Historic Hawaii volcano eruption scarred landscape, lives

LEILANI ESTATES, Hawaii (AP) — A year after a volcano on Hawaii's Big Island rained lava and gases in one of its largest and most destructive eruptions in recorded history, people who lost their homes...

Taiwan’s ‘Arabian King’ dies at 83

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Businessman Lin Shao-wen (林昭文), known as Taiwan’s “Arabian King” due to a palatial mansion in Middle Eastern style he built on the island’s northea...

Squirrel initially scares, then snuggles with subway riders

BOSTON (AP) — A surprise passenger hitched a ride on a Boston commuter trolley, frightening some people at first, but warming their hearts when it willingly snuggled in a human passenger's arms. ...

Photo of the Day: Taipei's North Gate Square at dusk

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- This photo of Beimen (北門), Taipei's best-preserved city wall gate, was taken at dusk on Monday (April 29), just as the "Manhattanhenge" sun set on Zhongxiao West ...

Egypt: Archaeologists uncover ancient tomb with mummies

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt says archaeologists have uncovered an ancient tomb with mummies believed to date back about 2,000 years in the southern city of Aswan. The Antiquities Ministry sai...

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. LOCAL GROUP SUSPECTED IN SRI LANKA BOMBINGS ON EASTER The...

Climate protesters march in London again; arrests hit 710

LONDON (AP) — London police say more than 710 people have been arrested and some 28 have been charged since climate change protests began earlier this week in the British capital. Th...

Penghu fireworks festival lights up the night sky in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The opening ceremony of the Penghu International Fireworks Festival concluded Thursday night (April 18) after a spectacular display that lit up the sky for over 30,000 onl...

World reacts with shock to Notre Dame fire

Leaders from around the world extended their grief and condolences into the early hours of Tuesday as France grappled with the severe damage done to one of its most beloved landmarks, Notre Dame cathe...

The Latest: French leader vows to rebuild damaged Notre Dame

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on a fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris (all times local): 11:35 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron has promised to rebuild Notre Dame...

Massive fire engulfs beloved Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

PARIS (AP) — A massive fire engulfed the upper reaches of Paris' soaring Notre Dame Cathedral as it was undergoing renovations Monday, threatening one of the greatest architectural treasures...

Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral devastated by massive fire

A monstrous fire engulfed Paris' iconic Notre Dame Cathedral on Monday evening, toppling its spire and causing extensive damage to one of the world's most historic and recognized buildings. T...

The Latest: 400 firefighters but Notre Dame may not be saved

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on a fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris (all times local): 10:20 p.m. An official from the French Interior Ministry says 400 firefighters...

Extinction Rebellion: Environmental protests halt traffic

LONDON (AP) — Environmental protesters have briefly blocked Waterloo Bridge in London and cut off access to other landmarks as they try to bring the city to a standstill. The group E...

AP PHOTOS: Decades on, war-scarred Beirut buildings remain

BEIRUT (AP) — They are a common sight around Beirut, but their presence barely registers with Lebanese citizens anymore. Nearly 30 years after civil war guns fell silent, dozens of b...