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Climate report: Africa's rare glaciers soon to disappear

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Africa’s rare glaciers will disappear in the next two decades because of climate change, a new report warned Tuesday amid sweeping forecasts of pain for the continent that contri...

International court backs Somalia in sea dispute with Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The International Court of Justice has sided with Somalia in its dispute with neighboring Kenya over a maritime boundary in a case affecting a territory potentially rich in oil a...

EXPLAINER: How China flights near Taiwan inflame tensions

BANGKOK (AP) — A recent spate of Chinese military flights off southwestern Taiwan has prompted alarm from the island, which Beijing claims as its own, and is increasing tensions in a region already on...

EXPLAINER: How China flights near Taiwan inflame tensions

BANGKOK (AP) — A recent spate of Chinese military flights off southwestern Taiwan has prompted alarm from the island, which Beijing claims as its own, and is increasing tensions in a region already on...

Queen Elizabeth launches baton relay for Commonwealth Games

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II held her first major engagement at Buckingham Palace since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic a year and a half ago, as she presided Thursday over the launch of the...

Tanzanian Abdulrazak Gurnah awarded Nobel literature prize

STOCKHOLM (AP) — U.K.-based Tanzanian writer Abdulrazak Gurnah, whose experience of crossing continents and cultures has fed his novels about the impact of migration on individuals and societies, won ...

Death toll in Cyclone Shaheen rises to 14 after body found

DUBAI. United Arab Emirates (AP) — The death toll from Cyclone Shaheen that crashed through Oman rose Thursday to 14 after the sultanate found the body of someone missing since the storm. ...

Death toll in Cyclone Shaheen now 13 as storm churns in Oman

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The death toll from Cyclone Shaheen rose to 13 on Monday while other fishermen from Iran remained missing as the storm moved further inland into Oman and weakened. ...

AP PHOTOS: In Kenya, ex-accountant now protects sea turtles

WATAMU, Kenya (AP) — As soon as he gets a call from a fisherman who's accidentally caught a turtle off Kenya’s Indian Ocean coastline, Local Ocean Conservation’s Fikiri Kiponda jumps into his car to s...

Small islands caught between tourism economy, climate change

NEW YORK (AP) — Come visit the Maldives, its president entreated the world at this year's United Nations General Assembly, moments before switching to an impassioned plea for help combating climate c...

India's Modi targets neighbors at UN, but not by name

NEW YORK (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi didn't directly mention Pakistan or China in his Saturday speech to the United Nations General Assembly, but the targets of his address were clear. ...

Tensions grow as US, allies deepen Indo-Pacific involvement

BANGKOK (AP) — With increasingly strong talk in support of Taiwan, a new deal to supply Australia with nuclear submarines, and the launch of a European strategy for greater engagement in the Indo-Paci...

The Latest: Argentina, Colombia warn of debt crisis

The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly: ___ The presidents of Argentina and Colombia warned the U.N. General Assembly that increasingly strapped emerging markets c...

'The world must wake up': Tasks daunting as UN meeting opens

NEW YORK (AP) — In person and on screen, world leaders returned to the United Nations' foremost gathering for the first time in the pandemic era on Tuesday with a formidable, diplomacy-packed agenda a...

Latest: Largest colleges offer mix of vaccine requirements

STORRS, Conn. — There’s been a mix of coronavirus requirements at universities and colleges in the U.S. At most of the largest public universities, students aren’t obligated to be v...