20 separatist rebels and 7 soldiers have been killed in the Philippines, according to the military. The rebels were part of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, Philippine Star.
Another eruption has occured at Mount Redmount in Alaska, with officials calling it “explosive.” Ash is reported to have reached 40,000 feet above sea level, Alaska Volcano Observatory.
Somalian pirates have captured two European tankers off the coast of the African country. 19 crew on one ship and 27 in the other are being held, but officials believe they are all unharmed. Warships from a dozen countries patrol the area, BBC News.