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Magnitude 5.1 earthquake jolts eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 5.1 earthquake rattled east Taiwan at 9:34 p.m., the Central Weather Bureau said Saturday (June 25). The quake was centered in the township of Guangfu in Hu...

Troubled at home, France's Macron remains a key world player

PARIS (AP) — Emmanuel Macron may be weakened at home after parliamentary elections forced him into political maneuvering, but on the international stage the French president has the resources to remai...

Afghanistan earthquake victims face struggles getting aid

Getting donations to Afghanistan earthquake victims will be far more difficult compared with other disasters due to sanctions against the country’s Taliban government and its troubled relationship wit...

Aftershock in Afghanistan as quake toll rises to 1,150 dead

GAYAN, Afghanistan (AP) — An aftershock took more lives Friday and threatened to pile even more misery on an area of eastern Afghanistan reeling from a powerful earthquake that state media said killed...

Afghans bury dead, dig for survivors after quake kills 1,000

GAYAN, Afghanistan (AP) — Villagers rushed to bury the dead Thursday and dug by hand through the rubble of their homes in search of survivors of a powerful earthquake in eastern Afghanistan that...

Afghanistan quake kills 1,000 people, deadliest in decades

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A powerful earthquake struck a rural, mountainous region of eastern Afghanistan early Wednesday, killing 1,000 people and injuring 1,500 more in one of the deadliest temblors...

Mayor of Washington, DC, faces formidable primary challenge

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser faced a formidable fight for a third term, challenged in Tuesday's Democratic primary by two council members in a race dominated by crime and pu...

China: Gaming firm NetEase sees stocks slump amid tech crackdown

Shares of Chinese gaming company NetEase plunged on Monday after the firm said it would delay release of the popular game "Diablo Immortal" in China. What do we know so far? Following ne...

Magnitude 6.0 earthquake strikes eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 6.0 earthquake jolted eastern Taiwan at 9:05 a.m. this morning (June 20), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the temblor was 37...

DC mayor's race reflects Democratic dilemma over policing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mayor Muriel Bowser cruised to reelection in the nation's capital four years ago without serious opposition, and as the city enjoyed prosperous times, the main criticism of her polic...

Magnitude 4.4 earthquake rocks east Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 4.4 earthquake occurred in Taitung at 10:57 a.m. on Saturday (June 18), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter was 57.1 kilometers nor...

WHO to share vaccines to stop monkeypox amid inequity fears

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization said it’s creating a new vaccine-sharing mechanism to stop the outbreak of monkeypox in more than 30 countries beyond Africa. The move could result in the U...

Mo Donegal finishes 1st at Belmont, another Pletcher win

NEW YORK (AP) — Triple Crown veteran Todd Pletcher had simple advice Saturday for jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. before the Belmont Stakes. “Be patient,” Pletcher said. “I think you have the ...

Magnitude 4.2 earthquake jolts eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 4.2 earthquake jolted eastern Taiwan at 2:04 p.m. on Friday (June 10), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the quake was 66 kilo...

Smashed buildings in Mariupol produce 'caravan of death'

BAKHMUT, Ukraine (AP) — The human cost of the war in Ukraine mounted as workers pulled up to 100 bodies from each smashed building in the devastated city of Mariupol — a gruesome effort that one offic...