Denmark quake slightly stronger that initially recorded

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Officials say that the rare earthquake that hit Denmark over the weekend was a tad stronger than first believed. The Geological Survey of Denmark and Green...

WORLD SPORTS AT 1330 GMT

TOP STORIES: OLY--RUSSIAN DOPING VICTORIA, Seychelles — The World Anti-Doping Agency reinstates Russia, ending a nearly three-year suspension caused by state-sponso...

Taiwanese spend US$4,998 a year on insurance: report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s financial regulator on Sept. 20 urged people in Taiwan to examine whether the insurance products they purchase meet their actual needs, as Taiwan appears to...

Pyeongchang Olympics: Costly venues may eventually be razed

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Pyeongchang Winter Olympics closed seven months ago. Left behind are empty venues, feuding over who pays for upkeep, and an icy ski course that's now an abandoned dirt ru...

Japan's rugby World Cup prepares for typhoons, earthquakes

TOKYO (AP) — Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics are concerned about it. So are those running next year's rugby World Cup in Japan, which opens in a year with Japan facing Russia on Sept. 20, 2019, ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, Sept. 20, the 263rd day of 2018. There are 102 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 2...

Mexico commemorates victims of deadly quakes

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico is commemorating victims of the Sept. 19, 1985, earthquake that left at least 9,500 dead, starting with a solemn ceremony in Mexico City's central plaza. Pr...

Philippine landslide shows poor often live in danger's path

ITOGON, Philippines (AP) — They're eerie photographs, probably the final images of a few Filipino villagers standing placidly outside low-slung buildings a day before the green mountainside behind the...

Taiwan's CWB to send test tsunami, earthquake alerts to mobile phones on Friday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As part of National Disaster Preparedness day on Friday (Sept. 21), the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) will test the country's Public Warning System (PWS) by sending tes...

AP Photos: A look at Mexico City buildings devastated quake

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Cracked and leaning buildings remain uninhabited and displaced people live in outdoor camps a year after a magnitude 7.1 earthquake killed 228 people in Mexico's capital and 141 mor...

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Today in History Today is Wednesday, Sept. 19, the 262nd day of 2018. There are 103 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. ...

Damaged buildings, graft haunt Mexico City year after quake

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Throughout Mexico City, uninhabited buildings with gaping cracks lean at precarious angles and some displaced people are still living outdoors a year after a magnitude 7.1 earthquak...

Magnitude 4.3 earthquake rattles central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 4.3 earthquake rattled central Taiwan's Nantou County at 4:08 a.m. this morning, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).  The epicenter of t...

Sapporo ends bid for 2026 Winter Olympics

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The Japanese city of Sapporo has dropped its bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics following a recent earthquake. After meeting with Sapporo representativ...

Taiwan FM blames himself for suicide of Osaka envoy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan Minister of Foreign Affairs Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) said he feels guilty and in-part blames himself for the suicide of Director of Taiwan representative office in Osaka Su ...