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EXPLAINER: Foot-and-mouth disease and the efforts to stop it

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Thousands of cattle are covered in blisters from highly infectious foot-and-mouth disease in Indonesia, sounding the alarm for the country, its Southeast Asian neighbors and ...

What happens if I get COVID-19 while traveling?

What happens if I get COVID-19 while traveling? Depending on your destination, it could result in an unexpected change in plans, such as being required to stay isolated in a hotel. ...

What do we know about “stealth omicron" so far?

What do we know about “stealth omicron" so far? It's an extra-contagious version of the omicron variant, but it doesn’t seem to cause more severe disease. Since ...

How has the COVID-19 pandemic changed after two years?

How has the COVID-19 pandemic changed after two years? More countries are shifting toward a return to normal and learning to live with the virus. Safe, effective vaccines have been d...

Why are COVID vaccination rates still low in some countries?

Why are COVID-19 vaccination rates still low in some countries? Limited supplies remain a problem, but experts say other challenges now include unpredictable deliveries, weak health ...

Is omicron leading us closer to herd immunity against COVID?

Is omicron leading us closer to herd immunity against COVID-19? Experts say it's not likely that the highly transmissible variant — or any other variant — will lead to herd immunity...

Rare, pristine coral reef found off Tahiti coast

Deep in the South Pacific, scientists have explored a rare stretch of pristine corals shaped like roses off the coast of Tahiti. The reef is thought to be one of the largest found at such depths and s...

How do I know if I have a cold, the flu or COVID-19?

How do I know if I have a cold, the flu or COVID-19? Experts say testing is the best way to determine what you have since symptoms of the illnesses can overlap. The...

Why can't some COVID-19 vaccinated people travel to the US?

Why can't some COVID-19 vaccinated people travel to the U.S.? Because they might not be vaccinated with shots recognized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or the World Health ...

Loss of glaciers will hurt tourism, power supplies and more

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — From the southern border of Germany to the highest peaks in Africa, glaciers around the world have served as moneymaking tourist attractions, natural climate records for scie...

EU commissioner on climate action: 'Leave no one behind'

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — All nations have a responsibility to ensure that no one gets left behind and that changes are as fair as possible in the transition to a greener economy that's needed to addr...

EXPLAINER: How glaciers can burst and send floods downstream

The floods that slammed into two hydroelectric plants and damaged villages in northern India were set off by a break on a Himalayan glacier upstream. Here's a look at how glaciers and glacial lakes fo...

Feisty Tasmanian devils roaming Australian mainland again

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Tasmanian devils, the carnivorous marsupials whose feisty, frenzied eating habits won the animals cartoon fame, have returned to mainland Australia for the first time in some...

Pandemic poses special threat to indigenous health, culture

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — In Indonesia’s easternmost province, felled trees are stacked to block a road that leads to Papuan villages. On the Thai-Myanmar border, the Karen people have also made makes...