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Today in History Today is Saturday, April 4, the 95th day of 2020. There are 271 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 4, ...

Pandemic hurts ability of nations to face natural disasters

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Before New Zealand began its four-week lockdown to fight the coronavirus, a reporter asked Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern what would happen if an earthquake struck while ...

The Latest: Sports teams in Russia face funding cuts

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ A hockey team and a soccer club in Russia face being removed from their league...

Olympic flame to stay a month in Fukushima; next stop unsure

TOKYO (AP) — The Olympic flame will be on display until the end of April in Japan's northeastern prefecture of Fukushima. Tokyo Olympic and prefecture officials held an official “han...

4.2 quake hits southern Puerto Rico amid coronavirus curfew

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A magnitude 4.2 earthquake hit Puerto Rico at a shallow depth and was felt across the U.S. territory on Monday. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake...

Quake shakes eastern Indonesia amid fears of coronavirus

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A strong inland and shallow earthquake hit late Saturday night causing people to panic in parts of Indonesia's Sulawesi island and run to higher ground despite health officia...

Q&A: Tokyo Olympics move to 2021; countless questions remain

TOKYO (AP) — Things began to unravel this week when the Tokyo Olympics were postponed until next year — a decision announced by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in a joint agreement with IOC Preside...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, March 27, the 87th day of 2020. There are 279 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On March 27, ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, March 26, the 86th day of 2020. There are 280 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On March 26...

Quake off Russia's far east islands prompts tsunami warning

MOSCOW (AP) — A 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck near Russia's far eastern Kuril Islands on Wednesday and a tsunami warning was issued for the closest shores. The U.S. Geological Surv...

A 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck near Russia's far eastern Kuril Islands; tsunami warning issued for the closest shores

MOSCOW (AP) — A 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck near Russia's far eastern Kuril Islands; tsunami warning issued for the closest shores.

From top to bottom line: Everest closing means financial hit

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Apa Sherpa knows firsthand all the risks of climbing Mount Everest. He's been to the summit 21 times. The potential for a COVID-19 outbreak at base camp had h...

Virus fuels calls for sanctions relief on Iran, Venezuela

MIAMI (AP) — From Caracas to Tehran, officials are calling on the Trump administration to ease crippling economic sanctions they contend are contributing to the growing death toll caused by the corona...

Aftershocks rattle Croatian capital a day after strong quake

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatia has experienced a series of aftershocks a day after a strong earthquake caused widespread damage and injured at least 27 people amid a partial coronavirus lockdown of th...

Iran leader refuses US help, citing virus conspiracy theory

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's supreme leader refused U.S. assistance Sunday to fight the new coronavirus, citing an unfounded conspiracy theory that the virus could be man-made by America....