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10 Oct 2021
A surge of lava destroyed around 100 homes on Spain's Canary Islands a day after the Cumbre Vieja volcano erupted, forcing 5,500 people to leave the area, local authorities said. The volcano erupted on Sunday afternoon, sending vast plumes of thick black smoke into the sky and belching molten lava that oozed down the mountainside on the island of La Palma.
8 Oct 2021
A large cloud of ash spews from the main cone of the Cumbre Vieja volcano on the island of La Palma in the Canaries, in images captured by researchers from the Spanish Geological and Mining Institute (IGME).
21 Sep 2021
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 local people.
28 Dec 2020
The Canary Islands have become a major destination for Africans seeking refuge in Europe. Human rights activists describe the conditions in the camps as squalid and say authorities are not giving people a fair chance at seeking asylum.
18 Oct 2020
More than a thousand migrants in 485 small boats have landed in the Canary Islands in the past two days. Tightened security along Morocco's coast has pushed migrants and traffickers to risk the Atlantic crossing.
6 Jan 2019
Hardly anywhere else on earth is as good for whale watching as the Canary Islands in the Atlantic. DW reporter Christina Deicke went on board to get a glimpse of these marine giants in their natural habitat.
4 Dec 2018
Assan Diallo is preparing to take a boat from Senegal to the Canary Islands, part of a resurgence in African migrants taking the deadly crossing as other routes to Europe are cut off.

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