, is a Spanish archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean, in a region known as Macaronesia. At their closest point to the African mainland, they are 100 kilometres west of Morocco. They are the southernmost of the autonomous communities of Spain, and are located in the African Tectonic Plate. The archipelago is economically and politically European, and is part of the European Union.

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Canary Islands: the volcano continues to spread its boiling lava. [Video]

Canary Islands: the volcano continues to spread its boiling lava.

Lava cascading from the La Palma volcano threatens new structures by reaching a new urban area on the Spanish island.

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Canary Islands: Lava flows engulf houses on their way to the sea [Video]

Canary Islands: Lava flows engulf houses on their way to the sea

The arrival of a second flow to the sea is imminent, according to the Volcanological Institute of the Canary Islands.

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Firefighters on scene near La Palma volcano [Video]

Firefighters on scene near La Palma volcano

The volcano on the island of La Palma in the Canary Islands continued spewing lava Saturday morning, following almost three weeks of constant eruption.

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Thermal camera images of Cumbre Vieja volcano and lava flows on Spain's La Palma [Video]

Thermal camera images of Cumbre Vieja volcano and lava flows on Spain's La Palma

Thermal camera images show details of the Cumbre Vieja volcano eruption which has been spewing lava and ash for two weeks on Spain's Canary island of La Palma.

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Canary Islands: a "miracle house" spared by the lava flow of La Palma [Video]

Canary Islands: a "miracle house" spared by the lava flow of La Palma

Drone video from La Palma reveals what Spanish media are referring to as the “miracle house”, spared by the lava of the volcano in eruption.

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CNN10 - 9/27/21 [Video]

CNN10 - 9/27/21

Today, our international coverage takes you from the Canary Islands to Colombia for reports on a continually erupting volcano and the work of a CNN Hero.

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Smoke, ash and lava spurt out of Spanish volcano [Video]

Smoke, ash and lava spurt out of Spanish volcano

The Cumbre Vieja volcano on the Canary Island continued to spew fountains of lava as the devastating eruption entered its seventh day.

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La Palma volcano: Hundreds rush to help locals left with nothing [Video]

La Palma volcano: Hundreds rush to help locals left with nothing

A whole solidarity network has been set up in record time on La Palma in the Spanish Canary Islands.

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Canary Islands volcano: Fresh earthquakes prompt further evacuations [Video]

Canary Islands volcano: Fresh earthquakes prompt further evacuations

Fresh earthquakes in the early hours of Tuesday morning have prompted further evacuations in La Palma after Sunday's volcanic eruption.

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Canary Islands: Houses and crops are threatened by the lava flow. [Video]

Canary Islands: Houses and crops are threatened by the lava flow.

At least 100 homes have been already destroyed during the volcanic eruption on Spain's La Palma island, forcing 5,500 people to evacuate.

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More evacuations as lava pours from Canaries volcano [Video]

More evacuations as lava pours from Canaries volcano

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Canary Islands: Lava engulfs 100 homes after The Cumbre Vieja erupted [Video]

Canary Islands: Lava engulfs 100 homes after The Cumbre Vieja erupted

A surge of lava destroyed around 100 homes, a day after the volcano erupted, forcing 5,500 people to leave the area, local authorities said.

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CNN10 - 9/21/21 [Video]

CNN10 - 9/21/21

Today’s show is all about science and nature. Our stories range from a volcanic eruption in the Canary Islands to some efforts to protect a fascinating fish.

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La Palma volcano: Lava destroys 100 homes after eruption in Canary Islands [Video]

La Palma volcano: Lava destroys 100 homes after eruption in Canary Islands

Experts said the volcanic eruption could last for weeks or even months.

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Volcano erupts on Spain's island of La Palma [Video]

Volcano erupts on Spain's island of La Palma

The Cumbre Vieja volcano erupted on Spain's Canary Islands Sunday, spewing out lava, ash and a huge column of smoke after days of increased seismic activity and forcing the evacuation of around 5,000..

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'We are at the mercy of the volcano': No end in sight to La Palma eruption, officials say

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There is no end in sight to the volcanic eruption that has been ongoing on La Palma for a month, Canary Islands officials have said.
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La Palma volcano spews searing hot boulders the size of three-storey buildings

la palma volcano spews searing hot boulders the size of three-storey buildings
Searing hot boulders the size of three-storey buildings have flowed down the side of a volcano in the Canary Islands as a string of tremors shook the ground three weeks after it erupted.
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TUI cancels flights to La Palma until end of October after volcano spewing lava turned 'more aggressive'

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The UK tour operator has halted flights to the Canary Island of La Palma amid the ongoing volcanic eruption.
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La Palma volcano turns 'much more aggressive' as two more lava-belching cracks blow open

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An erupting volcano in the Canary Islands has turned "much more aggressive", officials have warned, after two further cracks blew open, spewing lava.
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Third fissure erupts at La Palma volcano after eight new earthquakes

third fissure erupts at la palma volcano after eight new earthquakes
An erupting volcano in the Canary Islands has blown open a third fissure - sending a fresh river of lava down the mountainside.
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La Palma volcano lava that could create clouds of toxic gas now within 800m of ocean

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Lava flowing from an erupting volcano in the Canary Islands - that could create clouds of toxic hydrochloric acid vapour - is now within 800m of the ocean. 
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Three more towns evacuated on La Palma amid 'intensifying volcanic activity'

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Three more towns have been evacuated on the island of La Palma in the Canaries amid "intensifying volcanic activity", emergency services say.
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What caused the La Palma volcano to explode and how long could the eruption last?

