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At least 17 people have been killed and 40 others rescued after a military plane carrying 92 people crashed and erupted into flames in the southern Philippines Sunday, officials said.

Of note: The C-130 Philippine Air Force aircraft crash on the island of Jolo marks the country's worst military air disaster since 1993, per Reuters. 30 people were killed in that crash and there were concerns the death toll could rise in the latest incident, the New York Times notes.

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Details: Gen. Cirilito Sobejana told reporters the plane had "missed the runway" at the airport in Sulu province, Al Jazeera reports.

  • "It was trying to regain power but failed," Sobejana added.

Background: The American-built Lockheed C-130H Hercules was one of two aircraft recently granted by the U.S. government, Reuters notes.

Editor's note: This article has been updated with new details throughout.

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Thousands flee after volcano erupts on Spain's La Palma

A river of lava approaches houses as Mount Cumbre Vieja erupts, spewing out columns of smoke, ash and lava on the Canary island of La Palma on Sept. 19. Photo: Desiree Martin/AFP via Getty Images

About 5,000 people, including 500 tourists, on the Spanish island of La Palma, have been forced to evacuate after a volcano, known as Mount Cumbre Vieja, erupted Sunday, Reuters reports.

Driving the news: The explosion, which took place in a southern area of the island known as Cabeza de Vaca, came after several weeks of seismic activity, with authorities recording an earthquake of about 3.8 magnitude before the eruption.

Report: Climate change is an "emerging threat" to U.S. economic stability

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A top U.S. financial coordinating organization took several steps on Thursday to manage the growing risks that climate change poses to the U.S. financial system.

Why it matters: While the Biden administration has been taking an all-of-government approach to climate change, like factoring climate risk into planning at the Treasury Department, today's moves by the politically independent Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) carry significant weight.

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"I assume full responsibility," Duterte says of drug war

Rodrigo Duterte in 2017. Photo: Linus Escandor II/AFP via Getty Images

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte said Thursday that he assumes full responsibility for a violent war on drugs that has killed thousands of people, Reuters reported.

Why it matters: Last month the International Criminal Court (ICC) formally authorized an investigation into alleged crimes against humanity during Duterte's war on drugs.