what caused the la palma volcano to explode and how long could the eruption last?
A volcano that erupted on the Spanish island of La Palma in the Canary Islands is continuing to explode and spew out lava five days after it erupted.
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Lava spread raises fears of more damage on Spanish island

lava spread raises fears of more damage on spanish island
The advance of lava from a volcanic eruption in Spain's Canary Islands has slowed, rising in some places up to 50 feet as it thickens.
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Canary Islands volcano eruption could last for three months, experts say

canary islands volcano eruption could last for three months, experts say
A volcanic eruption in Spain's Canary Islands could last three months, experts have said.
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Thousands flee amid fears La Palma volcano eruption could trigger toxic gases when lava hits the sea

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A lava flow which has forced the evacuation of thousands of people - including tourists - in the Canary Islands could reach the Atlantic Ocean and cause clouds of toxic gases and more explosions,..
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Thousands evacuated and 100 homes destroyed as Canary Islands volcano erupts

thousands evacuated and 100 homes destroyed as canary islands volcano erupts
Around 5,000 people on La Palma in the Canary Islands have been evacuated to escape the erupting Cumbre Vieja volcano.
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Tobacconist stopped at airport after allegedly running off with customer's winning scratchcard

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A tobacco shop owner suspected of running off with a customer's winning scratchcard was stopped from boarding a flight to the Canary Islands, Italian media have said.
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Canary Islands aim to allow German tourists in with COVID-19 tests

The Canary Islands are planning to welcome thousands of German tourists later this month before Spain's borders officially reopen, but want the visitors to be tested for the coronavirus, a source in..
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Wave of migration strains Spain's Canary Islands amid pandemic

About 80 African migrants packed aboard two fishing boats landed on the Spanish island of Gran Canaria on Tuesday, adding to the hundreds of new arrivals now stuck there while the coronavirus lockdown..
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Nearly 50 migrants plucked from waters off Spain's Gran Canaria

Spain's coast guard rescued 49 African migrants from a dinghy drifting a few miles off the coast of Gran Canaria on Sunday, a spokesman for the organisation said, the latest arrivals in a months-long..
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As Spain battles virus, medics' unions hit out

When Spain's first case of coronavirus was recorded on Jan. 31 - a German tourist in La Gomera, one of the remote Canary Islands - there seemed little cause for concern.
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Dozens of guests leave Canary Islands hotel locked down over coronavirus

At least 45 guests left a Tenerife hotel in several small groups on Friday, four days into a 14-day quarantine imposed because of the coronavirus. Nearly 700 holidaymakers remained stranded in the..
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Over 100 guests cleared to leave Tenerife hotel on coronavirus lockdown

None of the remaining 700-plus guests at a hotel in Spain's Canary Islands on lockdown over the coronavirus have shown any symptoms of the virus and 130 of them have been cleared to leave, a spokesman..
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Canaries hotel locked down over coronavirus as Spain reports first mainland cases

A large Canary Islands hotel was locked down for coronavirus tests on Tuesday after a guest and his wife were found to be infected, as Spain also reported its first two cases of the disease on the..
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Huge sandstorm closes airspace around Spain's Canary Islands

All incoming flights to Spain's Canary Islands were diverted on Sunday, airport operator AENA said, after a sandstorm from the Sahara hit the archipelago, coating the islands with orange dust and..
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Spain reports first coronavirus case on mainland, hotel in Canaries locked down

Spain discovered its first case of the coronavirus on the mainland on Tuesday after a four-star hotel in the Canary Islands was locked down for tests when a guest, and then his wife, were found to be..
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Canary Islands hotel on lockdown after coronavirus case

One hotel in the Canary Islands was put on lockdown on Tuesday after a coronavirus case was identified there the day before, a guest at the hotel told Reuters.
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Italian national becomes third case of coronavirus in Spain

An Italian man has tested positive for coronavirus in Tenerife in the Canary Islands, the region's health authorities said on Monday.
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Sunbathers join rescue as migrant boat washes up on Canary Islands beach

Sunbathers in the Canary Islands joined forces with emergency workers to give water, food and clothes to migrants who arrived unexpectedly on a beach in the Spanish archipelago on Friday.
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Tenerife in Canary Islands hit by power outage

Tenerife experienced a power cut on Sunday affecting the entire island of about 1 million people, the regional government of the Canary Islands said via Twitter.
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Dozens of migrants in a wooden canoe rescued off Canary Islands

Dozens of African migrants attempting to reach the Canary Islands in a battered wooden canoe were rescued in waters off the Spanish archipelago on Thursday, emergency services said.
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Canary Islands wildfire stable but continues to burn, acting PM says

A wildfire in the popular tourist island of Gran Canaria has been stabilised but continues to burn, Spain's acting prime minister said on Thursday, promising that the thousands affected by the fire..
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Canary Islands wildfire prompts 9,000 evacuations; reaches park

An out-of-control wildfire on Gran Canaria in Spain's Canary Islands kept spreading on Monday, increasing to 9,000 the number of people evacuated from eight municipalities and reaching a natural park,..
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Evacuees fleeing Canary Islands wildfire rise to 8,000

Around 8,000 people have been evacuated as firefighters battle an out-of-control wildfire on Gran Canaria in Spain's Canary Islands, authorities said on Monday.
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Canary Islands authorities evacuate 4,000 as wildfire spreads

A wildfire sweeping across Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands led to the evacuation of 4,000 people on Sunday and officials warned tackling the blaze was being complicated by a combination of high..
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Wildfire prompts evacuations in Canary Islands

A wildfire in the Canary Islands led to the partial evacuation of a small town in Gran Canaria island on Saturday, and officials said the blaze had a "great potential" to spread.
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